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With Aleppo Advance, Syria Army Sweeps Up Conscripts

After Mohammed Walo's Aleppo neighborhood was recaptured by Syria's army, he crossed into the well-stocked government-held west for groceries. On the way back, he was stopped at a checkpoint and conscripted.

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France Urges International Monitoring of Aleppo Evacuation

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday joined calls for international observers to oversee the evacuation of civilians trapped under fire in the wrecked Syrian city of Aleppo.

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IS Retakes Palmyra after Syria Army Withdrawal

The Islamic State jihadist group recaptured Palmyra on Sunday after Syrian armed forces pulled out of the desert city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Turkish Soldier Killed in Bomb Attack in Syria

A Turkish soldier was killed Wednesday in a car bomb attack in northern Syria where troops are helping Syrian rebels capture a key town from Islamic State jihadists, the army said.

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Russia Says Army Colonel Dies after Aleppo Rebel Shelling

Russia said Wednesday that an army colonel working as a military adviser in Syria has died several days after being wounded by rebel shelling in Aleppo. 

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Aleppo 'Twitter Girl' Safe after Family Flees Army Advance

A seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account from Aleppo gained international attention has fled her home amid heavy fighting, but she and her family are safe for now, her father told AFP Tuesday.

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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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