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Hezbollah Media says Deal on Track to Let Rebels Leave Aleppo

AMMAN, Dec 15 – A military media unit run by Damascus’s ally Hezbollah said early on Thursday that overnight contacts succeeded in reviving a ceasefire that would lead to the evacuation of rebels from Aleppo “within hours”. “Intensive contacts between the responsible parties involved in the negotiations led to re-consolidating a ceasefire to exit armed

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Rebel Officials say Aleppo Evacuation Plan Back on Track

By Laila Bassam, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Tom Perry ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 15 – Syrian opposition groups said an evacuation of rebel-held areas of Aleppo was back on track and expected to begin early on Thursday, but uncertainty persisted as a media outlet run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah said truce talks faced “big complications”. Such an exodus

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Rebels Seek Ceasefire with Syrian Army Closer to Retaking Aleppo

By Lisa Barrington and Tom Perry BEIRUT, Dec 7  – Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow. The Syrian army and allied forces have made rapid

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Aleppo Rebels Call for Five-Day Ceasefire, Talks About City’s Future

BEIRUT, Dec 7  – Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called for an immediate five-day ceasefire, negotiations about the future of the city and for medical and civilian evacuations, in a humanitarian plan published on Wednesday. A Turkey-based rebel official told Reuters the plan had been sent to international parties which had yet to respond.

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Syrian Government Forces Seize More of Aleppo from Rebels

BEIRUT, Dec 5 – Syrian government forces and their allies advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, a rebel official and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday, as the army drew closer to opposition-held parts of the Old City. A Reuters journalist in government-held western Aleppo said rebels had shelled government-held

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Russia Seeks Full Rebel Pullout from Aleppo

By Tom Perry, Isla Binnie and Vladimir Soldatkin BEIRUT/ROME/MOSCOW, Dec 3  – Russia said on Saturday it was ready for talks with the United States about a withdrawal of all Syrian rebels from eastern Aleppo where advances by the Russian-backed Syrian army and its allies threaten to deal a crushing blow to the rebellion. An

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Monitor Says Syrians Being Held by Government in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Nov 30 – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday the Syrian government had detained hundreds of people forced to flee rebel-held areas of east Aleppo by a fierce attack aimed at taking back the whole city. A Syrian military source denied anyone had been arrested but said the identities of people

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Syrian Army Seizes Key Aleppo Area From Rebels

By Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Nov 28  – The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swathe of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. Two rebel officials said the insurgents, facing fierce bombardment

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Syria Attack Causes “Chemical Gas” Symptoms in Rebels -Turkish Media

ISTANBUL, Nov 27  – Daesh militants have fired a rocket in northern Syria that caused symptoms of “chemical gas” exposure in 22 Syrian rebels, state media cited Turkey’s military as saying on Sunday. The attack targeted Turkey-backed rebels who have for days been besieging the Daesh-controlled town of al-Bab, a major goal in Ankara’s “Euphrates

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Syrian Government Battles Rebels for Key Aleppo District

BEIRUT, Nov 8  – The Syrian army said it had taken a strategic district of Aleppo on Tuesday, in what would be the most important advance in the divided city by Damascus and its allies in weeks, but rebels said the battle was not over. The 1070 Apartments district is located on the southwestern outskirts

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