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13,000 Flee IS Bastion Manbij in Syria since Start of Assault

At least 13,000 civilians have fled the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij in northern Syria since the launch of a US-backed offensive there, a monitor said Monday.

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Israel Hits Syrian Military Targets after Stray Fire on Golan

The Israeli army attacked two Syrian military targets on the Golan Heights after stray Syrian fire damaged the security fence along the demarcation line, a spokeswoman said Monday.

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Car Bomb Kills 10 in Kurdish-held Syria Town

A car bomb killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in a Syrian town near the Turkish border held by US-backed Kurdish-led forces, a monitoring group said.

Another nine people were wounded in the attack in Tal Abyad, which was captured from the Islamic State group by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and allied Arab groups in June last year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Russian Soldier Dies from Syria Wounds

A Russian soldier who had come under fire in Syria's Aleppo region has died of his injuries, Russia's defense ministry said Thursday.

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Aid Convoy Headed for Syria's Besieged al-Waer

A large aid convoy is ready to go to al-Waer, a besieged area in Syria's Homs governorate, and is expected to bring in desperately needed aid Thursday, the U.N. said.

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U.S. Warns Russia, Assad to Respect 'Frayed' Syria Truce

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia and the Syrian government on Wednesday to respect a "frayed" ceasefire, as vicious fighting south of second city Aleppo left dozens dead.

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Air Strikes Kill 21 at Market in Syria's Idlib

Air strikes on a market in Syria's al-Qaida-held city of Idlib killed at least 21 civilians including five children on Sunday, a monitor said.

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Hundreds Escape Besieged IS Syria Stronghold

Hundreds of civilians escaped a besieged jihadist bastion in north Syria on Sunday helped by a U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance surrounding the town, a monitor said.

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U.S. Probes 'Friendly Fire' Strike on Syria Allies

The coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria may have accidentally hit allied rebels during an air strike at the end of last month, a U.S. military spokesman said Saturday.

Coalition forces carried out three air strikes against tactical IS units and vehicles near Ma'ra on May 28, Centcom spokesman Colonel Patrick Ryder said in a statement.

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U.N. Says Awaiting Damascus Approval to Reach Two Besieged Areas

The United Nations said Friday it was still awaiting approval from Damascus to reach two besieged areas in Syria, correcting information provided by its top envoy to the war-torn country.

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