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Thousands of Syrians displaced by battle for Damascus suburbs look back at years of deprivation
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Thousands of Syrians displaced by battle for Damascus suburbs look back at years of deprivation

Thousands of Syrians displaced by the battle for the once-lush suburbs of Damascus now find themselves in a crowded settlement, where for the first time in recent memory they have enough to eat.

Syria denies using chemical weapons in Ghouta: Analysts say toxic attack might have been tactic to finally defeat rebel group
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Syria denies using chemical weapons in Ghouta: Analysts say toxic attack might have been tactic to finally defeat rebel group

Syria's regime has denied dropping toxic weapons on Eastern Ghouta, but analysts say they could have been used as a tactic to finally reconquer the last rebel enclave outside Damascus.

Syria says United States suspected of attacking air base; Pentagon denies charges
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Syria says United States suspected of attacking air base; Pentagon denies charges

Syria state TV said on Monday the United States was suspected of striking an air base hours after US president Donald Trump warned of a "big price to pay".

Syria chemical attack: Iran smells Western conspiracy, says allegations against regime are pretext for military action
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Syria chemical attack: Iran smells Western conspiracy, says allegations against regime are pretext for military action

Iran on Sunday condemned allegations of a chemical attack on Syrias Eastern Ghouta rebel holdout as a "conspiracy" against its ally President Bashar al-Assad

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.

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

15 children, 2 women killed as air strike hits school in Syria's Ghouta; human rights group suspects Russian involvement
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15 children, 2 women killed as air strike hits school in Syria's Ghouta; human rights group suspects Russian involvement

An air strike on a school in Syria's Eastern Ghouta late on Monday killed 15 children and two women who were using its basement as a bomb shelter, a monitor said

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

Death toll reaches 800 in Syria's Ghouta as air strikes, clashes continue; France, Britain call for emergency UNSC meeting
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Death toll reaches 800 in Syria's Ghouta as air strikes, clashes continue; France, Britain call for emergency UNSC meeting

Heavy air strikes and clashes shook the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, as France and Britain called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

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

10 more killed in Syrian airstrikes in rebel-held Damascus suburbs despite UN ceasefire resolution
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10 more killed in Syrian airstrikes in rebel-held Damascus suburbs despite UN ceasefire resolution

A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say that despite the UN cease-fire resolution, new bombardment of the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus killed 10 people as airstrikes and bombing resumed.

After Emmanuel Macron threatens military strikes, Syria denies possessing 'unacceptable' chemical weapons
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After Emmanuel Macron threatens military strikes, Syria denies possessing 'unacceptable' chemical weapons

The Syrian government on Wednesday denied it possessed chemical weapons and branded the use of such arms "immoral and unacceptable".

Syria conducts air strikes on rebel-held enclave in Damascus, kills 70 civilians, including 18 children
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Syria conducts air strikes on rebel-held enclave in Damascus, kills 70 civilians, including 18 children

Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed close to 70 civilians on Tuesday despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

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.

Syria: Efforts to evacuate last rebel-held areas in Aleppo underway
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Syria: Efforts to evacuate last rebel-held areas in Aleppo underway

Efforts to evacuate the last rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo were underway on Thursday, with opposition fighters and civilians preparing to leave the city after years of fighting.

Syrian security officials 'fired' after school bombing
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Syrian security officials 'fired' after school bombing

The Britain-based monitoring group said the firings came after residents took part in angry demonstrations over the deadly October 1 attack at a school that killed 48 children, most of them under the age of 12, and four adults.

Syria: Massacre feared as Islamic State jihadists seize Kurd HQ in Kobane
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Syria: Massacre feared as Islamic State jihadists seize Kurd HQ in Kobane

US-led warplanes have intensified air strikes against IS, which has been attacking Kobane for three weeks, but the Pentagon has said that there are limits to what can be done without troops on the ground.