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Russia and Turkey 'join forces' to bomb ISIL in Syria

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

Russia has said its war planes joined forces with Turkish jets for the first time to target so-called Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab in northern…

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ISIL launches fierce assault on Syrian government enclave

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

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Syria: government and rebels 'reach Damascus water supply deal'

The Syrian government reportedly reaches a deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada valley, which could see Damascus' main water supply fully restored.

The Syrian government reportedly reaches a deal with rebels in the Wadi Barada valley, which could see Damascus' main water supply fully restored.

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Car bomb wreaks havoc in Syrian president's stronghold

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more hurt by a car bomb in the Syrian government-held town of Jableh.

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more hurt by a car bomb in the Syrian government-held town of Jableh.

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UN sends in more observers of "complicated" Aleppo evacuation

The evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from eastern Aleppo could be completed within two days according to Turkey which helped mediate the exodus.

The evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from eastern Aleppo could be completed within two days according to Turkey which helped mediate the exodus.

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Syrian army urges rebels to speed up Aleppo evacuation

The military has broadcast messages saying it is poised to enter the last rebel enclave, as estimates vary as to how far the process has to go.

The military has broadcast messages saying it is poised to enter the last rebel enclave, as estimates vary as to how far the process has to go.

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Kerry accuses Assad of 'massacre' in Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accusing President Bashar al Assad and his forces of ''carrying out nothing short of a massacre'' in the city.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accusing President Bashar al Assad and his forces of ''carrying out nothing short of a massacre'' in the city.

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Syria: Assad celebrates 'history' as Aleppo is 'liberated'

Until very recently parts of eastern Aleppo had been controlled by rebels – despite the pounding from government forces and their Russian allies.

Until very recently parts of eastern Aleppo had been controlled by rebels – despite the pounding from government forces and their Russian allies.

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Syria's battle for Aleppo over, the evacuation begins in earnest

Thousands of people are being moved out of the city in an operation expected to last several days, after government forces regained control.

Thousands of people are being moved out of the city in an operation expected to last several days, after government forces regained control.

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'First convoy leaves eastern Aleppo' under evacuation deal

A first convoy of people requiring medical attention left war-shattered eastern Aleppo on Thursday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

A first convoy of people requiring medical attention left war-shattered eastern Aleppo on Thursday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Thousands stream out of Aleppo as rebel deal is struck

Russia's ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says an agreement has been struck for rebels to evacuate the city in north-western Syria.

Russia's ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin says an agreement has been struck for rebels to evacuate the city in north-western Syria.

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Final Aleppo battle - as seen by Syrian and Russian media

The governments of Syria and Russia are presenting a very different picture of the crisis in Aleppo from that portrayed by the UN, as the battle for the city draws to a…

The governments of Syria and Russia are presenting a very different picture of the crisis in Aleppo from that portrayed by the UN, as the battle for the city draws to a…

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Battle for Aleppo: cries of desperation appear on social media

As the attacks by Syrian government forces have intensified on the last rebel-held area of Aleppo, cries of desperation have been published via social media in a series of videos and…

As the attacks by Syrian government forces have intensified on the last rebel-held area of Aleppo, cries of desperation have been published via social media in a series of videos and…

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Syria and Russia warned over latest Aleppo 'atrocities'

As the battle for Aleppo draws to a close, United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland says the Syrian and Russian governments must be held responsible for atrocities committed by militias loyal t

As the battle for Aleppo draws to a close, United Nations humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland says the Syrian and Russian governments must be held responsible for atrocities committed by militias loyal t

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Syrian Army advances in Aleppo

A Syrian military source said the army and its allies had captured the al-Asila and Aaajam districts southeast of Aleppo's ancient citadel.

A Syrian military source said the army and its allies had captured the al-Asila and Aaajam districts southeast of Aleppo's ancient citadel.

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Syrian army 'stops operations' in east Aleppo to evacuate civilians - Lavrov

The move comes amid strong international criticism over the failure to secure aid for civilians, as the Syrian army closes on the last rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

The move comes amid strong international criticism over the failure to secure aid for civilians, as the Syrian army closes on the last rebel-held areas of Aleppo.

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Syrian forces reject rebel call for truce in Aleppo

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

Syrian forces in Aleppo take control of the 'Old City' and sense a pivotal victory in the five-year conflict against rebels

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Aleppo: Syrian army "seizes all of Old City"

Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo’s historic ‘Old City’, pushing the last remaining rebels there out.

Syrian government forces have reportedly recaptured all of Aleppo’s historic ‘Old City’, pushing the last remaining rebels there out.

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Russia and US to talk Aleppo rebel withdrawal as Syrian army advances

Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo – according to an opposition official and the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory f

Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced into another rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo – according to an opposition official and the UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory f

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Syrian army advances on Aleppo airport

The Syrian army and its allies have advanced deeper into rebel-controlled areas, taking over a major access road leading to Aleppo International Airport.

The Syrian army and its allies have advanced deeper into rebel-controlled areas, taking over a major access road leading to Aleppo International Airport.