Thousands fleeing fighting in Syria mass at Turkish border

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Intensifying fighting around the Syrian city of Aleppo sends tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to the Turkish border, where they wait in camps for permission to enter.

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Syrians mass on Turkish border as government advances

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Syrians mass on Turkish border as government advances

Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border on Friday (Feb 5) after fleeing a major Russian-backed government offensive near Aleppo where a new humanitarian disaster appeared to be unfolding.

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Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

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Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo

Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege.

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Syrian rebel commander says northern Aleppo countryside 'totally encircled'

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Syrian rebel commander says northern Aleppo countryside 'totally encircled'

The commander of a U.S.-supported Syrian rebel group said on Friday the northern countryside of Aleppo province was completely encircled by Syrian government forces and its allies and heavy Russian bombardment continued.

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New U.S. intelligence report says Islamic State weaker

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New U.S. intelligence report says Islamic State weaker

Feb 4 - Islamic State has as many as 25,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq, down from a previous estimate of up to 31,000, according to a U.S. intelligence report revealed by the White House on Thursday.

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Turkey rejects Russian request for routine observation flight

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Turkey rejects Russian request for routine observation flight

Turkey has rejected a Russian request for a routine observation flight over its territory under a decade-old pact meant to enhance mutual confidence, a move Moscow said set "a dangerous precedent".

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Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army

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Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi'ite towns: army

The Syrian army and its allies have broken a three-year rebel siege of two Shi’ite towns in northwest Syria, government and rebel groups said on Wednesday, cutting off a main insurgent route to nearby Turkey.

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U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo

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A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to conduct Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking opposition supply lines from Turkey to the city.

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Lavrov: Russia won't stop Syria strikes until terrorists defeated

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Lavrov: Russia won't stop Syria strikes until terrorists defeated

Russia will not stop its air strikes on Syria until armed groups, such as al Qaeda's wing there, are defeated, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday.

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Syria peace talks falter as army presses Aleppo

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Syria peace talks falter as army presses Aleppo

A Syrian military offensive threatened critical rebel supply lines into the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and Damascus echoed its opponents in contradicting a U.N. envoy's assertion peace talks had begun.

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Death toll up to 70 from Islamic State Damascus attack: monitor

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Death toll up to 70 from Islamic State Damascus attack: monitor

The death toll from a suicide attack in Damascus on Sunday that was claimed by the Islamic State militant group has risen to more than 70, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syria peace talks hit trouble after Damascus blast kills 60

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Syria's main opposition group met U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura for the first time on Sunday, but the peace process ran straight into trouble after Islamic State bombers killed more than 60 people near the country's holiest Shi'ite shrine.

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Malala seeks to raise $1.4 bln to educate Syrian refugees

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Malala seeks to raise $1.4 bln to educate Syrian refugees

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to inspire world leaders at a conference in London on Thursday to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian refugee children access to education, she told Reuters on Sunday.

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UN hopes main Syrian opposition group joins peace talks

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Syria's main opposition group has arrived in Geneva where peace talks are underway to bring an end to the country's civil war.

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Syrian rebel splits deepen after failed 'merger' with al Qaeda arm

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Syrian rebel splits deepen after failed 'merger' with al Qaeda arm

The leader of al Qaeda's Syrian wing tried unsuccessfully at a recent meeting to convince rival Islamist factions to merge into one unit, several insurgency sources have told Reuters.

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