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In Fight for Aleppo, Tangled Alliances in Syria Add to Chaos

By ANNE BARNARD October 6, 2016 BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian civil war, and the intense new ground battle in the divided city of Aleppo, is often seen as a contest between a chaotic array of rebel groups and the Russian-backed government of President Bashar al-Assad. But the reality is that Mr. ...

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U.N. suspends aid to Syria after convoy attacked

Airstrikes hit a U.N. Humanitarian convoy in Syria on Monday. At least 12 people are reported dead, mostly humanitarian aid workers. It is unclear who launched the attack, although Russian and Syrian aircraft are known to operate in the area. (Sept. 20) AP This image provided by the Syrian anti-government ...

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On Day 2 of Syria Cease-Fire, Out at Playgrounds and Protests

By ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD September 14, 2016 BEIRUT, Lebanon — In rebel-held areas of Syria, Day 2 of a shaky cease-fire offered a rare chance to go outside. For some, that meant enjoying the simple pleasure of playing on a swing. For others, it meant protesting. But no matter, it was a ...

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Senior ISIS Strategist and Spokesman Is Reported Killed in Syria

WASHINGTON — The senior Islamic State strategist Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was killed in northern Syria, the group announced on Tuesday, signaling the death of one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists. In Washington, the Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook, confirmed that an American “precision strike” near Al Bab, Syria, on Tuesday night ...

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