Syrian civil war

FILE- In this Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, file frame grab provided by Russian Defense Ministry press service, long-range Kalibr cruise missiles are launched by a Russian Navy ship in the eastern Mediterranean. The Russian Defense Ministry says in a statement on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, that the Admiral Essen frigate and the Krasnodar submarine launched the missiles at IS targets in the area of the ancient city of Palmyra. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP, File)
May 31, 2017 - 6:04 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians warships in the Mediterranean Sea have fired four cruise missiles at the Islamic State group's positions in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday. The announcement came as Syrian government troops pushed ahead in their offensive against IS and militants in...
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FILE -- This Sunday, April 30, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. Weapons, training and airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition have propelled ground forces in both Iraq and Syria, allowing Iraq's military, Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Syrian Kurdish fighters to retake some 55,000 square kilometers of territory from the extremists in the nearly three year long fight. (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 7:36 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S.-led coalition ratchets up operations in Syria, there are concerns that it will result in a rerun of what happened in Iraq, where $1 billion in weapons supplied to local fighters is unaccounted for. Weapons, training and airstrikes by the coalition have aided ground forces...
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FILE -- This Sunday, April 30, 2017, file photo, provided by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), shows fighters from the SDF looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria. Weapons, training and airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition have propelled ground forces in both Iraq and Syria, allowing Iraq's military, Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Syrian Kurdish fighters to retake some 55,000 square kilometers of territory from the extremists in the nearly three year long fight. (Syrian Democratic Forces, via AP, File)
May 30, 2017 - 3:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S.-led coalition ratchets up operations in Syria, there are concerns that it will result in a rerun of what happened in Iraq, where $1 billion in weapons supplied to local fighters are unaccounted for. Weapons, training and airstrikes by the coalition have aided ground forces...
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May 24, 2017 - 4:04 pm
BAB AL-HAWA, Turkey-Syria Border (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has set foot in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey. She's witnessing a reality far removed from America's years-old hopes that Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) will leave power and...
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May 24, 2017 - 6:32 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists and an independent monitor say government forces battling insurgents in southern Syria have carried out a series of airstrikes on a city that has been declared a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored deal. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human...
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In this May 18, 2017 photo, Fayez Ghosn surveys damage in his house at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. Once a popular summer resort famed for its fruit trees and favored by tourists from rich Gulf Arab countries, the Damascus suburb town of Zabadani is now a deserted, endless vista of pulverized buildings after thousands of rebels were driven out along with the town’s original inhabitants. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
May 23, 2017 - 2:01 am
ZABADANI, Syria (AP) — Arriving with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to check on their home for the first time in five years, Adibeh Ghosn had trouble recognizing the neighborhood. In disbelief, she walked over the mounds of rubble leading to her home. "Where are the neighbors, where are the...
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Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , speaks to a crowd of US foreign service members at the American embassy in Amman, Jordan on Monday, May 22, 2017. Haley is pledging additional support for refugees fleeing Syria's long civil war. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, Pool)
May 22, 2017 - 2:36 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador called Monday for the U.N. and aid agencies to shift focus in how they support Syrians in need by boosting support for roads, schools and hospitals in neighboring countries that have been overwhelmed by millions of refugees. Speaking in...
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, background center, looks on as a bandaged Syrian refugee has his iris scanned at a supermarket, Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan. Haley said the Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of displaced Syrians. Yet Haley's message is at odds with President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda, his planned budget cuts and his hardline position on admitting refugees. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, Pool)
May 21, 2017 - 5:07 pm
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — His skull and jaw wrapped in bandages, the young Syrian refugee stared nonchalantly into a small black box at a supermarket in this sprawling, dust-swept refugee camp. The box scanned his iris to identify him, charged his account and sent him on his way. If the...
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May 21, 2017 - 1:10 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria developments (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A Syrian official has declared the country's third largest city Homs clear of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years, following the completion of the evacuation of the last holdout neighborhood. Homs...
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UN Deputy Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, left, and UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, attend a round of negotiation with Syria's main opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC) leader Nasr al-Hariri during the Intra Syria talks, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi, Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 1:00 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest Syria developments (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Syrian opposition activists say a suspected coalition airstrike has hit a convoy of pro-government forces in the desert near the border with Jordan. There was no immediate response from the U.S.-led coalition following the...
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