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NGOs demand end to Syria atrocities as Aleppo airstrikes continue

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Airstrikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government-held areas of Syria's largest city resumed after a brief lull on Friday as the US and Russia consulted to shore up a collapsing truce after a week of violence.
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GOAL's Syria effort impacted by US investigation

RTE.ie - ‎14 hours ago‎
Chief executive of GOAL Barry Andrews has said a suspension is in place in regard to procurement of food and non-food items from Turkey for the GOAL Syria programme. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, he said: "It is not a suspension of funding. It is ...
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Russia Says US Buildup Violates Syrian Sovereignty

Wall Street Journal - ‎13 hours ago‎
MOSCOW—Russia said Friday that U.S. plans to increase the number of its military personnel in Syria was illegal and violated the sovereignty of the war-torn country.
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UN condemns 'monstrous disregard' for lives in Syria

Irish Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Syria declared brief local truces near Damascus and in one province on Friday but made no mention of halting combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed “monstrous disregard” for civilian lives ...
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Syria conflict: Body of Russian 'hero' flown home

BBC News - ‎9 hours ago‎
The body of a Russian officer killed near Palmyra during a battle against so-called Islamic State (IS) militants has arrived back in Moscow from Syria. Tass news agency said special forces Snr Lt Alexander Prokhorenko was posthumously awarded the Hero ...
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The United Nations appeals to save the truce and negotiations in Syria

euronews - ‎6 hours ago‎
The United Nations has appealed to the United States and Russia to act to save the “cessation of hostilities” and the negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the regime. Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria is battling to keep the peace ...

Notes From Aleppo: Intimate Glimpses of War-Ravaged Syria

New York Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
Declan Walsh, our bureau chief in Cairo, is in a government-controlled area of Aleppo, Syria, covering the civil war. As bombs fall on the city, he is talking to civilians, witnessing the wounded and interviewing soldiers who have been at war for years.
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World should be 'ashamed' of Syria humanitarian crisis: UN

BreakingNews.ie - ‎16 hours ago‎
The UN says the world should be "ashamed" after warning people in Syria are starving without medical care. Stephen O'Brien, the UN's under secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief, said that, despite increased aid deliveries in ...
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As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground"

The Intercept - ‎9 hours ago‎
After President Obama announced on Monday that he would deploy 250 additional special operations troops to Syria, State Department spokesperson John Kirby tried to deny that Obama had ever promised not to send “boots on the ground” there.

Senate Critics Question Legality Of Military Operation In Syria

NPR - ‎3 hours ago‎
Critics in the Senate charge that, of all the foreign forces operating in Syria today, the Russians are on the most solid legal ground.
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Iran calls for boys to fight as CHILD SOLDIERS in Syria alongside Assad's troops

Daily Mail - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Islamic Republic announced this month that it had sentcommandos from the army's Brigade 65 to Syria as advisers,suggesting it was using its regular army as well as forces fromthe elite Revolutionary Guards to help Assad's forces in the country's ...
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US troops in Syria to topple govt.: FM Lavrov

Press TV - ‎17 hours ago‎
Russia says the US military intervention in Syria is illegal, ultimately aimed at toppling the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria's fragile ceasefire in danger of collapse after...

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Syria's fragile ceasefire is hanging by a thread after airstrikes on an Aleppo hospital killed at least 27 people, including a doctor believed to be the city's last paediatrician.

America Can Unite Syria's Rebels Against ISIS

The National Interest Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The cessation of hostilities that took effect in Syria last month has remained surprisingly durable in the face of intense skepticism (including some of our own).
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Syrian Army planning offensive on ISIS 'capital' Raqqa aided by Russian jets

RT - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Syrian Army plans to launch an attack on Islamic State's de facto capital Raqqa and its other stronghold of Deir ez-Zor with the help of Russian air support.

A Toddler's Dramatic Rescue in Syria

TIME - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
That is especially the case in Syria, where hundreds of thousands have been killed over more than five years of war and millions have been displaced.

Canadian-funded hospital in Syria destroyed by Russian and Syrian government air strikes, aid agency says

National Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
OTTAWA - An aid agency says a Canadian-funded hospital in Syria has been destroyed. The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations says the Al Marjeh Primary Health Care Centre in Aleppo, which has received millions of dollars in medical ...
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Millions of pounds could be in hands of ISIS in Syria due to Bank of Terror fraud gang

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
Millions of pounds may have been funnelled to ISIS after money defrauded from potentially thousands of victims could not be traced by authorities.
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Photo by Pavlos Vrionides/AP

VICE News - ‎4 hours ago‎
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has reported killing almost 1,000 "enemy combatants" and injuring nearly 100 more during Royal Airforce (RAF) airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between September 2014 and March 2016, though it claims no civilians have been ...
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Syria 'Could Have Defeated Terrorism Long Time Ago' if Turkey Border Closed

Sputnik International - ‎6 hours ago‎
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Haddad estimated that over 50,000 fighters from 80 countries are currently fighting on the side of extremists in Syria, backed by global and regional powers. He specified that the Persian Gulf states finance the militants who undergo ...
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