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Russian Firepower Helps Syrian Forces Edge Towards Turkey Border

By Suleiman Al Khalidi BEIRUT, Feb 8 – The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar Al Assad. Iranian backed-militias played a key role on the ground as Russian

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Syrians Flee to Turkish Border as Aleppo Assault Intensifies

By Mehmet Emin Caliskan, Lisa Barrington and Humeyra Pamuk BAB AL SALAMA, Syria/BEIRUT, Feb 7 – Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Syrian city of Aleppo that has prompted tens of thousands to flee to the Turkish border to seek refuge. The assault around Aleppo, which

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U.N. Endorses Syria Peace Plan

By Denis Dyomkin, John Irish and Sabine Siebold UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 – The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously approved a resolution endorsing an international road map for a Syria peace process, a rare show of unity among major powers on a conflict that has claimed more than a quarter million lives. The

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Reports of Civilian Casualties Dim Chances of U.S.-Russia Alliance in Syria

By Jonathan Landay, Phil Stewart and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Nov 25 – Reports of heavy civilian casualties from Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria are one key reason why Washington is unlikely to coordinate airstrikes with Moscow against Daesh, U.S. officials told Reuters, even as President Barack Obama left the door ajar on Tuesday to military

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