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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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Syrian Rebels Lose More Ground In Aleppo – Monitor

BEIRUT, Dec 3 – Syrian government forces have captured 60 percent of the area previously held by rebels in eastern Aleppo after gaining new ground on the city’s eastern edge, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. At least seven plumes of smoke were seen rising from rebel-held areas of the city on

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U.N. States Seeking Resolution to Demand End to Fighting in Syria

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 – The United Nations General Assembly began talks on Friday on a draft resolution that would demand an end to fighting in Syria amid frustration by some states and rights groups over U.N. Security Council deadlock on the nearly six-year conflict. More than a third of the 193-member

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Turkish Foreign Minister Calls For Immediate Ceasefire In Syria

BEIRUT, Dec 2 – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria on Friday, describing the situation in Aleppo as critical and saying that President Bashar al-Assad was unfit to rule. Asked about Assad at a news conference in Beirut, Cavusoglu said it was undeniable that the Syrian leader was responsible

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Daesh Tells Supporters to Quit Messaging Apps For Fear of U.S. Bombs

By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO, Dec 1 – Daesh has told its members to stop using internet-based communication apps like WhatsApp and Telegram on smartphones, suspecting they are being used by the U.S.-led coalition to track and kill its commanders. Until recently, the hardline group used such apps to chat with members and supporters outside its

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30,000 Flee East Aleppo, Russia Wants Humanitarian Corridors – UN

By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 1 – About 30,000 people are receiving aid after fleeing the besieged eastern zone of Aleppo in the past few days, taking the total number of displaced people in the Syrian city to more than 400,000, U.N. special envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. By Wednesday,

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Syrian Rebels Vow to Resist Army Advances in Aleppo

By Angus McDowall and Tom Perry BEIRUT, Nov 30 – Syrian rebels on Wednesday vowed to fight on in east Aleppo in the face of sudden government advances that have cut the area held by the opposition by a third in recent days and brought insurgents in the city to the brink of a catastrophic

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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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