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Syrian Army declares victory in eastern Ghouta; negotiations still underway in Douma
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Syrian Army declares victory in eastern Ghouta; negotiations still underway in Douma

The Syrian Army declared victory in eastern Ghouta Saturday after opposition fighters evacuated from most of the area near the capital except for the town of Douma.

In Syria's eastern Ghouta thousands huddle in tunnels in unhygienic conditions as bombing continues
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In Syria's eastern Ghouta thousands huddle in tunnels in unhygienic conditions as bombing continues

Around 600 civilians have been killed in the Syrian military's offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital, Damascus

US accuses Syria of using 'new kinds of chemical weapons', seeks cooperation from Russia against Bashar al-Assad's govt
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US accuses Syria of using 'new kinds of chemical weapons', seeks cooperation from Russia against Bashar al-Assad's govt

Trump administration on Friday accused President Bashar Assad's govt in Syria of producing and using "new kinds of weapons" to deliver deadly chemicals

Syrian government behind sarin gas attack which killed 83 in April, say UN investigators
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Syrian government behind sarin gas attack which killed 83 in April, say UN investigators

Syrian president Bashar Assad's air force conducted a sarin-gas attack that killed at least 83 civilians in April, UN-mandated investigators said Wednesday.

Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-al-Adha as Hajj pilgrimage draws to a close
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Muslims across the world celebrate Eid-al-Adha as Hajj pilgrimage draws to a close

Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Adha, as some 2 million pilgrims carry out the final rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Syria: Russian embassy compound in Damascus hit by shelling as security forces pound rebel-held areas
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Syria: Russian embassy compound in Damascus hit by shelling as security forces pound rebel-held areas

Shells hit the Syrian capital of Damascus wounding seven while two of the projectiles hit the Russian embassy and a nearby area causing material damage

Syrian Army announces ceasefire in southern region to support 'reconciliation efforts' until Thursday
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Syrian Army announces ceasefire in southern region to support 'reconciliation efforts' until Thursday

The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday, including in Quneitra province where Israel has hit army outposts in recent days, according to a statement carried by state television.

Syria offensive: Despite differences, US may need Bashar al-Assad's troops to defeat Islamic State
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Syria offensive: Despite differences, US may need Bashar al-Assad's troops to defeat Islamic State

As the US-led coalition tightens the noose around the Islamic State group in Syria, President Bashar Assad's Iranian-backed troops are also seizing back territory from the militants with little protest from Washington, a sign of how American options are limited without a powerful ally on the ground.

US alleges Bashar al Assad regime may launch another chemical attack; Syria rubbishes claims
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US alleges Bashar al Assad regime may launch another chemical attack; Syria rubbishes claims

Syria has denied White House allegations that it may be preparing a new chemical attack, insisting again that it has never used such arms.

Jim Mattis to Turkey: US will take back arms provided to Syrian Kurds after recapturing Raqqa
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Jim Mattis to Turkey: US will take back arms provided to Syrian Kurds after recapturing Raqqa

Turkish officials said that US defense secretary Jim Mattis said that arms provided to Syrian Kurdish fighters would be taken back once IS militants are ousted from Raqqa.

Russia fires cruise missiles at Islamic State positions in Syria
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Russia fires cruise missiles at Islamic State positions in Syria

Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group's positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday.

Sarin, the gas that killed Syrians, is 26 times more deadly than cyanide gas: All you need to know
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Sarin, the gas that killed Syrians, is 26 times more deadly than cyanide gas: All you need to know

The US believes Syrian government employed a sarin-like nerve agent in a deadly attack in the country's northwest. Here are the key facts about sarin.

Pentagon chief James Mattis presents White House with plan to 'rapidly defeat' Islamic State
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Pentagon chief James Mattis presents White House with plan to 'rapidly defeat' Islamic State

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday gave the White House a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said on Monday.

Aleppo has shed enough blood; takeover of the city by Assad's forces might end Syrian war
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Aleppo has shed enough blood; takeover of the city by Assad's forces might end Syrian war

Syria has become a nation or refugees with more than half its population having sought asylum in countries outside its borders.

Syria conflict: Rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
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Syria conflict: Rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege

Fierce fighting broke out around the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday as rebels announced a large-scale offensive to break the government's siege of opposition-held areas.

Obama's final speech at UNGA: US President laments refugee crisis, terrorism
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Obama's final speech at UNGA: US President laments refugee crisis, terrorism

President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that the United States and other world powers have limited ability to solve the most profound challenges facing the world, while calling for a "course correction" for globalisation to ensure that nations don't retreat into a more sharply divided world.

Russia-US-brokered Syria cease-fire to start at sunset amid verbal backing from Assad govt
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Russia-US-brokered Syria cease-fire to start at sunset amid verbal backing from Assad govt

A cease-fire brokered by the United States and Russia is set to begin at sunset on Monday in Syria amid mixed messages of commitment from various rebel factions but with verbal backing by President Bashar Assad's government.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin meet in China amid struggle for Syria deal
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Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin meet in China amid struggle for Syria deal

The United States and Russia struggled Monday to keep alive negotiations to end the bloodshed between US-backed rebels and Syria's Russian-aligned regime. Even as top diplomats vowed to keep trying, President Barack Obama expressed skepticism that an unlikely alliance between rivals would yield the breakthrough needed to end the 5-year-old civil war.

Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, tell gunmen to give up
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Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, tell gunmen to give up

Syrian government forces on Tuesday captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city of Aleppo, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said.

Russian backed airstrikes helps Syria recapture town in Aleppo from IS
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Russian backed airstrikes helps Syria recapture town in Aleppo from IS

The town of Khanaser was seized earlier this week by the extremist Islamic State group, cutting government military access to the provincial capital, also called Aleppo, said the Syrian government and the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition monitoring group.