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Syria: 24-Hour Russian Bombing Blitz Prompts Rebels to Resume Talks

An “unprecedented” nearly 24-hour bombing offensive by Russian forces that began Wednesday in support of Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and other ground forces fighting on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria has reportedly prompted rebel fighters to resume peace talks and surrender more than 30 towns.

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Nikki Haley: ‘Get Iran and Their Proxies Out’ of Syria

America’s United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters Wednesday that, while she supported peace talks for all sides of the Syrian civil war, the United States believed it imperative to “get Iran and their proxies” out of the country to maintain longstanding peace.

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Syrian Rebels Battle Each Other North of Aleppo

Syrian insurgents clashed in a town near the Turkish border on Monday as inter-rebel tensions spilled over, playing to President Bashar al-Assad’s advantage with the government tightening its grip on rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

This frame grab from video provided by Thiqa news agency, a Syrian opposition media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows flames rises from an explosive vehicle bomb that attacked a Syrian government position, in southwest of Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Oct, 28, 2016. Rebels detonating three vehicle-borne explosives …

Saudis Join U.S., Russia for Talks Over Syria

Top diplomats were to meet in Switzerland Saturday in a fresh push to revive a ceasefire in Syria, after pro-government forces intensified their bombardment of the battered city of Aleppo.

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in the Saudi city of Jeddah on May 15, 2016, as Washington and Riyadh consult ahead of another week of diplomacy on the Syria conflict

Report: Millions in CIA Weapons for Syrian Rebels Sold on Black Market

Millions of dollars worth of CIA- and Saudi Arabian-supplied weapons destined for Syrian rebels, including “Kalashnikov assault rifles, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades,” have been stolen by Jordanian intelligence officials and sold on the black market, found a joint investigation by the New York Times (NYT) and Al Jazeera, citing unnamed U.S. and Jordanian officials.

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Hezbollah Blames Rebel Shelling for Death of Top Commander in Syria

Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim movement Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria by artillery shells fired by Sunni Islamist insurgents near Damascus airport. Hezbollah announced Badreddine’s death on Friday and held a military funeral

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Rebels Shoot Down Second Syrian Jet In A Month

Rebels shot down a second Syrian warplane in less than a month on Tuesday and a monitoring group said they captured its pilot in an area near Aleppo where heavy fighting has erupted in recent days despite a cessation of

A general view shows the wreckage of a government warplane after Al-Nusra front (Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate) reportedly shot it down over the northern Syrian town of Al-Eis on April 5, 2016 and captured one crew member alive, a rebel source and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rebels Shoot Down Syrian Warplane

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Rebels shot down a Syrian government warplane over western Syria on Saturday, rebels and a military source said, although there were conflicting accounts on whether it had been brought down by a missile or anti-aircraft guns. The

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