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A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole generation of children.

The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has closed access to the town of Sarmin in rebel-held Idlib province as coronavirus

Syria army overruns key Idlib crossroads town: state TV

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Syria army overruns key Idlib crossroads town: state TV

Syrian state television is reporting that regime forces have taken full control over the key crossroads town of Saraqeb in Idlib.

Turkey warns Syria against attacks on Idlib outposts

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Turkey warns Syria against attacks on Idlib outposts

The Turkish defence ministry on Saturday said Ankara would respond to any attacks on its military outposts in Syria's Idlib.

Turkey bolsters outposts in Syria's besieged Idlib

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Turkey bolsters outposts in Syria's besieged Idlib

Turkey dispatched 150 vehicles along with commandos and ammunition to its observation posts in Syria's Idlib, which it said would not be ...

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Syria regime launching banned cluster missiles at schools: HRW

The rights group's investigation into a deadly Syrian regime strike on an Idlib school discovered the use of banned cluster munitions, an act classed as a war crime.

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Russian airstrikes kill 7 civilians in northwestern Syria

Airstrikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed seven civilians in an anti-government bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor ...

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Girl killed as US condemns Russian airstrikes on Idlib

Russian warplanes continued their airstrikes against Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, killing a young girl.

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The unreported fate of Syria's remaining White Helmets

Comment: Coverage of those White Helmets who were evacuated has obscured the fact that many more remain stranded, living in fear of Assad, ...

Gunmen kill five White Helmet rescue workers in Aleppo

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Gunmen kill five White Helmet rescue workers in Aleppo

The rescue workers were killed in a part of Aleppo under Tahrir al-Sham's control that has seen an uptick in targeted assassinations.

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7 White Helmets members shot dead in northwestern Syria

Gunmen early on Saturday stormed an office of a Syrian paramedic group that is active in opposition-controlled areas, killing seven of its ...

Another year to uncover Syria poison gas attack perpetrators

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Another year to uncover Syria poison gas attack perpetrators

The Joint Investigative Mechanism has another year to determine which party stands behind gas attacks in Syria, after the UN Security Council ...

Watchdog slams Syrian regime, IS for toxic arms use

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Watchdog slams Syrian regime, IS for toxic arms use

The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog on Friday condemned Syria and IS for using toxic weapons and called for stepped up ...

Russia defends Assad over UN chemical weapons evidence

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Russia defends Assad over UN chemical weapons evidence

Russia has questioned the findings of a UN-led investigation that blamed the Syrian regime for chemical attacks, claiming they were not ...

France FM urges action on Syria chemical weapon use

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France FM urges action on Syria chemical weapon use

The French foreign minister is pressing for a UN resolution on chemical weapon use in Syria.

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Syrian regime and Islamic State 'carried out chemical attacks'

A United Nations probe into chemical attacks in Syria accuses the Assad government of using chlorine gas in two incidents and Islamic State militants of using mustard gas.

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UN probe to present findings on Syria chemical attacks

Video: A UN investigation into chemical attacks in Syria since 2014 is set to present its findings this week, including determining the side ...

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Experts identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe

A UN investigative team has zeroed in on five potential cases of serious chemical weapons use in Syria but has yet to identify the perpetrators, ...

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Russian bombing 'killed hundreds' of civilians in Syria

Russian air raids have cost the lives of nearly 500 Syrian civilians including 97 children, claimed senior opposition figures on Monday.

'Increased' airstrikes on Syrian hospitals kill patients, staff

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'Increased' airstrikes on Syrian hospitals kill patients, staff

Syrian patients and medical staff have been killed in a 'significant increase' of airstrikes on hospitals in northern Syria, medical charity ...

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Six children among dead in Syrian airstrikes

An aerial attack on Talbisseh in Syria's Homs province killed at least 14 civilians, nearly half of them children, while Russian airstrikes hit ...

US official: IS 'manufacturing and using chemical weapons'

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US official: IS 'manufacturing and using chemical weapons'

Fears are growing Islamic State is using chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria. The US Government is said to have identified four instances where ...

US asks UN to investigate Syria chlorine attacks

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US asks UN to investigate Syria chlorine attacks

The US has asked the UN to investigate who is responsible for the deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria, that many blame on the Assad regime.

US Congress hears graphic Syria chlorine attacks evidence

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US Congress hears graphic Syria chlorine attacks evidence

A network of Syrian doctors presented evidence to US lawmakers on Wednesday showing regime military systemically using weaponised chlorine ...

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