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Deployment of Gulf troops to Syria, which remains highly unlikely, would prevent that narrative from unfolding, says analyst
Moscow still insists its operations in Syria are limited to fighting terrorist groups
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
At least 38 people have been killed in a rebel bombardment of Aleppo, many of them children. As “Islamic State” presses an offensive in the north, France and Russia are considering military options
By Dr Cesar Chelala After four years of hostilities, the Syrian war doesn’t show any signs of abating, and the needs for all kind of assistance grow more urgent every day. The situation is even more complex as medical and paramedical personnel have become targets of repression by the government. As a result, thousands of …
Egyptian foreign minister emphasises political solution to Syria crisis
Also in Aleppo province, a ninth man was executed and crucified in Al-Bab town near the border with Turkey.
AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar Al-Assad hold some territory on the outskirts of Damascus from which they have regularly launched mortar and rocket attacks targeting …
A military source said “13 rebel chiefs leading operations are dead”, adding there were “many deaths among the insurgents”.
For now, neither side seems to have the means to win decisively a conflict that has cost more than 140,000 lives and displaced nearly half Syria’s population, many of them now refugees.
AFP – A Canadian photojournalist, Ali Mustafa, has been killed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists said. An official in the Aleppo opposition provincial capital said Mustafa, a freelancer who sold pictures to the SIPA and EPA agencies, was killed in the city on Sunday. The opposition Aleppo Media Centre also reported the …
By Dr Cesar Chelala “Aleppo was a large and terrifying town,” wrote the American writer Frederic Prokosch in his famed novel “The Asiatics”. This has been never truer than now, as I read about the barrel bomb attacks that have killed dozens of civilians just in a few days. I look at an October 2013 photograph of a …
Aleppo has been split between opposition and government forces since a massive rebel assault in the summer of 2012.
The conflict in Syria has cost more than 115,000 lives since it erupted in March 2011 with peaceful protests that became a civil war after a harsh regime crackdown on dissent.
Obama’s administration announced Thursday it had conducted a review of intelligence reports and concluded that Syrian regime forces had used banned arms, including sarin nerve gas
HRW: Individuals who commit serious violations of the laws of war wilfully – that is intentionally or recklessly – are responsible for war crimes.
Russia says it has information Syria rebels used chemical weapons
The UK-based group said at least 120 army troops were among those killed in the battle for one of the regime’s last remaining bastions in the west of Aleppo province. On Sunday alone, rebels had killed more than 34 troops at the facility.
“If the airport falls, all of Aleppo will fall,” said Colonel Abu Kosai, one of the rebel commanders
More than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Syria’s conflict, according to the United Nations, while the Observatory says it has documented more than 48,000 dead.
Many people were seriously wounded in the car-bomb attack in a northern Damascus neighbourhood
Islamist militants are known not only for their discretion, but also for their selflessness in combat
Air strikes and shelling have destroyed families, devastated homes and ruined businesses. Mushrooming piles of rubbish lie rotting in the streets.
Fierce machinegun battles broke out near Aleppo’s ancient Umayyad Mosque, as troops fended off rebel attacks on their checkpoints, said a military source.
Up for grabs are two seats for the province of Aleppo, one for Hama, another for Idlib and a fifth for Hasakeh, SANA said.
The rebel Free Syrian Army claimed the downing of a MiG jet west of Aleppo.
40 dead and 90 injured in a grand car bombing
Fighting continues across Syria following destruction of UNESCO world heritage site in Aleppo on Sunday
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