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Syria's Assad discusses military operation in Kremlin

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a surprise visit to Moscow for talks about Russia’s air operation against Islamist militants in Syria. The

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a surprise visit to Moscow for talks about Russia’s air operation against Islamist militants in Syria. The

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Syrian government forces use Russian jets against ISIL - monitor

Syrian government forces have used “recently” arrived Russian warplanes to bombard ISIL militants in northern Syria, according to a group monitoring

Syrian government forces have used “recently” arrived Russian warplanes to bombard ISIL militants in northern Syria, according to a group monitoring

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Syria killing surges as peace talks stutter

More Syrians have been killed in the three weeks since peace talks began than at any other time in the civil war, according to a new report. The

More Syrians have been killed in the three weeks since peace talks began than at any other time in the civil war, according to a new report. The

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'Ceasefires possible in areas of Syria', says John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that ceasefires could possibly be put in place in parts of Syria. He made the announcement following

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that ceasefires could possibly be put in place in parts of Syria. He made the announcement following

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Thousands of young European jihadists are fighting in Syria

Up to 2000 European jihadists are fighting against the Assad regime in Syria, according to Belgium’s interior minister. That number was said to be

Up to 2000 European jihadists are fighting against the Assad regime in Syria, according to Belgium’s interior minister. That number was said to be

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Foreign ministers ponder Syria's future at London talks

Foreign ministers from Arab and Western countries have been meeting for talks on Syria in London. The eleven ministers – who call themselves the

Foreign ministers from Arab and Western countries have been meeting for talks on Syria in London. The eleven ministers – who call themselves the

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Friends of Syrian opposition promise immediate aid

Western and Arab allies of the Syrian opposition meeting in Qatar have promised to urgently supply all the material and equipment necessary to the

Western and Arab allies of the Syrian opposition meeting in Qatar have promised to urgently supply all the material and equipment necessary to the

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No role for Assad post-conflict - Friends of Syria

President Bashar al-Assad will have no role to play in a peaceful Syria. That is according to the participants of a meeting Jordan of the Friends

President Bashar al-Assad will have no role to play in a peaceful Syria. That is according to the participants of a meeting Jordan of the Friends

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Syria army 'in centre' of Qusair amid assault on rebel town

Syrian government forces have launched a major offensive to retake the strategically important rebel stronghold of Qusair, near Lebanon. Syrian

Syrian government forces have launched a major offensive to retake the strategically important rebel stronghold of Qusair, near Lebanon. Syrian

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US doubles non-lethal aid to Syria rebels

Following a Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a doubling of non-lethal aid to support the opposition

Following a Friends of Syria meeting in Istanbul, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a doubling of non-lethal aid to support the opposition

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Syrian rebels claim to capture key southern city

Syria rebels claim to have taken control of the key city of Dael in Daraa province in the south of the country. Unverified amateur video is said

Syria rebels claim to have taken control of the key city of Dael in Daraa province in the south of the country. Unverified amateur video is said

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Syrian opposition chief resigns

The head of Syria’s main opposition group resigned on Sunday. Moaz Alkhatib was picked to lead the Western and Gulf-backed National Coalition for

The head of Syria’s main opposition group resigned on Sunday. Moaz Alkhatib was picked to lead the Western and Gulf-backed National Coalition for

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France and UK in move to arm anti-Assad fighters

Syrian state TV showed a cache of arms allegedly supplied to rebels from outside the country. The ‘find’ came on a day when French President

Syrian state TV showed a cache of arms allegedly supplied to rebels from outside the country. The ‘find’ came on a day when French President

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US Foreign Secretary Kerry to meet head of Syrian opposition

US Foreign Secretary, John Kerry, is set to attend the Friends of Syria conference in Rome on Thursday February 28, where he will meet the head of

US Foreign Secretary, John Kerry, is set to attend the Friends of Syria conference in Rome on Thursday February 28, where he will meet the head of

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Syrian army steps up assault on Homs

The Syrian army has intensified its offensive on Sunni strongholds and opposition forces are fighting fire with fire. Amateur footage posted online

The Syrian army has intensified its offensive on Sunni strongholds and opposition forces are fighting fire with fire. Amateur footage posted online

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Over 50 Countries want Syria conflict referred to World Court

57 countries have called on the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syria conflict to the International Criminal Court for a war crimes

57 countries have called on the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syria conflict to the International Criminal Court for a war crimes

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Syria: Freed Iranian prisoners arrive in Damascus

Forty-eight Iranian prisoners set free by Syrian rebels received a warm greeting at the Sheraton Hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday. They were

Forty-eight Iranian prisoners set free by Syrian rebels received a warm greeting at the Sheraton Hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday. They were

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Syria: Iranian prisoners freed

Forty-eight Iranian hostages have been set free by Syrian rebels. They were released in exchange for 2,130 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian

Forty-eight Iranian hostages have been set free by Syrian rebels. They were released in exchange for 2,130 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian

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Brahimi pushes for international action on Syria

With this week’s talks in Damascus on the Syrian crisis bearing little fruit, the focus is moving to Moscow as the international community seeks a

With this week’s talks in Damascus on the Syrian crisis bearing little fruit, the focus is moving to Moscow as the international community seeks a

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Scud missiles fired at rebels escalate Syria conflict

While intelligence sources claim Scud missiles have for the first time been used against Syrian rebels, Human Rights Watch is alarmed at the use of

While intelligence sources claim Scud missiles have for the first time been used against Syrian rebels, Human Rights Watch is alarmed at the use of

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Friends of Syria officially recognise opposition coalition

Official recognition for Syria’s opposition coalition has grown, with acknowledgement coming from the US-founded international Friends of Syria

Official recognition for Syria’s opposition coalition has grown, with acknowledgement coming from the US-founded international Friends of Syria

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Syria Freedom Train arrives in Strasbourg

This special train came from Paris on Tuesday carrying about 300 opponents to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They were in France to

This special train came from Paris on Tuesday carrying about 300 opponents to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. They were in France to

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Obama announces recognition of Syrian opposition

The United States has joined a growing number of nations in recognising the Syrian opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the

The United States has joined a growing number of nations in recognising the Syrian opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the

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Missiles give Syrian rebels a potent sting

In Syria, rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have shot down a government fighter jet 30 kilometres from Aleppo. The pilot

In Syria, rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have shot down a government fighter jet 30 kilometres from Aleppo. The pilot

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'Day After' looking to new dawn in Syria

The Syrian opposition has long been urging the international community to do more to bring an end to the Assad era. At a news conference launching

The Syrian opposition has long been urging the international community to do more to bring an end to the Assad era. At a news conference launching

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Syrian rebels call for no-fly zone

Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have called for safe havens and a no-fly zone near the borders with Jordan and Turkey. The

Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad have called for safe havens and a no-fly zone near the borders with Jordan and Turkey. The