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Syria Ceasefire Approaches with Assad Emboldened, Opposition Wary

By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Sept 12 – An emboldened President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Monday to take back all of Syria, hours before the start of a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia, which Assad’s opponents described as stacked in his favour. In a gesture loaded with symbolism, state television showed Assad visiting

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Kurdish Militia Launches Assault to Evict Syrian Army from Key City of Hasaka

By Rodi Said HASAKA, Syria, Aug 22 – The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault on Monday to seize the last government-controlled parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka after calling on pro-government militias to surrender, Kurdish forces and residents said. They said Kurdish forces began the offensive after midnight to take the

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Syrian Food Crisis Deepens as War Chokes Farming

By Maha El Dahan ABU DHABI/HASAKA, Syria, April 26 – Syria’s war has destroyed agricultural infrastructure and fractured the state system that provides farmers with seeds and buys their crops, deepening a humanitarian crisis in a country struggling to produce enough grain to feed its people. The country’s shortage of its main staple wheat is

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Three Killed in Bombing claimed by Daesh in Northeast Syria

BEIRUT, Jan 24 – A bomb attack claimed by Daesh killed at least three people in the city of Qamishli in the mostly Kurdish-controlled Hasaka province of northeast Syria on Sunday, a Kurdish official and a monitoring group said. The motorcycle bomb went off in a mostly Christian area and wounded another seven people, said

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