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'The Sarajevo of Syria': What the fall of Aleppo would mean for the world

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Washington: Over the past week, forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have nearly encircled the city of Aleppo, once the war-torn country's most populous urban centre.
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Saudis make plans to deploy ground troops in Syria

Financial Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia is discussing plans to deploy ground troops with regional allies, including Turkey, for a safe zone in Syria, in a last-ditch effort to keep alive a rebellion at risk of collapse as a Russian-backed offensive by Syrian regime forces ...
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ISIS, in a First, Says It Was Behind Attack in Syrian Capital

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The blast on Tuesday came amid government advances against insurgents in northern Syria, a signal that even as the leadership goes on the offensive in some parts of the country, government-controlled areas, including those believed to be secure, remain ...
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West must condemn Russian action in Syria

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Syrians walk through the rubble in Aleppo after Russian airstrikes pounded residential areas. 'Appeasing Russia and its bully boy leader now is likely to lead to more unchallenged aggression by them in future in areas like the Baltic,' writes Steve Smart.
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Syria's bleeding even more thanks to John Kerry's peace ploy

New York Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
In the days since the collapse of the Syria peace talks championed by Secretary of State John Kerry, the humanitarian catastrophe in northern Syria has grown, tens of thousands of new refugees were created and the Russian- and Iranian-backed killing of ...
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US officials: Russian airstrikes have changed 'calculus completely' in Syria

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
Russian military intervention in Syria has turned the course of that country's civil war against U.S.-backed rebel groups, increasing the likelihood that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his loyalists will remain in power, U.S. intelligence ...
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In Syria, war crimes don't take sides, UN report says

CNN - ‎21 hours ago‎
The Syrian government, armed anti-government groups and armed terrorist groups including ISIS and al Nusra Front (al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate) all systematically committed murders, rapes or other forms of sexual violence, torture, imprisonment ...
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More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, report says, challenging UN claim

Fox News - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Siege Watch report says 1.09 million people are living in 46 besieged communities in Syria, far more than the 18 listed by the U.N.
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Syria airstrike hits Médecins Sans Frontières-supported hospital

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
An airstrike hit a hospital in southern Syria that is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières, killing three people and wounding six, the medical charity has said.

Saudi Offer on Syria Reflects Heightened Anxiety Over Outcome

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia's proposal to send its troops to fight Islamic State in Syria—despite the risk of directly confronting Iran and Russia there, on top of messy entanglements elsewhere—is a clear sign of how much the kingdom believes it has at stake in the ...
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UN investigator Carla Del Ponte supports Russian airstrikes in Syria

Press TV - ‎13 hours ago‎
High-ranking Russian officials have repeatedly said that they are targeting all terrorist groups in Syria, including Daesh, denying Western media reports that civilians have been killed in Russian airstrikes.
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Turkey's murky role in Syria

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎4 hours ago‎
Turkey and Syria share a long border, and from the beginning of the conflict the Turkish government looked the other way as foreign jihadists flooded in on their way to Turkey.
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Hoarding in Syria's Largest City as Government Advances

ABC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee Syria's largest city while others are hoarding food in case of a long siege, even laying out bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage.
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Syria Emerging as Crucible for Key US Threats

Voice of America - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Syria is quickly becoming the heart of an increasingly unpredictable world, serving as a cauldron for many of the most critical threats facing the United States.
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Syria Five Years Later: Personal Reflections

Huffington Post - ‎10 hours ago‎
It has lasted already for five years in Syria, and still no light in the end of the tunnel. A lot of talk about a political solution, though on the ground the carnage just intensifies by the day.
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Chechens Back Russians on the Ground in Syria Conflict

Wall Street Journal - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
MOSCOW—Special forces from Russia's mostly Muslim region of Chechnya are on the ground in Syria, helping the Kremlin's warplanes strike opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to an interview with prominent Chechen leader, Ramzan ...
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See wedding photos amid damage in war-torn Syria

USA TODAY - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Newlyweds Nada Merhi, 18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, posed for wedding pictures amid heavily damaged homes in the city of Homs in Syria. Merhi wore a stunning white wedding gown. Youssef, a soldier in Syrian President Bashar Assad's army, was clothed ...
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Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Department of Defense - ‎7 hours ago‎
SOUTHWEST ASIA, February 9, 2016 - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials ...
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Woman accused of holding US aid worker hostage in Syria is charged

Washington Post - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Federal prosecutors filed a criminal charge Monday against an Iraqi woman accused of taking hostage an American aid worker who was killed last year in Syria. The Iraqi woman, known as Umm Sayyaf or Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, was captured in May ...
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