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UN Syria Envoy Urges Political Progress by August – Voice of America


Voice of America

UN Syria Envoy Urges Political Progress by August
Voice of America
The U.N. announced Wednesday that it had finally succeeded in reaching the remaining two besieged towns on a list of 18 locations in Syria. The towns of Arbin and Zamalka received their first aid deliveries since November 2012. The U.N. and its
Syria: UN envoy urges 'well prepared' peace talks for concrete political transitionUN News Centre
UN envoy says unclear when Syria peace talks to reconveneReuters
UN Syria Envoy: No New Date Set for Peace TalksABC News
Kuwait News Agency –GlobalPost
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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 9:33 pm

OIR Spokesman: Local Forces in Iraq, Syria Increase Pressure on ISIL – Department of Defense


Department of Defense

OIR Spokesman: Local Forces in Iraq, Syria Increase Pressure on ISIL
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 — Iraqi forces have begun working toward Mosul after their victory in Fallujah this week against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and the Syrian Democratic Forces are tightening a cordon around Manbij in an operation …

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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 8:15 pm

Syria’s Refugee Children Have Lost All Hope – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

Syria's Refugee Children Have Lost All Hope
Foreign Policy (blog)
NGO workers say the dismal living conditions for Syrian refugees have contributed to a rash of suicide attempts. Over 1 million refugees are registered with the United Nations, and the number of unregistered refugees fleeing the civil war next door is

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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 7:39 pm

Downing of Russia’s Warplane: Turkey’s “Apology” to be Tested on Syria’s Border – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Downing of Russia's Warplane: Turkey's “Apology” to be Tested on Syria's Border
Center for Research on Globalization
One Russian pilot was killed last year when two Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane over Turkey's border with Syria in an unexpected clash that Russian President Vladimir Putin called a “stab in the back administered by the accomplices of …
Putin, Erdogan hold first phone conversation since Turkey downed Russian jet in SyriaABC Online
'Turkey realizing it has been following wrong path in Syrian conflict'RT

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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 6:17 pm

Middle East|IS Repels Advance by US-Backed Syria Rebels Near Iraq Border – New York Times


Reuters

Middle East|IS Repels Advance by US-Backed Syria Rebels Near Iraq Border
New York Times
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants on Wednesday pushed back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the outskirts of a town on the Iraqi border, in a setback to a budding offensive that aims to sever the militants' transit link between the two countries, a
Islamic State forces Syria rebels to retreat from border areaReuters
Syria conflict: Rebels 'move on IS-held town near Iraq border'BBC News
ISIL retakes Syria border town from US-backed rebelsAljazeera.com
NEWS.com.au
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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 3:04 pm

The Syria ‘Dissent’ Memo and US Bureaucratic Support for Kerry War Strategy – Common Dreams (press release)


Common Dreams (press release)

The Syria 'Dissent' Memo and US Bureaucratic Support for Kerry War Strategy
Common Dreams (press release)
The memo called for a “more militarily assertive US role” in the Syrian conflict in the form of “a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed US-led diplomatic process". That is precisely
Syria: Assad pays rare frontline visiteuronews
Syrian president's uncle under investigation for corruption and money laundering in FranceTelegraph.co.uk

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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 3:03 pm

‘The Aleppo Evil’ Is Making A Comeback – NPR


NPR

'The Aleppo Evil' Is Making A Comeback
NPR
When the first cases were reported in Syria 275 years ago, it was called "the Aleppo boil" or "the Aleppo evil." And for good reason: The parasitic illness spread by sand flies causes nasty skin lesions that leave victims scarred for life physically

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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 1:49 pm

Bomb kills 10, injures scores in Syrian town – Press TV


Press TV

Bomb kills 10, injures scores in Syrian town
Press TV
Syrian refugees sit on the side of a road that leads to the Akcakale border gate as they wait to return to their home in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, in Sanliurfa Province, Turkey, June 18, 2015. Tal Abyad was liberated from Daesh last year
At least 5 killed in bombing in Kurdish-controlled Syrian town-witnessesReuters
Kurdish and Arab forces push into centre of Syria's ManbijMiddle East Eye
Syrian rebels launch attack on ISIS-held townAl-Arabiya
Anadolu Agency
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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 11:15 am

‘Europe pays a heavy price for Syria – it must act to end the crisis’ – The Guardian


The Guardian

'Europe pays a heavy price for Syria – it must act to end the crisis'
The Guardian
Syrians fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad are close to despair: Russia and Iranian intervention has bolstered the president's position while Washington and Moscow have moved closer together – perhaps to the point where they will seek to impose a …
Russian Cluster Munitions Have Literally Made Syria a MinefieldThe Moscow Times (registration)
U.S. Must Stay Out of the Syrian WarCato Institute (blog)
SYRIA'S IMPLOSION: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTSSyria Report (subscription)
Institute for Public Accuracy (press release)
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Posted on 29 June 2016 | 8:00 am

Russia is in Charge in Syria: How Moscow Took Control of the Battlefield and Negotiating Table – War on the Rocks


War on the Rocks

Russia is in Charge in Syria: How Moscow Took Control of the Battlefield and Negotiating Table
War on the Rocks
Russia has leveraged its September 2015 military intervention on behalf of the Assad regime to establish itself as the central military actor in Syria's war. With its punishing air campaign in January and February of this year, Russia gave the

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Posted on 28 June 2016 | 4:18 pm

Syria – BingNews

IS Militants Recapture Base From Syria Rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants on Wednesday pushed back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the outskirts of a town on the Iraqi border, in a setback to a budding offensive that aims to sever the militants’ transit link between the two countries, a …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 5:46 pm

OIR Spokesman: Local Forces in Iraq, Syria Increase Pressure on ISIL

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2016 — Iraqi forces have begun working toward Mosul after their victory in Fallujah this week against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and the Syrian Democratic Forces are tightening a cordon around Manbij in an operation …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 5:27 pm

Islamic State Forces Syria Rebels to Retreat From Border Area

(Reuters) — U.S.-backed Syrian rebels were pushed back from the outskirts of an Islamic State-held town on the border with Iraq and a nearby air base on Wednesday after the jihadists mounted a counter- attack, two rebel sources said. The New Syria Army …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 5:06 pm

Backed Syria rebels pushed back by IS from town near Iraq

The operation, backed by airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition, began May 22, and involved a number of different Iraqi security forces: elite special operations troops, federal police, Anbar provincial police, and an umbrella group of government-approved …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 3:09 pm

Islamic State pushes U.S.-backed Syria rebels from Iraq border; aid reaches besieged towns

BEIRUT/AMMAN – Islamic State militants on Wednesday pushed back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the outskirts of a town on the Iraqi border, in a setback to a budding offensive that aims to sever the militants’ transit link between the two countries, a …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 3:01 pm

Aid Reaches All Besieged Areas Of Syria With Latest Delivery: UN

Trucks carrying medical and food aid entered two blockaded towns near Damascus on Wednesday, meaning that humanitarian agencies have now reached all besieged areas of Syria this year, the United Nations said. The 38-truck convoy carried aid for some 20,000 …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 10:00 am

US-backed Syria rebels capture Daesh-held base near Iraq border

Amman, Beirut: A spokesman for US-backed Syrian rebels and an activist group say the rebels have seized a small military base that was held by Daesh near the Iraqi border. Wednesday’s capture of the Hamdan airbase, which has served as an Daesh outpost …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 8:35 am

List Of Recent ISIS Attacks: Islamic State Group Hits Targets From Belgium To Syria In 2016

CIA Director John Brennan warned earlier this month that as ISIS losses ground in Iraq and Syria, the group would increasingly attempt attacks on Western targets. The CIA has estimated that there are between 18,000 to 22,000 ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 6:00 am

Rebels seize air base to cut off Islamic State transit between Iraq, Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 29 (UPI) –Syrian rebels backed by the United States on Wednesday seized the Hamdan small airport near the Iraq border used as a base by the Islamic State. The air base is near the city of al-Bukamal, where the Islamic State took …

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 4:35 am

‘Europe pays a heavy price for Syria – it must act to end the crisis’

Anti-Assad opposition wants to see the EU – despite Brexit diversions – do more to help secure a political solution to the bloody conflict in its own backyard Syrian refugees board a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border in February 2016.

Posted on 29 June 2016 | 1:10 am