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Airstrike kills top Nusra commander outside Aleppo, as Syrian Army retakes new neighborhood
Senior Al-Nusra Front commander, known under the alias Abu Omar Saraqeb, was reportedly killed in a targeted airstrike on the village of Kafr Naha, 15 km north of Aleppo. In the city, Syrian government forces regained control over Ramousah district. Read Full Article at
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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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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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HRW: Syria carried out chemical attacks in Aleppo
Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.
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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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Battle for Aleppo escalates, U.N. sees 'bleak moment'
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels fought fiercely with pro-government forces as they tried to advance into opposition-held areas of eastern Aleppo on Friday and warplanes kept up their bombardment of the area in a renewed bid by Damascus to retake the entire city.
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Ceasefire still on table after reassuring Syria Support Group meeting at UN
A US-Russia brokered agreement remains the major hope to achieve a lasting truce in Syria despite the lack of clarity over a recent fatal attack on an aid convoy. UN and US officials acknowledge the ceasefire is “not dead” after meetings on the UN sidelines. Read Full Article at
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UN suspends convoys in Syria after attack on aid trucks
The attack plunged Syria’s U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire further into doubt        
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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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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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Syria: Deadly aid-convoy bombing as ceasefire ends
Fighting rages with more than 30 civilians killed as US and Russia seek to salvage beleaguered truce.
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Syrian truce receives new blows with airstrikes, shelling
Syria’s fragile cease-fire started to unravel on Sunday with the first aerial attacks on rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo and a southern village that killed at least eight people, violations that came as tensions between the American and Russian brokers of the deal worsened following a deadly U.S....
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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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