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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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Syria Rebels Reject Aleppo Withdrawal after Russian Statement

BEIRUT, Oct 18  – Syrian rebels said on Tuesday they rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russia announced a halt in air raids which it said was designed to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants. “The factions completely reject any exit – this is surrender,” said Zakaria

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Syrian Rebel Advance in Hama as Army Pushes in Aleppo

BEIRUT, Sept 29 – Syrian insurgents made new advances to capture villages north of Hama on Thursday, rebels and a war monitor said, pressing a month-long offensive in an area of strategic importance to the government as it tries to seize insurgent-held Aleppo. The advance may distract from the offensive by the Syrian army and

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Fighting Further Buries Hopes for Syria Truce

By Tom Perry and John Davison BEIRUT, Sept 21 – Syrian rebels and pro-government forces battled each other on major frontlines near Aleppo and Hama, and air strikes reportedly killed a dozen people including four medical workers, as a ceasefire appeared to have completely unravelled. The renewed battles demonstrated the thin prospects for reviving a

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Syrian-Kurdish YPG Fighters Reinforcing Syria’s Manbij: Security Sources

ANKARA, Aug 29 – Syrian-Kurdish YPG fighters appear to be reinforcing the Syrian city of Manbij, captured this month from Islamic State, with weapons and personnel, regional security sources told Reuters on Monday. Manbij, on the west bank of the Euphrates River, was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance, which includes the Kurdish YPG

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Syrian Government Delivers Supplies to Aleppo via Alternative Route

BEIRUT, Aug 8 – Syrian government forces delivered food and fuel to neighbourhoods they control in the divided city of Aleppo on Monday, using an alternative road after rebels cut off the main supply route into those areas, a monitoring group said. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege of eastern, opposition-held Aleppo on Saturday,

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Syrian Rebel Group Say They Are Investigating Child Beheading Video

BEIRUT, July 20 – A Syrian rebel group which has received U.S. military backing said it is investigating the beheading of a young child in Aleppo after video footage circulated showing the boy being killed by a man activists identified as a member of the group. Images of a fighter cutting off the small boy’s

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Syrian Rebels Agree in Qatar to Stop Fighting Each Other

BEIRUT, May 25  – Two Syrian rebel groups which have been fighting each other near Damascus have negotiated a ceasefire in Qatar, statements published by the two groups said. More than 500 people have been killed since April when fighting erupted between rival Jaish al-Islam and Failaq al-Rahman groups. Their rift has been exploited by

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