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    Astana Astana hosts 4th round of Syria peace talks

    Astana is hosting a fourth round of talks in the Kazakh capital between the Syrian government and the opposition aimed at resolving the now six-year foreign-backed militancy in the Arab country.

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    Israel hits Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus

    A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early Thursday as Israel blew up an arms depot belonging to the Hezbollah, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said.

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    US-led int'l alliance kills 7,631 in Syria in three years

    At least 7,631 persons have been killed in Syria since the US-led international coalition started bombing the IS there almost three years ago, a British war monitor reported.

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    After 'Liberation',U.S. to give control of Raqqa to rebels,not Syrian Govt

    On Tuesday, the U.S.-allied militias that have been encircling Raqqa – the de facto stronghold of Daesh – announced that they had formed a “civilian council” to govern Raqqa after its capture from Daesh militants.

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    Syrian Govt Formally Requests Un Investigation Into Chemical Attack

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Syrian government has formally approached the United Nations, asking it to send in the experts to investigate the April 4 suspected chemical attack.

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    Bomber lured children to their deaths with food

    Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide bomber drew his explosives laden vehicle and detonated it near the convoy carrying residents from the northern towns of Fuaa and Kafraya

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    US agreed not to repeat Syria strike: Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed the recent US missile attack against a Syrian airbase as an act of “provocation” and said that Washington has agreed not to repeat such strikes in the future.

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    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

    The presidents of the United States and Russia on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended.

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    Iran discusses US raid with Russia, Syria

    The Iranian defense minister has in separate phone calls with his Russian and Syrian opposite numbers exchanged views about the recent US airstrikes against a Syrian army air base.

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    Hundreds in Syria capital protest US strike

    Hundreds of Syrian students gathered on Tuesday outside the United Nations headquarters in Damascus to protest last week’s US strike on a government air base.

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    Russia, Iran Say Trump Crossed 'Red Line'

    "A repeat of such an action could be very dangerous for the region. America did this once, but will it go unanswered next time? , President Rouhani said in Tehran.

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    Trump strikes in Syria: illegal, ineffective and dangerous

    The horrific images of the people exposed to toxic gas in Khan Sheikhun, Idlib have rightly inspired global revulsion and anger. We should not, however, allow our sympathy for the victims to be hijacked

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    Russia Sends Warship to Syria After US Strike

    Following US’s unprecedented offensive, Russia said that Moscow was suspending the 2015 air safety agreement with Washington aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions during their military missions in the Syrian airspace.

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    Conspiracy claims that Syrian gas attack was 'false flag' are unproven

    Bloggers, political leaders and even Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams all questioned the reason behind the toxic gas attack on April 4 in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-controlled area in northwestern Syria.

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    Emergency UNSC meeting after US attack on Syria

    The United States on Friday threatened further military action in Syria following its missile strikes on an air base in the war-wracked country in retaliation for an apparent chemical attack.

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    'Syria did not and will not use chemical weapons'

    Syria’s armed forces “did not and will not” use chemical weapons, even against jihadist groups, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday.Muallem spoke at a press conference in Damascus.

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    US Warships Attack Syria, Israel Celebrates

    Sharply escalating the US military role in Syria, two US warships fired 60 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea against the airbase controlled by Syrian army allegedly in response to the poison gas attack

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    Russia, West trade barbs at UN over Syria attack

    Representatives from Russia and Western countries have been engaged in a war of words during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.

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    How Syrian war Is turning Hezbollah into a potent threat for Israel

    In fighting alongside the Syrian army, Hezbollah has gained a lot of tactical battlefield experience and weaponry that has made it a far more threatening force for its enemies elsewhere in the region.

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    33 dead in US-led raid on school in northern Syria

    At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a center for displaced people near a militant-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday.

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    Russia strikes deal with Syrian Kurds to set up base

    Russia is setting up a military base in northwestern Syria in agreement with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia that controls the area and will be training YPG fighters as part of the fight against terrorism.

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    Syria fires missiles at Israeli jets following airstrikes

    The Israeli military said its warplanes struck several targets in Syria and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace when several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria toward the Israeli jets.

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    The Oversimplification of Syria

    Syria has become the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time that has claimed half a million lives and caused the displacement of more than 11 million people.

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    57 killed as US airstrikes obliterate Aleppo mosque

    Reports quoting eyewitnesses said that the US warplanes bombed a mosque full of worshipers overnight in village of al-Jineh, just over 30 km west of Aleppo, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

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