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Syria Regime Advances on Rebels in Aleppo

Syrian government forces on Tuesday seized a rebel-held neighborhood on the northwest outskirts of Aleppo, tightening their siege of the opposition-held parts of the city, a monitor said.

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Damascus Says Ready to Continue Peace Talks without 'Preconditions'

The Syrian regime announced Sunday that it is "ready to continue the Syrian-Syrian dialogue without any preconditions, in the hopes that this dialogue will lead to a comprehensive solution."

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4 Hospitals Hit by Air Raids in Syria's Aleppo

Air raids have hit four makeshift hospitals in Syria's battered Aleppo city, doctors said Sunday, jeopardizing medical care for more than 200,000 desperate civilians in rebel-held areas.

The bombardment since Saturday has worsened the plight of residents of besieged eastern neighborhoods of Syria's second city, where food and medical supplies are becoming increasingly scarce.

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Aleppo Rebel Tunnel Blast Killed 38 Regime Forces

Nearly 40 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel under a government position in Aleppo city, a monitor said Friday.

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43 Civilians Dead in Bombardment of Syria Rebel-Held Areas

At least 43 civilians, including 11 children, were killed in bombardment of several rebel-held areas across Syria on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

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Air Raids Kill 18 Civilians in Syria's Aleppo

Air raids on rebel-held districts of Syria's battleground second city of Aleppo killed 18 civilians on Saturday, a monitor said.

"Eleven civilians, including four children, were killed by air raids after midnight in the Bab al-Nasr area of Old Aleppo, and seven others, including a baby, were killed in Fardous neighborhood," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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In Syria's Tartus, Displaced Work Fields of Farmers at War

When the farmers of Syria's Tartus province went off to war, their famed tomato vines were left to wither.

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Syria Army Presses Aleppo Offensive despite Truce Extension

Syria's army has extended a nationwide truce for another three days, but continued Tuesday to press its campaign against rebels in the battered northern city of Aleppo.

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Kerry Plans Moscow Talks on Syria Conflict

US Secretary of State John Kerry will make his latest trip to Moscow this week to seek common ground on how to deal with the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.

The State Department said Kerry would speak with senior Russian officials about Syria and Ukraine, as well as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorny-Karabakh region.

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29 Syria Rebels Dead in Fighting for Key Aleppo Road

At least 29 Syrian rebels were killed in clashes with regime troops overnight during a failed bid to reopen the opposition's key supply route into Aleppo city, a monitor said Sunday.

The fighters from the Faylaq al-Sham Islamist faction and Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front were killed trying to reopen the Castello Road, which regime forces effectively severed on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

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