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Warplanes Mount New Strikes on Rebel-Held Aleppo

BEIRUT, Sept 24  – Warplanes mounted a new wave of heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources, a rescue worker and a war monitor reported, pressing a major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military to take back the whole city. Residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo say it has been subjected

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Brother of Syrian Boy Pictured in Aleppo Dies of His Wounds

BEIRUT, Aug 21 – The older brother of the Syrian boy whose image, dazed and bloodied after an air strike, shocked people around the world, has died in Aleppo from wounds sustained in the same incident, a war monitor and a witness said. Ali Daqneesh, 10, was wounded in Wednesday’s air strike, according to the

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Iran’s IRGC Says Many Iranians Have Volunteered to Fight in Syria

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, May 19- Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Wednesday many Iranians have volunteered to fight in Syria in support of President Bashar Al Assad’s war against “terrorism”, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. Shiite-dominated Iran is Assad’s main regional ally and has provided military and economic support for his conflict

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U.S., Russia Stalemate on Syria Frustrates European Powers

By Michelle Nichols and John Irish UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA, May 17 – The Obama administration’s failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad must go is fueling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country’s five-year civil war, diplomats say. Some diplomats and analysts question whether the United States has misread

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Truce Takes Hold in Aleppo But Fighting Goes on Elsewhere in Syria

AMMAN, May 5  – Relative calm prevailed on Thursday in the Syrian city of Aleppo following a U.S.-Russian agreement to extend a cessation of hostilities that had crumbled after nearly two weeks of violence between rebels and government forces that killed dozens. Syrian state media said the army would abide by a “regime of calm”

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Syria War Rages Hours Before Deal to Halt Fighting

BEIRUT, Feb 26 – Heavy air strikes were reported to have hit rebel-held areas to the east of Damascus as fighting continued across much of western Syria on Friday, hours before a U.S.-Russian plan aimed at halting the fighting is due to take effect. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring organisation reported at least

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