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Hours after the announcement of a US-Russia brokered ceasefire deal aimed at ending the five-year conflict in Syria, fighting has escalated. Nearly 100 civilians have been killed in airstrikes.
The US and Russian foreign ministers have reportedly agreed to meet in Geneva to discuss an accord on fighting the “Islamic State” (IS). Rights monitors have said at least 24 people were killed in the latest airstrikes.
US warplanes have carried out airstrikes against “Islamic State” (“IS”) in Libya after a request for help from the country’s unity government. The aim is to boost government troops in the fight to take the town of Sirte
The Syrian regime has launched a major aerial operation on a rebel-held town near the capital, effectively ending a local truce. Rebels claim the airstrikes were retaliation for the execution of a government pilot.
Strikes targeted sites close to civilians causing no injuries or casualties, says resident
Attacks on children in Syria have become “commonplace,” the UN body said. It called for the conflicts’ parties to protect children, saying at least 6 million of them were in dire need of assistance.
Russian and Syrian government planes have targeted rebel-held areas of Aleppo in a bid for the rebel’s last supply line. Meanwhile, hundreds have fled “Islamic State”-held areas of northern Syria amidst mass abductions.
The Russian air force will keep hitting “IS” and al-Nusra Front units in Syria as the Russian pullout continues, a top military official has said. Meanwhile, the UN has warned of dire conditions on the ground.
Washington has said it carried out a string of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq over the holiday. The move comes as the US and its international allies ramp up the fight against the “Islamic State.”
British MPs have voted in favour of airstrikes against “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria. The motion specifically authorises airstrikes but not British troops on the ground. Samira Shackle reports from London.
David Cameron has urged MPs to back UK airstrikes against ‘Islamic State’ in Syria. In a speech to the House of Commons, almost a fortnight since terror attacks in Paris killed 130 people, Cameron said that the terrorist organization is using its safe havens in northern Syria to launch plots against Britain. All seven plots in Britain this year were either plotted by ISIS or inspired by its propaganda, he said, using one of the alternate acronyms for IS
Talks are useless if violence does not stop, Houthi member says
Russia has carried out airstrikes in a rebel-held area in Syria, killing numerous insurgents and civilians, according to a monitor. Several governments have accused Moscow of targeting opponents of the Assad regime
The meetings came ahead of a tripartite meeting between the three states to discuss the Libyan crisis and other regional matters
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Daily protests have been calling for Houthis to cease using Taizz as military base