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The Children of Aleppo, Syria, Trapped in a Killing Zone – New York Times


New York Times

The Children of Aleppo, Syria, Trapped in a Killing Zone
New York Times
Though the world is jolted periodically by the suffering of children in the Syria conflict — the photographs of Alan Kurdi's drowned body and Omran Daqneesh's bloodied face are prime examples — dead and traumatized children are increasingly common.
Syrian troops begin ground offensive to retake AleppoTelegraph.co.uk
Syrian Army seizes Aleppo's central district from terrorists – state mediaRT
Violence in Aleppo 'devastating' for Syrian man living in WinnipegCBC.ca

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 11:46 pm

Moscow Blocking UN Attempts to Punish Assad for Continued … – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

Moscow Blocking UN Attempts to Punish Assad for Continued …
Foreign Policy (blog)
Although the “Dresden-esque” bombardment this past week of the besieged city of Aleppo by Russian and Syrian aircraft has dominated discussions about Syria, diplomats in New York are still grappling with recent U.N. findings that President Bashar …

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 11:40 pm

Syrian Troops Clash With Rebels as Bombs Fall on Aleppo – New York Times


New York Times

Syrian Troops Clash With Rebels as Bombs Fall on Aleppo
New York Times
The United Nations and the World Health Organization condemned the sustained aerial bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo in Syria and called for safe routes to evacuate civilians, as new drone footage showed the extent of destruction in the city.
Syria conflict: US pledges $360m in additional aidBBC News
Syrian troops launch ground offensive against Aleppo rebelsThe Guardian
The United States's $364 Million Humanitarian Aid to SyriaThe Atlantic
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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 10:08 pm

Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? – Mother Jones


Mother Jones

Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night?
Mother Jones
Even by the already horrific standards of the Syrian civil war, the violence in the city of Aleppo during the past week has been brutal. Russian and Syrian government airstrikes killed more than 300 people, targeted the last vital scraps of medical
More than 200 French fighters killed in Syria and IraqIraqi News

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 9:52 pm

Aleppo Battle: Syrian Troops Advance on City Center; Hospitals Overwhelmed – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

Aleppo Battle: Syrian Troops Advance on City Center; Hospitals Overwhelmed
NBCNews.com
The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo appeared to be turning Tuesday after government forces reportedly wrested a central neighborhood away from one of the rebel groups that has been fighting the brutal regime. Syrian state television reported that
Before It Was A Battleground, Aleppo Was The 'Jewel Of Syria'Here And Now
Civilian deaths mount as Aleppo siege by Syrian forces advancesUSA TODAY
Kurds' Participation in Raqqa Liberation to Put Syria's Future at Risk – AnkaraSputnik International
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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 6:15 pm

As Trump and Clinton debate foreign policy, Syria barely gets a mention – CNN


CNN

As Trump and Clinton debate foreign policy, Syria barely gets a mention
CNN
The back and forth between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was perhaps more instructive in terms of what was not mentioned — Syria's civil war, for instance — than what was discussed. To be fair, the debate was not intended to focus on international

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 3:48 pm

Merkel skeptical about Syria no-fly zone – Deutsche Welle


Deutsche Welle

Merkel skeptical about Syria no-fly zone
Deutsche Welle
Merkel appeared to contradict Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday who had called for a temporary no-fly zone for military aircraft in Syria for up to a week in a bid to restart the latest failed ceasefire. Speaking after a meeting with
ML–Syria-The LatestYahoo News
Merkel Skeptical About Creation of No-Fly Zone in SyriaSputnik International

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 2:27 pm

‘Toy Smuggler’ Rami Adham Brings Smiles to Syria’s Children – NBCNews.com


NBCNews.com

'Toy Smuggler' Rami Adham Brings Smiles to Syria's Children
NBCNews.com
HELSINKI — Miral Khalagi was just four years old when soldiers broke into her family's home. The girl's father was tortured and killed while she watched, according to her grandfather. Then they took away her mother, who has not been seen since.
Syria war: The toy smuggler bringing bags of joy to childrenBBC News

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 11:58 am

‘If we lose this generation, we lose Syria’ – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

'If we lose this generation, we lose Syria'
Aljazeera.com
"It's fine here, but it's not home," Alewi tells Al Jazeera from the bright courtyard of Gaziantep's Rainbow Centre, a grassroots organisation offering an alternative to schooling for dozens of Syrian children in the border city. "Nowhere is Syria." …

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 7:21 am

Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: US officials – Reuters


Reuters

Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: US officials
Reuters
WASHINGTON The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday. Still
Wealthy Gulf states may arm Syrian rebels to 'get the Russians to back off' – US officialsRT

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Posted on 27 September 2016 | 12:04 am

Syria – BingNews

Push to Sanction Syria for Using Chemical Weapons Hits Russian Resistance

Russian airstrikes helped scupper the cease-fire in Syria. Now, Russian foot-dragging threatens to derail another diplomatic effort by the United States and its allies: sanctioning Damascus for using chemical weapons against its own people. On Aug. 24, a U …

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 5:38 pm

Syria war: The toy smuggler bringing bags of joy to children

For the girls, it is Barbie dolls. The boys love footballs, cars and teddy bears. Rami Adham knows exactly what brings the biggest smiles to the faces of Syrian children. The Finnish-Syrian father-of-six has become known as the “Aleppo toy smuggler”.

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 4:54 pm

Syria conflict: US pledges $360m in additional aid

The US has pledged to provide $364m (£276m) more in humanitarian aid to people affected by the war in Syria. The funds, officials say, will help the UN and other charities provide food, safe water and medical care to those in the country and refugees in …

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 3:32 pm

Making of a ‘martyr’: Why would a young Iranian fight and die in Syria?

Tehran — The day Fatemeh Toosi saw her son off to the Syrian war, on a quest for martyrdom, she did not cry. At the door of their middle-class apartment, the Iranian mother held aloft a Quran as her son passed underneath, a traditional drill for true …

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 3:11 pm

Bombing campaign leaves Aleppo hospitals overwhelmed as U.N. meets over Syria

At least 26 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria. At the start of that …

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 9:49 am

FBI’s Comey: Officials Worry About ‘Terrorist Diaspora’ from Syria, Iraq

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies worry that a surge of violent extremists will eventually move from ISIS-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq into Western nations with the aim of committing terrorist attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress …

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 9:42 am

As Trump and Clinton debate foreign policy, Syria barely gets a mention

(CNN)The circus of politics can often be a distraction from actual policy — and last night’s debate proved no exception when it came to the subject of foreign affairs. The back and forth between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was perhaps more …

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 8:46 am

Yes, Mr. Secretary, you are delusional about Syria

The catastrophe in Syria shows no signs of abating. The Post reports: The White House says it’s difficult to envision any military cooperation with Russia in Syria because Moscow has repeatedly failed to fulfill its commitments to a recent cease-fire deal.

Posted on 27 September 2016 | 7:00 am

Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes

BEIRUT – Syria’s foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

Posted on 26 September 2016 | 9:51 pm

Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials

Still, the U.S. administration continues to maintain that negotiations are the only way to end the carnage after Russian-backed Syrian forces intensified their bombing of Aleppo, the last major urban area in rebel hands. The latest U.S. attempt to end …

Posted on 26 September 2016 | 5:06 am