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Syrian government drives rebels from swath of Aleppo

Syrian government drives rebels from swath of Aleppo

The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on November 28 in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold.

UN envoy sees continued US work to end Syria war

UN envoy sees continued US work to end Syria war

The UN Special Envoy for Syria on November 24 said US President Barack Obama could well keep working until his last day in office to end the war in Syria, and Russia did not want to be held responsible for the demolition of eastern Aleppo.

Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes

Russia says it extends moratorium on Aleppo air strikes

Russia said on October 25 it would extend a moratorium on air strikes on Syria's Aleppo into a ninth day, but a monitor and a civil defense official said that rebel-held parts of the divided city had been struck in recent days.

Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo

Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo

Russian jets resumed heavy bombing of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on October 11 after several days of relative calm, a rebel official and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

France makes new push for Aleppo ceasefire

France makes new push for Aleppo ceasefire

France is to launch a new push for United Nations backing for a ceasefire in Syria that would allow aid into the city of Aleppo after some of the heaviest bombing of the war.

Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

Syrian government launches Aleppo ground attack

Syrian government forces and their allies attacked the opposition-held sector of Aleppo on several fronts on September 27, the biggest ground assault yet in a massive new campaign that has destroyed a U.S.-backed ceasefire.

UN says Syria blocking food aid; seeks airlift approval

UN says Syria blocking food aid; seeks airlift approval

The United Nations is still waiting for Syrian government agreement for an aid convoy to enter the besieged town of Daraya and has requested approval to airlift food into four locations if land routes are unavailable, UN officials said on June 7.

Hezbollah suffers big blow as top commander killed

Hezbollah suffers big blow as top commander killed

Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed, the Lebanese group said on May 13, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organization since its military chief was killed in 2008.

Syrian PM says Russia to back new Aleppo attack

Syrian PM says Russia to back new Aleppo attack

The Russian air force and Syrian military are preparing a joint operation to take Aleppo from rebels, the Syrian prime minister was quoted saying on April 10, and an opposition official said a ceasefire was on the verge of collapse.

UN Syria envoy delays peace talks to ensure players are serious

UN Syria envoy delays peace talks to ensure players are serious

The start of a new round of peace talks on the Syrian war has been pushed back by two days so that UN mediator Staffan de Mistura can travel to Damascus and Tehran to sound out their position on a political transition, the envoy said on April 7.

Islamic State attacks Syrian forces near Damascus

Islamic State attacks Syrian forces near Damascus

Islamic State fighters launched attacks on government-held areas near Damascus overnight in what a Syrian source said appeared to be a response to the group's loss of ground elsewhere.