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US urges allies to accelerates anti-IS campaign

The US is pressing allies to contribute more to a US-led military campaign against Islamic State that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war. US Defence Secretary Ash

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Turkey's patience running out on Syria, warns Erdogan

Turkey will be patient up to a point over the crisis in Syria and will then be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to a business forum on Thursday. Erdogan also said Iran-backed forces in Syria were ca

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Turkey's patience running out on Syria, warns Erdogan

Turkey will be patient up to a point over the crisis in Syria and will then be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to a business forum on Thursday. Erdogan also said Iran-backed forces in Syria were ca

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Saudi ready to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Islamic State, the country's foreign minister said on Wednesday. It was the Saudi minist

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UN fears for hundreds of thousands in Aleppo

Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the UN said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees from a Russian-backed assault. Syri

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Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq, Syria

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending a controversial combat role in the fight against Islamic State. Trudeau's Liberals won an elec

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Turkey delivers aid across Syria border

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border.

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UAE ready to send ground troops to Syria

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said it was ready to send ground troops to Syria as part of an international coalition to fight against Islamic State. "Our position throughout has been that a real campaign against Daesh ha

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Syria warns Saudi army against incursion

Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops. Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem

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Thousands flee as Syrian army set for big Aleppo offensive

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed

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