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At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic State militants.

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has thrived, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

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Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a ...

Israel and Syria exchange fire following factory airstrike

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Israel and Syria exchange fire following factory airstrike

An Israeli attack on a factory in a Syrian industrial town south of Homs prompts an exchange of fire between the two neighbouring ...

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Fresh Syria peace talks begin in Astana

Warring parties in Syria's conflict - Russia, Iran and Turkey - will meet in the Kazakh capital for two days of talks seeking an end to the six-year civil war.

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib ...

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IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians in the Syrian desert this month, a monitor said on Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the ...

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: The hushed hum of the honeybees of Ghouta

The Syrian honeybees of Eastern Ghouta are battling daily with death - much like the people of the Damascus suburb itself.

Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

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Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

Syrian government forces and their allies regained control on Saturday of a predominantly Christian central town that sleeper cells of the ...

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UN Syria envoy in Moscow ahead of peace talks

Staffan de Mistura and Russia's Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow on Wednesday, to discuss ways of moving toward a stable political settlement in ...

Take that Obama! Trump takes credit for defeating IS

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Take that Obama! Trump takes credit for defeating IS

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for defeating the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in an interview late on Tuesday

Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

The Turkish army has begun setting up 'observation posts' in Syria's north-western Idlib province as part of their efforts to create a ...

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

Turkish troops enter Syria's Idlib province for 'surveillance mission'

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Turkish troops enter Syria's Idlib province for 'surveillance mission'

Turkish troops have entered Syria's Idlib province following weeks of speculation of intervention by Ankara and allied Syrian opposition forces.

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IS recapture Homs town from Syria regime

IS militants have re-captured a Syrian town from the Assad regime in a surprise attack launched shortly after their fighters had infiltrated the town.

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Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

Four children are among the 28 dead in overnight airstrikes on the town of Armanaz in Idlib province, purportedly carried out by Syrian regime ...

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Syrian regime repel bloody IS counter-offensive in Deir az-Zour

Syrian regime forces have recaptured the Palmyra to Deir az-Zour highway, after a surprise IS counter-attack killed scores of pro-Damascus ...

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Iran to build 'major oil refinery' in Syria's Homs

Iran is reportedly planning to construct a new multi-million dollar oil refinery in the Syrian city of Homs after the brutal six-year ...

Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

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Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

Russian General Valeri Assapov has been killed after an IS shell landed close to him in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, Moscow's defence minister ...

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Erdogan says Turkish troops to deploy inside Syria's Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said that Turkish troops will deploy inside Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a ...

US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

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US-backed force 'mopping up' last IS holdouts in Raqqa

An Arab-Kurdish alliance fought to clear the last remaining Islamic State group militants holed up in their crumbling stronghold of Raqqa on ...

Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

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Airstrikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48-hours: monitor

Two days of heavy airstrikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria killed at least 22 civilians, a monitor said on ...

Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with Aleppo contracts

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Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with Aleppo contracts

Iran has secured multi-million dollar contracts for Iranian power companies in war-torn Aleppo, reaping the rewards of its pivotal backing for ...

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