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Syrian maternity hospital bombed, says Save the Children

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
An airstrike has hit a maternity hospital in northern Syria supported by Save the Children, the charity said on Friday. There was no immediate news of casualties, but the hospital was the only one providing maternity services in the area and delivered ...
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Hillary Clinton will reset Syria policy against 'murderous' Assad regime

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hillary Clinton will order a "full review" of the United States' strategy on Syria as a "first key task" of her presidency, resetting the policy to emphasise the "murderous" nature of the Assad regime, foreign policy adviser with her campaign has said ...
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Calls for US to stop bombing Syria as US airstrike 'kills dozens'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎7 hours ago‎
The US is thought to have killed dozens of civilians in a fresh air strike yesterday, a day after opening an investigation into the deadliest during its two-year campaign in the Syrian war. Calls have been growing among the opposition for the US-led ...
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What drove Syria's Nusra Front to detach itself from al-Qaeda?

BBC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jabhat al-Nusra, one of the more powerful jihadist groups in Syria, has rebranded itself. It officially announced its separation from al-Qaeda and "any other external entity" in a video broadcast on 28 July 2016.
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Thousands of Christians TRAPPED in Syria as army cuts off Aleppo with latest bombing spree

Express.co.uk - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aleppo is under siege and thousands have been left with no escape after the Syrian army bombed the last supply route along Castello Road into the city.
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FBI director: Crushing Isis in Syria risks releasing 'terrorists diaspora' into the West

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that beating the Islamic State on the battlefield will send hundreds of terrorists out of Syria and Iraq to conduct attacks in the West. Speaking at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham ...
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Whys Obama Covering for Russian War Crimes in Syria?

Daily Beast - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Russia is not a party to the international accord banning cluster munitions, but it is party to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which list indiscriminate attacks as a grave breach.

Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results

New York Times - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Another woman, Khadija, whose son Hassan had joined Afghan brigades fighting alongside the Syrian government, said he had been pulled into the vicious conflict for the same reasons most of the young men in the neighborhood had decided to go: “He ...

Migrant 'who fled Syria arrested on suspicion of terror after taking pilot lessons in UK'

Express.co.uk - ‎13 hours ago‎
... with police, his 31-year-old wife said her husband "expressed glorification of war” and wanted to have a child called 'War' in Arabic.

How Hillary Clinton's plans break from Obama's policies on Syria, trade and other issues

Los Angeles Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
She has also sought a more active role for the U.S. military in the Syrian civil war, the bloody, 5-year-old conflict that has empowered Islamic State militants while pitting rebels against government forces.

Turning fantasy figures into symbols of Syria's war

BBC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
There is a universal expectation that superheroes always save the world and protect the weak. But for some, the brutality of the war in Syria is even upturning this long-accepted wisdom. Anonymous activists have been revoicing cartoons from popular ...
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Syria refugee 1 of 3 held in French church attack

Fox News - ‎5 hours ago‎
PARIS - A Syrian refugee is among three people being held for questioning in the attack this week on a Normandy church by two extremists who killed the priest celebrating Mass.

You Need to Be Looking at 'Pokémon Go in Syria'

The Creators Project (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
This strange and striking juxtaposition comes from Pokémon Go in Syria, a photography series in which creatures from the now-notorious game are placed amidst Syrian streets. Photographer Khaled Akil contrasts the lighthearted fun of the addictive game ...

IS executes 24 civilians after seizing Syria village

Daily Mail - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Islamic State jihadist group has executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, a monitor said Friday.

The legal basis for foreign military intervention in Syria

Middle East Eye - ‎8 hours ago‎
According to a statement from the Independent Doctors Association (IDA), on 23 July 2016, the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, backed by the Russian Air Force, launched air strikes against five medical facilities in opposition-controlled ...
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Ansbach bomber claimed he was tortured in Syria and Bulgaria before attack in Germany

Daily Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
The suicide bomber who targeted a crowded wine bar in Bavaria had been tortured both in Syria and Bulgaria before launching his failed attack, it has emerged.

Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

Department of Defense - ‎3 hours ago‎
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq ...
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Syria Calls For End of US-Led Coalition's Airstrikes Killing Civilians

Sputnik International - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Syrian government strongly condemns attacks against civilians, infrastructure and economy conducted by the so-called coalition, as well as by terrorists and calls for end of these attacks and crimes and to punish the guilty ones," the statement said ...
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