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UN - Sarin was used in Syria attack

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital.

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital.

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Zabadani: the last rebels leave

The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.

The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.

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Syria's Palmyra re-taken but remains in ruins

Palmyra has been re-taken from ISIL, but booby traps left by the Islamist militants means residents have been reluctant to return.

Palmyra has been re-taken from ISIL, but booby traps left by the Islamist militants means residents have been reluctant to return.

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Battle for al-Bab hots up as four forces converge on ISIL-held Syrian town

With all the protagonists in the Syrian conflict facing each other in al-Bab, anti-ISIL forces are struggling to maintain unity as they attempt to retake the town from the Islamic militants.

With all the protagonists in the Syrian conflict facing each other in al-Bab, anti-ISIL forces are struggling to maintain unity as they attempt to retake the town from the Islamic militants.

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Syria: ISIL stronghold of al-Bab 'surrounded', supply routes 'cut off'

ISIL stronghold of Al-Bab is surrounded, a monitoring group says. The UN issues a report claiming the jihadist group is 'militarily on the defensive.'

ISIL stronghold of Al-Bab is surrounded, a monitoring group says. The UN issues a report claiming the jihadist group is 'militarily on the defensive.'

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Syria: fighting continues, UN says aid not getting through

Days before the start of talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana, fighting continues in a number of places.

Days before the start of talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital Astana, fighting continues in a number of places.

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Airstrike targets Syrian school hours before ceasefire

Just hours before a ceasefire came into effect in Syria, amateur footage captured the terrifying aftermath of an airstrike on a school in the rebel-held area of Arbin, Damascus, which is reported to h

Just hours before a ceasefire came into effect in Syria, amateur footage captured the terrifying aftermath of an airstrike on a school in the rebel-held area of Arbin, Damascus, which is reported to h

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Russia and Turkey announce Syrian ceasefire without extremist groups

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

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Syrian army retakes full control of Aleppo

It's a crushing victory for President Bashar al-Assad - the biggest in the more than five-year civil war.

It's a crushing victory for President Bashar al-Assad - the biggest in the more than five-year civil war.

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Fighting resumes as Aleppo agony goes on

Air strikes, shelling and gunfire raged in Aleppo on Wednesday, despite a truce deal between government forces and rebels.

Air strikes, shelling and gunfire raged in Aleppo on Wednesday, despite a truce deal between government forces and rebels.

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"Please stand with Aleppo": an activist's plea for help

An independent Syrian media activist has made a call on social media this week for the rest of the world to "stand with Aleppo"

An independent Syrian media activist has made a call on social media this week for the rest of the world to "stand with Aleppo"

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Aleppo battle 'reaches its end' in devastating blow to rebels

The battle for Aleppo has reached its end, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Monday, marking a devastating blow for the rebellion against President Bashar…

The battle for Aleppo has reached its end, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Monday, marking a devastating blow for the rebellion against President Bashar…

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Aleppo '95 percent under Syrian government control'

Syrian government forces now control more than 95 percent of Aleppo, the Russian Defence Ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

Syrian government forces now control more than 95 percent of Aleppo, the Russian Defence Ministry was quoted as saying on Monday.

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Syrian Army advances in Aleppo

A Syrian military source said the army and its allies had captured the al-Asila and Aaajam districts southeast of Aleppo's ancient citadel.

A Syrian military source said the army and its allies had captured the al-Asila and Aaajam districts southeast of Aleppo's ancient citadel.

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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.