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Syria’s cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch – Danbury News Times


Danbury News Times

Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch
Danbury News Times
This image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Thursday, May 5, 2016, shows a fighter from the Nusra Front firing a weapon during clashes against Syrian government forces and pro-government militiamen in the town of
Iran's military objectives in Syria and Russia's contradictory positionsOpen Democracy
Russian Military Registers Two Ceasefire Violations in Syria's DamascusSputnik International
Ceasefire in Syria violated twice in 24 hours – Russia's defense ministryTASS
CBC.ca –Press TV –Russia Beyond the Headlines
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Posted on 29 May 2016 | 11:40 am

Russia’s draft constitution: End of Syria’s Baath era? – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Russia's draft constitution: End of Syria's Baath era?
Aljazeera.com
Last January, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Syria needed to start working on a new constitution as a first step to finding a political solution to its civil war. "I believe it's necessary to move towards constitutional reform [in Syria

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Posted on 29 May 2016 | 10:05 am

Philip Hammond: More action needed on Syria and Yemen – BBC News


BBC News

Philip Hammond: More action needed on Syria and Yemen
BBC News
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond is to press for more concerted action on the war-torn countries of Syria and Yemen during a tour of the Gulf states. Mr Hammond is due to arrive in Saudi Arabia before going to Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates
Philip Hammond to press for more action on Syria and Yemen on Gulf tourBT.com

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Posted on 29 May 2016 | 1:24 am

‘ISIS dumped rotting bodies in Syrian streets’ spreading disfiguring tropical disease – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

'ISIS dumped rotting bodies in Syrian streets' spreading disfiguring tropical disease
Daily Mail
Speaking to MailOnline, Dr Waleed Al-Salem, one of the authors of the research was carried out in the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, said: 'It's a very bad situation. The disease has spread dramatically in Syria, but also into countries like

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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 10:50 pm

Inmates in Syria’s Hama prison capture regime officials – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Inmates in Syria's Hama prison capture regime officials
Aljazeera.com
The head of the prison, a police officer and nine other government forces were captured by the prisoners, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, confirming the incident. After judge Rida Musa told inmates that 11 of them will be
Syria prison riots break out again; director held hostageMiddle East Eye
Rioting inmates take prison warden hostage in Syria's HamaPress TV

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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 8:29 pm

‘America’s Schizophrenic policy in Syria: fighting the force that fights terrorists’ – RT


RT

'America's Schizophrenic policy in Syria: fighting the force that fights terrorists'
RT
US foreign policy in Syria is schizophrenic and opportunist as they are combating the Assad government, which has done the bulk of the fighting against Islamic State and the terrorists in general, Brian Becker, from the anti-war ANSWER Coalition told RT.
The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than IsisThe Independent

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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 5:17 pm

EU to keep up support for terrorists in Syria: Analyst – Press TV


Press TV

EU to keep up support for terrorists in Syria: Analyst
Press TV
Press TV has interviewed Dmitry Babich, radio host of Voice of Russia in Moscow, about Syria's ambassador to the United Nations Bashar al-Ja'afari's criticism of double-standard policies practiced by some countries, which support terrorist groups.

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 4:46 pm

Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops – Washington Times


Washington Times

Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops
Washington Times
FILE – In this Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 file photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian rebels fire locally made shells against
Thousands flee IS offensive in northern SyriaYahoo News
Islamic State Presses Offensive in Syria's NorthVoice of America
The last remaining Pentagon-trained rebel group in Syria is now in jeopardyWashington Post
BBC News
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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 3:44 pm

Israeli Deputy Minister Admits He Visited Syria – Haaretz


Haaretz

Israeli Deputy Minister Admits He Visited Syria
Haaretz
Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara, a member of the Likud faction, admitted on Saturday he visited in Syria since the beginning of the civil war there. Kara, the deputy regional cooperation minister, was asked about his experience in Syria at a cultural event
Dep. Minister visited Syria and Lebanon 'to save Jewish families'Jerusalem Post Israel News

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Posted on 28 May 2016 | 2:30 pm

Waging a lyrical war against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Waging a lyrical war against Syria's Bashar al-Assad
Aljazeera.com
Paris, France – As the conflict in Syria barrels into its fifth year, some exiled musicians are using their craft to promote regime change in the country. Yaser Jamous and his brother Mohamed have been rapping about their homeland since the revolution

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 7:35 am

Syria – BingNews

Syria’s cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida’s branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United States …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:04 am

ISIS Militants Fight Rebels in North Syria Strongholds

Fighting between Islamic State (ISIS) and Syrian rebels near the Turkish border has killed dozens of people in the last two days, as ISIS militants keep up an offensive that has led to rapid territorial gains, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 6:04 am

UN envoy to Syria: Peace talks not set to resume for weeks

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria plans a resumption of peace talks “as soon as feasible” between the government and opposition, but he set no new date and expects that it will “certainly not” come within the next two to three weeks, his office said …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:48 am

Pope invites world’s children to join peace prayer for Syria

ROME— Thousands of Syrian Christian children, led by their bishops and patriarchs, are coming together to pray for peace, and Pope Francis is asking other children from around the world to join them. “Next Wednesday, June 1, marking the International …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:46 am

Turkey and U.S. launch airstrikes in Syria: Are they striking Assad?

A nationwide, but often violated ceasefire, between rebel and government forces, brokered by the USA and Russian Federation in February, does not include jihadist groups such as the self-styled Islamic State. More than 100,000 Syrians are trapped near the …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:37 am

Thousands flee IS offensive in northern Syria: monitor

BEIRUT: Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by the Islamic State group against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday. The offensive against the towns of Marea …

Posted on 29 May 2016 | 5:31 am

Syria conflict: IS ‘attacks rebel-held Syria town of Marea’

Heavy fighting has been reported in northern Syria as so-called Islamic State tries to capture the rebel-held town of Marea, near the Turkish border. IS fighters began a surprise offensive in the area on Thursday and attacked Marea early on Saturday with …

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 5:30 pm

Inmates in Syria’s Hama prison capture regime officials

Prisoners inside Syria’s Hama central prison have captured several government officers, including a high ranked police officer, a source inside the jail told Al Jazeera on Saturday. Thousands of photos ‘prove crimes against humanity’ in Syria The head of …

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 2:05 pm

Syria rebels under fire from IS militants, government troops

BEIRUT — Islamic State militants entered a major Syrian opposition stronghold in the country’s north on Saturday, clashing with rebels on the edges of the town as the extremist group builds on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two …

Posted on 28 May 2016 | 8:31 am

In Syria, a slow-motion genocide while diplomats chatter

The International Syria Support Group, consisting of 20 countries and organizations, met in Vienna earlier this month to once again attempt to decide the fate of the Syrian people. Predictably, the diplomats left the Austrian capital with little more than …

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 10:22 am