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Top Syrian Rebel Commander Killed in Airstrike
Abu Omar Saraqib was meeting with other rebel commanders on the outskirts of the embattled northern city of Aleppo when the attack occurred.
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US air raid kills Syrian rebel commander, rebels say
Abu Hajer al Homsi, a founding member of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, is killed in suspected US strike, rebel source says.
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This is Aleppo in 5 devastating photos
These photos show what's been going on in Aleppo, Syria.       
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8 things you should know about Aleppo, including what it is
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson had some trouble recognizing the name of a major Syrian city on Thursday. “What is Aleppo?” he asked in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” (In his defense, he claimed that he thought it was an acronym.) We’re here to help.  1. What is Aleppo? ...
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Trump rival: 'What is Aleppo?'
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson stumbled while answering a question about the Syrian refugee crisis on Thursday, asking "What is Aleppo?" in an interview on MSNBC.
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Airstrike kills 10 in area of suspected gas attack in Syria
An airstrike in the rebel-held part of Syria’s contested city of Aleppo killed 10 civilians on Wednesday, activists said, an attack that hit in the same neighborhood where a suspected chlorine gas attack happened the day before.Meanwhile, the U.N. aid agency said the fighting in Syria’s central Hama...
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ISIS, Al-Nusra, rebel groups all responsible for civilian deaths in Syria – Aleppo doctor to RT
Syria’s civil war continues to claim the lives of innocent civilians, but the deaths aren’t only happening in areas seized by Islamic State. Rebel-shelled eastern Aleppo is also clocking up high numbers of fatalities, a chief autopsy doctor told RT. Read Full Article at
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Syria deadlock: Why can't US, Russia agree?
The kaleidoscope of Syria's multi-sided war is changing daily and the latest casualty is hope of a US-Russia agreement that would bring about a truce and humanitarian relief.
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'No miracles' in Geneva talks as Syria fighting rages
A fifth round of UN-backed Syria talks is under way in Geneva amid low expectations as violence on the ground escalates.
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Geneva talks resume as fighting rages in Hama, Damascus
Hopes for breakthrough or concessions from either side remain low, amid ongoing violence in Damascus and Hama.
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Fierce fighting in Syria as talks restart in Geneva
A fifth round of Syria talks in Geneva kicks off on shaky ground as clashes increase in Hama and Damascus.
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Syrian army prepares Hama counterattack ahead of renewed peace talks
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Jihadists and other rebel groups made advances against the Syrian army north of Hama on Thursday, a monitor said, part of their biggest offensive for months, underscoring bleak prospects for peace talks that resume later in the day.
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Syria's 'White Helmets' makers get US visas for Oscars
Leader of rescue group and filmmaker plan to attend Academy Awards next week after suspension of Trump's travel ban.
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Twitter star visits Syrian boy who lost legs
Two days after losing his legs in the bombing of a Syrian village, a 10-year-old boy received a special visitor Saturday at his hospital bedside.
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Displaced people of Syria's "beehive" villages dream of return
ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - The sculpted mud domes of the villages southeast of Aleppo are collapsing from war damage and neglect after years on the front line between Syria's army and Islamic State militants, their inhabitants long since gone.
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Jordan commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians
JORDAN-SYRIA BORDER (AP) — Armed Islamic State extremists are expanding their influence in a sprawling camp for displaced Syrians on Jordan's border, posing a growing threat to the U.S.-allied kingdom, a senior Jordanian military commander said.
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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.
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Syrian opposition picks delegation to Geneva talks
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition body on Sunday approved a new delegation to take part in Geneva peace talks later this month, which include Russian-backed blocs that have been critical of the armed insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad.
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The Boy who started the Syrian War
We tell the story of Mouawiya Syasneh, the boy whose anti-Assad graffiti lit the spark that engulfed Syria.
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Displaced Syrians stuck in limbo at Idlib's Taiba camp
Thousands of Syrians evacuated from east Aleppo last year face an uncertain future in Idlib province.
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Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Tug at Heartstrings
Short docs can pack an outsized emotional punch into their 40 minutes or less running time. Topics covered by this year’s Oscar short subject documentary nominees include the Mediterranean’s refugee crisis seen in close-up via student Academy Award winner Daphne Matziaraki’s “4.1 Miles,” trailing a Greek coast guard captain on patrol in unforgiving straits, and... Read more »
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Syria's war: HNC unveils road map for transition
HNC says president must go after six months of talks, adds it will reject any US-Russia deal that strays from its terms.
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It was 'one of the most beautiful cities in the world.' That Aleppo is gone, but its residents remember
Aleppo al Shabaa, Aleppo the White. That was the nickname its people bestowed upon it, a nod to the brightness of the marble used in the buildings of this once proud metropolis. For at least 5,000 years, it has been a jewel in the crown of empires, a place that drew poets and polymaths, industrialists...
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The FSA's demands ahead of Geneva
Enforcing the ceasefire in Syria is the first step to a political solution.
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Refugee ban leaves a Cincinnati apartment empty
After Trump's Executive Order on immigration, family remains stuck in Turkey.       
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Syria: The issue we can't ignore anymore
In the years that I've been writing and talking about politics and public policy, I have learned one very sobering lesson: It's nearly impossible to get people to care about even the most troubling and horrific problems if they are happening on the other side of the world.
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State Dept dismisses question from RT, says won’t treat it like other media
RT has asked the US State Department for specific information concerning allegations that Russia is targeting hospitals in Syria. The response was a reiteration of those allegations and a refusal to treat RT in the same way as other media outlets. Read Full Article at
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More talks at UN as Syria's future 'hangs by a thread'
Kerry says he will meet Lavrov again to try to narrow differences after collapse of truce and resumption of violence.
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Aleppo civilians lament UN decision to suspend aid
Residents tell of "horrific" humanitarian situation as food and medical assistance have been lacking for months.
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Syria's war: UN 'ready' to resume humanitarian aid
US calls for the grounding of aircraft in key areas of Syria as air strikes pound the Aleppo region killing 13 medics.
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Kerry's blistering attack on Russia
Secretary of State John Kerry launched a blistering attack on Russia Wednesday for its actions in Syria, pointing to the bombing of a UN aid convoy that left more than 20 dead and its inability to stop continued Syrian air attacks.
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Syrian writers, artists, journalists condemn U.S., Russia involvement
Via Syria DeeplyBERLIN -- We, the undersigned democratic and secular Syrian writers, artists and journalists, condemn the Russian and U.S. approach of intervening in our internal affairs.
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Is there any hope left for Syria?
The blame game started even before the guns fell silent.
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Ceasefire: Is it all over?
Syria's nascent ceasefire hung in the balance Monday after an airstrike on a United Nations aid convoy led the US to question Russia's commitment to calming violence in the war-torn country and its ability to influence its ally in Damascus.
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US says Russia must step up if Syria truce is to be salvaged
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled Monday to try to salvage Syria's fractured week-old truce after the Syrian military announced it was over amid numerous violations, including an attack on an aid convoy, and apparent Russian…
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U.S. is willing to extend Syria truce despite violations
Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled Monday to try to salvage Syria's fractured week-old truce as the Syrian military announced it was over amid numerous violations and apparent Russian unwillingness to ...
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Aid stuck at border as Syria truce about to expire
Landmark ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and the US set to end with 40 trucks of civilian aid still undelivered.
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Cease-fire begins in war-torn Syria; President Assad visits Damascus suburb
A cease-fire brokered by the U.S. and Russia in civil-war-torn Syria began at sunset Monday, though fighting between government and opposition forces was reported early in the day. The cease-fire, announced Saturday by U.S. and Russian officials, was backed by the government of Syrian President...
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Syrians moving into caves, seeking shelter from bombings
Ahmad Ramadan, The Arab WeeklyNORTHERN SYRIA -- Amid Syria's civil war, families have made their homes in caves and ancient tombs in a des­perate attempt to shield themselves from bombardments.
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Syria rebels have ceasefire 'reservations'
After months of negotiations and an eleventh-hour failure to reach an agreement, Russia and the US have finally settled on terms for a Syrian ceasefire -- due to start at sundown on Monday -- and have even secured buy-in of the country's recalcitrant leader, President Bashir al-Assad.
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Islamist factions to conditionally accept Syria cease-fire
Rebel factions in Syria are prepared to honor a U.S.-Russian-brokered cease-fire while communicating deep reservations about its terms, according to a leader in the powerful Ahrar al-Sham militia.The agreement is set to come into effect in stages beginning with a limited cease-fire tonight that allo...
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Airstrikes Pound Syrian Rebel-Held Areas Before Truce
The death toll from airstrikes in the rebel-held areas of Syria’s Idlib and Aleppo provinces rose to at least 90 people, a monitoring group said, ahead of a cease-fire agreed on by the U.S. and Russia.
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‘No moderate rebels here’: RT talks with Aleppo civilians on new ceasefire deal (VIDEO)
People living in southern Aleppo seem to have little optimism for a new ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and the US overnight, RT’s correspondent Lizzie Phelan found out after talking to residents in the neighborhood. Read Full Article at
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In Canada, Syrian refugee children head back to school
Seventy-five percent of Syrian refugees to Canada are under the age of 18, and many of them started school this week.
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Syrian ceasefire to begin on Monday after deal struck
The US and Russia announced a plan Friday to bring about a ceasefire in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.
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U.S., Russia Say They Have Reached Syria Cease-Fire Deal
Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said they reached an agreement on a cease-fire deal in Syria that would ultimately include increased military cooperation if implemented.
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Kerry & Lavrov agree on new Syria ceasefire plan
Russia and the US have agreed on a new ceasefire plan on Syria that includes a ban on government airstrikes in certain areas and cooperation on strikes against jihadists, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov announced after the marathon talks with the US’s John Kerry. Read Full Article at
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UN: Fighting displaces 100K in central Syria in 8 days
A shortage of shelter space means many displaced families are sleeping outdoors in parks        
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