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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.

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Siege of Aleppo: battle reaches crescendo

Syrian pro-government forces are believed to have reclaimed the largest rebel-controlled district in Aleppo.

Syrian pro-government forces are believed to have reclaimed the largest rebel-controlled district in Aleppo.

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Syria's Assad sees Trump as 'an ally against terrorism'

President Assad gives his first reaction to the election of Donald Trump describing him as a possible 'ally in the fight against terror'

President Assad gives his first reaction to the election of Donald Trump describing him as a possible 'ally in the fight against terror'

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Russian planes resume intense air strikes in Syria

Russian planes have taken to the skies over Syria again after a 28-day pause targeting Islamic militant groups in Idlib and Homs.

Russian planes have taken to the skies over Syria again after a 28-day pause targeting Islamic militant groups in Idlib and Homs.

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Turkey warns against Kurdish takeover of Raqqa as ISIL capital faces encirclement

Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not

Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not

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Children killed in airstrike on Damascus nursery

Activists are blaming government forces for the shelling in a rebel-held district of the Syrian capital, which reportedly happened during morning playtime.

Activists are blaming government forces for the shelling in a rebel-held district of the Syrian capital, which reportedly happened during morning playtime.

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Fighting resumes in Aleppo

It comes as a ten-hour ceasefire by Russian and Syrian government forces in the Syrian city comes to an end. Moscow says it was the final chance for rebels to leave besieged areas.

It comes as a ten-hour ceasefire by Russian and Syrian government forces in the Syrian city comes to an end. Moscow says it was the final chance for rebels to leave besieged areas.

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Assad vows to stay in power at least until 2021

President Bashar al-Assad plans to remain in power until at least 2021 when his third seven-year term comes to an end.

President Bashar al-Assad plans to remain in power until at least 2021 when his third seven-year term comes to an end.

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Fighting resumes after ceasefire in Aleppo

The battle for control of the northern city of Aleppo has intensified with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling.

The battle for control of the northern city of Aleppo has intensified with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling.

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Russian jets 'resume heavy Aleppo bombing'

After several days of relative calm in Aleppo, Russian jets resumed heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas on Tuesday, according to a rebel official and a British-based monitoring…

After several days of relative calm in Aleppo, Russian jets resumed heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas on Tuesday, according to a rebel official and a British-based monitoring…

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Aleppo: a Syrian tragedy

The devastation in Aleppo's besieged rebel-held east has sparked global outrage, but world powers are failing to stop the bloodshed.

The devastation in Aleppo's besieged rebel-held east has sparked global outrage, but world powers are failing to stop the bloodshed.

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Renewed air strikes pound province of Aleppo

Pro-government media say the Syrian army is pressing ahead in a major campaign, supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power.

Pro-government media say the Syrian army is pressing ahead in a major campaign, supported by Iranian-backed militias and Russian air power.

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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.