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US sent weapons to Kurdish fighters in Syria: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the US of supplying more weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Syria this week, delivering two plane loads of arms to what Ankara says is a terrorist group. Erdogan's comments, in a s

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Air strikes hit aid convoy as Syria says ceasefire over

Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday and killed 12 people, according to a war monitor, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia over. The United Nat

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Syria ceasefire seen near collapse

A week-old Syrian ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia was in deep trouble on Monday as a rebel official said it had practically failed and signalled insurgents were preparing for a full resumption of fighting. Already widely v

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Israel shoots down stray 'projectile' fired from Syria

Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system on Saturday shot down a stray "projectile" fired during fighting in Syria's civil war, Israel's military said. There has been frequent spillover of fighting between th

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Syria truce will not hold out, warns rebel leader

Syria's ceasefire "will not hold out", a senior rebel official in Aleppo warned on Saturday, as air strikes and shelling continued in some places and promised aid deliveries failed to come through. The ceasefire is t

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US forces enter Syrian town, then withdraw

A small number of US forces entered the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on Friday as part of operations to co-ordinate air strikes against Islamic State, a senior rebel source said. However, the five or six US milita

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Syria truce deal at risk as forces block Aleppo aid

Syrian government forces and rebels had yet to withdraw from a road needed to deliver aid to the city of Aleppo on Thursday, threatening the most serious international peacemaking effort in months as the sides accused each other of violating a t

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Israel hits Syrian army position after mortar attack

Israel said its aircraft attacked a Syrian army position on Tuesday after a stray mortar bomb struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, and it denied a Syrian statement that a warplane and drone were shot down. The air strike w

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Syria truce largely holds, aid convoys enter city from Turkey

A nationwide ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia was mostly holding across Syria on Tuesday and efforts to deliver badly needed aid to besieged areas including the city of Aleppo got cautiously underway. Saudi Arabia, a supporter of

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Israeli air force jets hit Syria army outpost

Israeli warplanes hit a Syrian army outpost near the Israeli occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, state television reported, quoting a Syrian military source as saying the strike was aimed at helping an offensive by hardline Islamist rebels.

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