syria airstrikes

Syrian Opposition Calls for Suspension of U.S.-Led Air Strikes

BEIRUT, July 21 – The head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the U.S.-led air campaign against Daesh in Syria while reports of dozens of civilian deaths from air strikes around the northern city of Manbij are investigated. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 56 civilians

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Blasts Kill More Than 100 in Syrian Government Stronghold Says Monitor

BEIRUT, May 23  – Bomb blasts killed more than 100 people in the Syrian coastal cities of Jableh and Tartous on Monday, monitors said, in a government-controlled area that hosts Russian forces. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks in the Mediterranean cites that have up to now escaped the worst of the conflict, saying it

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Jihadists Mobilize in Syria as Peacemaking Unravels

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi BEIRUT/AMMAN, May 19 – Jihadi militants in Syria including al Qaeda are mobilizing again for all-out war against President Bashar Al Assad, taking advantage of the collapse of peace talks to eclipse nationalist rival insurgents that signed on to a faltering truce. Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch, the Nusra Front,

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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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Britain Reacts

The public response to Syria airstrikes has been mixed BY Sunny Hundal A COUNTRY where leaders follow the baser instincts of voters and tabloid media is always open to manipulation. So one way to explain the U.K.’s decision to send warplanes to Syria is that Daesh has managed to exploit public opinion. And so Daesh

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Syria’s Assad Says British Air Strikes Will Fail to Defeat Daesh

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – British air strikes on Daesh will fail to defeat the militant group, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad said in an interview with the Sunday Times newspaper, mocking Prime Minister David Cameron’s strategy in the region. British lawmakers approved the bombing of Daesh targets in Syria on Thursday. Hours after that approval, the

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Cameron Says Government Unanimous on Syria Strikes, Unlike Opposition

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday his government had unanimously agreed a motion on air strikes against militants in Syria, portraying the ruling party as united on an issue that has split the Labour opposition. Cameron wants to launch the strikes as soon as possible against Daesh in Syria,

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