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Wave of ISIL-claimed bombings in Syria kills at least 40

Six bombings claimed by the self-styled Islamic State hit government-held areas and a Kurdish-controlled province on Monday.

Six bombings claimed by the self-styled Islamic State hit government-held areas and a Kurdish-controlled province on Monday.

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Suicide bombing at Damascus police club kills several people

A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a police officers’ club in a residential district of Damascus on Tuesday, killing several people, Syria’s

A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a police officers’ club in a residential district of Damascus on Tuesday, killing several people, Syria’s

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Syria shelters antiques from potential ISIL destruction

Thousands of priceless antiquities in Syria are being gathered and stored in Damascus to protect them from the Islamic State militant group and other

Thousands of priceless antiquities in Syria are being gathered and stored in Damascus to protect them from the Islamic State militant group and other

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Eight die in Syrian airstrikes

Eight people were killed by airstrikes in the Syrian town of Saqba, to the east of Damascus, on August 12. The attacks were among a number of

Eight people were killed by airstrikes in the Syrian town of Saqba, to the east of Damascus, on August 12. The attacks were among a number of

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'31 dead in Syrian government air strikes' close to Damascus

At least 31 people have been killed in air strikes just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, a monitoring group has said. The Syrian Observatory

At least 31 people have been killed in air strikes just outside the Syrian capital of Damascus, a monitoring group has said. The Syrian Observatory

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Syrian rebels seize last city in Idlib province, eye Damascus

Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda, said on Thursday it had taken over Ariha, the last city in the northwestern province of Idlib that was

Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of al Qaeda, said on Thursday it had taken over Ariha, the last city in the northwestern province of Idlib that was

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Syria: Civilians in 'acute danger' at Yarmouk refugee camp, warns UN

The United Nations is sounding the alarm over the “desperate” plight of civilians trapped amid fierce fighting in the largely Palestinian Yarmouk

The United Nations is sounding the alarm over the “desperate” plight of civilians trapped amid fierce fighting in the largely Palestinian Yarmouk

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Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria

Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas near the

Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas near the

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Damascus suburbs suffer shelling by 'government forces'

Amateur videos purport to show the Damascus suburbs of Douma and Zamalka under the shelling of government forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human

Amateur videos purport to show the Damascus suburbs of Douma and Zamalka under the shelling of government forces. The Syrian Observatory for Human

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Army tank explosion in Syria

Amateur video purportedly shows Syrian rebels blowing up an army tank with a rocket propelled grenade in the western coastal province of Latakia.

Amateur video purportedly shows Syrian rebels blowing up an army tank with a rocket propelled grenade in the western coastal province of Latakia.

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Assad's staying power, defying the odds

The Sunni city of Deraa in southern Syria is where the protests began in March 2011 against the father-to-son tightly-held rule of the Alawite Shia

The Sunni city of Deraa in southern Syria is where the protests began in March 2011 against the father-to-son tightly-held rule of the Alawite Shia

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Syria: suicide bomb attack in Damascus leaves at least four dead

At least four people have been killed and more than a dozen injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuesday afternoon

At least four people have been killed and more than a dozen injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up in central Damascus on Tuesday afternoon

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UN Special Envoy tries to bridge chasm over Syrian crisis

UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had a lot of work to do when he met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday to discuss peace

UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi had a lot of work to do when he met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Wednesday to discuss peace

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Starved Syrians flee besieged Damascus suburb

More than 1,500 Syrians have been allowed to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh. The town had been blockaded by state forces since

More than 1,500 Syrians have been allowed to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh. The town had been blockaded by state forces since

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Syrian blacksmiths work as weapon factories

Many Syrian blacksmiths have been operating as weapon factories since shortly after the civil war erupted, providing a steady supply of weapons to

Many Syrian blacksmiths have been operating as weapon factories since shortly after the civil war erupted, providing a steady supply of weapons to

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Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister talks to euronews

Fayzal Al Mikdad is the Deputy Foreign Minister of Syria. Earlier, he joined Euronews via satellite from Damascus. euronews: “John Kerry has

Fayzal Al Mikdad is the Deputy Foreign Minister of Syria. Earlier, he joined Euronews via satellite from Damascus. euronews: “John Kerry has

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UN inspectors deliver their Damascus samples for testing

The United Nations weapons inspectors have handed over the samples they took in Damascus to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

The United Nations weapons inspectors have handed over the samples they took in Damascus to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

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Calm reigns in central Damascus

In the very centre of Damascus life appeared a picture of normality on Wednesday, bustling streets, busy markets, no echoing gunfire of whiffs of gas

In the very centre of Damascus life appeared a picture of normality on Wednesday, bustling streets, busy markets, no echoing gunfire of whiffs of gas

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Foreign intervention in Syria moves closer

The United States, the United Kingdom and France have warned of a “serious response” to the alleged chemical attack in Damascus on Wednesday. The

The United States, the United Kingdom and France have warned of a “serious response” to the alleged chemical attack in Damascus on Wednesday. The

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Deaths mount in Syria after ambush and car bomb

Syrian national television has shown graphic pictures of the aftermath of a Syrian army ambush including bodies of what a pro-opposition Human Rights

Syrian national television has shown graphic pictures of the aftermath of a Syrian army ambush including bodies of what a pro-opposition Human Rights

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More than a dozen killed in Damascus bombing

Two bombs have reportedly exploded in central Damascus killing at least 14 people and wounding up to 30 others. Syrian state television says the

Two bombs have reportedly exploded in central Damascus killing at least 14 people and wounding up to 30 others. Syrian state television says the