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Shelling Briefly Resumes in Syria’s East Aleppo – Rebels, Witness

BEIRUT, Dec 14 – Syrian government forces resumed attacks on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo for about half an hour on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of a ceasefire, rebel officials and witnesses said. Artillery, tank-fire, and mortars shells hit the districts during the morning, a Turkey-based official in the Jabha Shamiya faction said,

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Account of Syrian Girl Who Tweeted About Aleppo Disappears Online

LONDON, Dec 5 – The Twitter account of a seven-year-old Syrian girl, who garnered followers worldwide with her updates from Aleppo, has become inactive on the micro-blogging site as government forces advance into the city’s rebel-controlled areas. Bana Alabed, whose @AlabedBana account was managed by her mother Fatemah, had close to 200,000 followers since joining

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Syrian Government Advances into Rebel-Held East Aleppo

BEIRUT, Nov 26 – Syrian government and allied forces seized large parts of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Saturday but fierce fighting for control of the residential area continued, rebels, pro-government media and a monitor said. Government forces have advanced with a ground and air assault on the edge of the besieged

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Syrian Government Says Ready for Further Peace Talks: State Media

BEIRUT, July 24 – Syria’s government said on Sunday it was ready for further peace talks with the opposition and that it was intent on a political solution to the five-year conflict. “Syria … is ready to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions … and without foreign interference, with the support of the United

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Syrian Army Reaches Main Road into Rebel-Held Aleppo: Rebels

BEIRUT/AMMAN, July 17 – Pro-Syrian government forces reached the only main road into the rebel-held part of Aleppo on Sunday, further tightening their control around opposition areas of the main northern city. “It’s completely cut,” Zakaria Malahifji of the Aleppo-based rebel group Fastaqim, told Reuters. A second source from an Aleppo-based rebel group, the Levant

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Kurdish Forces to Keep Territory Taken from Syrian Govt Forces Under Qamishli Truce

BEIRUT, April 24 – Regional Kurdish security forces will keep territory taken from pro-Syrian government forces during a three-day outbreak of violence in northeastern Syria, a truce document announced on Sunday showed, with both sides to release prisoners taken during the clashes. Fighting broke out between Kurdish Asayish forces and pro-Syrian government security forces on

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Syrian Army and Allies Launch Attack South of Aleppo

BEIRUT, April 6 – The Syrian army and its allies launched a big attack overnight on insurgents south of Aleppo, described as the fiercest government assault in the area since a cessation of hostilities agreement came into effect in February. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based organisation that tracks the war, said air

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Rebels Shoot Down Warplane South of Aleppo

AMMAN, April 5 – Islamist rebels shot down a warplane on Tuesday in an area south of the city of Aleppo where insurgents are battling the Syrian army and allied militias, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The monitor said a plume of smoke was seen as the plane caught fire before it fell

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Syrian Forces Pursue Campaign Against Daesh After Retaking Palmyra

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT, March 28 РSyrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes battled Daesh insurgents around Palmyra on Monday, trying to extend their gains after taking back control of a city whose ancient temples were dynamited by the ultra-radical militants. The loss of Palmyra on Sunday amounts to one of the biggest setbacks

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Daesh Driven Out of Syria’s Ancient Palmyra City

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, March 27 РSyrian government forces recaptured Palmyra on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group said, inflicting a significant defeat on the Daesh group which seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. Syrian television quoted a military source saying the army and its militia allies took complete control

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