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Explained: From Syria to Ukraine, how humanitarian corridors have been used in conflicts
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Explained: From Syria to Ukraine, how humanitarian corridors have been used in conflicts

Humanitarian corridors became common during the Syria war after Moscow entered the war in 2015 to shore up President Bashar Assad’s forces

Donald Trump says Bashar al-Assad won't get away with 'horrible' acts against humanity
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Donald Trump says Bashar al-Assad won't get away with 'horrible' acts against humanity

Trump has accused Bashar al-Assad of committing "horrible" crimes against humanity, and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out more chemical attacks

Tabqa: All you need to know about its significance in SDF's fight against Islamic State in Syria
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Tabqa: All you need to know about its significance in SDF's fight against Islamic State in Syria

US-backed fighters cornered the Islamic State group in a last part of Tabqa on Monday, after tearing down a huge jihadist flag that had fluttered over the northern Syrian city.

US in 'no doubt' over Syria's role in chemical strike, accuses Russia of spreading misinformation
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US in 'no doubt' over Syria's role in chemical strike, accuses Russia of spreading misinformation

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said on Monday there is "no doubt" the Syrian regime was behind last week's deadly chemical strike, while US officials accused Moscow of waging a misinformation campaign around the attack.

Donald Trump's sudden decision to attack Syria airbase: An overnight policy evolution for the president
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Donald Trump's sudden decision to attack Syria airbase: An overnight policy evolution for the president

United States of America President Donald Trump's sudden decision to order airstrikes against the Syrian government was an overnight evolution for a president who long warned against deeper American involvement in one of the world's most stubbornly violent conflicts.

Syria chemical weapon attack kills 70: A brief history of Bashar al-Assad and his war on his own citizens
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Syria chemical weapon attack kills 70: A brief history of Bashar al-Assad and his war on his own citizens

If confirmed, it would be one of the worst chemical attacks since Syria's civil war began six years ago. It was the third claim of a chemical attack in just over a week in Syria.

US strikes Assad's forces in Syria after brutal chemical attack; Donald Trump to address nation soon
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US strikes Assad's forces in Syria after brutal chemical attack; Donald Trump to address nation soon

The United States fired a barrage of cruise missiles into Syria Thursday night in retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians, US officials said.

Syria's worst chemical attack in years kills 70, including 20 children: White House blames Assad, Obama
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Syria's worst chemical attack in years kills 70, including 20 children: White House blames Assad, Obama

A suspected chemical attack in rebel-held northwestern Syria killed dozens of civilians including children and left many more sick and gasping, causing international outrage Wednesday.

Syria: President Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus
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Syria: President Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake an area that supplies Damascus with water and rejected any negotiations on his departure at upcoming talks in Kazakhstan.

Syria: 21 civilians 'executed' by rebels in Aleppo, say authorities
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Syria: 21 civilians 'executed' by rebels in Aleppo, say authorities

Syria authorities have accused rebel fighters of executing 21 civilians, including women and children, at close range as they quit second city Aleppo last week, state media reported.

Thousands camp out in Aleppo desperate for resumption of evacuation
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Thousands camp out in Aleppo desperate for resumption of evacuation

Thousands of civilians spent the night in bombed out apartment blocks in rebel Aleppo in desperate hope of a resumption of organised evacuations on Saturday, an AFP correspondent reported.

Obama denounces Aleppo 'horror', says 'Assad won't be able to slaughter way to legitimacy'
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Obama denounces Aleppo 'horror', says 'Assad won't be able to slaughter way to legitimacy'

Responsibility for atrocities committed in Aleppo lies with Syria and its Russian and Iranian backers, US President Barack Obama said Friday as Damascus suspended the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the city's last rebel-held areas.

Barack Obama on Aleppo: 'Syria's Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands'
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Barack Obama on Aleppo: 'Syria's Assad, Russia and Iran have blood on hands'

Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime and its Russian and Iranian backers have blood on their hands, US President Barack Obama has said while pitching for an impartial international observer force in Aleppo to coordinate an orderly evacuation through safe corridors.

Battle for Aleppo in final phases, says Britain-based observatory
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Battle for Aleppo in final phases, says Britain-based observatory

The Syrian army captured a major district of Aleppo on Monday from rebel fighters, now confined to a small pocket of their former bastion in the city's east.

Syria: Airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo kill 15 civilians
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Syria: Airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo kill 15 civilians

Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods of divided second city Aleppo killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday.

Assad's military victory in Syria is hollow if it depends on Russian, Iranian support
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Assad's military victory in Syria is hollow if it depends on Russian, Iranian support

It is unlikely that Russia and Iran will be able to block all international efforts to keep the Assad regime safe from all the vulnerabilities in Syria

US asks Syria to stick to political transition timeline
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US asks Syria to stick to political transition timeline

USA has asked Syria to stick to the agreed transition timeline of 1 August and warned that they risk facing consequence if they do not comply.

Syria armed opposition criticise UN envoy, urge tougher stance at talks
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Syria armed opposition criticise UN envoy, urge tougher stance at talks

Syrian armed opposition groups on Monday accused UN envoy Staffan de Mistura of bias towards Damascus and urged opposition negotiators to take a firmer stance

Assad is normal trying to do the best for Syria, he's being demonised by the West: Aleppo Bishop Antoine Audo
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Assad is normal trying to do the best for Syria, he's being demonised by the West: Aleppo Bishop Antoine Audo

Assad was a normal president. But we have to put him in the context of the Middle East. This big fighting between Shias and Sunnis and they use (d) Syria to destroy, at their level, at the international level. (At the) international level, economic and military interests (were the reasons for the war in Syria).