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December 19, 2016 10:08 AM 7-Year-Old Syria War Symbol, Bana al-Abed, Evacuated From Aleppo

Cilvegz, Turkey: Seven-year-old Bana al-Abed, whose Twitter account has offered a tragic account of the war in Syria, was evacuated from the divided Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, a Turkish NGO announced on social media. "This morning @AlabedBana was also rescued from #Aleppo with her family. We warmly welcomed them," the Humanitarian Relief Foundation 46

December 18, 2016 7:40 PM Aleppo Evacuation Stalled as Buses Burn

Buses meant to remove villagers from rebel-besieged areas are destroyed, clouding corresponding deal to get civilians out of Aleppo BEIRUT—An evacuation deal involving trapped civilians and fighters in war-ravaged east Aleppo and two Syrian villages was thrown into doubt Sunday when assailants torched six buses assigned to the operation. The buses were to take part in the evacuation 41

December 18, 2016 2:57 PM Evacuation From East Aleppo Set To Resume, Syrian Government Says

Syrians walk in the old city of Aleppo Saturday, as pro-government forces worked to re-open previously barricaded roads. Civilians and rebel fighters are trying to leave the city's eastern half. As many as 100 buses could enter besieged neighborhoods to evacuate rebel fighters and civilians from eastern Aleppo Sunday, Syria's official news agency says. The evacuation 54

December 16, 2016 11:09 AM The Latest: Red Cross Urges That Aleppo Evacuations Resume

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says "pro-regime terrorists groups" had opened fire on the convoy in Aleppo. A Syrian rebel spokesman says government forces opened fire on the road used for evacuations from eastern Aleppo, leading to the suspension in the process. Yasser al-Youssef, a spokesman for the Nour el-Din el-Zinki rebel group, says the government 35

December 15, 2016 1:06 PM The Latest: UN Says Syria Locked It Out of Aleppo Evacuation

A convoy of ambulances with wounded civilians has started to leave the last rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo. It's the first evacuations under a cease-fire deal this week meant to allow the pullout from the rebel enclave and the surrender of the territory to Syrian government control in the face of a devastating ground and air offensive by government 28

December 15, 2016 6:01 AM Syria’s Assad says Trump’s campaign rhetoric was ‘positive’

In an interview with Russian state television aired on Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued his now-predictable condemnation of the West. Regime forces are in the last stages of reclaiming the entirety of the city of Aleppo — once Syria's economic capital but now, in many parts, a hollowed-out ghost town. The government offensive was backed 51

December 14, 2016 9:24 PM U.S. Will Strike ISIS in Palmyra if Russians and Syrians Don’t Act

Gen. Townsend says ancient city must be taken back from Islamic State WASHINGTON—The U.S. will strike Islamic State in Palmyra if Russian and Syrian government forces fail to push back and retake the Syrian city, according to the top American commander in charge of the U.S.-led coalition targeting the extremist group. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend 38

December 14, 2016 1:45 PM Syrian refugees protest at Russian consulate in Greek city

THESSALONIKI, Greece – About 40 Syrian refugees from camps near Thessaloniki have protested peacefully outside the Russian consulate in the northern Greek port city against Russia's bombardment of Aleppo. Refugees burnt a Russian flag and held up placards outside the building, which was heavily guarded by Greek police. Rizan Ali Hasan, 24, said Wednesday's 53

December 11, 2016 7:53 PM A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian city retaken by IS

BEIRUT — A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Islamic State fighters retook Sunday from Syrian troops in a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq. A desert oasis surrounded by palm trees in central Syria, Palmyra is also a strategic crossroads linking the Syrian capital, Damascus, with the country’s east and neighboring 44

December 10, 2016 4:09 PM Syrians Stream Out of Eastern Aleppo as Fighting Rages

BEIRUT — Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces exchanged artillery and mortar fire across the northern city. In central Syria, reports circulated that a government warplane crashed while flying raids against the Islamic State group near the historic city of Palmyra 31