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UN warns Aleppo risks becoming a 'graveyard'

At least 26 people are killed in latest artillery bombardments on Aleppo's rebel zone including some who had fled from frontline area.

At least 26 people are killed in latest artillery bombardments on Aleppo's rebel zone including some who had fled from frontline area.

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Syrian army forces 'retake' key district in eastern Aleppo

Hundreds of residents of eastern Aleppo have fled the shifting front lines, as Syrian government forces continue their push to cut the rebel-stronghold in two.

Hundreds of residents of eastern Aleppo have fled the shifting front lines, as Syrian government forces continue their push to cut the rebel-stronghold in two.

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Drone footage shows the extent of Aleppo's destruction

Drone footage uploaded on social media by Aleppo Media Center (AMC) purports to show destroyed buildings and rubble on the streets in Al-Shaar neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo…

Drone footage uploaded on social media by Aleppo Media Center (AMC) purports to show destroyed buildings and rubble on the streets in Al-Shaar neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo…

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Drone footage shows Aleppo 'moonscape'

Drone footage released by a pro-rebel media group based in Aleppo shows the extend of the destruction of the city.

Drone footage released by a pro-rebel media group based in Aleppo shows the extend of the destruction of the city.

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Syria: Aleppo ceasefire begins

Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on…

Leaflets dropped over rebel-held parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo urged people to take their chance to get out, as a so-called ‘humanitarian pause’ in air strikes formally came into effect on…

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Fierce resistance and ISIL threats as Mosul assault progresses

On day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in…

On day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in…

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Iraqi troops advance on Mosul

Iraqi forces leading the battle for Mosul spent the first day dislodging ISIL from a dozen or so villages some 20 km outside Iraq’s second largest city.

Iraqi forces leading the battle for Mosul spent the first day dislodging ISIL from a dozen or so villages some 20 km outside Iraq’s second largest city.

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi army claims gains against ISIL

Iraqi government forces claim to have made gains against ISIL, on the first day of a long-anticipated offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul.

Iraqi government forces claim to have made gains against ISIL, on the first day of a long-anticipated offensive to retake the northern city of Mosul.

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'Dozens dead' in renewed Aleppo airstrikes

In what has been described as the heaviest bombardment in days by Russian planes, at least 50 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s air strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo and nearby villages, accordin

In what has been described as the heaviest bombardment in days by Russian planes, at least 50 civilians were killed in Tuesday’s air strikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo and nearby villages, accordin

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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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France to ask ICC to investigate claims of war crimes in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says he will ask the International Criminal Court to investigate possible war crimes in Syria.

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Yemenis protest after airstrikes kill over 140 at funeral

Hundreds of Yemenis protest in front of the United Nations building in the capital Sanaa to denounce air strikes which killed 140.

Hundreds of Yemenis protest in front of the United Nations building in the capital Sanaa to denounce air strikes which killed 140.

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White Helmet rescuers fair game for ruthless Syrian regime says founder

Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an

Since 2013 volunteer rescue workers in the White Helmets organisation have been trying to save lives in the Syrian civil war. But Moscow and Damascus accuse them of being close to terrorist groups, an

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Fading hopes of peace in Syria

Peace appears to be ever-further away in Syria with daily offensives pounding residential areas and the US announcement of a suspension of “participation in bilateral channels with…

Peace appears to be ever-further away in Syria with daily offensives pounding residential areas and the US announcement of a suspension of “participation in bilateral channels with…

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USA / Russia : diplomatic breakdown over Syria

Just a few weeks ago, the world focused on US Secretary of State, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov.

Just a few weeks ago, the world focused on US Secretary of State, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov.

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Colombians reject landmark peace deal with FARC

Colombian voters confound forecasters by rejecting a landmark peace deal with FARC rebels considering it "too soft" on the guerrillas.

Colombian voters confound forecasters by rejecting a landmark peace deal with FARC rebels considering it "too soft" on the guerrillas.

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Syria: US on verge of ending peace talks with Russia

As Russia vows to press ahead with its Aleppo offensive, the US says it is on the verge of ending Syria peace talks with Moscow.

As Russia vows to press ahead with its Aleppo offensive, the US says it is on the verge of ending Syria peace talks with Moscow.

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Drone footage shows damage in besieged Aleppo

This bird’s eye footage illustrates the extent of the damage in eastern Aleppo, after a ceasefire collapsed in Syria last week.

This bird’s eye footage illustrates the extent of the damage in eastern Aleppo, after a ceasefire collapsed in Syria 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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Five years' talking brings no closer end to Syrian carnage

There is a new ceasefire in Syria, brokered between the US and Russia, respectively the godfathers of the opposition, and regime.

There is a new ceasefire in Syria, brokered between the US and Russia, respectively the godfathers of the opposition, and regime.