Tag: Ceasefire

Taliban fighters ride in their vehicle in Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing …

Afghan Government Ready to Extend Ceasefire with Taliban for 1 Year

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration and the government in charge of the provincial capital of Kandahar, the Taliban’s birthplace, seem desperate to convince the narco-jihadist group to accept an unconditional ceasefire, offering the terrorist group incentives like the ability to visit relatives this week to embrace a truce proposal of up to one year.

Syrians regime forces walk past destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held Ansari district in the northern city of Aleppo on December 23, 2016 after Syrian government forces retook control of the whole embattled city. Syrian troops cemented their hold on Aleppo after retaking full control of the city, as residents …

Syria Ceasefire Holding Despite ‘Minor Violations,’ Including 20 Air Raids

The headlines on Day One of the latest Syrian ceasefire, this time brokered by Russia, Turkey, and Iran without U.S. or U.N. involvement, is that it’s holding together despite “minor violations” — such as 20 air raids by the Syrian government against rebel positions near Idlib and ground action supported by attack helicopters in the suburbs of Damascus.

TOPSHOT - Syrian children play in a government-held area of Aleppo on December 16, 2016. Russia announced it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day. The Syrian Observatory …

Turkey and Russia Announce Ceasefire Plan for Syria

Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, formally announced the much-heralded Russian-Turkish-Iranian peace plan for Syria on Wednesday, with Russia claiming it has support from the United Nations. However, Turkey’s insistence that dictator Bashar Assad cannot be part of Syria’s long-term future may not sit well with Moscow.

Smoke rises from airstrikes on Guzhe village, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Battle for Aleppo Intensifies After Ceasefire Ends

The battle for control of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo intensified on Sunday with air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, the morning after a resurgence in fighting ended a Russian ceasefire, a monitor and rebel groups said.

Turkish state media reported 40 aid trucks were expected to cross the border into Syria on Sepetember 13, 2016 and that twenty had already done so

Syria Ceasefire: Assad Blocking Food Convoys from Reaching Civilians

The government of Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad is refusing to grant letters of permission to UN convoys to deliver aid to besieged cities, a move that violates the U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire, according to the UN special envoy for Syria.

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Report: Pentagon, CIA Oppose Obama-Russia Pact in Syria

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly made a pact with Russia to establish a ceasefire in Syria, a move that has further aggravated the increasingly deep objections from the Pentagon, CIA, and other government components to cooperating with Russia.

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Syrian Refugees Brave Home for Eid-al-Adha Muslim Holiday

For some Syrian refugees in Turkey – who find themselves hopeless, fearful, and concerned about their prospects and that of their family back in Syria – an end to their current predicament seems unattainable save for a return home for Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals on the Islamic calendar.

Syrian children ride an attraction in the Syrian rebel-held town of Arbin, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, as they celebrate the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday on September 13, 2016, the day after an internally backed ceasefire for Syria came into effect as part …

Syrian Cease-Fire Holds as Aleppo Awaits Relief

A cease-fire brokered by the US and Russia brought calm across much of Syria on Tuesday as residents of the northern city of Aleppo awaited an expected aid shipment.

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South Sudan: U.S. Sends 47 Troops ‘Equipped for Combat’ Amid Chaos

The United States military in Africa has deployed 47 troops described by President Barack Obama as “equipped for combat” to protect American personnel and facilities in Juba, the capital of civil-war-ravaged South Sudan, the White House and U.S. Africa Command have announced.

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U.S. Captures First Suspected Islamic State Jihadist in Iraq

U.S. Special Operations forces participating in a highly secretive ground operation led by the Army’s elite Delta Force apprehended their first suspected Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadist in Northern Iraq, reports CNN.

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UN Syria Peace Talks Begin as Assad Forces Backed by Iran, Russia Advance

The United Nations earlier this week announced the formal start of indirect peace talks aimed at ending the nearly five-year-old Syrian conflict and urged world powers to push for ceasefire, as Bashar al Assad forces, backed by Russian airstrikes and Iranian militias, launched one of their biggest offensives.

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State: Cease-Fire Allows Flow of Some Humanitarian Relief Into Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The five-day cease-fire in Yemen, which appeared to be holding up despite some violations, has facilitated the delivery of some humanitarian assistance for the residents of the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Thursday.

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Death Toll in Ukraine Tops 6,000

The body count in east Ukraine tops 6,000 as Russian soldiers and pro-Russian separatists continue to violate the “ceasefire agreement.”