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BBC News
Rebels pledge to keep fightingSyria conflict: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment
Rebels pledge to keep fighting
BBC News / Posted 16 hours ago
Syria conflict: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Syria conflict: Rebels pledge to keep... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Syrian ceasefire met with skepticismThe morning after the United States and Russia agreed on a cease-fire plan for
Syrian ceasefire met with skepticism
The Globe and Mail / Posted 16 hours ago
The morning after the United States and Russia agreed on a cease-fire plan for Syria’s nearly five-year-old war, a dozen Syrians huddled at the border gate here Friday delivered a unanimous verdict. Asked if the bombing would stop, they jerked their... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Tipping point in Syria as Russian jets turn tide for AssadAfter five years of war and a quarter- million dead, President Bashar Assad and
Tipping point in Syria as Russian jets turn tide for Assad
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
After five years of war and a quarter- million dead, President Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies now have the upper hand in Syria, and they're seeking to drive home a growing battlefield advantage rather than negotiate. In the past... Read more
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Swissinfo
Uncertainty at Syria talks as Russia backs government advanceBy Denis Dyomkin and Shadia Nasralla MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers began a n
Uncertainty at Syria talks as Russia backs government advance
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
By Denis Dyomkin and Shadia Nasralla MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers began a new round of Syria talks on Thursday focusing on calls for a ceasefire and access for aid, but the mood was dour with Moscow showing no sign of calling off its bombing in... Read more
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The Star
Syrian Kurdish forces said to capture most of rebel-held former military airportMUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers began a new round of Syria talks on Thursday fo
Syrian Kurdish forces said to capture most of rebel-held former military airport
The Star / Posted yesterday
MUNICH (Reuters) - Major powers began a new round of Syria talks on Thursday focusing on calls for a ceasefire and access for aid, but the mood was dour with Moscow showing no sign of calling off its bombing in support of a massive new government... Read more
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asianage
'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assaultTens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded at the Oncupinar border crossi
'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
Tens of thousands of Syrians were still stranded at the Oncupinar border crossing to Turkey, which remained closed. Beirut: A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported on Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing by West, proposes March truceWorld powers pressed Russia to stop their bombing campaign around the Syrian ci
Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing by West, proposes March truce
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
World powers pressed Russia to stop their bombing campaign around the Syrian city of Aleppo in support of an al-Assad government offensive to recapture the city, with a Western official saying that Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘500 dead’ in Syria regime’s Aleppo assaultIn this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke rises over Saif Al Dawla distri
‘500 dead’ in Syria regime’s Aleppo assault
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke rises over Saif Al Dawla district, in Aleppo, Syria. Aleppo was one of the last cities in Syria to join the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s government which began in 2011. AP Photo BEIRUT,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truceBy Michelle Nichols, Tom Perry and Humeyra Pamuk UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUP
Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truce
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
By Michelle Nichols, Tom Perry and Humeyra Pamuk UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a... Read more
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The Star
Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebelsUNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russ
Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal... Read more
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Japan Today
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents ‹ Japan TodayKurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Sy
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 2 days ago
Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgentsMilitants stage a demonstration outside the Russian embassy in Paris, Wednesday
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
Brandon Sun / Posted 2 days ago
Militants stage a demonstration outside the Russian embassy in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 to protest the Aleppo bombings and asking for an alternative peace plan to end the conflict in Syria. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) BEIRUT - Kurdish fighters... Read more
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Boston Herald
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgentsBEIRUT — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in no
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts... Read more
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Salon.com
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgentsBEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgentsKurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Sy
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assaultBEIRUT - A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported Wedne
'500 dead' in Syria regime's Aleppo assault
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 3 days ago
BEIRUT - A Russian-backed regime onslaught in northern Syria was reported Wednesday to have killed more than 500 people this month, as Turkey faced mounting pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence. Syrian rebel fighters, a... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgentsBEIRUT (AP) - Kurdish fighters backed by Russian airstrikes launched an attack
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
Ventura County Star / Posted 3 days ago
BEIRUT (AP) - Kurdish fighters backed by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system is... Read more
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The Star
Syrian opposition says Russian strikes must stop before peace talksLONDON (Reuters) - World powers should force Russia to halt air strikes on civi
Syrian opposition says Russian strikes must stop before peace talks
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
LONDON (Reuters) - World powers should force Russia to halt air strikes on civilian targets in Syria and humanitarian measures should be implemented before the opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will join peace talks, the opposition... Read more
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BBC News
Who's to blame for talks suspension?Syria conflict: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment
Who's to blame for talks suspension?
BBC News / Posted 9 days ago
Syria conflict: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Syria conflict: Who's to blame... Read more
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EuroNews
stakeholders surprised by halt in talksDiplomatic dueling follows halt in talks Talks torpedoed by ongoing fighting
stakeholders surprised by halt in talks
EuroNews / Posted 9 days ago
Diplomatic dueling follows halt in talks Talks torpedoed by ongoing fighting Negotiations set to resume Feb 25 Diplomats and opposition members say they were taken by surprised when the UN Special Envoy unexpectedly called a halt to peace talks in... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Syria peace talks stall as government forces advanceLONDON: The US demanded Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria o
Syria peace talks stall as government forces advance
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
LONDON: The US demanded Russia immediately halt its bombing campaign in Syria on Thursday (Feb 4) after a bitter breakdown in peace talks exposed the deep rift between world powers aiming to end the five-year conflict.' On the ground in Syria... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo This comes after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against re
UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo
Eye Witness News / Posted 9 days ago
This comes after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo. Syrian government forces walk in the village of Tal Jabin, north of the embattled city... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on AleppoWorld News of Thursday, 4 February 2016 A United Nations envoy halted his atte
U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 9 days ago
World News of Thursday, 4 February 2016 A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to conduct Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking opposition supply... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Russia Refuses To Cease Syria Airstrikes Despite UN-Led Peace TalksGENEVA/MUSCAT (Reuters) - The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian
Russia Refuses To Cease Syria Airstrikes Despite UN-Led Peace Talks
The Huffington Post / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA/MUSCAT (Reuters) - The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels and its ally Russia said its air strikes would go on until "terrorists" were... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
US, France accuse Assad of undermining Syria peace talks2016-02-04 09:37 Syrian President Bassar Assad. (Vahid Salemi, AP) Geneva - T
US, France accuse Assad of undermining Syria peace talks
News 24 South Africa / Posted 9 days ago
2016-02-04 09:37 Syrian President Bassar Assad. (Vahid Salemi, AP) Geneva - The US and France have accused President Bashar Assad's regime of undermining talks to end Syria's civil war, which... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
US, France accuse Assad of scuppering Syria peace talksTalks were suspended hours before donors were due to meet Thursday to raise aid
US, France accuse Assad of scuppering Syria peace talks
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
Talks were suspended hours before donors were due to meet Thursday to raise aid for the conflict-torn country. French French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius accused Damascus and Russia of "torpedoing the peace efforts" by launching an offensive near... Read more
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Yahoo News
Syria Talks Go off the Rails as Russia Ignores Cease-Fire Call With the Syrian government intensifying its assault on rebels in Aleppo, the
Syria Talks Go off the Rails as Russia Ignores Cease-Fire Call
Yahoo News / Posted 9 days ago
With the Syrian government intensifying its assault on rebels in Aleppo, the United Nations formally suspended faltering peace talks in Geneva Wednesday and appealed to the big powers to... Read more
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iafrica.com
Assad accused of scuppering Syria talksSyrian President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: AFP The US and France have accused P
Assad accused of scuppering Syria talks
iafrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Credit: AFP The US and France have accused President Bashar al-Assad's regime of undermining talks to end Syria's civil war, which were suspended hours before donors were due to meet Thursday to raise aid for the... Read more
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Zawya
WRAPUP 6-U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on AleppoSyriaWRAPUP 6-U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo (Adds Kerry
WRAPUP 6-U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on AleppoSyria
Zawya / Posted 9 days ago
WRAPUP 6-U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo (Adds Kerry statement, paragraphs 13-14) * UN envoy adjourns peace talks for three weeks * UN official: Russian escalation to blame for suspension * Russia insists it will bomb... Read more
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Inquirier.net
US, France accuse Assad of scuppering Syria peace talksIn this Sunday, July 26, 2015, file photo, provided by the Syrian official news
US, France accuse Assad of scuppering Syria peace talks
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
In this Sunday, July 26, 2015, file photo, provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech in Damascus, Syria. Syrian peace talks scheduled to begin in a week are looking increasingly moot as regional... Read more
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BBC News
Sides trade blame over talks' suspensionSyria conflict: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment
Sides trade blame over talks' suspension
BBC News / Posted 9 days ago
Syria conflict: - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America Syria conflict: Sides trade... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
UN envoy announces 'temporary pause' to Syria peace talksGENEVA (AP) � An aid convoy is en route to a besieged rebel-held town near Dama
UN envoy announces 'temporary pause' to Syria peace talks
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA (AP) � An aid convoy is en route to a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus, but Syria's opposition said Wednesday that such deliveries are meaningless while government troops launch an offensive on Aleppo, further undermining prospects for... Read more
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asianage
Stalemate delays Syria talksThe UN strained to keep faltering Syrian peace tal-ks alive on Wednesday as Dam
Stalemate delays Syria talks
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
The UN strained to keep faltering Syrian peace tal-ks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels and its ally Russia said its airstrikes would go on until “terrorists” were defeated. UN envoy Staff-an de Mistura announced... Read more
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Rappler
Syria peace talks suspendedTALKS SUSPENDED. Staffan de Mistura (C), UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-Gene
Syria peace talks suspended
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
TALKS SUSPENDED. Staffan de Mistura (C), UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, speaks to the press before a round of negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition, outside President Wilson hotel in Geneva, Switzerland,... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Syrian talks suspended as regime, Russia hit rebels hard Published: 4 February 2016 7:34 AM Since the conflict began in March 2011, m
Syrian talks suspended as regime, Russia hit rebels hard
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 9 days ago
Published: 4 February 2016 7:34 AM Since the conflict began in March 2011, more than half of Syria's population have fled their homes, many of them heading to Europe. The UN said last month... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Syria opposition vows no return to talks 'until humanitarian demands met'GENEVA - Syria's main opposition group will not return to peace talks until its
Syria opposition vows no return to talks 'until humanitarian demands met'
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA - Syria's main opposition group will not return to peace talks until its humanitarian demands are met, chief coordinator Riad Hijab said Wednesday after the UN suspended negotiations in Switzerland until February 25. Syrian opposition chief... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Syria opposition vows no return to talks 'until humanitarian demands met'GENEVA: Syria's main opposition group will not return to peace talks until its
Syria opposition vows no return to talks 'until humanitarian demands met'
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA: Syria's main opposition group will not return to peace talks until its humanitarian demands are met, chief coordinator Riad Hijab said on Wednesday (Feb 3) after the UN suspended negotiations in Switzerland until Feb 25. The group "will... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Aleppo offensive threatens Syria talksAn aid convoy is en route to a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus, but Syri
Aleppo offensive threatens Syria talks
Sky News Australia / Posted 9 days ago
An aid convoy is en route to a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus, but Syria's opposition says that such deliveries are meaningless while government troops launch an offensive on Aleppo, further undermining prospects for peace talks underway in... Read more
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iol.co.za
UN adjourns Syria peace talksGeneva - UN-mediated talks to end the war in Syria are on pause until February
UN adjourns Syria peace talks
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Geneva - UN-mediated talks to end the war in Syria are on pause until February 25, UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday, saying the talks had not failed but needed immediate help from international backers led by the United States and... Read more
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Swissinfo
U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on AleppoBy John Irish and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy halted h
U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo
Swissinfo / Posted 9 days ago
By John Irish and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to launch Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, made a major advance against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
UN halts talks on SyriaIn what rebels called a punishing assault, the government forces ended a three
UN halts talks on Syria
Otago Daily Times / Posted 9 days ago
In what rebels called a punishing assault, the government forces ended a three and a half year siege of the Shi'ite towns of Nubul and al-Zahraa, a key step in a wider campaign to recapture all of Aleppo, Syria's biggest city before the war. The... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on AleppoGENEVA: A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to launch Syrian peace talks
UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 days ago
GENEVA: A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to launch Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, made a major advance against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking opposition supply lines from Turkey to the... Read more
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iol.co.za
UN scrambles to sustain Syria talksGeneva/ Muscat - The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace tal
UN scrambles to sustain Syria talks
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
Geneva/ Muscat - The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday as Damascus tried to press home gains against rebels and its ally Russia said its air strikes would go on until “terrorists” were defeated. U.N.... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Syrian army 'breaks rebel siege of Shiite villages' Aid is being delivered to the besieged rebel-held town of Moadamiyeh, near Da
Syrian army 'breaks rebel siege of Shiite villages'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Aid is being delivered to the besieged rebel-held town of Moadamiyeh, near Damascus. (AP) Syrian troops and allied militiamen have blasted their way into two Shiite villages in northern Syria,... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villagesGENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Sh
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villages
Hawaii News Now / Posted 10 days ago
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Shiite villages in northern Syria on Wednesday, breaking a long-running rebel siege during a major offensive, Syrian TV reported. The government advance angered the... Read more
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Weekly Times
Aleppo offensive threatens Syria talks An aid convoy is en route to a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus, but Sy
Aleppo offensive threatens Syria talks
Weekly Times / Posted 10 days ago
An aid convoy is en route to a besieged rebel-held town near Damascus, but Syria's opposition says that such deliveries are meaningless while government troops launch an offensive on Aleppo, further undermining... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villagesGENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Sh
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villages
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 10 days ago
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Shiite villages in northern Syria on Wednesday, breaking a long-running rebel siege during a major offensive, Syrian TV reported. The government advance angered the... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villagesGENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Sh
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villages
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 10 days ago
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Shiite villages in northern Syria on Wednesday, breaking a long-running rebel siege during a major offensive, Syrian TV reported. The government advance angered the... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villagesGENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Sh
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villages
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 10 days ago
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Shiite villages in northern Syria on Wednesday, breaking a long-running rebel siege during a major offensive, Syrian TV reported. The government advance angered the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villagesGENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Sh
Syrian TV: Army breaks long rebel siege of Shiite villages
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian troops and allied militiamen blasted their way into two Shiite villages in northern Syria on Wednesday, breaking a long-running rebel siege during a major offensive, Syrian TV reported. The government advance angered the... Read more
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