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Syrian rebels pull out of their last besieged area

The remaining fighters started to withdraw from the last rebel-held enclave in central Syria on Wednesday, state television reported, sealing the government’s control over the area and opening a major stretch of the country’s most important highway. It further cements President Bashar al-Assad’s dominant position over the most populated parts of Syria after years of…

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May 17, 2018

 

Syria army takes Aleppo town from IS: military source

Syria’s army Sunday seized a key town from the Islamic State group in the east of Aleppo province, a military source said, nearing its goal of expelling the jihadists from the region. The capture of Maskana, on the western bank of Lake Assad, comes as part of a major Russian-backed military operation that began in…

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June 4, 2017

 

Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills dozens outside Aleppo

ALEPPO: A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing dozens of people evacuated from two villages the day before in a deal between warring sides. The agreement had stalled, leaving thousands of people from both government-besieged and rebel-besieged areas stranded at two transit points on…

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April 16, 2017

 

Air strikes on north Syria mosque kill 42: monitor

DAMASCUS: At least 42 people were killed and dozens more wounded on Thursday in air strikes on a village mosque in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians,” said the head of…

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March 17, 2017

 

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in Aleppo

AMSTERDAM: Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during battles to retake the city late last year, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday.

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February 14, 2017

 

IS ‘besieged’ in last bastion in Syria’s Aleppo province

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group is “completely besieged” in its last major stronghold in Syria’s Aleppo province, a monitor said, as pro-regime forces pressure the jihadists on several fronts. IS fighters were cut off in Al-Bab after forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s government severed a road into the northern town, the Syrian Observatory for…

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February 7, 2017

 

JI holds rally to express solidarity to Muslims of Myanmar, Aleppo

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq Sunday said if the United Nations Security Council cannot be moved for 1.2 billion Muslims around the world than the Muslims bloc should abandon the forum. Addressing the rally held to express solidarity to the Muslims of Myanmar and Aleppo, Siraj accused UN of keeping “dual standards and…

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January 1, 2017

 

Russia, Turkey discuss Syria ceasefire

ISTANBUL: Russia and Turkey were discussing a nationwide truce plan for Syria, and while Turkish state media on Wednesday said a deal had been reached, none of the key players in the conflict offered a confirmation.

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December 29, 2016

 

Russian jets step up raids on rebel-held Idlib and rural Aleppo

ALEPPO: Russian jets stepped up strikes on several towns in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province and rural Aleppo two days after the evacuation of rebels from their last pocket in the northern city of Aleppo, rebels and residents said on Saturday.

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December 25, 2016

 

Syrian rebels shell Aleppo as Assad urges peace talks

ALEPPO: Syrian rebels shelled Aleppo on Friday killing at least three people, media reported, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies said the insurgents’ withdrawal from the city could pave the way toward a political solution for the country.

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December 24, 2016

 

Battle for Syria’s al-Bab intensifies, 14 Turkish soldiers killed: army

ANKARA: Clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Islamic State militants intensified around the northern Syrian town of al-Bab on Wednesday, killing 14 Turkish soldiers and 138 jihadists, the army said.

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December 22, 2016

 

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo after deal over besieged villages

Thousands of people were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave of Aleppo on Monday in return for insurgents allowing people to leave two besieged pro-government villages in nearby Idlib province. In bitter winter weather, convoys of buses from eastern Aleppo reached rebel-held areas to the west of the city. More buses left the Shi’ite Muslim…

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December 20, 2016

 

Syria’s seven-year Twitter girl evacuated to safety

ALEPPO: A seven-year-old girl, who shot to fame after she tweeted about the worsening situation in Aleppo, has been moved to safety. Bana Alabed is among around 3,000 people who have been evacuated to relatively safe place after a weekend of pitched battle. Informing that the little girl is safe in the Aleppo countryside, Ahmad…

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December 19, 2016

 

Thousands evacuated from Aleppo as UN eyes observers

ALEPPO: More than 3,000 people left the rebel enclave of Aleppo on Monday, raising hope for many others still stranded, as Russia eased its objections to sending UN observers to oversee the evacuations. Two convoys of around 20 vehicles each crossed the front line in the early morning headed for rebel-held territory elsewhere in northern…

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December 19, 2016

 

Syrian rebels, govt say working on deal to secure Aleppo evacuation

ALEPPO: A new deal is being negotiated to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of Syria’s east Aleppo which ground to a halt on Friday after  demands from pro-government forces that people also be moved out of two villages besieged by insurgents. A Syrian rebel official and a government official said early on Saturday the…

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December 17, 2016

 

‘Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands’

Washington: US President Barack Obama declared Friday that Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are responsible for the slaughter of civilians in Aleppo, with “blood… on their hands.” “The world as we speak is united in horror at the savage assault by the Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian allies…

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December 17, 2016

 

Poor Aleppo: Human Meltdown or Human Apathy

By: Naumaan Ansaari Dear protesters and celebrators over the misery of people of poor Aleppo. I have a message for both of you all. Did you ever realized the meaning when remnant people of Aleppo left messages on social network saying that it will be their final call? Why would have they said that? Did…

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December 16, 2016

 

History of Syrian rebel pullouts

The expected withdrawal of Syrian rebels from their one-time bastion of east Aleppo is the latest by opposition fighters surrounded by government forces. For much of the conflict in Syria, the government has promoted “local reconciliation” deals that have often involved the evacuation from opposition territory of civilians and rebels who have surrendered. The government…

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December 15, 2016

 

Eiffel Tower blacks out for Aleppo

PARIS: The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off on Wednesday to show support for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo.

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December 15, 2016

 

Iran says Aleppo ‘victory’ shows its regional clout

TEHRAN: Iranian officials celebrated the impending defeat of rebels in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, saying it showed that Tehran had become the leading power in the region.  Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan rang his Syrian counterpart Fahd Jassem al-Freij to congratulate him on the “victories of the Syrian army and resistance forces in…

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December 14, 2016

 

Cold, hungry civilians wait to leave Aleppo after delay

Aleppo, Syria: Thousands of cold and hungry civilians crowded the streets of Aleppo on Wednesday uncertain of their future after their planned evacuation from the last rebel pocket of the city was delayed. The delicate deal to end years of rebel resistance in Syria’s second city came amid mounting international concern about the plight of…

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December 14, 2016

 
 
 
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