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US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria

US plans open-ended military presence in Syria 18 January 2018 Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption The US special forces and military advisers are deployed in northern and eastern Syria The US will maintain an open-ended military presence...
Thousands flee as Syria violence intensifies

Thousands flee as Syria violence intensifies

The Syrian government’s fresh assault on the last rebel stronghold in the country has sparked another mass movement of people, with tens of thousands fleeing the fighting.  Turkish troops were spotted early on Tuesday morning moving into positions along the...
Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas

Syria war: Turkish forces mass near Kurdish areas 16 January 2018 Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish military lorries were photographed transporting tanks to the border with Syria on Tuesday Turkey’s president has warned of...
Syria a 'benchmark for failure by the West'

Syria a 'benchmark for failure by the West'

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a director of Doctors Under Fire, a group of medical professionals campaigning for the ceasefire of attacks against healthcare workers, facilities and patients in conflict zones around the world. As a former soldier and chemical weapons...
Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin 27 December 2017 Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright ICRC Image caption The ICRC published pictures of ambulances brought in to carry out the evacuation Medical evacuations have begun in a rebel-held...
Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets

Syria war: US says flares fired at Russian jets 14 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Image caption US F-22 fighter jets fired flares US fighter planes fired warning flares after Russian jets entered an agreed non-conflict area over Syria, the US defence department...
Putin to Assad: Syria campaign 'wrapping up'

Putin to Assad: Syria campaign 'wrapping up'

Vladimir Putin has held talks with Bashar al Assad to search for a political solution to the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin has said. The Russian and Syrian leaders met in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, more than two years after Moscow started a military intervention...
Syria war: Army retakes last IS urban stronghold

Syria war: Army retakes last IS urban stronghold

Syria war: Army retakes last IS urban stronghold 9 November 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Syrian pro-government forces captured the city of Deir al-Zour on Friday The Syrian military says it has...
Aid reaches starving Syria civilians

Aid reaches starving Syria civilians

30 October 2017 From the section Middle East Aid for 40,000 people finally reaches starving civilians in Eastern Ghouta, last rebel-held enclave near Damascus This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page...
Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa

Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa

Syria war: UN says it is ready to go into Raqqa 18 October 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC’s Feras Kilani was in Raqqa with anti-IS troops The United Nations is...
Syria war: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

Syria war: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

Syria war: US-backed forces ‘control’ Raqqa 17 October 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright Reuters Image caption The official declaration that Raqqa has been recaptured is expected soon US-backed forces in...
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