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Turkey's patience will run out on Syria

SBS - ‎2 hours ago‎
Turkey's patience may run out over the crisis in Syria and it could be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan says, calling on the UN to do more to prevent what he said was "ethnic cleansing" in the country.
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What future for Australian children 'stuck in Syria'?

SBS - ‎5 hours ago‎
A lawyer for the family of an Australian couple who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic state has renewed calls for their children to be repatriated, after the suspected death of their mother.
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The Death Toll From Syria's War Is Actually 470000, New Research Claims

TIME - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Guardian reported details of a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, due to be launched in Beirut on Thursday, that says life expectancy in Syria has dropped to just 55.4 years. Before the conflict Syrians could expect to live to the age ...
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Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Syria's national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of conflict, a new report has found.
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How President Putin is getting what he wants in Syria

BBC News - ‎10 hours ago‎
Viewed from the West, Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, is in the diplomatic dog-house. His annexation of Crimea and military involvement in eastern Ukraine broke the settled pattern of post-Cold War relations in Europe.
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Here's what you need to know about the Syria peace talks

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The death toll in the Syrian civil war has doubled, to more than 250,000 people, in the two years since the last attempt to negotiate peace fell apart.

Syria, Islamic State Dominate Europe Talks

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
Diplomats gathered in Munich and defense officials in Brussels on Thursday in an attempt to revive talks aimed at ending the Syrian civil war and to revitalize the military campaign against the extremist group Islamic State. In Brussels, U.S. Defense ...
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Iran reacts to Saudi's offer of troops in Syria

Al-Monitor - ‎15 hours ago‎
To Iran, Saudi Arabia sending troops to Syria is “suicidal,” at least according to Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafari, who made the remark Feb. 6 at the funeral of a senior IRGC officer who was killed in Syria ...
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Russian Operation in Syria Has Changed the Outlook in Washington

Sputnik International - ‎1 hour ago‎
​"It looked from the perspective of the rebels in Syria but also from Washington DC that 'Assad's days were numbered,' because the rebels were increasingly winning territory, getting closer and closer to taking over Damascus," Abrahms said of the ...

Will Russian Victories in ...

Wall Street Journal - ‎2 hours ago‎
Defying U.S. predictions of a quagmire in Syria, Russia is achieving strategic victories there with this month's Aleppo offensive.
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Russian Air Forces Destroy 1900 Terrorist Facilities in Syria Over a Week

Sputnik International - ‎4 hours ago‎
“Over the last week from February 4-11, Russian aircraft in the Syrian Arab Republic have completed 510 sorties, during which airstrikes were carried out against 1,888 terrorist facilities in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Deir ez-Zor, Deraa ...
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A country in free fall

The Hindu - ‎16 hours ago‎
Rapid advances by the Syrian Arab Army and its allied militias into the northern city of Aleppo and the southern city of Dara'a suggest that a part of the Syrian civil war might be near an end. Massive Russian air strikes have raised the morale of the ...
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Syria's Seventh Largest City Besieged by Daesh Gets Russian-Syrian Aid

Sputnik International - ‎8 hours ago‎
LATAKIA (Sputnik) - The cargo was parachuted by Syrian aviation on Wednesday night from a height of 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet) to the government-controlled areas of the seventh largest city in Syria. The total weight of the humanitarian cargo was ...
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ISIS, in a First, Says It Was Behind Attack in Syrian Capital

New York Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
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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Report: Syrian opposition group claims missile attack on Assad's mother's funeral

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Ahrar al-Sham, a central opposition group in Syria, has claimed responsibility for launching missiles against the convoy of Syrian President Bashar Assad during the funeral for his mother in al-Qardaha on Monday, Syrian media reported on Wednesday.
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Terror trial: Men who helped teen go to Syria jailed

BBC News - ‎20 hours ago‎
Three men who helped a Cardiff teenager travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists have been jailed. Kristen Brekke, 20, from Cardiff, Forhad Rahman, from Gloucestershire, and Adeel Ulhaq, from Nottinghamshire, were found guilty of helping in the ...

Little Norway spends big on Syrian refugee crisis

USA TODAY - ‎19 hours ago‎
OSLO - While Germany has grabbed most of the attention for its response to Europe's migrant crisis, little fjord-filled Norway has quietly emerged as one of the largest contributors of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees. The oil-rich Scandinavian ...
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Syria Hospital Bombing Is A Terrifying Reminder That This Happens All The Time

Huffington Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
Rather, it's an alarming reminder of the hundreds of similar incidents that have befallen the country since the war began in 2011.
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Saudis make plans to deploy ground troops in Syria

Financial Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
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 ...