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NGOs demand end to Syria atrocities as Aleppo airstrikes continue

The Guardian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Airstrikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government-held areas of Syria's largest city resumed after a brief lull on Friday as the US and Russia consulted to shore up a collapsing truce after a week of violence.
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Syria conflict: Body of Russian 'hero' flown home

BBC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The body of a Russian officer killed near Palmyra during a battle against so-called Islamic State (IS) militants has arrived back in Moscow from Syria. Tass news agency said special forces Snr Lt Alexander Prokhorenko was posthumously awarded the Hero ...
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Russia Says US Buildup Violates Syrian Sovereignty

Wall Street Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
MOSCOW—Russia said Friday that U.S. plans to increase the number of its military personnel in Syria was illegal and violated the sovereignty of the war-torn country.
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Syria's peace talks begin to look like a cover for more war

The Guardian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Bombs hitting hospitals, doctors and rescue workers killed, civilians starving, scores of dead and injured every day - the raw, bleeding statistics of Syria's unending war are making a nonsense of an already fragile truce and destroying the slim hopes ...
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Iran calls for boys to fight as CHILD SOLDIERS in Syria alongside Assad's troops

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Islamic Republic announced this month that it had sentcommandos from the army's Brigade 65 to Syria as advisers,suggesting it was using its regular army as well as forces fromthe elite Revolutionary Guards to help Assad's forces in the country's ...
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As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground"

The Intercept - ‎13 hours ago‎
After President Obama announced on Monday that he would deploy 250 additional special operations troops to Syria, State Department spokesperson John Kirby tried to deny that Obama had ever promised not to send “boots on the ground” there.
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Syria calls local truces; UN condemns 'monstrous disregard' for lives

Reuters - ‎14 hours ago‎
"The cessation of hostilities and the Geneva talks were the only game in town, and if they are abandoned now, I dread to think how much more horror we will see in Syria," Zeid said. Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government ...
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US wrongly blames Russia for Syria crisis: Analyst

Press TV - ‎9 hours ago‎
The United States is blaming Russia for the breakdown of a ceasefire agreement in Syria, while US-backed terrorist groups in the region are violating the ceasefire, a former US Senate policy adviser and diplomat says.
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The world should be ashamed of the Syria humanitarian crisis, says UN - ‎15 hours ago‎
The world should be “ashamed” over the humanitarian crisis in Syria where people are starving without medical care, according to the United Nations (UN).

Senate Critics Question Legality Of Military Operation In Syria

NPR - ‎6 hours ago‎
Critics in the Senate charge that, of all the foreign forces operating in Syria today, the Russians are on the most solid legal ground.
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GOAL's Syria effort impacted by US investigation - ‎18 hours ago‎
The organisation confirmed it is co-operating with an investigation by the US Inspector General into "alleged supply chain irregularities" relating to US-sponsored aid programmes in Syria. Chief executive of GOAL Barry Andrews has said a suspension is ...
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Millions of pounds could be in hands of ISIS in Syria due to Bank of Terror fraud gang

Daily Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
Millions of pounds may have been funnelled to ISIS after money defrauded from potentially thousands of victims could not be traced by authorities.
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US and Syria's Kurds: Love on the rocks?

Al-Monitor - ‎8 hours ago‎
Yet, in recent times, the Syrian Kurds have seemed invincible. Fighting under the banner of the People's Protection Units (YPG), they are at the vanguard of the US-led campaign to eradicate the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Since 2011, when the Syrian ...
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Syria Must Allow Food to Starving Civilians in Darayya

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
President Obama, Russian president Putin and other leaders have to pressure the Syrian regime to end it's starvation tactics on civilians.
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Cruz campaign's Virginia co-chair visits Syria and pledges to back Assad

The Guardian - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Syria's conflict began with mostly peaceful protests in 2011, but a brutal government crackdown and the rise of an armed insurgency eventually plunged the country into a full-blown civil war.
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Syria: ICRC calls on all sides to stop indiscriminate violence in Aleppo

ICRC (press release) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Even in hospitals," said Marianne Gasser, head of the ICRC in Syria. "For the sake of people in Aleppo, we call for all to stop this indiscriminate violence.
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Syria: Russia's continuing war

BBC News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
All the signs are that as the partial truce in Syria fails and the peace talks falter, the Russian military and its Syrian allies are gearing up for a new offensive in and around Aleppo. Last week, the Pentagon said forces loyal to the Syrian ...

America Can Unite Syria's Rebels Against ISIS

The National Interest Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
The cessation of hostilities that took effect in Syria last month has remained surprisingly durable in the face of intense skepticism (including some of our own).
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Many killed in Aleppo as fierce fighting shatters Syria's fragile truce

The Guardian - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Large-scale fighting has erupted in the Syrian city of Aleppo and the surrounding countryside, upending a fragile truce that was meant to pave the way for peace talks and threatening a siege of the opposition-held part of the city and a humanitarian ...

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VICE News - ‎8 hours ago‎
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported killing almost 1,000 "enemy combatants" and injuring nearly 100 more during Royal Airforce (RAF) airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between September 2014 and March 2016, though it claims no civilians have been ...