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Suspected U.S. coalition strikes kill 56 civilians in IS-held Syrian city - monitor | Reuters

Jul 19, 2016

Suspected U.S. coalition strikes kill 56 civilians in IS-held Syrian city - monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT At least 56 civilians were killed on Tuesday in air strikes north of the besieged Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, and residents said they believed the attack was carried out by U.S.-led warplanes, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included 11 children, and that dozens more people were wounded. The U.S.-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, launched an offensive at the end of May to seize the last territory held by Islamic State (IS) insurgents on Syria's frontier with Turkey. #United States #Syria #crisis #Entertainment #Foreign policy
Russia not satisfied with pace of Russia-U.S. cooperation on Syria - RIA | Reuters

Jul 15, 2016

Russia not satisfied with pace of Russia-U.S. cooperation on Syria - RIA | Reuters

MOSCOW The Kremlin is not satisfied with the pace of cooperation between the Russian and U.S. militaries on Syria, the RIA news agency quoted the spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, as saying on Thursday. #United States #India #Iran #crisis #russian
First aid convoy since June enters besieged area in Syria's Homs city - Red Cross | Reuters

Jul 14, 2016

First aid convoy since June enters besieged area in Syria's Homs city - Red Cross | Reuters

AMMAN The first aid convoy since June to reach to al Waer, a besieged suburb of the Syrian city of Homs, arrived on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. A total of 19 trucks carrying wheat flour, medical items and water and sanitation material arrived in a joint convoy of the United Nations, the Syrian Red Cresecent and the ICRC, said Ingy Sedky, an ICRC spokeswoman #United States #India #Europe #crisis #Entertainment #european #article
New U.S. troops in Iraq to bolster Iraqi successes - White House | Reuters

Jul 12, 2016

New U.S. troops in Iraq to bolster Iraqi successes - White House | Reuters

WASHINGTON The 560 additional troops the United States is sending to Iraq will bolster the battlefield successes the Iraqi military was already enjoying, the White House said on Monday. #United States #India #Middle East #United Kingdom #crisis #Dallas
Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months - IHS | Reuters

Jul 11, 2016

Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months - IHS | Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State lost an area the size of Ireland - a quarter of its territory - to hostile forces in the last 18 months in Iraq and Syria and is likely to further step up attacks on civilians in coming months, IHS said in a report on Sunday. The territory controlled by the ultra-hardline Sunni group shrank from 90,800 sq km (35,000 square miles) in January 2015, six months after it declared a caliphate in Syria and Iraq, to 68,300 sq km (26,370 square miles), the research firm said. This has led the group to step up attacks on civilian targets in the Middle East and in Europe and this is likely to intensify, IHS said. #United States #Economy #science #Argentina #Iraq #crisis
Iraqi PM dismisses top Baghdad security officials after bombing | Reuters

Jul 08, 2016

Iraqi PM dismisses top Baghdad security officials after bombing | Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraq's prime minister dismissed three officials in charge of Baghdad's security on Friday after last weekend's bombing that killed nearly 300 people and caused public outrage over the inadequacy of emergency services and the security apparatus. The bombing, claimed by the ultra-hardline Sunni militant group Islamic State, was the deadliest in Iraq since U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein 13 years ago. A statement posted on Haider al-Abadi's Facebook page said he had fired the commanders of military operations, the security services and intelligence in the capital. #United States #Islam #markets #Crime #Argentina #crisis
Air strikes kill 23 at holiday spot in Syria's Idlib during ceasefire - monitor | Reuters

Jul 08, 2016

Air strikes kill 23 at holiday spot in Syria's Idlib during ceasefire - monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT Air strikes killed 23 people at a holiday spot in northwestern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the last day of a 72-hour ceasefire announced by the Syrian army. A riverside area in the town of Darkush, near the Turkish border, in western Idlib province was targeted in the air strikes. Idlib province and city are under the control of rebel groups including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. #United States #Syria #France #Argentina #United Kingdom #crisis
Putin and Obama confirm ready to increase Syria coordination in phone call - Kremlin | Reuters

Jul 07, 2016

Putin and Obama confirm ready to increase Syria coordination in phone call - Kremlin | Reuters

MOSCOW Russia said on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed in a phone call that both countries were ready to increase coordination of their military actions in Syria. The Kremlin said in a statement the phone call took place on the initiative of Russia and added that Putin urged Obama to aid the separation of the "moderate" opposition in Syria with the Nusra Front, which the Kremlin described as a terrorist group. #United States #India #Syria #markets #Turkey #crisis