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US military opens formal investigation into deadly July airstrike in Syria

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Syrian-Kurdish women carry the coffin of a female fighter in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli on 21 July 2016 during the funeral of sixteen fighters killed battling the Islamic State group in Manbij.
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Starvation fears for Aleppo as bomb kills dozens in north Syria

The Guardian - ‎3 hours ago‎
An Islamic State truck bomb has killed nearly 50 people in north Syria, and aid groups have warned that hundreds of thousands of civilians face starvation in Aleppo as government forces tighten a siege on the city.
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People in Aleppo 'scared and hungry' as Syrian troops encircle city

CNN International - ‎2 hours ago‎
"Health facilities in Syria are being attacked with alarming ferocity," the statement said. "According to([World Health Organization) estimates, since the beginning of the year, there have been more than forty attacks on health facilities in Syria. It ...

Sowing Hope In Syria's Besieged Communities

Huffington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
In Syria's besieged areas, civilians are planting their own urban gardens to make up for the lack of humanitarian aid and exorbitant cost of black-market food.
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For first time during Syria war, Israel opens border for humanitarian aid

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎7 hours ago‎
For the first time since the Syrian civil war began, Israel's government authorized the delivery of humanitarian aid into Syrian territory near its border, an American-Israeli businessman and philanthropist who leads the project told The Jerusalem Post ...
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Can the US and Russia sculpt a ceasefire in Syria? - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
For some time now, the United States and Russia have been trying to work together to help end the impasse in Syria. Yet they've so far had limited success - if any.
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Air strikes on Syria's rebel-held areas continue - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas across the country on Monday. More than 42 civilians were reportedly killed and dozens more wounded in air strikes launched by the Syrian government in al-Atareb, a ...

Cyprus church leader to seek lifting of Syria embargo

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The head of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church says he will petition European and U.S. diplomats to quickly lift an embargo against Syria. Archbishop Chrysostomos II said Wednesday the embargo collectively punishes the Syrian people ...

What draws foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria? - ‎13 hours ago‎
As many come from civilian backgrounds with no military training, and without local language skills, these volunteer forces are sometimes viewed as a hindrance by those whom they are coming to assist.

Car Bomb Kills At Least 44 In Kurdish-Held Area Of Syria

NPR - ‎9 hours ago‎
A street in Qamishli, a city in northern Syria that sits along the border with Turkey, was hit by a powerful car bomb Wednesday, killing at least 44 people and devastating a residential area, according to Syria's state-run media. Nearby buildings were ...
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Syria regime bombing kills 16 in rebel-held Aleppo: monitor

Yahoo7 News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Beirut (AFP) - Syrian government air strikes and artillery fire killed at least 16 civilians on Wednesday in rebel-held neighbourhoods in the east of Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Dr Samer Attar is an orthopaedic surgeon. He lives and works in Chicago but has worked in the city of Aleppo, in Syria, several times.
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Revealed: the £1bn of weapons flowing from Europe to Middle East

The Guardian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Since the escalation of the Syrian conflict in 2012, the eight countries have approved €1.2bn (£1bn) of weapons and ammunition exports to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey - key arms markets for Syria and Yemen. In the past, the ...
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Syrian artist uses Pokémon Go to showcase the harsh reality of life in a war zone

The Next Web - ‎20 hours ago‎
While the world stares intently at their respective smart devices, ever on the lookout for that elusive Pikachu, Syrian artist Khaled Akil has a different set of problems.
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Priest's 'killer' had twice tried to get to Syria and was wearing electronic tag - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
One of the men who attacked a Normandy church, killing an 85-year-old priest, twice used relatives' ID cards in attempts to reach Syria, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor has said. Adel Kermiche, 19, was wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet ...

Voices: Now I can tell the real story about Syria

USA TODAY - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
BERLIN - On my Facebook account, under a post of my latest story for USA TODAY about the besieged city of Darayya, Syria, a friend commented: “I would suggest that you'd do even better writing about Germany ... after all, there are almost as many ...

Deadly Islamic State Bombing Hits Kurds in Syria

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Two bombs struck a Kurdish security headquarters and a government building in Qamishli, Syria, this morning, killing at least 50 people.
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Russia Won't Commit to Avoiding Accidental Killing of U.S. Troops in Syria

Observer - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The article in question concerns airstrikes Russia delivered on two anti-Assad insurgents' military bases—not far from the Syrian village of At Tanf, on the border with Jordan—in June and July. The first base, bombed on June 16, has been used by U.S ...
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Carter Tells Deploying Troops to Build on Momentum in Iraq, Syria

Department of Defense - ‎1 hour ago‎
“We deployed an initial contingent of special operations forces to Syria, and expanded equipping of Syrian Arab forces engaged in the fight against ISIL, as well as training and equipping of the Iraqi security forces, including the Kurdish peshmerga ...