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Syrian Civil War

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  • Fierce fighting near Aleppo as UN envoy pushes truce in city

    Syrian rebels fought deadly battles with government forces north of the divided city of Aleppo on Wednesday as both sides sought to expand their ground amid a push by the U.N. envoy to the country to broker a cease-fire in the war-ravaged city. The...
  • UN envoy: Syria willing to suspend Aleppo strikes 6 weeks

    The United Nations envoy to Syria said Tuesday he has received a commitment from the Syrian government to suspend airstrikes and artillery shelling on the city of Aleppo for six weeks to allow a proposed U.N. plan to "freeze" hostilities in the country'...
  • Former Lebanese PM calls on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria

    Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called on the militant Hezbollah group on Saturday to withdraw from Syria, saying their involvement in the civil war next door has backfired into Lebanon. Hariri returned earlier in the day to Lebanon from self-...
  • Rocket attack hits pro-government area of Syria's Aleppo

    A rocket attack on a government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo Monday killed at least nine civilians, including children, Syrian state media and an activist group said. The official SANA news agency said three children were among nine...
  • Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets

    Jordan says it has destroyed dozens of Islamic State targets
    Jordanian fighter planes have destroyed dozens of targets in a ramped-up bombardment against Islamic State positions in response to the killing of a captive Jordanian pilot, the nation’s top airman said Sunday. “We are determined to wipe out...
  • Claim that Jordanian airstrike killed U.S. hostage met with skepticism

    Islamic State extremists said Friday that Jordanian warplanes operating as part of the U.S.-led coalition attacking militant targets had killed an American female hostage, an assertion greeted with deep skepticism in Washington and Amman. In a statement...
  • As world focuses on Islamic State horrors, death toll in Syria's wider civil war keeps rising

    The world may be gripped by the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State group, but a wider bloodbath provoked by Syria's civil war is continuing unabated, with several hundred people killed in the past week alone. Syrian opposition activists said Friday...
  • Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded

    Rebel shelling rocks Damascus, Syria's capital; 5 dead, scores wounded
    A rebel shelling barrage targeting Damascus, Syria, early Thursday left at least five people dead and scores wounded, according to government and opposition accounts. The attack was the second major rocket and mortar strike in recent weeks on the Syrian...
  • Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot

    Jordan's jets strike Islamic State targets to avenge pilot
    Jordanian F-16 warplanes struck Islamic State targets Thursday in retaliation for the gruesome slaying of a military pilot, officials said, signaling an apparent escalation of the kingdom's role in the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group....
  • Jordan's fellow Arab states react in anger to killing of pilot

    A Jordanian pilot’s brutal immolation at the hands of the militants of Islamic State drew condemnation from across the Arab world, but the grim outcome of his capture was already testing the will of regional allies taking part in the U.S.-led air...
  • Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

    Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan. The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...