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U.S. Urges Russia to Halt Syria Sieges; Russia Slams Aid Politicization

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 – The United Nations Security Council must not allow civilians on both sides of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be cut off from humanitarian aid, the United States said on Monday as Russia accused Washington of politicizing a humanitarian issue. Insurgents effectively broke a month-long government siege

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Syria’s Assad Says Putin Has Not Talked About Political Transition

July 14 – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview broadcast on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has never talked to him about leaving power, despite pressure from Washington for Assad to step down. “They never said a single word regarding this,” Assad told NBC News when asked whether Putin or Russian Foreign

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Syrian and Russian War Jets Step Up Bombing of Aleppo City: Monitor

AMMAN, June 5 – Nearly 40 strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around Syria’s Aleppo city on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government war-planes, residents and a monitor said. Rebels also hit government-held parts of the city in what Syrian media said was an escalation in mortar attacks

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CIA Head Discussed Assad Leaving Power in Moscow this Month: RIA

MOSCOW, March 28 – The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, John Brennan, raised the issue of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad leaving power when he visited Moscow at the start of March, RIA news agency cited the U.S. embassy in Russia as saying on Monday. Brennan also discussed the observance of the ceasefire in

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Assad Tells Putin His Government Will Help with Syria Ceasefire

MOSCOW, Feb 24 – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that his government was ready to assist in implementing a ceasefire in Syria, the Kremlin and the Syrian presidency said. The United States and Russia announced plans on Monday for a cessation of hostilities in Syria, excluding Daesh and Nusra Front

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