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Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on IS

Yahoo7 News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Beirut (AFP) - Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria's Raqa province Tuesday and Iraqi forces advanced on it in Fallujah, piling pressure on the jihadists in two strongholds.
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Islamic State: Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters destroyed in Syria, satellite images suggest

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
The images suggest four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed by fire inside the base, which is strategically located in central Syria between war-ravaged Palmyra and Homs. "The T4 air base was severely damaged by an Islamic State (IS) artillery ...
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In Syria's Mangled Economy, Truckers Stitch Together Warring Regions

Wall Street Journal - ‎16 hours ago‎
AL-MABROKEH, Syria—Just before this stretch of Kurdish-controlled territory gives way to Islamic State land, there is a lonely checkpoint consisting of a table, plastic chair and tarp.
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Death toll from coordinated ISIL bombings in coastal Syria rises to at least 148 - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The death toll from bombings claimed by the Islamic State (ISIL) group in northwestern Syria has risen to at least 148, the deadliest attacks to date in the regime's coastal heartland.
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NHS doctor leaves family in Sheffield to 'join Islamic State in Syria' - ‎14 hours ago‎
An NHS doctor who spent seven years working in Britain left his wife and two children in Sheffield to join Isil fighters, it has emerged.
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Shared Tragedy

BBC News - ‎14 hours ago‎
When it comes to the ongoing war in Syria, the media spotlight has generally focused on action in key cities, notably Damascus, Raqqa, Aleppo and Homs.

Being a Doctor in Syria 'Means Waiting for Death'

Newsweek - ‎10 hours ago‎
ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Syrian aid workers have pleaded for the international community to do more to protect them from deadly attacks, and to make sure aid reaches those most in need, saying statements of support need to be translated ...

Syria civil war: Russia calls for 'regime of calm' - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Russia has called for a temporary truce to begin in two towns in the Damascus countryside after multiple attacks in northwestern Syria killed at least 150 people. The Russian defence ministry wants the truce in the towns of Daraya and Eastern Ghouta to ...

Syria's Refugee Crisis Focus of Interactive Exhibit

ABC News - ‎4 hours ago‎
"Anti-refugee rhetoric and cynical efforts by politicians to create more hurdles won't make the U.S. any safer," says Aljundi, who came to Massachusetts from Syria in 2012 to attend graduate school. "Thousands of Syrian refugee families are waiting in ...
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No 'yellow card' for Ahrar Al-Sham in Syria despite massacre reports – State Dept.

RT - ‎10 hours ago‎
Ahrar Al-Sham (Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya or “Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant”) is one of the largest rebel groups in Syria, and belongs to the Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee (HNC). It is considered a party to the ...
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Syria conflict: Monitoring group's report finds 60000 people died in jails in past five years

ABC Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Syria's army, backed by Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah, recaptured the town of Deir al-Assafir and nine nearby villages in the Damascus region on Thursday, taking advantage of clashes in the Eastern Ghouta area between rival rebel groups Jaish al ...

SA government condemns double terror attack in Syria

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
South Africa urged the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria‚ Dr Staffan de Mistura‚ “and parties negotiating in Geneva to throw their weight behind the peace process” following Monday's terror bombings in Syria.
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Russia killed 28000 militants in Syria, third of all ISIS forces – Russian deputy security chief

RT - ‎18 hours ago‎
“There were people predicting that it [Russia's anti-terrorist operation in Syria] would result in another Afghanistan or something like that.
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When the world failed Syria, Turkey stepped in. Now others must help

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Violent conflicts claim lives in Syria, Libya and Yemen every day, while ethnic tensions and natural disasters haunt numerous countries in Asia and Africa.
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New York Today: A Lost Little Syria

New York Times - ‎May 24, 2016‎
From the 1890s to the 1920s, Washington Street from Rector Street to Battery Place was the heart of New York's Arab world, filled with thousands of immigrants from Greater Syria - roughly present-day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian ...
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Michael Fallon under pressure over fight against Assad and Isis in Syria

The Guardian - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The British defence secretary faces pressure to defend the twin battles to dislodge president Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State in Syria amid signs that UK ministers are looking at a decentralised model that would not guarantee Assad's departure.
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Why hasn't Egypt taken a clear stance on Syria?

Al-Monitor - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Riot police stand guard while Syrian protesters hold anti-Assad placards in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo where a meeting of Arab foreign ministers is taking place Sept.
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The Journey from Syria, Part One

The New Yorker - ‎May 23, 2016‎
One afternoon last April, a Syrian jeweller named Aboud Shalhoub sat in a messy apartment in Istanbul, wrapping his legs in plastic film.
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Coalition Strikes Hit ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq

Department of Defense - ‎15 hours ago‎
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq ...