Assad allies vow reprisals against attacks on Syria

Allies of Damascus have threatened reprisals against any party that carries out “aggression” against Syria, two days after US missile strikes hit a Syrian airbase. US sends mixed signals about strategy for Syria “The aggression against Syria oversteps all red lines. We will react firmly to any aggression against Syria[…]

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Rebels’ bid to reopen Aleppo supply line foiled

Syrian regime forces have repelled a fierce assault by opposition fighters seeking to reopen their only supply route into Aleppo city, killing at least 29 rebels, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The offensive sought to push government forces back from Castello Road, which leads into the opposition-held eastern half[…]

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Kurdish ‘capital’ erupts in battle

An uneasy truce between Kurdish and Syrian government supporters appeared to have broken down into heavy clashes and the deaths of at least a dozen people as a new front threatened to open in the war in northern Syria. Militias supporting the government of Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday clashed with[…]

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Surge of clashes in Syria on eve of Geneva talks

Syria’s landmark ceasefire was threatening to fall apart after a surge of fresh fighting, especially in northern Aleppo province, just as peace talks were set to resume in Geneva on Wednesday. The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, who has said the negotiations will be “crucially important,” was in Iran[…]

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Putin accuses West of double standards over Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed criticism over his country’s air campaign in Syria, accusing Western governments of double standards in their support for the Syrian opposition. Speaking on Thursday at a political conference in Sochi, Putin said the West is using some of the rebel groups as pawns to[…]

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