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Massive IS Bomb Attack Kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish City

A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.

It was the largest and deadliest attack to hit the city since the beginning of Syria's conflict in March 2011.

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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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U.N. Eyes Late August for Syria Talks as Kerry Sees 'Progress' with Russia

The U.N.'s Syria envoy voiced hope Tuesday that peace talks could restart next month, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there had been "progress" in efforts to salvage an urgently-needed ceasefire.

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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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