US-backed forces enter key IS bastion in north Syria

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US-backed forces enter key IS bastion in north Syria

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advanced Thursday into the Islamic State jihadist group's bastion of Manbij in northern Syria, sparking fierce street fighting as they push to take the city.

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Powers must push for political solution in Syria: U.N.

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Powers must push for political solution in Syria: U.N.

United Nations war crimes investigators called on world powers on Tuesday to pressure the warring sides in Syria to return to the negotiating table to end the conflict and civilian suffering.

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Islamic State claims bombings near Shi'ite shrine in Damascus

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Islamic State claims bombings near Shi'ite shrine in Damascus

Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide and car bomb blasts that struck a Damascus suburb on Saturday near Syria's holiest Shi'ite Muslim shrine, and a monitoring group said at least 20 people were killed.

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Syrian rebels break Islamic State siege in northwest: monitor

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Syrian rebels break Islamic State siege in northwest: monitor

Rebel groups broke through an Islamic State siege around an opposition-held town in northwestern Syria on Wednesday, reopening their main road to the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syrian and Russian aircraft step up bombing of Aleppo city: monitor

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Nearly 50 air strikes hit rebel-held areas in and around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday in some of the heaviest recent raids by Russian and Syrian government aircraft, residents and a monitoring group said.

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Pro-Russian rebels accuse Ukraine of fresh offensive

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Pro-Russian rebels accuse Ukraine of fresh offensive

Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday accused government soldiers of launching a new offensive near a prized but obliterated airport in the separatists' de facto capital of Donetsk.

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Russia denies it conducted fatal air strikes on Syria's Idlib

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Russia denies it conducted fatal air strikes on Syria's Idlib

Russia on Tuesday denied its planes had conducted air strikes overnight against the Syrian rebel-held city of Idlib, which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said had killed 23 people.

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Air strikes hit Syria's Aleppo

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Aerial bombardments level Syria's rebel-held areas of Aleppo in social media video that purports to show the aftermath of Syrian government air strikes that killed at least two.

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Syrian government force, Hezbollah allies seize town near Damascus: monitors

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Syrian government force, Hezbollah allies seize town near Damascus: monitors

Syrian government forces and allies including Lebanese Hezbollah fighters seized a strategic town southeast of Damascus from insurgents on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

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U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

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U.S., Russia stalemate on Syria frustrates European powers

The Obama administration's failure to convince Moscow that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go is fueling European frustration at being sidelined in efforts to end the country's five-year civil war, diplomats say.

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Rebel infighting near Syria capital kills hundreds: monitor

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Rebel infighting near Syria capital kills hundreds: monitor

Fighting raging between rival Islamist rebel factions to control a key opposition stronghold near Damascus since late last month has killed more than 300 fighters, a monitor said on Sunday.

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Colombian FARC rebels agree to let minors under 15 leave ranks

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Colombian FARC rebels agree to let minors under 15 leave ranks

Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels on Sunday agreed to a roadmap for children under 15 to leave guerilla encampments and re-integrate into civil society, as part of negotiations aimed at ending Latin America's longest war.

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Rebels battle in Syria following truce breakdown

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Rebel forces fighting Islamic State claim to have retaken two villages north of Aleppo, after the collapse of a 10-week-old partial truce that allowed U.N.-brokered peace talks.

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Hezbollah blames rebel shelling for death of top commander in Syria

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Hezbollah blames rebel shelling for death of top commander in Syria

Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim movement Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria by artillery shells fired by Sunni Islamist insurgents near Damascus airport.

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For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

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For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.

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