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Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

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At least 68 children are among the 126 people killed in the attack, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

RASHIDIN, Syria (Apr. 17, 2017) — Nearly 70 children were among those killed when a suicide car bombing tore through buses carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, a monitor said on Sunday, April 16. Continue reading Dozens of children dead in Syria evacuees bombing

Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

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Thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya have waited in Rashidin for more than a day when a bomb goes off. The evacuation resumes following the blast

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Apr. 16, 2017) — A suicide car bomb attack on buses carrying Syrians evacuated from 2 besieged government-held towns killed 43 people on Saturday, April 15, as US-backed fighters advanced in their push towards the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) group’s Raqa stronghold. Continue reading Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

Thousands flee Syria army advance in north – monitor

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PATROL. Manbij Military Council forces, part of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), drive a humvee as they patrol the surrounding roads of in the northern Syrian town of Manbij on March 3, 2017. Delil Souleiman/AFP

Most of the fleeing civilians have gone to areas around Manbij, under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 5, 2017) — Tens of thousands of Syrian civilians have fled advancing Russian-backed regime forces fighting Islamic State (IS or ISIS) group jihadists in the north over the past week, a monitoring group said on Saturday, March 4. Continue reading Thousands flee Syria army advance in north – monitor

3,800 civilians dead in Russian strikes in Syria – monitor

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SYRIA. Syrian pro-government forces are seen on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of Aleppo’s historic citadel, after Syria’s army took control of the rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. Photo by Georges Ourfalian/AFP

More than 9,300 people have been killed in the Russian raids since September 30, 2015, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Sept. 30, 2016) — More than 3,800 civilians have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said on Friday, September 30, as international outcry mounted.  Continue reading 3,800 civilians dead in Russian strikes in Syria – monitor

ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria

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An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

The abductions come as Russian and Syrian jets pounded rebel positions in second city Aleppo

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Aug. 13, 2016) — Islamic State (ISIS) group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as “human shields” Friday, August 13, as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.  Continue reading ISIS abducts 2,000 civilians in north Syria

Residents afraid to flee Aleppo through ‘death corridors’

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Syrians walk amidst the rubble in search for survivors following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Maysar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL-RIFAI

Russia, a key ally of President Bashar al-Assad, announces the opening of humanitarian passages for civilians and surrendering fighters seeking to exit the city’s rebel-held eastern neighborhoods

ALEPPO, Syria (July 30, 2016) — Aid agencies urged Syria’s regime to end the siege of rebel-held east Aleppo as residents cowered indoors Friday, July 29, afraid to use what some described as “death corridors” to flee the city.  Continue reading Residents afraid to flee Aleppo through ‘death corridors’

Massive ISIS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

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State television gives a toll of 44 dead and 140 injured in the bomb attack, which hit a western district of the city where several local Kurdish ministries are located

QAMISHLI, Syria (July 28, 2016) — A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday, July 27, in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.  Continue reading Massive ISIS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

Air strikes on Syria displaced camp kill 28

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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

Syria ceasefire brings respite to overworked medics

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BREATHER. Syrian emergency personnel rest at their center on February 29, 2016 in the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Syria’s second city Aleppo on the second day of a landmark truce across parts of the country. Karam al-Masri/AFP
When a ceasefire came into effect across large parts of Syria early on Saturday, February 27, many doctors and emergency workers breathed a sigh of relief

ALEPPO, Syria (Feb. 29, 2016) — In Syria’s second city Aleppo, rescue workers have been taking advantage of the quiet to play football outside. For the first time in years, they have no one to save.

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Aleppo’s rebel zones prepare for total siege

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SIEGE. Although the siege is ‘not yet a done deal,’ residents of Aleppo prepare for it nonetheless. File photo from EPA
Humanitarian organizations are also readying supplies in case a siege does occur

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (Feb. 20, 2016) — A single road, like a fragile umbilical cord, connects rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo with international relief from Turkey.

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