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    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say
    Dec14

    Shelling briefly resumes in Syria`s east Aleppo, rebels and witnesses say

    Syrian government forces resumed attacks on rebel-held eastern districts of Aleppo for about half an hour on Wednesday, a day after the announcement of a ceasefire, rebel officials and witnesses said, according to Reuters. Artillery, tank-fire, and mortars shells hit the districts during the morning, a Turkey-based official in the Jabha Shamiya...

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday
    Dec14

    Evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo may be delayed until Thursday

    The evacuation of rebel-held eastern Aleppo due to start at dawn has been delayed, perhaps until Thursday, with an opposition official blaming Iran and its Shi`ite militias allied to President Bashar al-Assad for the hold-up, according to Reuters. A ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia, Assad`s most powerful ally, and Turkey ended years of...

    Pentagon: Coalition airstrike in Syria kills 2 men behind Paris attacks
    Dec14

    Pentagon: Coalition airstrike in Syria kills 2 men behind Paris attacks

    A coalition precision airstrike conducted on December 4 in Raqqa, Syria, resulted in the deaths of three ISIL leaders directly involved in facilitating external terror operations and recruiting foreign fighters. Two of those targeted – Salah Gourmat, and Sammy Djedou – were involved in facilitating the November 13, 2015, terrorist...

    United Nations: Aleppo civilians “shot on the spot”
    Dec13

    United Nations: Aleppo civilians “shot on the spot”

    Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children, the UN says, according to the BBC. The UN`s human rights office said it had reliable evidence that in four areas 82 civilians were shot on sight, the BBC reported. ”We`re filled with the deepest foreboding for those who...

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again
    Dec12

    Syrian army seizes Aleppo district but loses Palmyra again

    The Syrian military has taken a major district in the besieged city of Aleppo but has also retreated from historic Palmyra as extremist Islamic State (IS) fighters have retaken the ancient city, according to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Syrian forces had seized the southwestern Sheikh Said...

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters
    Dec11

    Syria, Russia pound rebel-held Aleppo but advances halt – Reuters

    Syrian`s military and Russian warplanes bombarded rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Saturday as Damascus`s allies said victory was near, but insurgents fought back and army advances halted after rapid gains during the week, according to Reuters. Russia, whose military intervention helped turn the war in President Bashar al-Assad`s favor, said the...

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria
    Dec10

    UN General Assembly adopts resolution demanding end to attacks in Syria

    The 193-member UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding an immediate end to attacks on civilians and all besieged areas in war-torn Syria, according to The New York Times. The non-binding resolution passed on Friday, December 9, by a vote of 122 to 13, with 36 abstentions, The New York Times wrote. The G.A. also expressed grave...

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6
    Dec08

    “Russia wants to make Aleppo a desert` and call it `peace” – head of MI6

    Speaking for the first time, inside the London headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 head Alex Younger was highly critical of what Moscow is trying to achieve in the Middle East, according to Sky News. ”Russia seeks to make a desert and call it peace,” he said of the country`s bombing of Aleppo, Sky News reported. ”The human...

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department
    Dec08

    Kerry, Lavrov hold talks in Hamburg: U.S. State Department

    U.S. State Secretary John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Hamburg December 7 to discuss the situation in Syria`s Aleppo, according to Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesperson John Kirby. ”Secretary Kerry met tonight in Hamburg, Germany with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,” Kirby said in a statement. ”They...

    Russian colonel earlier involved in Donbas occupation killed in Aleppo by Syrian freedom fighters
    Dec07

    Russian colonel earlier involved in Donbas occupation killed in Aleppo by Syrian freedom fighters

    Russian Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died of wounds in Syria when opposition shelled a residential area in Aleppo`s western part, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday, according to Russian news agency TASS. ”Colonel Ruslan Galitsky has died in hospital after being severely wounded. Russian military medics fought for his life for...

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