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Syria army claims control of Aleppo rebel redoubt

Syrian civil war

Syria said its troops seized a rebel-held Aleppo district on Wednesday after storming it and “annihilating” most of the insurgents, as a long-threatened ground assault on the key city was launched. The rebels promptly denied the claim, acknowledging that a […]


Syria warplanes pound Aleppo as ground assault looms

Syria warplanes pound Aleppo as ground assault looms

Syrian regime warplanes pounded rebel positions in second city Aleppo on Sunday ahead of a threatened ground assault by more than 20,000 troops assembled around the commercial capital. Iran appealed for help from governments with ties to the Syrian opposition […]


Russia to send warships to Syria: reports

Russia to send warships to Syria: reports

Three Russian amphibious assault ships carrying hundreds of armed navy personnel will briefly dock in a Moscow-leased Syrian port in the coming days, Russian news agencies reported on Friday. The warships are currently conducting planned exercises in the Mediterranean Sea […]


House Votes to Stop US Contracts with Russian Arms Agency

House Votes to Stop US Contracts with Russian Arms Agency

The House of Representatives voted to cut off future government deals with a Russian government-owned arms contractor that has provided more than $1 billion in arms to the Syrian government. The contractor, Rosoboronexport, has supplied weapons to a brutal Syrian […]


Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian helicopter gunships strafe Aleppo rebels

Syrian government forces used helicopter gunships to strafe rebel-held districts in Aleppo and shelled the area on the third day of a pitched battle for the commercial capital. The fighting has sent some 200,000 civilians fleeing the northern city, according […]


Syria rebels brace for decisive battle in Aleppo

Syrian civil war

Rebel forces were bracing Friday for a decisive “mother of all” battles in Aleppo, as Washington warned the Syrian army could be preparing to carry out a massacre in the country’s second city. The Syrian army has been sending waves […]


Jordan should avoid military role in Syria: analysts

Jordan should avoid military role in Syria: analysts

The spike in violence in Syria has triggered alarm bells in Jordan that it could be dragged into the conflict with “severe” repercussions, analysts say. Watching the unrest in neighbouring Syria with great concern, Jordan’s King Abdullah II as well […]


Russian Arms Ship Loads up with New Secret Cargo

Russian Arms Ship Loads up with New Secret Cargo

The Russian arms ship at the center of a diplomatic row between Russia and the West is loading up with a new unknown cargo at the St. Petersburg port, according to a bulletin posted on the port’s website on Tuesday. […]


US Lawmakers Cut Pentagon Ties with Russian Arms Exporter

US Lawmakers Cut Pentagon Ties with Russian Arms Exporter

U.S. lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday breaking contracts between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, which they claim is “arming the oppressive Syrian regime,” the House of Representatives said on its website. The bill, introduced by Democrat […]


Turkey sends missile batteries to Syria border

Turkey sends missile batteries to Syria border

Turkey sent batteries of ground-to-air missiles to the border with Syria on Sunday, media reports said, boosting its firepower as rebels in Syria seized several border posts. As fighting raged in Damascus and Aleppo, rebels were said to have taken […]


 
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