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OPCW Chemical Probe Gets Under Way In Syria

OPCW Chemical Probe Gets Under Way In Syria

🕔08:24, 16.Apr 2018

The OPCW declared that the Syrian government’s chemical weapons stockpile had been removed in 2014, only to confirm later that sarin was used in a 2017 attack in the northern town of Khan Sheikhun.

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Assad Wins Eastern Ghouta, Warns US Against War With Syria

Assad Wins Eastern Ghouta, Warns US Against War With Syria

🕔10:55, 12.Apr 2018

“With every victory achieved on the field, the voices of some Western states are raised and actions are intensified in an attempt by them to change the course of events,” Syrian state TV quoted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as saying.

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Syria’s Ghouta Operation ‘Nearly Over’ – Russia Says

Syria’s Ghouta Operation ‘Nearly Over’ – Russia Says

🕔16:03, 29.Mar 2018

Eastern Ghouta, an early centre of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, was until last month the biggest and most populous remaining rebel stronghold near the capital.

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Weeping Syrians Board Buses to Leave Ravaged Eastern Ghouta

Weeping Syrians Board Buses to Leave Ravaged Eastern Ghouta

🕔13:07, 25.Mar 2018

Five weeks since the Syrian regime launched an all-out assault on Ghouta, it holds more than 90 percent of the onetime opposition stronghold on the edge of Damascus.

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Failaq al-Rahman Rebel in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Discussing Ceasefire With UN

Failaq al-Rahman Rebel in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Discussing Ceasefire With UN

🕔12:12, 18.Mar 2018

“We are engaged in arranging serious negotiations to guarantee the safety and protection of civilians,” said Wael Alwan, the Istanbul-based spokesman for Failaq al-Rahman, in a voice recording.

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Syria Marks 7 Years of War; Thousands Leave Besieged Enclave

Syria Marks 7 Years of War; Thousands Leave Besieged Enclave

🕔14:12, 15.Mar 2018

The mass exit came as Syrians marked seven years since the popular uprising that sparked their country’s vicious civil war — and hours after Syrian government forces blanketed the town with airstrikes and rocket fire.

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Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

🕔13:03, 14.Mar 2018

Afrin city lies in the heart of a Kurdish-majority enclave in northern Syria which neighbouring Turkey sees as a threat and against which it launched a deadly ground and air offensive on January 20. READ MORE.

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Assad Forces Succeeded To Push Into Eastern Suburbs of Damascus

Assad Forces Succeeded To Push Into Eastern Suburbs of Damascus

🕔19:10, 10.Mar 2018

Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group said government forces have laid siege on the rebel-held town of Harasta, cutting it off from the rest of the suburbs known as eastern Ghouta. READ MORE.

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Thousands of Civilians Fled Advances By Assad Forces in Eastern Ghouta

Thousands of Civilians Fled Advances By Assad Forces in Eastern Ghouta Updated

🕔00:00, 5.Mar 2018

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces had seized around a quarter of eastern Ghouta in a ground assault that got underway on Feb. 27, building on a ferocious air and artillery bombardment that has killed hundreds. Read more.

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Militants Impose Curfew in Eastern Ghouta – Russian Military Says

Militants Impose Curfew in Eastern Ghouta – Russian Military Says

🕔12:46, 4.Mar 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the report, saying terrorists also opened sniper fire at the safe corridor, marked out by Moscow in Eastern Ghouta for evacuation of civilians. Read more.

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Assad Forces Seized Ground in Ghouta Advance

Assad Forces Seized Ground in Ghouta Advance

🕔13:46, 2.Mar 2018

Damascus and Moscow have accused rebels of preventing civilians from leaving eastern Ghouta. Rebels deny this. he U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday the Syrian government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180,000 people to go to the eastern Ghouta town of Douma on Sunday. Read more.

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Assad Ground Forces Attack Ghouta Despite Russian Truce Plan

Assad Ground Forces Attack Ghouta Despite Russian Truce Plan Updated

🕔01:00, 1.Mar 2018

Moscow and Damascus have accused rebels of shelling the corridor to prevent people leaving. Rebels deny this, and say people will not leave eastern Ghouta because they fear the government. A senior U.S. general accused Moscow of acting as “both arsonist and firefighter” by failing to rein in Assad. Read more.

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Well-Armed Rebel Fighters Are in Syria’s Ghouta Fighting Against Assad’s Forces

Well-Armed Rebel Fighters Are in Syria’s Ghouta Fighting Against Assad’s Forces

🕔11:56, 28.Feb 2018

Army of Islam is backed by Saudi Arabia and adheres to the ultraconservative Salafi ideology of Islam. It was founded by Zahran Alloush, who was in prison for anti-government activities and adopting a hard-line Islamic ideology when the uprising against Assad began in March 2011. Read more.

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Syria War: Putin Truce Plan Fails, Devastating Bombing Continues In Ghouta

Syria War: Putin Truce Plan Fails, Devastating Bombing Continues In Ghouta

🕔15:39, 27.Feb 2018

With its Ghouta offensive, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad is drawing on the military methods it has used to crush its opponents in other parts of Syria, including eastern Aleppo in late 2016.

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Putin Orders Daily 9.00 to 14.00 Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Putin Orders Daily 9.00 to 14.00 Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

🕔00:00, 27.Feb 2018

Vladimir Putin was also quoted as saying that there should be similar pauses in the southeastern Syrian town of al-Tanf in Homs province and in Rukban, near the Jordanian border “so that civilians can return to their homes unhindered and begin to rebuild their civilian lives.”

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