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UN: 'Looming catastrophe' in four besieged towns
UN official pleads with Assad government to allow life-saving aid deliveries to 60,000 civilians trapped in four towns.
1022 points by Al Jazeera English | Syria Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Damascus Lebanon History of Syria Hafez al-Assad Deir ez-Zor
US airstrikes on Syrian troops were ‘intentional,’ lasted nearly 1 hour – Assad to AP
Syrian President Bashar Assad says that US airstrikes which killed 62 Syrian government troops were “intentional” and they lasted for an hour. He added that the US “does not have the will” to join Russia in fighting terrorists in Syria. Read Full Article at
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Russia to send aircraft carrier to Syria
Russia has announced it is sending its only aircraft carrier to waters off Syria's coast, as diplomats met at the United Nations in an effort to revive Syria's failing ceasefire.
923 points by CNN | United Nations Ban Ki-moon Syria Humanitarian aid Terrorism Damascus Deir ez-Zor United States
Russian military contacted US twice to stop airstrikes against Syrian govt troops
The Russian military tried to contact its US counterparts twice to warn them they were launching airstrikes against Syrian government forces before they were eventually halted, a senior US spokesman has revealed. Read Full Article at
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Syria ‘won’t turn into Libya,' ready for talks without preconditions – Syrian UN envoy
Syria’s UN envoy said his country won’t turn into next Libya or Iraq, adding that Damascus is ready to resume peace talks without preconditions as Moscow and Washington urge the revival of negotiations. Read Full Article at
2845 points by Russia Today | Syria Bashar al-Assad Hafez al-Assad Muhammad Naji al-Otari Deir ez-Zor Asma al-Assad Damascus Israel