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Syria war: At least 28 dead in air strikes on Syrian refugee camp near Turkey: human rights monitor

ABC Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
Elsewhere in Syria, fighting has persisted. Islamic State (IS) militants captured the Shaer gas field in the east of the country, the first gain for the jihadists in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, according to rebel ...
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Australian jihadi reportedly killed in Syria - ‎11 hours ago‎
A "true blue Aussie" jihadi who once said he was not afraid to die in Syria has reportedly been killed while fighting with Islamic rebels in the country.

Moderate Syrian Rebels Torn Between Giving Up, Joining Islamic Extremists

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Syrian army defector and his fellow fighters say they are weakened and cornered after enduring months of bombardment from Russian forces buttressing President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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Russian symphony orchestra plays in Palmyra as Syrian refugee camp burns

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Beirut: A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorised by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens ...

From war to sweatshop for Syria's child refugees

The Guardian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Hamza sits at a sewing machine in a gloomy warehouse in southern Turkey, where he works 12 hours a day, six days a week. The Syrian can perform most of the roles on the assembly line: he knows how to mould leather into the shape of a shoe, or attach ...

Curtis Cheng killer's sister dead in Syria - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The older sister of a radicalised teen gunman who killed NSW Police accountant Curtis Cheng has herself been killed after joining Islamic State in Syria. Shadi Jabar Khalil Mohammad died in a US air strike on the Syrian city of Al Bab on April 22 ...
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Israeli cowboys live frontier life on Syria's doorstep

The Times of Israel - ‎3 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently drew renewed attention to the Golan Heights by vowing to forever hold the land Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 war and from which an Israeli withdrawal was once considered key to regional peace.
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Shaky Syria armistice extends over Aleppo

SBS - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Agreement was reached late on Tuesday: a shaky ceasefire is to be extended to cover the embattled northern city of Aleppo, in Syria. US Secretary of State, John Kerry says the truce is vital for a peaceful future in Syria. "We just announced a short ...

Sydney 'Coco Pops jihadi' killed in Syria - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Abu Ousama, who gained notoriety in 2014 after telling a TV reporter he paid about 500 Syrian pounds “just to have some Coco Pops” and was “born and raised a true-blue Aussie”, was reportedly killed last September while fighting for the al-Nusra Front.
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Rockets fired from Syria again target Turkish border province of Kilis

Daily Sabah - ‎2 hours ago‎
Turkish towns and provinces have been repeatedly struck by fire from across the frontier since mid-January. The center of Kilis lies 6 kilometers from the Syrian border, and the town has been repeatedly struck by cross-border rocket fire since mid-January.

Syria: UN relief chief calls for probe into air strikes that left dozens dead in Idleb

UN News Centre - ‎14 hours ago‎
5 May 2016 - The top United Nations humanitarian official has called for an immediate, impartial and independent investigation into the air strikes that today left dozens of civilians dead and injured in the northern Syrian Governorate of Idleb, which ...

Syria's "monument men" save thousands of historic artifacts

CBS News - ‎13 hours ago‎
DAMASCUS, Syria -- In five years of Syrian civil war, 320,000 have been killed. But another cost has been the lost of irreplaceable history, the inheritance of all humanity.
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Al Qaeda Is About to Establish an Emirate in Northern Syria

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The Islamic State and al Qaeda use different tactics in Syria, but their ultimate objective there is the same: the creation of an Islamic emirate.

Air strikes on refugee camp in Syria kill at least 28

Irish Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Irish Times; 1 min 6 secs. At least 28 people, including women and children, were killed when air strikes hit a camp for internally displaced people in Syria's Idlib province near the Turkish border on Thursday (May 5). Jump to comments (0) ...

First laughs since Syria: the clowns getting refugee children smiling

The Guardian - ‎May 5, 2016‎
Others save lives. We help them to start living again,” says Linn Holm, a 24-year old student at the School of Dance and Circus in Stockholm.

ISIS militants seize gas field in eastern Syria

Al-Arabiya - ‎17 hours ago‎
ISIS militants on Thursday captured the main Shaer gas field in eastern Syria in the first gain for the ultra hardline fighters in the Palmyra desert area since they lost the ancient city in March, rebel sources and a monitor said.

Syria Refugee Camp Shelling May Constitute Crime Against Humanity - Paris

Sputnik International - ‎16 minutes ago‎
PARIS (Sputnik) - On Thursday, a refugee camp in Syria's Idlib near the Turkish border was hit by an airstrike, leaving at least 28 people dead, including women and children.
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More staff going to help process Syria refugees, military may help: McCallum - ‎19 hours ago‎
Talks with the military to provide assistance in bringing thousands more Syrian refugees to Canada are under way as the Liberal government appears to be spooling up efforts to make good on a promise to private sponsorship groups.
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Russia foils attacks ordered by 'terrorists' in Turkey, Syria: spy agency

Yahoo7 News - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Moscow (AFP) - Russia has foiled a string of plots ordered by "international terrorist organisations" active in Syria and Turkey, the FSB intelligence agency said Wednesday, adding that several suspects had been arrested. "A group of immigrants from ...

Damascus Yet to Decide on Participation in Next Syria Support Group Meeting

Sputnik International - ‎4 hours ago‎
Regardless of it's participation, however, Damascus believes the upcoming International Syria Support Group (ISSG) ministerial meeting should center on the finalization of the list of terrorist groups operating in Syria, according to Haddad. "We demand ...