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  • Sunni tribe in Syria reportedly finds mass graves with 230 bodies

    Members of the Shuayat tribe battling Islamic State militants in eastern Syria have found 230 bodies of their brethren dumped in apparent mass graves, activists and the Syrian government news agency have reported. The corpses – many decapitated...
  • U.N. launches 2015 Syria appeal, focuses on helping refugees' host nations

    By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations called on Thursday for more than $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in need in Syria, wrecked by civil war, and across the region in 2015. As well as calling for...
  • U.N. appeals for $8.4 billion for humanitarian relief to Syrians

    The United Nations launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria on Thursday, seeking $8.4 billion after only securing about half the funding it asked for in 2014. The aid is desperately needed to provide help to 18 million people in both Syria...
  • Turkey remains leery about presence of Kurdish refugees from Kobani

    SURUC, Turkey From a hilltop about half a mile from the besieged Kurdish-Syrian city of Kobani, the sounds of heavy weapons can be heard echoing from inside what was once a prosperous border town of about 250,000 people. Most of those people are now...
  • Exclusive: As easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by U.S. allies plunge

    As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war. Although President Barack Obama's administration announced the Syrian air strikes three months ago as a joint campaign...
  • U.N. Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization

    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday renewed for 12 months its authorization for humanitarian access without Syrian government consent into rebel-held areas of Syria at four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq and Jordan. The unanimously adopted...
  • Over 120,000 pro-Assad fighters killed in Syria conflict: monitoring group

    More than 120,000 fighters supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been killed in the country's civil war since it began in 2011, a group monitoring the war said on Wednesday. Syria's conflict began as a peaceful protest movement calling for...
  • Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria: monitoring group

    More than 230 bodies of people believed killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, activists said on Wednesday. The bodies were thought to be members of the al-Sheitaat tribe which had...
  • Bulgaria detains foreign suspects bound for Syria conflict

    Bulgaria has detained three foreigners, wanted in Spain on terrorism charges, who had been on their way to take part in the conflict in Syria, Bulgaria's state security agency (SANS) said late on Tuesday. The three suspects - two Morrocans and a...
  • Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war's complexities

    ISTANBUL The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle was al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which led the assault and captured what's thought...
  • Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

    By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a...