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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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Hospital Staff 'Rushed to Save Newborns' after Aleppo Attacks

Terrified medical staff rushed to rescue nine newborns after heavy bombing near a children's hospital in Syria's divided Aleppo city, according to the leading pediatrician there.

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Rebel Fighters Roll back IS in Northern Syria

Syrian rebels reopened a vital supply line by capturing two villages Wednesday from the Islamic State group as it came under pressure on a range of fronts in Syria and Iraq.

IS has controlled large areas of both countries since declaring its self-styled "caliphate" in 2014 but is losing territory in the face of separate assaults.

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Syrian Children are Breadwinners in Lebanon

Thirteen-year-old Ali Rajab is on his feet an average of 12 hours a day, cleaning, filling perfume bottles and helping sell mobile phones at the shop in Beirut where he works.

Still, he prefers it to his previous, more physically demanding jobs, which included even longer hours pushing a vegetable and fruit cart and making supermarket home deliveries.

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Syrian Army, Kurds Advance on IS Northern Strongholds

Syrian regime troops supported by Russia and U.S.-backed fighters pressed twin offensives against the Islamic State group Monday as pressure built on the jihadists' northern strongholds in the war-torn country.

The advance comes as 17 civilians -- nearly half of them children -- were killed in air raids on a popular market in eastern Syria on the first day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

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