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Air Strikes Batter Women’s Hospital in Syria’s Idlib – Monitor, Aid Group

BEIRUT, Nov 25 – Russian or Syrian government warplanes pounded a women’s hospital in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, killing three people nearby, a monitoring group and an aid organisation said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said air strikes battered the hospital in Termanin village on the border between

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Syria Monitor says Air Strikes Kill 22 in School in Rebel-Held Idlib

BEIRUT, Oct 26  – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed at least 22 people in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, seven of them children. The Observatory, a British-based war monitor, said warplanes struck several locations in the Haas village, including an elementary and middle school, killing at

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U.N. Investigators Tell States To Stop Syria War Crimes

GENEVA, May 11 – States backing Syria’s peace process must stop the warring parties from attacking unlawful targets such as hospitals and other civilian sites, U.N. war crimes investigators said in a statement on Wednesday. Air strikes, shelling and rocket fire had been consistently used in recent attacks on civilian areas, the U.N. Commission of

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Aleppo Fighting Rages as U.S., Russia Try To Revive Syria Truce

By John Davison and David Brunnstrom BEIRUT/PARIS, May 10 – Syrian government forces and their allies fought insurgents near Aleppo on Monday and jets conducted raids around a nearby town seized by Islamist rebels, a monitoring group said, as Syria‘s military said a ceasefire in Aleppo would be extended by 48 hours starting on Tuesday.

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Syrian Rebels Claim Nusra Front Leader Killed in Suspected Drone Strike

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, April 4- A prominent leader in Syrian Al Qaeda offshoot Nusra Front was killed on Sunday in what rebel sources said appeared to be a U.S. drone strike in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence in the country, confirmed reports on websites

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MSF Seeks Independent Probe into Bombing of Syria Hospital

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 18 – The Medecins Sans Frontieres medical charity called on Thursday for an independent investigation into air strikes that killed 25 people at an MSF-backed hospital in north Syria early this week. MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said the attack was probably carried out by Syrian and Russian

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Aid Convoys Depart for Besieged Syrian Towns

BEIRUT, Jan 11 – Aid convoys headed for a besieged Syrian town where thousands are trapped and the United Nations says people are reported to have died of starvation. Trucks headed for Madaya, near the Lebanese border, and two villages in the northwest of the country on Monday, the Red Cross said, as part of

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Syrian Rebel Fighters Withdraw from Homs Following Ceasefire

BEIRUT, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Buses carrying Syrian rebel fighters and their families safely reached the northwestern city of Idlib overnight after withdrawing from Homs under a local ceasefire agreement, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday. The United Nations presided over the deal, which the mayor of Homs said involved 300 fighters

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