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Syria Received 225,000 T of Russian Wheat from Commercial Deal

By Maha El Dahan and Lisa Barrington ABU DHABI/BEIRUT, June 13 – Syria has received 225,000 tonnes of Russian wheat, part of a 1.2 million tonne wheat deal struck in February through its state grain buyer. “So far 225,000 tonnes have arrived in total, this is through deals with six local trading firms and all

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U.N. Syria Envoy Says Rebel City Idlib Risks Aleppo Fate If No Peace Talks

PARIS – U.N. envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura warned on Thursday that without a ceasefire or political agreement the rebel-stronghold of Idlib risked becoming a new Aleppo after the evacuation of thousands from the besieged city started. The operation to evacuate civilians and fighters from Aleppo began on Thursday, part of a ceasefire deal

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Battle of Aleppo Ends After Years of Bloodshed With Rebel Withdrawal

By Laila Bassam, Angus McDowall and Stephanie Nebehay ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT/GENEVA, Dec 14 – Rebel resistance in the Syrian city ofAleppo ended on Tuesday after years of fighting and months of bitter siege and bombardment that culminated in a bloody retreat, as insurgents agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire. The battle of Aleppo, one of the

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Aleppo Hit by Air Strikes and Shelling as Evacuation Stalls

By Laila Bassam, Tom Perry and Lisa Barrington ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Plans to evacuate besieged rebel districts of Aleppo were under threat on Wednesday as renewed air strikes and shelling rocked the city in a bombardment the United Nations said “most likely constitutes war crimes”. Iran, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s

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Syrian Army, Iraqi Militia Reportedly Killing Aleppo Civilians – U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA – The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports that Syrian government troops and allied Iraqi militias had killed civilians in eastern Aleppo, including 82 people in four different neighborhoods in the last few days. The Syrian army and its allies have taken full control over all

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Syrian Army takes over Aleppo Areas Quit by Rebels – Military Source

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 13  – Syria’s army and its allies have taken full control over all the Aleppo districts abandoned by rebels during their retreat in the city, a Syrian military source said on Tuesday. On Monday rebel defences collapsed, leading to a broad army advance across more than half of the remaining insurgent pocket

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Syrian Opposition Says Won’t Make Concessions Despite Aleppo’s Fall

PARIS, Dec 12 – Syria’s chief opposition coordinator Riad Hijab said on Monday that defeat in Aleppo would not weaken the resolve of opponents of President Bashar al-Assad to remove him from power. “If Assad and his allies think that a military advance in certain quarters of Aleppo will signify that we will make concessions,

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Turkish Army Urges Syrians to Seek Safety as Rebels Push on Al Bab

By Orhan Coskun and Daren Butler ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Dec 12 – The Turkish army has dropped leaflets on the Daesh-held city of al-Bab in Syria urging civilians to seek shelter, as rebels backed by Turkish tanks and warplanes close in on the city. The leaflets, dropped on the last urban stronghold of Daesh in the northern Aleppo

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Syrian Army Takes Aleppo District Under Intense Bombardment

By Laila Bassam and Lisa Barrington ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 12- The Syrian army and its allies made sweeping advances in Aleppo overnight, subjecting rebels in the city to the heaviest bombardment in days and pushing them to the brink of collapse, state media and a monitoring group said on Monday. Pro-government forces took Sheikh Saeed

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Syrian Army Rushes Forces to Historic Palmyra in Daesh Battle

BEIRUT, Dec 10 – The Syrian army said it has sent reinforcements to Palmyra, where Daesh fighters have advanced to its outskirts in some of the heaviest fighting since the group lost the historic city earlier this year. The group had taken over areas to the northwest and southeast of Palmyra, and clashes continued on

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