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620 Syrian Rebels Quit Besieged Town near Damascus

Around 620 rebels and their families began evacuating a besieged town southwest of the Syrian capital on Wednesday under a deal with the government, a local official told AFP.

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Russia Tells U.S.-Led Coalition Not to 'Drive Terrorists' from Iraq to Syria

Russia warned the U.S.-led coalition Wednesday against driving jihadists from Iraq to Syria, in the offensive to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group. 

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Air Raids Kill at Least 12 Civilians in Syria's Aleppo

Air strikes killed at least 12 civilians in Syria's Aleppo on Monday, a monitor said, bringing to 45 the number killed in 24 hours of bombardment on the battleground city.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said five children were among the dead on Monday in the rebel-held district of Marjeh in east Aleppo.

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Russian Student who Followed IS Lover to Syria Faces 'Terrorist' Trial

Police in bullet-proof vests guard a military court for the terrorism trial of Varvara Karaulova, a slim 20-year-old with braided hair who clutches a page of handwritten notes.

Karaulova was studying philosophy at the renowned Moscow State University when she tried to enter Syria last year after falling in love online with an Islamic State fighter.

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Turkey-Backed Syria Rebels Capture Key Town of Dabiq from IS

Turkish-backed rebel fighters on Sunday captured the northern Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State jihadist group, a monitoring group and rebels said.

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U.S. Seeks Momentum for New Syria Peace Push

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to build momentum behind a new drive to end the Syrian civil war Sunday after high-level talks with Russia and the country's neighbors.

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Syria Regime Keeps Up Aleppo Assault after U.N. Fails on Truce

Syrian government forces Sunday kept up their blistering assault on rebel-held eastern Aleppo after a divided U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a truce to "save" the war-battered city.

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De Mistura Urges al-Nusra to Leave Aleppo, Offers to Escort Them

The U.N.'s Syria envoy on Thursday made an impassioned appeal to save eastern Aleppo, warning the city faced total destruction and urging Islamist fighters to leave so civilians can get aid.

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Strike Kills 19 Civilians in IS-Held Syria Village

Three children were among at least 19 civilians killed in an air strike on a village held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria on Wednesday, a monitor said.

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Kerry Says U.S. Still in 'Pursuit of Peace' in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Tuesday that Washington was still seeking peace in Syria, but said it had dropped ceasefire talks with Russia because of "outrage' over Moscow's support for the regime.

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