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Syria opposition cautiously welcomes US-Russia truce plan

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Turkey also backs the deal saying that it was essential that the fighting stop and aid start flowing from day one of the ceasefire

US-RUSSIA DEAL. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the conclusion of their press conference following their meeting in Geneva where they discussed the crisis in Syria on September 9, 2016. Kevin Lamarque/Pool/AFP

Syria army redeploys after rebels 'break' Aleppo siege

Aug 07, 2016 - 9:15 PM

3rd UPDATE Our forces have redeployed after absorbing the attack of thousands of mercenaries says Syrian state TV

Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, gather in a street in the northern city of Aleppo on August 6, 2016, in celebrations after rebels said they have broken a three-week government siege on Syria's second city  Rebel groups successfully broke the siege by opening a new route into the city from the southwest, opposition officials said.  Opposition fighters, Islamists and jihadists have waged fierce assaults since July 31 to end the siege by government forces of some 250,000 people in Aleppo's eastern districts. Rebel and regime forces have fought for control of the provincial capital since mid-2012, transforming the former economic powerhouse into a divided, bombed-out city. / AFP PHOTO / THAER MOHAMMED

Syria's Assad says willing to hold early presidential vote

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:55 AM

UPDATED Is there popular will to hold early presidential elections? If there is I don t have a problem with it says Assad

Assad insists on unity gov't despite opposition demands

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED Syrian President Bashar al Assad also estimates that the 5 year civil war has caused over 200 billion in economic and infrastructure damage

epa04963726 A handout picture made available by Syria's official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 04 October 2015 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during an interview to the Iranian Khabar TV channel in the Presidential Palace in Damascus, Syria, 01 October 2015. The Middle East would face destruction if a regional alliance led by Russia against militants failed, al-Assad said in his first remarks since Moscow started an air campaign portraying it as aimed at fighting terrorism in his war-torn country on 30 September. Several Western powers backing rebels in Syria have repeatedly called for al-Assad - who has been in power since 2000 - to step down to end the country's conflict, which has claimed the lives of at least 250,000, according to the UN estimates. EPA/SANA / HANDOUT

At least 20 rebels dead in army ambush north of Damascus

Sep 03, 2013 - 12:05 AM

At least 20 rebels were killed on Monday in an army ambush in Adra northeast of Syria s capital reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights