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Syria Rebels Mount Fierce Defence of Key Aleppo District

Rebels put up fierce resistance on Friday in a key district of Syria's battered Aleppo, where a regime offensive has left bodies in the streets and sparked a global outcry.

The government assault on the northern city has spurred a mass exodus of tens of thousands of residents from the opposition-held east and prompted fresh calls by Russia for aid corridors.  

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Erdogan Says Syria Operation against 'Terror Groups' Only

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that Turkey's military operation in Syria was against "terror" groups, appearing to row back on his comments saying it was targeting President Bashar Assad.

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France, Britain Seek U.N. Sanctions over Syria Chemical Arms

France and Britain said Tuesday they would soon submit to the U.N. Security Council a resolution that slaps sanctions on Syrian authorities responsible for the use of chemical weapons.

A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) found that several units of the Syrian army had used toxic weapons against three villages in northern Syria in 2014 and 2015.

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Britain Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Syria's Aleppo

Britain called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in Aleppo, saying a humanitarian catastrophe threatened the Syrian city.

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Israel Kills IS-Linked Gunmen after Golan Attack

Israeli forces killed four gunmen linked to the Islamic State group after they fired on soldiers Sunday, the military said, in the first such attack on the occupied Golan Heights.

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Turkey Says Syria Rebels Hit by IS Chemical Attack

Twenty-two pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were hit by an Islamic State (IS) gas attack in northern Syria, the Turkish army said Sunday, the first time Turkey has accused the jihadists of chemical warfare.

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Syria Regime Bombs Rebels as Aleppo Food Aid Runs Out

Syrian government and Russian warplanes pounded rebel-held parts of northern Syria Wednesday, including battered second city Aleppo, where food aid rations were near-depleted after months of regime siege.

The renewed bombardment killed at least 35 people in Aleppo city in 24 hours, and sparked anger from Washington and the United Nations.

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EU Sanctions 17 Syria Ministers, Central Bank Governor

The European Union on Monday placed 17 Syrian ministers plus the central bank governor on a sanctions blacklist targeting the regime of President Bashar Assad over attacks on civilians.

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Raid Kills Children, Pregnant Women in Syria Rebel Bastion

At least seven children and two pregnant women were killed in an air strike on Syria's rebel stronghold province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitor said.

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Young Syrian Named Journalist of the Year by World's Press Watchdog

Syrian freelance journalist Hadi Abdullah on Monday won one of the world's top press awards for reporting from some of the most perilous zones in his country's five-year-old war.

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