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Anti-regime activists have identified the Facebook account of the pilot who died when a Syrian military helicopter was downed on Tuesday.

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Governing over rubble: Aleppo's exiled opposition council leader speaks

Thilleli Chouikrat

Governing over rubble: Aleppo's exiled opposition council leader speaks

While Brita Hagi Hassan's city is being destroyed by Russian and Syrian regime bombing, the mayor is doing all he can to feed, home and protect ...

'Yes Hizballah!' Russian fighters repeat Shia prayers in Aleppo

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'Yes Hizballah!' Russian fighters repeat Shia prayers in Aleppo

A video has emerged of Russian soldiers relaxing with a Hizballah fighter as they recite Muslim prayers.

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Government airstrikes, rebel shelling defy Aleppo truce

Syria's warring factions have continued to use force despite the implementation of a Russian-declared truce in Aleppo on Friday.

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Few takers for Russian 'humanitarian corridor' out of Aleppo

Damascus-aligned forces have set up safe passages out of east Aleppo in accordance with a Russian plan - but there have been few takers among ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey, Russia sign gas pipeline deal as ties improve

Russia and Turkey signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline under the Black Sea, as Putin and Erdogan vowed to intensify relations after a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime advances in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian regime troops captured a rebel-held area in Aleppo on Saturday, after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the ...

Syrian regime forces capture Aleppo refugee camp

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Syrian regime forces capture Aleppo refugee camp

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured the Handarat camp, located near the Castello road north of ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN eyes alternate aid delivery route for Syria's Aleppo

The UN on Friday said it was considering a different route to send desperately needed aid to rebel-held east Aleppo, to circumvent the blocked ...

In Aleppo, besieged residents convinced truce will not last

Sarah el-Deeb

In Aleppo, besieged residents convinced truce will not last

Residents in rebel-held districts of Aleppo have a reprieve from the incessant bombings by government warplanes. They have a promise of an end ...

Syrians laugh off Russian claims of rebel ceasefire infringements

Martin Armstrong

Syrians laugh off Russian claims of rebel ceasefire infringements

Video clips claiming to show Russian TV crews coming under fire by rebel fighters in Aleppo have been cited as examples of Moscow's poorly ...

Russia claims Syrian rebels using ceasefire to 'regroup'

The New Arab & agencies

Russia claims Syrian rebels using ceasefire to 'regroup'

A high-ranking Russian military figure said on Friday that opposition groups were taking advantage of the ceasefire to "restore their capability ...

Humanitarian aid yet to reach Aleppo

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Humanitarian aid yet to reach Aleppo

Russia's claim of Syrian troops' withdrawal from the crucial Castello Road into Aleppo has been disputed by rebel groups.

The New Arab & agencies

UN: Aleppo-bound aid 'stuck at border for 48 hours'

Despite the hold up, a high-level UN official expressed hope that the aid convoy, currently waiting in a "buffer zone" between Syria and Turkey would be delivered on Friday.

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Turkey accuses Damascus of breaking Syria truce

Ankara and local sources have said that the Syrian regime has repeatedly violated a US-Russian brokered truce, which came into force on Monday ...

The New Arab & agencies

Key points of US-Russia truce deal on Syria

A Syria ceasefire deal agreed by the United States and Russia could mark a "turning point" in the five-year conflict if implemented. These are ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria government 'approves' US-Russia truce deal

The Syrian government have approved a deal between the US and Russia to end the fighting in Syria.

US-Russia talks move too slowly to contain Syria fire

Tim Eaton

US-Russia talks move too slowly to contain Syria fire

Comment: With the clock ticking on the Obama administration, a major breakthrough is increasingly unlikely as key actors in the conflict look to ...

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Syria army 're-imposes siege' on rebel-held eastern Aleppo

Syrian government troops renewed the siege of rebel-held parts of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, following an intense bombardment by Russian and ...

US, Russia preparing 'intelligence-sharing' deal over Syria's war-torn Aleppo

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US, Russia preparing 'intelligence-sharing' deal over Syria's war-torn Aleppo

Washington and Moscow are close to concluding a deal for a two-day truce in Aleppo, Syria's second largest city ravaged by war, to allow the ...

Another battle begins: Shifting power relations on Syria's battlefield

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Another battle begins: Shifting power relations on Syria's battlefield

Comment: Robin Yassin-Kassab takes a closer look at the alliances on the Syrian battlefield, as ethnic-nationalist conflict between Turks, Kurds ...

Dozens of Russian marines spotted in Syria's Aleppo city

Paul McLoughlin

Dozens of Russian marines spotted in Syria's Aleppo city

Russian troops have been seen travelling along Aleppo's flash point Castello Road, and settled into a regime controlled ...

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