Syrian crisis

Syrians in Turkey fear the worst as Erdogan changes tune on Assad
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Syrians in Turkey fear the worst as Erdogan changes tune on Assad

Istanbul (CNN)  – The fate of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey hangs in the balance amid fears that they…
US ‘deeply concerned’ about violence on Syria’s northern border
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US ‘deeply concerned’ about violence on Syria’s northern border

Washington is “deeply concerned” about a recent flare-up of violence along Syria’s northern border. In a press release published on…
Government shelling of north Syria kills 5, mostly children
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Government shelling of north Syria kills 5, mostly children

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces shelled a village in the country’s rebel-held northwest on Thursday, killing five people, most…
Return of Iraqis seen as easing threat from Syria camp
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Return of Iraqis seen as easing threat from Syria camp

SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — The Iraqi government for the first time is expected to bring home about 100 Iraqi families…
US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9
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US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the US-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a…
Pleas for more aid to Syria: ‘We don’t have nearly enough’
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Pleas for more aid to Syria: ‘We don’t have nearly enough’

BEIRUT (AP) — At age 19, Fatima al-Omar is at her wits’ end. In the last year alone, she lost…
Syrian farmer lost wife and sons to war; grandchildren are his solace
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Syrian farmer lost wife and sons to war; grandchildren are his solace

IDLIB, Syria (Reuters) – Abdel Razzak al-Khatoun was a well-to-do farmer in Syria’s rural Hama province. Ten years after the…
For Syrians, a decade of displacement with no end in sight
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For Syrians, a decade of displacement with no end in sight

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Zakaria has lived in a plastic tent in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley for almost…
Turkey has evacuated seven Syrian military posts – source
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Turkey has evacuated seven Syrian military posts – source

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has evacuated seven military observation posts in northwest Syria, pulling back troops from territory controlled by…
Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues
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Chemical weapons watchdog criticizes Syria over 19 issues

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog criticized Syria for failing to declare a chemical weapons production facility…
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