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Russian warplanes have bombarded rebel-held areas of in the country's southwest in the first air support by Moscow in a widening regime offensive to retake the strategic zone.

Islamic State miliants and their families have been bused out of southern Damascus, SOHR said, though Syrian state media reports an agreement hasn't been reached.

Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

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Syria regime bombardment kills 17 civilians in south Damascus

Syrian regime air strikes and shelling killed 17 civilians including seven children on Friday in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus, a Britain-based monitor said.

'Widespread looting' in Afrin after Turkey expels Kurdish force

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'Widespread looting' in Afrin after Turkey expels Kurdish force

Turkish-allied militiamen are looting the northern Syrian town of Afrin, a Syria war monitoring group has claimed, following the defeat of ...

Assad forces 'dropped over 400 barrel bombs' in February

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Assad forces 'dropped over 400 barrel bombs' in February

A Syrian monitoring organisation has issued a new report documenting the use of thousands of indiscriminate barrel bombs by the Assad regime.

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Syrian regime strike kills 34 civilians in Eastern Ghouta

Dozens of civilians have been killed in new regime airstrikes on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

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Four police assaulted at pro-Kurd rally in Berlin

A demonstration held in Berlin denouncing Turkey's military offensive in Syria turned violent on Saturday after reports suggested four police ...

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Turkish airstrikes 'kill scores of pro-regime fighters in Afrin'

Turkey has conducted intensive airstrikes on Syrian regime troops in Afrin, resulting in dozens of casualties as it continues its bloody ...

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Eastern Ghouta: Five-day death toll tops 400

More than 400 civilians have died in a five-day bombing blitz on the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

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Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

Photoblog: Within days, Syrian regime airstrikes killed hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children in Eastern Ghouta. Qusay Noor took ...

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Syria eases strikes on Ghouta after 'no-holds-barred' bombing campaign

Syrian regime strikes on a rebel enclave near Damascus dropped on Saturday after five days of bombing left more than 240 dead.

Syria rebels urge UN to condemn 'barbaric Idlib onslaught'

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Syria rebels urge UN to condemn 'barbaric Idlib onslaught'

A Syrian rebel coalition have called on the UN to take action against a 'barbaric onslaught' on the rebel-held Idlib province after a Russian ...

Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels' Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels'

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Syria Kurds denounce 'mutilation of female fighter by rebels'

Kurdish forces in Syria have accused Turkey-backed rebels of mutilating the corpse of one of their female fighters, after a video emerged of the ...

Fighting in Syria's Idlib leaves 66 dead

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Fighting in Syria's Idlib leaves 66 dead

Idlib appears to be the target of the Syrian government's latest campaign, with fighting leaving 66 dead in the northwestern province.

Syrian regime, Hizballah capture areas near Israeli-occupied Golan

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Syrian regime, Hizballah capture areas near Israeli-occupied Golan

Syrian regime and Hizballah have captured three new areas near the southern borders with Lebanon and Israel amid Israeli concerns of expanding ...

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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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.

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy ...

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Scores killed in IS bomb attack on Syria refugees

At least 75 Syrians died following a bombing of a refuge convoy in Deir az-Zour province, in the latest brutal attack carried out by the Islamic ...

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IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

A car bomb attack by Islamic State militants has killed dozens of displaced people who had fled fighting in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, a ...

Syrian regime forces capture 'last IS stronghold' Deir az-Zour Syrian regime forces capture 'last IS stronghold' Deir az-Zour

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Syrian regime forces capture 'last IS stronghold' Deir az-Zour

Regime forces have reportedly ousted the Islamic State group from their Syrian stronghold of Deir az-Zour, which came under the militants' ...

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Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

Russian air strikes killed 14 people fleeing across a river on rafts in eastern Syria as renewed fighting across the country took an ...

Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone

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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 ...

IS have 'executed' 2,750 Syrian civilians in four years

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IS have 'executed' 2,750 Syrian civilians in four years

Syrian war watchdog records close to 5,000 summary executions of Syrian prisoners by the Islamic State group in the four years.

Israeli jets strike 'chemical weapons factory' in Syria's Hama

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Israeli jets strike 'chemical weapons factory' in Syria's Hama

Israeli jets carried out airstrikes early Thursday in Syria's Hama, targeting what is believed to be a chemical weapons factory, after the UN ...

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