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Massive Explosions in Syria Target Bashar al-Assad's Heartland

Breitbart News - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Taliban has confirmed that the American drone strike that “likely” killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, as we reported two days ago, actually did kill Mansour.
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Serzh Sargsyan sends Bashar al-Assad a letter of sympathy - ‎4 hours ago‎
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan sent a message of sympathy to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the account of the acts of terrorism that took place in Tartus, Lattakia and other Syrian settlements, which lead to a high number of dead and wounded ...
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ISIL says deadly Syria blasts 'targeted supporters of Bashar al-Assad'

euronews - ‎May 23, 2016‎
ISIL claimed the blasts in the government-controlled area were targeting supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In total, there are believed to have been two suicide attacks and five car bomb explosions - four in Jableh, in Latakia province ...
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Trump opposes U.S. military action to oust Syria's Assad regime - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser in New Jersey on Thursday. Talking about foreign policy on Friday, Trump said he opposes U.S.
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Rebels give US, Russia 48 hours to end Assad assault

Al-Arabiya - ‎May 22, 2016‎
“We are giving the sponsors of the ceasefire 48 hours to rescue what remains of the accord and to force the criminal regime of (President Bashar al-) Assad and his allies to completely and immediately halt their brutal offensive against Daraya and ...
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Assad's forces take significant territory from rebels near Damascus - ‎May 19, 2016‎
DAMASCUS, Syria, May 19 (UPI) -- Syrian forces under President Bashar al-Assad took the key town of Deir al-Asafir near Damascus back from rebels on Thursday.

Assad's Army Just Captured a Key Breadbasket — And It Means 600000 Syrians Could Starve

VICE News - ‎19 hours ago‎
President Bashar al-Assad's army and its allies capitalized on infighting between rebel groups in East Ghouta to break through their weakened defensive lines, on May 18.
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Thousands of children trapped in Palestinian refugee camp bombed by Syrian government

The Independent - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Around 3,000 children are among civilians facing a mounting humanitarian crisis in a town besieged by Syrian regime forces near Damascus.
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At least 60000 have died in Assad regime's jails during Syrian war, monitoring group says

The Independent - ‎May 22, 2016‎
At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government jails during the five-year civil war, a monitoring group has said. "No fewer than 60,000 detainees were martyred ... either as a result of direct bodily torture, or denial of food and medicine" the ...
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Al-Qaeda kills 19 civilians from President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite in Syria

News Hour (press release) (subscription) (blog) - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Al-Qaeda fighters and their allies shot dead 19 civilians from President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority in their own homes after seizing their village in central Syria, a monitor said on Friday, reports BSS.
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Saudi FM: Assad's departure would resolve refugee crisis

Middle East Monitor - ‎1 hour ago‎
The overthrow of Bashar Al-Assad's regime in Syria would solve the refugee crisis, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said.
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Tony Blair calls for 'proper ground war' with Islamic State

The Week UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacking the cities of Jableh and Tartus, which are controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and lie close to Russian air and naval bases. Five suicide bombs and two car bombs ripped through ...

American sanctions are hitting the wrong target in Lebanon

Financial Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
... still vivid, the country is divided on similar sectarian lines to Syria where, furthermore, the intervention of Hizbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shia paramilitary movement backed by Iran, has contributed decisively to keeping Bashar al-Assad's ...

Syria civil war: Russia calls for 'regime of calm' - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Monday's announcement came as the US continued to urge Russia to pressure President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop bombing opposition forces and civilians in Damascus and Aleppo.
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Syria conflict: Kurds launch campaign north of IS-held Raqqa

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
IS seized the city in August 2013, five months after it became the first Syrian provincial capital to fall to rebel forces seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad. The jihadist group quickly established its headquarters there and began imposing its ...
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Russian helicopters and military vehicles 'destroyed by Islamic State' - ‎17 hours ago‎
Isil put out a statement though its affiliated al-Amaq news channel on the day of the attack on May 14, claiming a fire at the base destroyed four Russian helicopters and 20 trucks carrying rockets.
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Michael Fallon under pressure over fight against Assad and Isis in Syria

The Guardian - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The British defence secretary faces pressure to defend the twin battles to dislodge president Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State in Syria amid signs that UK ministers are looking at a decentralised model that would not guarantee Assad's departure.

Syrian rebels agree in Qatar to stop fighting each other

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
Qatar has been a major sponsor of armed groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad in the five-year-long war.
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Pressão sobre Bashar Al-Assad

RTP - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Estados Unidos e Rússia acordaram em pressionar Bashar al-Assad, vigiar o cessar fogo e promover pontes aéreas para distribuir auxílio humanitário onde a ONU não é capaz de chegar por terra... mas o presidente sírio continua a ser o elemento de ...