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Syria: '100000 trapped' near Turkey as ISIL advances

Aljazeera.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
More than 100,000 Syrians were trapped near the Turkish border as fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group advanced on two strategically-vital towns.
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Syria denies Russian constitution rumours

Sky News Australia - ‎11 hours ago‎
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denied media reports that his ally Russia drew up a new constitution for his country and presented it to his government as part of international efforts to end the long conflict.
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Turkey enraged by 'unacceptable' US backing of Kurdish militia

Yahoo7 News - ‎15 hours ago‎
Antalya (Turkey) (AFP) - The United States scrambled Friday to avert a rift with its ally Turkey after AFP pictures revealed US commandos operating in Syria wearing the insignia of a Kurdish militia branded a terror group by Ankara. The Pentagon ...
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The last remaining Pentagon-trained rebel group in Syria is now in jeopardy

Washington Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
The New Syrian Army completed the U.S. training course in Jordan, infiltrated into Syria and then, in March, without fanfare or publicity, seized a pinprick of territory from the militants at the remote Tanaf border crossing with Iraq in the far ...

Waging a lyrical war against Syria's Bashar al-Assad

Aljazeera.com - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Paris, France - As the conflict in Syria barrels into its fifth year, some exiled musicians are using their craft to promote regime change in the country.
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Syria impedes humanitarian aid to besieged areas, UN says

FRANCE 24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Deliberate interference, most notably by the Syrian government, continues to hinder the delivery of humanitarian aid to more than 500,000 people trapped in besieged areas by the country's nearly four-year-old civil war, a UN official said Friday.
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Will Russia adopt 'first to strike' policy in Syria?

Al-Monitor - ‎14 hours ago‎
The bombings in the Syrian cities of Tartus and Jableh that claimed the lives of more than 120 people on May 23 were a stark reminder that the situation in Syria is much farther from peace than statements of relative diplomatic successes may suggest ...
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Car bomb hits Shuiab Mosque in rebel-held Idlib, Syria

euronews - ‎13 hours ago‎
A ceasefire brokered in February by the US and Russia for the whole of Syria has been disrupted by car bomb attacks and violence between groups fighting for control of Syrian territory. Idlib, which is close to the Turkish border, is controlled by ...
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Malaysia receives 68 migrants from Syria

The Star Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
"The presence of our brothers and sisters from Syria today renews our commitment, as put forward by our Prime Minister last year, to help solve the problem in Syria and in other Middle Eastern countries now," Dr Ahmad Zahid said in a short ceremony at ...

In Syria, a slow-motion genocide while diplomats chatter

Los Angeles Times - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The International Syria Support Group, consisting of 20 countries and organizations, met in Vienna earlier this month to once again attempt to decide the fate of the Syrian people. Predictably, the diplomats left the Austrian capital with little more ...
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I-35W bridge collapse survivor linked to ISIL in Syria

Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎12 hours ago‎
Now, according to court testimony in a federal terrorism trial, Roble - one of the 145 people injured in the I-35W bridge collapse that killed 13 people - is believed to be in Syria with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Roble and four of his ...

Australian boxers fighting for peace in Syria

SBS - ‎May 25, 2016‎
For years Father Dave has used boxing to help countless people though troubled times and he has extended his outreach all the way to the war-torn country of Syria. He recently took eight Australian boxers to Syria to train with Syrian boxers in the ...
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French soldier slashed by man angry over 'Syria bombings'

RT - ‎19 hours ago‎
The 30-year-old later told police that two people had forced him to the ground while shouting that it was revenge for French airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) forces in Syria. One of the attackers used a box-cutter knife to ...
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Three ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day - Russian defense ministry

TASS - ‎12 hours ago‎
MOSCOW, May 27. /TASS/. The ceasefire regime has been generally observed in most of Syria's provinces, with three violations reported in the province of Aleppo, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular ...

Moderate forces in Syria – 'figment of imagination'

RT - ‎22 hours ago‎
It's not difficult to determine moderate rebels in Syria as they do not exist said Craig Murray, a former UK ambassador and now a human rights activist.
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Watch Russia's Pytliviy warship set sail for Syria coast

Press TV - ‎May 26, 2016‎
On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial military pull-out from Syria; however forces remain at the Hmeimim airbase in Latakia and at the Tartus naval base to help maintain a Moscow-Washington brokered ceasefire.

ISIS militants just staged a major land grab from rebels in northern Syria

Business Insider - ‎21 hours ago‎
BEIRUT (AP) - Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting ...

Syria Solidarity UK” Supporting Al Qaeda and Denying Free Speech

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎20 hours ago‎
'Syria Solidarity UK' (SSUK), led by some British 'leftists', is strongly backing the US-led war on Syria and appears to support all the al Qaeda aligned armed groups. They use the pretence of concern for refugees while stoking a terrible war which ...

EU Extension of Sanctions on Syria Stalls Political Process in Country

Sputnik International - ‎15 hours ago‎
"Economic sanctions that led the Syrian nation to poverty and misery made the Syrians either to migrate to country's internal areas controlled by the [Syrian] state, where the state provides basic needs or to move to the West, where they are burden for ...
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