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Syrian Rebels Break Daesh Siege in Northwest: Monitor

BEIRUT, June 8 – Daesh fighters withdrew from frontlines with Syrian rebel forces north of Aleppo on Wednesday as they mounted a counter attack against the jihadist group near the Turkish border, an opposition source and monitoring group said. The sudden withdrawal from villages around the rebel-held town of Marea points to the pressure Daesh is feeling

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U.N. Says Syria Blocking Food Aid; Seeks Airlift Approval

GENEVA/UNITED NATIONS, June 8 – The United Nations is still waiting for Syrian government agreement for an aid convoy to enter the besieged town of Daraya and has requested approval to airlift food into four locations if land routes are unavailable, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. Rebel-held Daraya got its first U.N. aid convoy since

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Daesh Drives Syria Rebels from Near Turkish Border

By John Davison BEIRUT, May 27 – Daesh fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The ultra-hardline group has been fighting against rebels in the area for several months. The

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Syrian Peace Talks in Quagmire as Rebels Prepare For More War

By John Irish, Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Perry GENEVA/BEIRUT, April 21 – Syria’s fragile peace talks might not resume for at least a year if they are abandoned now, a senior Western diplomat warned on Wednesday, as the opposition urged more military support for rebels after declaring a truce was over. Intense fighting has left Syria’s

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Syrian Rebels Declare New Battle Against Government

BEIRUT, April 18 – Rebels launched a fierce attack against Syrian government forces in Latakia province on Monday and insurgents made separate advances nearby in Hama, a monitoring group reported, as violence escalated in the west of the country. The fighting, which has also increased around the northern city of Aleppo and seen heavy government

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Rebels and Syrian Gov’t Forces Clash Near Aleppo: Monitor

BEIRUT, April 10  – Syrian government forces and their allies battled insurgents including Al Qaeda fighters in fierce clashes south of Aleppo late on Saturday, and the rebels advanced taking over two hilltops, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based monitoring group’s director Rami Abdulrahman said this might mark a breakdown in the

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Rebels Seize Syria Town from Fighters Loyal to Daesh

BEIRUT, April 9 – Rebels seized a town in southern Syria from groups loyal to Daesh just a day after fighters captured another town from the hardline militants in a separate insurgent assault in the north, a rebel source and a monitoring group said. The rebels had by late on Friday taken control of Tasil

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Syrian Rebels Advance Against Daesh Near Turkish Border

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, April 5 – Syrian rebels were closing in on a town near the Turkish border held by Daesh on Tuesday after seizing numerous villages from the group in the area, rebels and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The rebels involved in the offensive include factions fighting under the banner

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Damascus Rejects Any Discussion of Presidency at Talks

BEIRUT, March 12 – The Syrian government said on Saturday it would not discuss presidential elections at peace talks or hold talks with any party wishing to discuss the question of the presidency, as it confirmed its participation in U.N.-led peace talks next week. “We will not talk to anyone who talks about the position of

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Twin Bomb Blasts Kill 46, Injure 100 in Syria’s Homs

BEIRUT, Feb 21  -The death toll from two bomb blasts in the Syrian city of Homs on Sunday reached 46 including at least 28 civilians, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, with state media confirming the deadly attacks. At least 100 others were wounded by the explosions in the city centre’s Zahra district, the

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