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Syrian army allows pre-2011 conscripts to return home; around 15,000 soldiers, reservists may be demobilised
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Syrian army allows pre-2011 conscripts to return home; around 15,000 soldiers, reservists may be demobilised

The decision comes in the wake of a string of military gains around the capital Damascus and in the central province of Homs.

French foreign minister says new humanitarian disaster looming in Syria's Idlib region
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French foreign minister says new humanitarian disaster looming in Syria's Idlib region

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned on Sunday that a new humanitarian disaster was looming in Syria, in the rebel-held region of Idlib,

Syrian Army declares complete retake of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta; clean-up operation underway
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Syrian Army declares complete retake of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta; clean-up operation underway

The Syrian Army has declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, after a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the capital.

Donald Trump warns Syria of 'big price' after suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Douma sparks outrage
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Donald Trump warns Syria of 'big price' after suspected chemical attack in rebel-held Douma sparks outrage

An alleged chemical attack that left dozens dead in Syria's rebel-held town of Douma sparked international outrage Sunday, with US president Donald Trump warning there would be a "big price to pay".

Fresh air raids pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, 70 civilians killed in 24 hours
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Fresh air raids pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, 70 civilians killed in 24 hours

Renewed air strikes have hit the last opposition holdout in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, leaving 70 civilians dead in around 24 hours, as regime troops pressed an offensive to pressure rebels to withdraw.

Russia agrees to evacuate civilians from eastern Ghouta as Syrian regime moves to fully retake region
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Russia agrees to evacuate civilians from eastern Ghouta as Syrian regime moves to fully retake region

Syria's regime moved closer Sunday to fully retaking the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta after its Russian ally agreed with rebels to evacuate hundreds of civilians from a final pocket.

Syria: 29 civilians killed in heavy air strikes, shelling in rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta
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Syria: 29 civilians killed in heavy air strikes, shelling in rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta

Heavy air strikes and shelling killed 29 civilians in the main town of Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta outside Damascus today

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad visits battle-scarred Eastern Ghouta, hails troops' assault to oust rebels
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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad visits battle-scarred Eastern Ghouta, hails troops' assault to oust rebels

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad on Sunday paid a first visit in years to battered Eastern Ghouta to congratulate his troops for a gruelling assault to oust rebels from near Damascus

Syria unrest: Over 11,000 people have left besieged eastern Ghouta near capital Damascus, says Russian military
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Syria unrest: Over 11,000 people have left besieged eastern Ghouta near capital Damascus, says Russian military

Russia's military says more than 11,000 people have left Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta outside the capital Damascus in the past few hours

Syria crisis: Iran, Russia and Turkey hold talks in Astana; situation in Eastern Ghouta likely on agenda
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Syria crisis: Iran, Russia and Turkey hold talks in Astana; situation in Eastern Ghouta likely on agenda

The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia, and Turkey were locked in talks on Syria in Kazakhstan Friday, almost a month after the Moscow and Tehran-backed regime began pounding an opposition enclave just outside of Damascus

UN slams 'monstrous indifference' to children suffering in Syria, expresses concern for kids trapped in Eastern Ghouta
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UN slams 'monstrous indifference' to children suffering in Syria, expresses concern for kids trapped in Eastern Ghouta

Flouting demands for Syria ceasefires shows "monstrous indifference" to the suffering of millions of children needing a respite from violence, a top UN rights official said

Syria conflict: More than 1,000 civilians dead in Eastern Ghouta since 18 Feb; govt forces isolate rebel town Duoma
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Syria conflict: More than 1,000 civilians dead in Eastern Ghouta since 18 Feb; govt forces isolate rebel town Duoma

Syrian regime forces continued their offensive against Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, a day after they cut off the rebel-held enclave's largest town.

First group of jihadists to be evacuated from Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, says Jaish al-Islam
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First group of jihadists to be evacuated from Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, says Jaish al-Islam

A first group of jihadists is to be evacuated from the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the target of a devastating regime assault, a powerful Islamist rebel group announced on Friday

Red Cross says aid convoy successfully enters Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta, additional supplies to be sent next week
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Red Cross says aid convoy successfully enters Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta, additional supplies to be sent next week

An aid convoy entered Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, after a previous delivery was cut short by bombardment of the rebel enclave

UN rights body orders probe into situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, demand immediate humanitarian access
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UN rights body orders probe into situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, demand immediate humanitarian access

The UN Human Rights Council on Monday ordered an urgent investigation into the situation in Syria's besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta and demanded immediate humanitarian access to the area.

Syria’s war-torn Ghouta receives first aid, but government confiscates medical supplies even as death toll crosses 700
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Syria’s war-torn Ghouta receives first aid, but government confiscates medical supplies even as death toll crosses 700

Aid convoys reached a crossing point into Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Monday, a witness said, bringing the first relief to the besieged enclave since one of the deadliest government assaults of the seven-year war began two weeks ago.

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

Syria unrest: Army, allied forces capture over third of rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta, says war monitor
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Syria unrest: Army, allied forces capture over third of rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta, says war monitor

Syrian Army and its allies have captured more than a third of the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta near Damascus since starting a ground offensive there a week ago

Syria attacks: 34 civilians killed as Assad regime strikes Eastern Ghouta; town of Douma worst hit
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Syria attacks: 34 civilians killed as Assad regime strikes Eastern Ghouta; town of Douma worst hit

Syrian regime air strikes on the besieged rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus killed more than 30 civilians including children

Syrian regime retakes over quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave as civilians flee from bloodshed
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Syrian regime retakes over quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta enclave as civilians flee from bloodshed

Syria's regime has seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight