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Aleppo: conflicting reports over a halt in the offensive

There are conflicting reports over whether the Russian-backed Syrian government has halted its military push to retake the rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

There are conflicting reports over whether the Russian-backed Syrian government has halted its military push to retake the rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

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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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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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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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Prophesied apocalypse a 'myth' as Dabiq recaptured from ISIL

The prophesied “apocalyptic battle” for Dabiq did not come to fruition as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels rout ISIL from the village The ISIL stronghold near the Turkish border in northern Syria has been

The prophesied “apocalyptic battle” for Dabiq did not come to fruition as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels rout ISIL from the village The ISIL stronghold near the Turkish border in northern Syria has been

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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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Dozens ill after alleged Syrian government chlorine attack on Aleppo

An alleged chlorine gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo is said to have led to dozens of people including children being treated in hospital for suffocation.

An alleged chlorine gas attack on the Syrian city of Aleppo is said to have led to dozens of people including children being treated in hospital for suffocation.

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Syrian rebels prepare for Aleppo siege

Syrian government troops say they are moving in against rebel held positions in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Syrian government troops say they are moving in against rebel held positions in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Syrian government forces 'cut road to Aleppo'

Some 250,000 Aleppo residents have been put under siege after Syrian government troops effectively cut the road into rebel-held areas of the city, a monitoring group…

Some 250,000 Aleppo residents have been put under siege after Syrian government troops effectively cut the road into rebel-held areas of the city, a monitoring group…

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Syrian army announces ceasefire covering entire country for 72 hours

It is a ceasefire in all but name, the Syrian military’s declaration of a 72-hour “regime of calm”, coinciding with the end of Ramadan, that began at one o’clock on Wednesday morning, and will end at

It is a ceasefire in all but name, the Syrian military’s declaration of a 72-hour “regime of calm”, coinciding with the end of Ramadan, that began at one o’clock on Wednesday morning, and will end at

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Tensions flare in Syria as peace talks limp on

An amateur video has emerged purporting to show chaos in Syria as fragile peace talks limp on in Geneva. A clip posted on social media claims to give

An amateur video has emerged purporting to show chaos in Syria as fragile peace talks limp on in Geneva. A clip posted on social media claims to give

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Syrian army turns its attention to the south in major offensive

Backed by Russian air support the Syrian army has launched its first offensive in the south of the country since September, when Russia entered the

Backed by Russian air support the Syrian army has launched its first offensive in the south of the country since September, when Russia entered the

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Syrian troops break two-year ISIL siege of northern airbase

Syrian government forces claim to have broken a two-year siege by ISIL militants on an airbase in the north of the country. A military source said

Syrian government forces claim to have broken a two-year siege by ISIL militants on an airbase in the north of the country. A military source said

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OPCW says has proof chemical weapons used in ISIL attack in Syria

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says its analysis of an August ISIL bombardment proves mustard gas was used. First used 100

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says its analysis of an August ISIL bombardment proves mustard gas was used. First used 100

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Syrian bid to retake Aleppo from rebels begins on southern outskirts

The Syrian regular army says it has begun a fresh offensive in a bid to retake the country’s second city and former economic powerhouse Aleppo

The Syrian regular army says it has begun a fresh offensive in a bid to retake the country’s second city and former economic powerhouse Aleppo

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Analysis: Russia's intervention in Syria

How much worse can the bloodshed in Syria get, with Russia dropping bombs on behalf of President Assad? President Putin says this is to fight

How much worse can the bloodshed in Syria get, with Russia dropping bombs on behalf of President Assad? President Putin says this is to fight

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Child pulled from rubble is rare moment of hope in Syrian war

“Thank God she is alive:” A moment of brightness amid the misery of Syria’s civil war. A young child is pulled from the rubble of a building

“Thank God she is alive:” A moment of brightness amid the misery of Syria’s civil war. A young child is pulled from the rubble of a building