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Syria’s War: Bodies Litter Floor At Hospital In Aleppo

Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria’s Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound its rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week.

September 27, 2016
syria truce

Aid For Syria Stuck With Rising Violence Undermining Truce

Aid for the divided Syrian city of Aleppo was stuck on the Turkish border on the fifth day of a fragile ceasefire on Friday with rival factions arguing over how the supplies are to be delivered and violence increasingly undermining the truce.

September 16, 2016
syria deal

Kerry Defends Syria Deal With Russia, Says Obama Backs Plan

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday sought to diffuse criticism of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement on Syria arguing that without it violence would increase significantly with many more Syrians slaughtered or forced to flee the war-torn country.

September 14, 2016

U.S. Must Have OK’d Transfer Of Missiles Seen In Syria Rebel Videos, Experts Say

By Mitchell Prothero and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — The heavy anti-tank missiles recently shown in videos being fired by Western-backed Syrian rebels were manufactured in the United States, and their transfer to the rebels would have required direct American government approval, according to experts in international weapons deals. That makes the […]

April 22, 2014

Dutch Priest Who Lived In Syria For Decades Is Slain At Home

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times BEIRUT — A Dutch priest who lived in Syria for almost five decades and refused to evacuate this year from the rebel-held Old City area of Homs was shot and killed at his residence early Monday, according to official accounts. Father Frans Van der Lugt […]

April 7, 2014

Lebanon Braces For More Violence As Anti-Assad Rebels Flee Key Syrian Town

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — The collapse of a rebel bastion inside Syria showed its effects inside Lebanon on Monday as rival communities rocketed one another, snipers opened fire along a critical highway near the Syrian border and at least two car bombs targeted Shiite Muslim villages in the Bekaa Valley. Terrorism […]

March 17, 2014

U.S., Russia Call For ‘Local Ceasefires’ Ahead Of Syria Talks

Paris (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Monday called for “localized ceasefires” in Syria ahead of peace talks later this month in Switzerland. Lavrov and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi also said Damascus ally Iran should take part in the so-called Geneva II talks due to […]

January 13, 2014