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France priest killer was 'Syria obsessed time-bomb'

9news.com.au - ‎7 hours ago‎
One of the assailants who slit the throat of an elderly French priest had dreamed of going to Syria and threatened to attack churches but seldom visited his local mosque, neighbours said.
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Starvation fears for Aleppo as bomb kills dozens in north Syria

The Guardian - ‎5 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 - ‎4 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 - ‎6 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 - ‎9 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?

Aljazeera.com - ‎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

Aljazeera.com - ‎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 ...
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Russia to US in Syria: If we kill you, it's your fault

Washington Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Russian President Vladimir Putin has longed to have the US coordinate efforts with Russia in Syria to provide legitimacy to the Russian expeditionary force in the Syrian theater. Recently news leaked that Russian combat aircraft purposefully bombed a ...

Cyprus church leader to seek lifting of Syria embargo

Fox News - ‎7 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?

Aljazeera.com - ‎15 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.

Syria: An American doctor's experience in Aleppo

BBC News - ‎5 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 - ‎12 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 - ‎22 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.

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) - ‎10 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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Coalition aims to open new anti-IS group front in Syria: US

Ahram Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
"We will aggressively pursue opportunities to build pressure on ISIL in Syria from the south, complementing our existing, robust efforts from northeastern Syria," he said in a speech to US troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. ISIL is another term for ...
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The final ounce of diplomacy devoted to Syria

Deutsche Welle - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The city of Aleppo has been under siege for three weeks now as Syrian troops have cut off rebel held parts of the city. The humanitarian situation has deteriorated drastically in that time.
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Afghanistan ISIS presence linked to parent group in Iraq, Syria, general says

Military Times - ‎7 hours ago‎
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Islamic State group presence in Afghanistan is directly linked to the parent organization in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. Army general in charge of American and NATO troops in Afghanistan said on Wednesday. Gen. John Nicholson ...

Deadly truck bomb kills dozens in Syria

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State kills nearly 50 people in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli. △ Hide Transcript.
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