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Up to 15000 Isis victims buried in mass graves in Syria and Iraq – survey – The Guardian


The Guardian

Up to 15000 Isis victims buried in mass graves in Syria and Iraq – survey
The Guardian
Further mass graves are expected to be uncovered as Isis retreats in the face of offensives by a US-led coalition and allied forces on the ground in Iraq and Syria, ceding ground outside of Mosul and Raqqa, the two most populous cities under its control.
Horrific survey unveils 72 ISIS mass graves across Syria, IraqNew York Daily News
Thousands buried in at least 72 ISIS mass graves, AP findsFox News
Mass graves left behind by Isis militants discovered in Iraq and SyriaMetro
The Globe and Mail
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:42 pm

Turkey signals no let up in Syria campaign, despite Western concerns – Reuters


Reuters

Turkey signals no let up in Syria campaign, despite Western concerns
Reuters
ISTANBUL Turkey's army chief signaled no let up in a Syria offensive Washington has criticized for targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as well as jihadists, and said its successes showed last month's failed coup had not dented the military's power.
Turkish Offensive on Islamic State in Syria Caught US Off GuardWall Street Journal
Turkey and Syrian Kurdish forces 'should stop fighting'Aljazeera.com
Knowing the Risks, Some Syrian Rebels Seek a Lift From Turks' IncursionNew York Times
Huffington Post –CNN –VICE News
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 2:02 pm

UN under pressure to set up inquiry into Syria aid programme – The Guardian


The American Conservative

UN under pressure to set up inquiry into Syria aid programme
The Guardian
The United Nations is under increasing pressure to set up an independent inquiry into its Syria aid programme after a Guardian investigation found contracts worth tens of millions of dollars have been awarded to people closely associated with the
Syria and the National InterestThe American Conservative
The real US Syria scandal: Supporting sectarian warMiddle East Eye
Obama's Real Mistake in SyriaProject Syndicate
ARA News –News18 –Pravda –The Guardian
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 12:44 pm

A "safe zone" in Syria sounds like a great idea. It would be a disaster. – Vox


Vox

A "safe zone" in Syria sounds like a great idea. It would be a disaster.
Vox
But despite its misleadingly simplistic name, establishing a “safe zone” in Syria would put civilians in even greater danger and risk prolonging Syria's bloody nightmare. Safe zone proponents and opponents alike can agree that the failure of the

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 12:30 pm

The Latest: Kurdish Forces Clash With IS in Northern Syria – ABC News


ABC News

The Latest: Kurdish Forces Clash With IS in Northern Syria
ABC News
A Turkish tank stationed near the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Turkey's state-run news agency says three rockets fired from Syria have hit Turkish border town of Kilis, injuring five children, Turkish President Recep
France says Turkish action in Syria risks escalation thereThe Globe and Mail
France criticizes Turkish military intervention in SyriaCTV News
French president criticises Turkey's 'contradictory' intervention in Syriaeuronews

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 12:08 pm

Syria’s war: US takes in 10000 refugees in one year – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Syria's war: US takes in 10000 refugees in one year
Aljazeera.com
The Obama administration is set to meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year, a month ahead of schedule. The White House also said that it is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand for the following year.
The disastrous nonintervention in SyriaWashington Post
White House Wants to Expand Humanitarian Response in SyriaVoice of America
US welcomes its 10000th Syrian refugee ahead of scheduleCNN
CNSNews.com –NBCNews.com –Daily Mail –Refugee Processing Center
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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 11:55 am

‘Our War:’ Meet the Western Fighters Battling ISIS With Syria’s Kurds – Newsweek


Newsweek

'Our War:' Meet the Western Fighters Battling ISIS With Syria's Kurds
Newsweek
On September 9, an American Marine Corps veteran, an Italian activist and a Swedish bodyguard will meet for the first time on the red carpet in front of a movie …

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 11:34 am

UN Security Council: Ensure Justice for Syria Atrocities – Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

UN Security Council: Ensure Justice for Syria Atrocities
Human Rights Watch
(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should urgently impose sanctions on the Syrian government for chemical weapon attacks in Syria and refer the situation to the International Criminal Court. In a report issued on August 24, 2016, …

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Posted on 30 August 2016 | 5:01 am

Fight for Syria’s Aleppo exposes limits of Russian air power – Reuters


Reuters

Fight for Syria's Aleppo exposes limits of Russian air power
Reuters
The fact that Russia went to such lengths to achieve its aims in Aleppo and still failed could strengthen the hand of those in Moscow who believe the operation in Syria has reached a watershed, and that it is time to seek a negotiated solution. "I get
Russia offers to send ground troops to Syria's Aleppogulfnews.com

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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 4:51 pm

Turkey accused of ‘expanding occupation of Syria’ while fighting ISIS – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Turkey accused of 'expanding occupation of Syria' while fighting ISIS
Daily Mail
Turkey has been accused of 'expanding its occupation' inside Syria amid reports dozens of civilians have been killed during the country's push to oust ISIS. Rebels backed by Turkey have driven US-allied Kurdish forces from a number of towns and
Turkey-Backed Rebels Expel Kurdish Forces From Syrian TownsNew York Times
Turkey ramps up Syria offensive with deadly bombingsYahoo News
Syria war: Rival claims as Turkish strikes kill at least 25BBC News
Washington Post –Fox News
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Posted on 29 August 2016 | 10:25 am

Syria – BingNews

A "safe zone" in Syria sounds like a great idea. It would be a disaster.

The goal of a “safe zone” is a laudable one: to protect civilians from attacks in a designated area. But despite its misleadingly simplistic name, establishing a “safe zone” in Syria would put civilians in even greater danger and risk prolonging …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 7:41 am

France criticizes Turkish military intervention in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday criticized Turkey’s “contradictory” military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a “protagonist” in the war, a day after a U.S. official warned that clashes between Turkish …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 7:36 am

U.S.-led coalition planes hit Islamic State in north Syria: Turkish military

Two A-10 planes hit and destroyed two Islamic State targets, the military said in a statement, without elaborating. Turkey-backed forces seized Jarablus from Islamic State militants last week. They have since pushed into areas held by Kurdish-aligned …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 7:27 am

US-Led Coalition Planes Hit ISIS In Syria, Turkey Says

U.S.-led coalition warplanes hit Islamic State targets near the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus overnight, the Turkish military said on Tuesday, as forces backed by Ankara pushed deeper into north Syria. Two A-10 planes hit and destroyed two Islamic State …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:31 am

UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme

Exclusive: Guardian analysis shows series of contracts awarded to government and charities linked to president’s family The UN has awarded contracts worth tens of millions of dollars to people closely associated with the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:00 am

The Latest: Kurdish Forces Clash With IS in Northern Syria

The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara’s incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A spokesman for Kurdish-led forces in Syria is reporting clashes between the fighters and Islamic State militants …

Posted on 30 August 2016 | 6:00 am

U.S. Calls Turkey’s Syria Clashes ‘Unacceptable,’ Urges Focus on ISIS

ISTANBUL — The United States on Monday criticized clashes between Turkish forces and some opposition groups in northern Syria as “unacceptable,” calling on all armed actors in the fighting to stand down and focus on battling ISIS. “We want to make clear …

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 11:52 pm

The disastrous nonintervention in Syria

I do not know what would have happened if, three years ago Monday, David Cameron, the British prime minister, had not foolishly held and lost a vote on intervention in Syria in the House of Commons. Perhaps if he had paid more attention, seemed more …

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 5:53 pm

The Latest: US calls on Turkey, Syria Kurds to halt clashes

The Pentagon is calling on NATO ally Turkey, as well U.S.-backed fighters aligned against the Islamic State, to stop fighting each other in northern Syria. In a written statement on Monday, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook called the clashes south of …

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 4:20 pm

Turkish warplanes wallop Syria, Iraq targets

Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN)Turkish warplanes extended the country’s cross-border military operations on Monday, slamming ISIS strongholds in Syria and pounding Kurdish militants in Iraq, state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Three rockets fired from ISIS …

Posted on 29 August 2016 | 4:11 pm