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Air strikes hit two hospitals in eastern Aleppo

Monitors say Syria's government and its Russian backers have stepped up air attacks on rebel-held parts of the city since the end of a ceasefire last week.

Monitors say Syria's government and its Russian backers have stepped up air attacks on rebel-held parts of the city since the end of a ceasefire last week.

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Aleppo: four-front ground offensive

Pro-Syrian government forces attacked rebel-held areas of Aleppo on four fronts on Tuesday.

Pro-Syrian government forces attacked rebel-held areas of Aleppo on four fronts on Tuesday.

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Syria's Assad says US 'lacks will' to work with Russia to defeat terrorists

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad has hit out at the US, saying it has no will to work with Russia to defeat ISIL and other groups seen as terrorist in…

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Syrian aid convoy hit by air strikes near Aleppo

An aid convoys which had been trying to reach a remote rebel-held area is hit in an airstrike - 18 of the 31 trucks are struck with many casualties reported, mostly drivers

An aid convoys which had been trying to reach a remote rebel-held area is hit in an airstrike - 18 of the 31 trucks are struck with many casualties reported, mostly drivers

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Humanitarian aid convoys delayed en route to Aleppo, Syria

In Syria, trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Aleppo are waiting for fighters to pull back from the Castello Road, the last remaining supply line to the city.

In Syria, trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Aleppo are waiting for fighters to pull back from the Castello Road, the last remaining supply line to the city.

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Assad vows to recover all of Syria from 'terrorist groups'

Hours before a US-Russian ceasefire deal was due to take effect, the Syrian president said the Syrian state was determined to recover all areas from terrorist…

Hours before a US-Russian ceasefire deal was due to take effect, the Syrian president said the Syrian state was determined to recover all areas from terrorist…

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Fierce fighting and air strikes continue in Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Euphrates Shield will "continue decisively". A truce is due on Monday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Operation Euphrates Shield will "continue decisively". A truce is due on Monday.

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Syria: Young child being rescued – Jets struck a market place

Video posted to social media shows rescuers searching through the debris of damaged buildings hit by airstrikes said to be in the town of Douma in Syria’s Damascus…

Video posted to social media shows rescuers searching through the debris of damaged buildings hit by airstrikes said to be in the town of Douma in Syria’s Damascus…

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US and Russia unveil Syria peace plan

The US and Russia say they have struck a deal aimed at ending Syria’s civil war.

The US and Russia say they have struck a deal aimed at ending Syria’s civil war.

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Syria opposition says Russia-US plan to end war must be like its own

The main body representing Syrian opposition groups has set out its plan to end the war under which President al-Assad would step down after six months of talks.

The main body representing Syrian opposition groups has set out its plan to end the war under which President al-Assad would step down after six months of talks.

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The two sides of Aleppo: Relaxing with death on your doorstep

People lounge around a hotel swimming pool as a singer entertains them… It is not the sort of scene you would expect to see in Aleppo, the divided city that has become the focus of fighting in Syria’s

People lounge around a hotel swimming pool as a singer entertains them… It is not the sort of scene you would expect to see in Aleppo, the divided city that has become the focus of fighting in Syria’s

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Pentagon scrambles jets to protect US forces from Syrian bombing

The Pentagon says US-led coalition aircraft have been scrambled in Syria to protect American special ground forces from attack by government jets.

The Pentagon says US-led coalition aircraft have been scrambled in Syria to protect American special ground forces from attack by government jets.

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Assaults and air strikes in northern Syria

US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.

US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.

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Iran and Turkey pledge greater cooperation on Syria

Despite their differences, the foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran are pledging greater cooperation on trying to resolve the Syrian crisis – after meeting in…

Despite their differences, the foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran are pledging greater cooperation on trying to resolve the Syrian crisis – after meeting in…

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Aleppo: UN probes 'gas' attack amid pressure for longer truce

The United Nations says it is talking to Russia about getting a longer halt to hostilities, to help the two million people trapped in the divided Syrian city of…

The United Nations says it is talking to Russia about getting a longer halt to hostilities, to help the two million people trapped in the divided Syrian city of…