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US response to Kurdish advances in <strong>Syria</strong> tempered by caution

US response to Kurdish advances in Syria tempered by caution

24 Jun 2015

Washington: Obama administration on Tuesday touted Kurdish-led advances against Islamic State in Syria as a model for the US-backed effort to retake territory from the jihadist group, but US officials cautioned that the insurgents remained resilient and could strike back.

ISIS,   US,   US response to Kurdish,   Syria,   Obama administration,   Kurdish,   Islamic State in Syria,   Jihadist group,   Latest World News,  
IS kills 120 civilians in 'massacre' in Syria's Kobane

IS kills 120 civilians in 'massacre' in Syria's Kobane

26 Jun 2015

Beirut: The Islamic State group killed 120 civilians in a 24-hour rampage through the Kurdish town of Kobane in what a monitor today said was one of the jihadists' "worst massacres" in Syria.

Islamic State,   ISIS,   ISIS killings,   Kurdish,   Kobane,   Jihadists,   Syria massacres,  
Angelina Jolie decries 'explosion of suffering' after visiting refugees in Turkey

Angelina Jolie decries 'explosion of suffering' after visiting refugees in Turkey

21 Jun 2015

MIDYAT: Hollywood actress and director Angelina Jolie on Saturday described a spiralling global refugee crisis as an "explosion of human suffering" whose causes the international community refuses to confront.

Hollywood actress,   Angelina Jolie,   Refugee crisis,   International community,   Turkey,   Syria ,  
US House defeats bid to withdraw troops from Iraq

US House defeats bid to withdraw troops from Iraq

18 Jun 2015

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives rejected legislation on Wednesday that would have forced President Barack Obama to pull all US troops from Iraq and Syria as soon as one month from now, but nearly one-third of the chamber voted for the measure.

US House of Representatives,   US President,   Barack Obama,   US troops,   Iraq,   Syria,  
<strong>Syria</strong> crises: Rebels seize military base in southern region

Syria crises: Rebels seize military base in southern region

10 Jun 2015

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault yesterday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad’s increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said.

Syria crises,   seize military base,   President Bashar Assad,   Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,   Latest world news ,  
Hundreds of civilians evacuated from Syria's Homs

Hundreds of civilians evacuated from Syria's Homs

10 Feb 2014

Damascus: Aid teams evacuated hundreds of exhausted civilians from besieged districts of the city of Homs as Syria's regime and rebels again accused each other of violating a truce.

Syria killings,   Syria crisis,   Syria unrest,   Syria rebels,   Syria evacuation,  
No military solution to <strong>Syria</strong>, considering renewed options: US

No military solution to Syria, considering renewed options: US

19 Feb 2014

Washington: United States has said that there is ‘no military solution’ to the current Syrian crisis but it is considering renewed options to resolve the conflict.

Syria,   Syria unrest,   no military solution to Syria,   Syrian crisis,   Syria conflict,  
Syrian forces kill 83 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo

Syrian forces kill 83 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo

03 Feb 2014

BEIRUT: Syrian military helicopters dropped more improvised "barrel bombs" on the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group said, bringing the death toll to at least 83 people in the latest episode of a campaign that many consider a war crime.  

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Brahimi expects no substantive results from <strong>Syria</strong> talks

Brahimi expects no substantive results from Syria talks

30 Jan 2014

Geneva: UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, on Wednesday admitted that the gaps between the two parties were huge, and he did not expect to achieve substantive results from the ongoing Syria talks.

Lakhdar Brahimi,   Syria,   Syria talks,   Syria unrest,   Syria talk results,  
<strong>Syria</strong> rejects report of systematic torture, killing

Syria rejects report of systematic torture, killing

22 Jan 2014

Beirut: Syria on Wednesday rejected a report purporting to show the systematic torture and killing of about 11,000 detainees, calling it an attempt to undermine peace efforts as diplomats gathered in Switzerland for talks.

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