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December 8, 2016 8:51 PM Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows, but victory in sight

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war. Russia's RIA news agency quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying the Syrian army, which has captured territory including 54

December 7, 2016 1:36 PM Rebels seek ceasefire with Syrian army closer to retaking Aleppo

BEIRUT Syrian rebels in besieged eastern Aleppo called on Wednesday for an immediate five-day ceasefire and the evacuation of civilians and wounded, but gave no indication they were ready to withdraw as demanded by Damascus and Moscow. The Syrian army and allied forces have made rapid gains against insurgents in the past two weeks and look closer than ever to restoring 43

December 6, 2016 11:14 PM Syrian troops enter Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

BEIRUT/GENEVA Syria's army and allies pushed into rebel-held parts of Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, a monitoring group said, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year-old civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold. A rebel official said they would never abandon Aleppo, after reports that U.S. and Russian 44

December 4, 2016 10:08 AM Fleeing Aleppo fighting, Syrians describe terrifying choices

BEIRUT As Syrian government forces advanced into Aleppo's rebel-held al-Sakhour district, Hasan al-Ali said he faced the choice of staying put and being caught by the army, or fleeing into a shrinking rebel enclave under relentless bombardment. A father of three children, he opted for the latter, though food, fuel, water and medicine are running critically 38

November 28, 2016 10:01 AM Election throws US plans for Syrian refugees into question

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and employers have inquired about giving them jobs. For the past several months, Rutland has been getting ready to receive 100 mostly Syrian refugees beginning 50

November 27, 2016 8:11 AM 22 Syria rebels hit by IS chemical attack: Turkey army

Istanbul (AFP) - Twenty-two pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were hit by a chemical gas attack from Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Sunday. "After a rocket was fired by Daesh (IS), 22 opposition members were observed to have been exposed in their eyes and bodies to chemical gas," the general staff said in a statement 55

November 27, 2016 2:36 AM Syria blames Turkey for loss of soldiers; government troops advance in Aleppo

Since then, two more soldiers have been killed over the past two days in fighting near the town of al-Bab, an IS stronghold. "Turkish policies are responsible for the tension in Turkish-Syrian relations," Mekdad told the Lebanon-based Pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen TV. He added that Turkey took part in sending foreign fighters into Syria and armed them "in order 44

November 26, 2016 9:49 PM Qatar will help Syrian rebels even if Trump ends U.S. role

DOHA Qatar will continue to arm Syrian rebels even if Donald Trump ends U.S. backing for the multinational effort, Doha's foreign minister said in an interview, signaling its determination to pursue a policy the U.S. President-elect may abandon. But Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the wealthy Gulf state would not "go solo" 30

November 21, 2016 1:51 PM Germany: man arrested over Syrian's bomb plot released

German prosecutors say a man who was arrested last month as a suspected accomplice in a Syrian compatriot's alleged bomb plot has been released. The 33-year-old, identified only as Khalil A., had been accused of helping main suspect Jaber Albakr plan what authorities believe was an intended attack using homemade explosives on one of Berlin's airports 36

November 21, 2016 7:45 AM Turkey calls on US, allies to reconsider Syria no-fly zone

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's president has called on the United States and other nations to re-assess his country's proposal for the creation of a no-fly zone in northern Syria. Addressing a NATO parliamentary assembly meeting in Istanbul on Monday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan again criticized allies' reliance on Syrian Kurdish fighters to battle the Islamic State 38