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The first convoy of critically injured civilians from Eastern Ghouta's Douma have arrived in northern Syria, amid reports rebel group Jaish al-Islam are preventing civilians from evacuating the

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to rebels.

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

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Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

In pictures: Rebel fighters and civilians embark on their journey out of Eastern Ghouta's war-ravaged towns and into the northern Syrian countryside.

Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

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Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

Thousands more leave East Ghouta as negotiations over the final evacuations continue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Thousands of rebels and civilians evacuate Syria's Ghouta

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Thousands of rebels and civilians evacuate Syria's Ghouta

Syrian state media has reported that over 5,000 rebels and their family members left Eastern Ghouta on Sunday.

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Evacuated Ghouta rebels from Arbin arrive in northern Syria

Scores of Syrian Faylaq al-Rahman rebels are arriving in Hama, after being evacuated from Eastern Ghouta's Arbin, leaving only one town under rebel control in the besieged Damascus enclave.

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Syrian child footballer 'killed by rebel shelling' on Damascus

A 12-year-old Syrian footballer was killed when rockets hit a training ground in the capital's Mazraa neighbourhood, according to state media.

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Syria rebels prepare to quit penultimate pocket of Ghouta

Faylaq al-Rahman, the rebel group that controls the area, agreed to pull out in exchange for an end to nearly five weeks of devastating ...

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Syrian rebel group in Eastern Ghouta enclave announces ceasefire

The second-largest rebel group in Syria's Eastern Ghouta have declared a ceasefire in order to negotiate leaving the opposition enclave, as ...

First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal

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First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal

The evacuation agreement, announced on Wednesday and brokered by regime ally Russia, could increase pressure on rebels to follow suit in the two ...

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More than 1,600 rebels to evacuate Eastern Ghouta

Buses prepared to enter a bombed-out town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Thursday after an agreement to evacuate hundreds of rebels and their ...

Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

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Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

Fighters from Ahrar al-Sham have reportedly agreed to lay down their arms in return for safe passage to an ...

Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

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Militants kill two polio workers in Pakistan's tribal region

A Taliban faction has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on aid workers in Pakistan's tribal region.

Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

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Syrian rebel-held town agrees truce with Assad regime

A Syrian town in the Damascus countryside has agreed a deal with regime in Damascus for rebels and their families to leave.

Fresh airstrikes hit Eastern Ghouta as '7,000 civilians flee'

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Fresh airstrikes hit Eastern Ghouta as '7,000 civilians flee'

The Assad regime launched fresh strikes using napalm and cluster bombs on besieged Eastern Ghouta and rebel-held Idlib, amid reports rebels shot ...

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Al-Qaeda in Syria losing ground amid fierce rivalries

Beset by infighting and assassinations, the extremist group has been driven from nearly all of the northern province of Aleppo in the past three weeks.

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Syrian regime forces cut off largest Ghouta town

The regime army is set to divide besieged Eastern Ghouta into three isolated sections after taking control of most of Douma amid fierce clashes ...

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Eastern Ghouta's rebels agree to evacuate imprisoned Nusra fighters

Jaish al-Islam says it has agreed to evacuate Nusra Front fighters being held in its prisons in besieged eastern Ghouta to rebel-held ...

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US offers $5mn reward for Pakistan Taliban leader

The US State Department placed a $5 million reward for help locating the leader of the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday

Syrian rebels form merger against Jihadists

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Syrian rebels form merger against Jihadists

Syrian rebel groups have formed an alliance in the north in order to tackle a jihadist faction formerly linked to al-Qaeda.

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Syria HTS leader Jolani calls for unity among rebels

Syrian regime advances have been blamed by some sections of the opposition on failings by a leading rebel alliance, leading HTS chief Abu ...

Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

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Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

Analysis: Civilians who have sought safe haven in rebel-held Idlib are facing another wave of displacement as advancing troops see little fight ...

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

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Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Syria's biggest rebel groups have agreed to unite as the Assad regime advances into the opposition heartland of Idlib.

Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

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Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

The Syrian regime says its forces have ended a rebel siege on an army base in the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

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