Category: Syria

Government forces pound Aleppo for 2nd day

FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. The House on Nov. 15, overwhelmingly approved bipartisan bills to crack down on supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and renew a decades-old Iran sanctions law. Swift passage underscored broad support on Capitol Hill for punishing financial backers of the Syrian government and maintaining economic pressure on Tehran.(Syrian Presidency via AP)

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Fresh wave of airstrikes hit Syria’s Aleppo

Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian military’s General Staff speaks at a briefing at the Russian Defense Ministry’s headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Rudskoi said that Russian warplanes in Syria haven’t targeted populated areas and only struck militants’s facilities near Aleppo. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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Russia compared to Nazis in UK Syria debate

Aftermath of attack on aid convoy in Urum al-Kubra, Syria (20 September 2016)

Aftermath of attack on aid convoy in Urum al-Kubra, Syria (20 September 2016)

A former cabinet minister has likened Russian bombing in Syria to Nazi attacks in Spain in the 1930s during an emergency Commons debate on the humanitarian situation in Aleppo

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UN: Fighting displaces 100,000 in central Syria in 8 days

FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo provided by the Syria Press Center (SPC), an anti-government media group, shows rescue workers using a bulldozer to remove a burned van after airstrikes hit west of the town of Suran in Hama province, Syria, killing a dozen people. (Syria Press Center via AP, File)

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More Turkish tanks head across border into Syria

A picture taken around 5 kilometers west from the Syrian-Turkish border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, shows Turkish Army tanks driving to the Syrian border town of Jarabulus, August 25, 2016. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)

A picture taken around 5 kilometers west from the Syrian-Turkish border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, shows Turkish Army tanks driving to the Syrian border town of Jarabulus, August 25, 2016. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)

Armored units join a dozen already operating inside Syrian territory in battle against Islamic State group and Kurdish forces

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