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UN Authorizes Syria Aid Deliveries for another Year

The UN Security Council on Thursday approved a one-year extension of humanitarian aid deliveries across war-scarred Syria.

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US-Backed Syrian Forces Smash IS Defences in East

Kurdish-led forces on Thursday moved deep into Hajin, the main village in the last pocket still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, a war monitor said.

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Thousands Flee Bombs and Hunger in Eastern Syria

Faraj was born in the pouring rain on a nondescript stretch of desert road in eastern Syria as his family fled escalating fighting over the Islamic State group's last bastion.

His family was part of a group of around 200 civilians who managed to escape from a pocket of territory in Deir Ezzor province that is still held by the jihadists.

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UN Seeks $5.5 bn to Help Countries Hosting Syria Refugees

The United Nations and aid partners on Tuesday said they need $5.5 billion to support countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees, including a million babies born in displacement.

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Israeli Jets Bomb Targets near Damascus, Southern Syria

Israeli jets bombed several areas in southern Syria and near Damascus on Thursday drawing retaliatory fire from the ground, a monitoring group said.

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Syria Talks on Fragile Idlib Truce Begin in Kazakhstan

Negotiators from Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Wednesday, the Kazakh foreign ministry said, for two days of talks aiming to preserve a fragile 10-week-old truce in northern Syria.

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Stranded Syrian Refugee Leaves Airport for Canada

A Syrian refugee who spent several months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has been granted permanent residency by Canada and is en route to Vancouver, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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U.N. in Final Push for Syria Constitutional Committee

The U.N envoy for Syria has signaled that he is ready to abandon efforts to set up a committee on drafting a post-war constitution if no deal is reached by the end of December.

The planned constitutional committee agreed at a Russia-hosted conference in January has run into objections from the Syrian government over allowing religious leaders, representatives from women's groups and independent experts to take part.

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Anti-IS Coalition Raids Kill 36 Civilians in East Syria

Coalition air strikes Saturday killed at least 36 civilians related to the Islamic State group in a jihadist holdout in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, a Britain-based monitor said.

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Jihadists Kill 9 Syria Regime Fighters near Idlib

Jihadists on Friday killed nine Syrian regime fighters near a planned buffer zone around the country's last major rebel bastion, a monitor said.

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