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Syrian rebels' northern enclave faces possible destruction

After breaking the siege of Nubl and Zahraa, Syrian regime forces launched attack northward. By 8 February they were engaged in fighting for Kafr Naya, just 5 kilometers south of the rebel-held town of Tall Rifat. 121 more words

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Assad's forces take Ratyan and Mayer

In addition to taking Ataman in southern Syria, on 5 February 2016 the Assad regime forces also took the towns of Ratyan and Mayer in Aleppo Province. 58 more words

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Assad's forces take Ataman

On 5 February 2016 Syrian regime forces took the town of Ataman, north of Daraa city, from the Syrian rebels.

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Regularly updated interactive map of war in Syria & Iraq. 21 more words

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Assad's forces lift the siege of Nubl and Zahraa

On 3 February 2016 Syrian regime forces broke through the rebels’ siege┬álines surrounding the regime-aligned Shia villages of Nubl and Zahraa. The two villages had been under siege for about 3 years. 73 more words

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Assad's forces gain new territory north of Aleppo

On 1 February 2016 Syrian government captured village Hardatnin from the rebels. The village is located about 10 kilometers north of Aleppo.

Apparently, Syrian regime forces are trying to break the siege of Shia villages Nubl and Zahraa. 48 more words

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Syrian Peace Talks: John Kerry Urges Both Sides "To Make the Most of This Moment"

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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a joint press conference after the North American Foreign Ministers Meeting(NAFMM) on January 29, 2016 in Quebec City… 65 more words

A change of heart, sort of

The Syrian rebel High Negotiations Council has decided to send representatives to Geneva after all. Kind of:

A senior HNC delegate said the group would send “30, 35 people” to Geneva, the AFP news agency reports.

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