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Notes From Aleppo: Intimate Glimpses of War-Ravaged Syria – New York Times


New York Times

Notes From Aleppo: Intimate Glimpses of War-Ravaged Syria
New York Times
Declan Walsh, our bureau chief in Cairo, is in a government-controlled area of Aleppo, Syria, covering the civil war. As bombs fall on the city, he is talking to civilians, witnessing the wounded and interviewing soldiers who have been at war for years.

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 6:09 pm

Worshippers killed in Syria’s Aleppo as government plans new offensive – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Worshippers killed in Syria's Aleppo as government plans new offensive
USA TODAY
An attack on a mosque in a government-held part of Aleppo resulted in 15 deaths Friday, as the Syrian government and its allies announced both a planned cease-fire in the country's west and expansion of operations around the city. Rebel forces shelled
The Obama administration is 'giving full cover to the Russians' in Syria — and the results are 'catastrophic'Business Insider
In Syria's battered Aleppo, death toll rises as international outrage mountsWashington Post
The Latest: MSF Says Syria Hospital Bombing Killed 50ABC News
The Guardian –CBS News –BBC News
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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 5:44 pm

The United Nations appeals to save the truce and negotiations in Syria – euronews


euronews

The United Nations appeals to save the truce and negotiations in Syria
euronews
The United Nations has appealed to the United States and Russia to act to save the “cessation of hostilities” and the negotiations between the Syrian opposition and the regime. Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria is battling to keep the peace
Syria's peace talks begin to look like a cover for more warThe Guardian
US-Russia cooperation in Syria 'hangs by a thread'Fox News
UN Envoy Prods US and Russia to 'Revitalize' Syria Cease-FireNew York Times
Wall Street Journal –Huffington Post –RT
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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 5:24 pm

Syria conflict: Body of Russian ‘hero’ flown home – BBC News


BBC News

Syria conflict: Body of Russian 'hero' flown home
BBC News
The body of a Russian officer killed near Palmyra during a battle against so-called Islamic State (IS) militants has arrived back in Moscow from Syria. Tass news agency said special forces Snr Lt Alexander Prokhorenko was posthumously awarded the Hero
Russian Consulate Attacked by al-Nusra Front Terrorists in Syria's AleppoSputnik International

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 1:48 pm

As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground" – The Intercept


The Intercept

As More American Boots Hit the Ground in Syria, U.S. Parses “Boots” and “Ground"
The Intercept
After President Obama announced on Monday that he would deploy 250 additional special operations troops to Syria, State Department spokesperson John Kirby tried to deny that Obama had ever promised not to send “boots on the ground” there.

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 1:44 pm

Syria calls local truces; UN condemns ‘monstrous disregard’ for lives – Reuters


Reuters

Syria calls local truces; UN condemns 'monstrous disregard' for lives
Reuters
"The cessation of hostilities and the Geneva talks were the only game in town, and if they are abandoned now, I dread to think how much more horror we will see in Syria," Zeid said. Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo and shelling of government

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 12:55 pm

Russia Says US Buildup Violates Syrian Sovereignty – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Russia Says US Buildup Violates Syrian Sovereignty
Wall Street Journal
MOSCOW—Russia said Friday that U.S. plans to increase the number of its military personnel in Syria was illegal and violated the sovereignty of the war-torn country. “It is impossible for us to be not worried that such an action by the United States
Russia: US deployment violates Syria's sovereigntyDeutsche Welle
US troops in Syria to topple govt.: FM LavrovPress TV
Outspoken Virginia state senator travels to Syria in support of AssadWashington Post
CBS News –RT
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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 9:35 am

GOAL’s Syria effort impacted by US investigation – RTE.ie


RTE.ie

GOAL's Syria effort impacted by US investigation
RTE.ie
Chief executive of GOAL Barry Andrews has said a suspension is in place in regard to procurement of food and non-food items from Turkey for the GOAL Syria programme. Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, he said: "It is not a suspension of funding. It is

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Posted on 29 April 2016 | 8:37 am

Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria – Washington Times


Washington Times

Iran touts Israel invasion to recruit teenage boys to fight in Syria
Washington Times
The selling pitch to youngsters: You will be defending sacred Shiite shrines in Syria and will position yourselves to invade Israel, whose destruction is an Iranian regime priority. The four-minute clip shows a group of boys in a courtyard, with three
Who sent Iranian army green berets to Syria?Al-Monitor

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Posted on 28 April 2016 | 11:09 pm

Va. senator travels to Syria, shakes hands with Bashar al-Assad – Washington Post


Washington Post

Va. senator travels to Syria, shakes hands with Bashar al-Assad
Washington Post
RICHMOND — As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip-and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A photo of their encounter in Damascus on Thursday zipped …

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Posted on 28 April 2016 | 10:58 pm

Syria – Bing News

US says working with Russia to revive Syria ceasefire

US actress Allison Janney, in character as West Wing press secretary C.J. Cregg, and White House press secretary Josh Earnest perform a short skit at the beginning of the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 12:26 pm

Syria army declares truce in 2 areas, not Aleppo

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported that nine civilians were killed and scores more injured in rocket and sniper attacks in government-held parts of Aleppo on Thursday, hours after the hospital was struck. “But the truth is that both sides have …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 12:01 pm

Syria calls local truces as UN condemns ‘monstrous disregard’ for lives

Moscow, Beirut: Syria declared brief local truces near Damascus and in one province on Friday but made no mention of halting combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed “monstrous disregard” for …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:55 am

New airstrikes hit rebel parts of Syria’s Aleppo

New air strikes Thursday in residential areas in the rebel-held part of the city killed at least 20, while state media reported that at least 1,000 mortars and rockets were fired at government-held areas of Aleppo, killing at least 14 civilians. It said …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:55 am

Despite carnage, Syria’s Aleppo left out of fighting ‘freeze’

ET SPECIAL:Love visual aspect of news? Enjoy this exclusive slideshows treat! ALEPPO, SYRIA: Regime aircraft on Friday pounded rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to freeze fighting despite international outrage over …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:45 am

‘Violation of sovereignty’: Moscow slams Obama decision to send 250 more US troops to Syria

Moscow has voiced concerns over the landing of 150 US soldiers in Rumeilan, northeastern Syria, without the consent of the Syrian government, calling it a “violation of the country’s sovereignty.” “Speaking from the position of the Foreign Ministry, we …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 11:42 am

Syria gov’t says UN round of talks was ‘useful and productive’

UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura voiced deep concern at the truce unravelling in Aleppo and at least three other hotspots. When both countries had such political capital invested in a Syria success story, and had a common interest in not seeing Syria …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 10:27 am

Hospital Hit as Fighting Engulfs Syria’s Largest City

BEIRUT—Some of the worst fighting in Aleppo in years left dozens of civilians dead Thursday, including at a hospital in a rebel-held district and in government-controlled areas of Syria’s largest city. The rising bloodshed coincided with the end of …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 3:26 am

Syria war: UN aid chief laments ‘massive suffering’

The United Nation’s aid chief has issued a strongly worded appeal to world powers to revive a shattered ceasefire in Syria and put an end to the “massive human suffering” that has left millions of people facing desolation, death and starvation. Stephen O …

Posted on 29 April 2016 | 2:57 am