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At least 15 civilians were killed when Russian aircraft raided an informal camp of displaced Syrians, a war monitor has said.

The UN Security Council delayed a vote on demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to Saturday at noon (1700 GMT) after hours of negotiations failed to yield agreement with Russia.

Syria talks: UN envoy warns against 'illusions of victory'

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Syria talks: UN envoy warns against 'illusions of victory'

The UN's envoy for Syria has warned regime and opposition representatives against "dreams of shortcuts" ahead of peace talks set to take place in Geneva in the next few weeks.

Syrian rebels face fight on at least three fronts

Imogen Lambert

Syrian rebels face fight on at least three fronts

Comment: As the US increases support to Kurds fighting IS, 'de-escalation zones' could be used to obliterate opposition forces who are fighting ...

Bet on Syrians, not Syria

James Denselow

Bet on Syrians, not Syria

Comment: For too long, discussions about the future of Syria have focused on visions of Syria itself rather than the visions of Syrians, writes ...

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Dozens killed in Syria evacuation bus explosion, evacuees stranded

An explosion has hit Syria bus convoy waiting to evacuate militants and residents from two Shia villages, killing and injuring dozens in the Rashidin area west of Aleppo.

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Explosion hits Syria bus convoy as evacuation deal halts

An explosion has hit Syria bus convoy waiting to evacuate militants and residents from two Shia villages, killing and injuring dozens in the ...

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Syrian regime empties rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticised population transfer that reflects the ...

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Syrian regime depopulates rebel-held towns in 'evacuation deals'

Thousands of Syrians were bused out of their towns on Friday in the first stage of a widely criticised population transfer that reflects the ...

Besieged Syrian towns evacuated as huge population swap begins Besieged Syrian towns evacuated as huge population swap begins

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Besieged Syrian towns evacuated as huge population swap begins

Dozens of buses arrive in four besieged Syrian towns to begin an evacuation deal which will see tens of thousands of people moved.

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Syrian rebels, regime swap hostages ahead of more evacuations

Syrian rebel groups exchanged prisoners with regime forces on Wednesday ahead of planned evacuations of pro-regime towns Foua and ...

Third phase of evacuations begin in Syria's Homs Third phase of evacuations begin in Syria's Homs

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Third phase of evacuations begin in Syria's Homs

Around 170 fighters and their families left the besieged al-Waer district on Saturday as part of an evacuation deal between the Syrian regime ...

Syrians trapped in besieged areas 'face horrific threat'

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Syrians trapped in besieged areas 'face horrific threat'

Military operations in populated towns and villages in Hama, Damascus, Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa, Raqqa and Deir Az-Zour governorates 'have killed ...

Deal reached for besieged areas in Syria

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Deal reached for besieged areas in Syria

Evacuation of two rebel-held and two regime-held areas expected to begin next week after a deal was reportedly brokered by Qatar and Iran.

Syrian rebel groups announce merger in Idlib countryside

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Syrian rebel groups announce merger in Idlib countryside

A number of Islamist rebel groups, including a former al-Qaeda affiliate, announced a military merger in an Idlib town on Saturday, and called ...

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Aleppo evacuation to resume as deal is reached

Rebels will allow some 4,000 people to leave besieged regime-controlled villages of al-Fuaa and Kefraya as part of a new deal to resume the evacuation of eastern Aleppo on Saturday.

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Loyalists 'kill four civilian evacuees in Aleppo'

Locals in Aleppo confirmed at least four civilians were killed by regime forces on Friday, as the humanitarian crisis continued to deteriorate.

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Rebels allow besieged villages' evacuation to aid Aleppo deal

Syrian rebel groups have agreed to allow wounded civilians of rebel-besieged areas of Idlib to be evacuated after pro-government militias halted ...

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Shots fired as Aleppo evacuations 'halted' by pro-regime militias

Syrian pro-regime forces have halted evacuations from east Aleppo after an exchange of fire at the Ramoussa crossing where loyalists are ...

Hizballah selling salt for $100 per kilo in Syria

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Hizballah selling salt for $100 per kilo in Syria

Pro-regime Hizballah militants are selling salt to residents of a besieged Damascus suburb at extortionate prices, leaving Syrians with little ...

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Aleppo: Syrian rebels okay 48-hour truce 'if implemented nationwide'

Syrian rebels have agreed conditionally to a 48-hour truce being put forward by UN for the northern city of Aleppo, hours after Russia said it ...

Multiple airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 23 civilians Multiple airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 23 civilians

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Multiple airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 23 civilians

At least 23 civilians including five children have been killed in overnight airstrikes on the rebel stronghold of Idlib, northwest Syria, the ...

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian towns Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian towns

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Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian towns

Around 500 Syrians were evacuated on Wednesday from the besieged towns of Zabadani and Madaya, and government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya, as ...

Extremist fighting in Aleppo leading to all-out war

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Extremist fighting in Aleppo leading to all-out war

Pro-regime militias and Syrian rebels are fighting in Aleppo, and, although most battles involve extremist elements, there's a very real chance ...

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