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Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28

Syrian men ride a motorbike past damaged buildings in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr district in eastern Aleppo, on May 4, 2016. Karam al-Masri/AFP

As relieved civilians went out onto the streets after two weeks of heavy fighting in the divided city, others were attacked further west

ALEPPO, Syria (May 6, 2016) — Air strikes killed at least 28 civilians Thursday, May 5, in a camp for the displaced in northern Syria near the Turkish border as a 48-hour ceasefire took hold in Aleppo. Continue reading Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28

Blame game tests Syria’s fragile ceasefire

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A picture taken on February 27, 2016 in Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, shows smoke rising from the neighboring Syrian city Tel Abyad during clashes between Islamic State (ISIS) and People’s Protection Units (YPG). Photo by AFP
Washington urges all sides to be patient, saying ‘setbacks are inevitable’

DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 29, 2016) — Key players in Syria’s war traded accusations Sunday, February 28, over violations of the first major ceasefire in the 5-year conflict, but the truce remained largely intact on its second day.

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Priority of any Syria ground op must be ISIS

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ADEL AL-JUBEIR. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo (C) and Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir (R) sign documents at a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), in Rome, Italy, February 2, 2016. Photo by Angelo Carconi/EPA
Riyadh has been a fierce opponent of Assad, but Jubeir said any participating Saudi force would make the battle against ISIS the priority

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Feb. 19, 2016) — Any participation by Saudi forces in a US-led ground operation in Syria would focus on fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) group not President Bashar al-Assad, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told AFP on Thursday.

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