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Dozens die in airstrike on ISIL-held northern Syria

At least 33 people have been killed in an airstrike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near ISIL-held Raqqa, a monitor said.

At least 33 people have been killed in an airstrike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near ISIL-held Raqqa, a monitor said.

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Syria conflict: Rebels launch new assault in Damascus

Two days before new Syria peace talks, rebels and jihadist allies stormed a government-held area in northeast Damascus on Tuesday.

Two days before new Syria peace talks, rebels and jihadist allies stormed a government-held area in northeast Damascus on Tuesday.

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Homs: hundreds leave the city's last bastion

Eyewitnesses say rebels and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city. The Russian-backed deal with the government is expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

Eyewitnesses say rebels and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the Syrian city. The Russian-backed deal with the government is expected to be among the largest evacuations of its

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The economic costs of Syria's civil war

Syria's economy is crippled by six years of civil war and sanctions mean China is increasingly stepping in to supply the country.

Syria's economy is crippled by six years of civil war and sanctions mean China is increasingly stepping in to supply the country.

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Dozens killed in air strike on mosque in Syria

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded, when an air strike hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, near Aleppo in Syria.

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded, when an air strike hit a mosque in the rebel-held village of al-Jina, near Aleppo in Syria.

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Twin suicide bomb attacks kill dozens in Syria

At least 31 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Damascus.

At least 31 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in Damascus.

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Syrian crisis 'worst man-made disaster since WWII' - UN

The UN's OHCHR hears of 'torture, executions and unfair trials' in Syria, while a separate UN commission accuses the Syrian Air Force of war crimes.

The UN's OHCHR hears of 'torture, executions and unfair trials' in Syria, while a separate UN commission accuses the Syrian Air Force of war crimes.

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Aleppo rail service reopens

There may be little left of this eastern Aleppo railway station, but trains are starting to return to the war-torn city after a break of five years.

There may be little left of this eastern Aleppo railway station, but trains are starting to return to the war-torn city after a break of five years.

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Syria: airstrikes hit rebel-held areas east of Damascus despite ceasefire

In Syria warplanes have bombed rebel-held towns east of Damascus, striking residential areas where less than 24 hours earlier Russia declared a ceasefire.

In Syria warplanes have bombed rebel-held towns east of Damascus, striking residential areas where less than 24 hours earlier Russia declared a ceasefire.

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Self-harm, drugs, suicide: the future of Syria's children?

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save t

Youngsters living in the war-torn country are self-harming, taking drugs and attempting suicide to escape the horrors they have endured after six years of conflict, according to a new report by Save t

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Syria's Palmyra re-taken but remains in ruins

Palmyra has been re-taken from ISIL, but booby traps left by the Islamist militants means residents have been reluctant to return.

Palmyra has been re-taken from ISIL, but booby traps left by the Islamist militants means residents have been reluctant to return.

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Managing Manbij: top military brass meet in Turkey

Turkey's military chief-of-staff is meeting his US and Russian counterparts in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. Regional security, notably in northern Syria, is top of the agenda.

Turkey's military chief-of-staff is meeting his US and Russian counterparts in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. Regional security, notably in northern Syria, is top of the agenda.

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Invisible wounds of Syria’s war-scarred children

We are seeing a mental health crisis among Syrian children and if we do not act now, it will be very difficult to undo the damage done.

We are seeing a mental health crisis among Syrian children and if we do not act now, it will be very difficult to undo the damage done.

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ISIL's Raqqa supply route severed - reports

US-backed militias operating in the country say they have cut the road between the jihadist-held city of Raqqa and militant strongholds in Deir al-Zoor province.

US-backed militias operating in the country say they have cut the road between the jihadist-held city of Raqqa and militant strongholds in Deir al-Zoor province.

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Syria: recapture of Palmyra risible, opposition suggests

Delegates for the Syrian opposition at UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva have suggested the recapture of Palmyra is comical.

Delegates for the Syrian opposition at UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva have suggested the recapture of Palmyra is comical.