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Syria truce largely holds as aid preparations begin

Syria truce largely holds as aid preparations begin

A new ceasefire in Syria brought a full day with no combat deaths in the war between President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents, a monitoring body said on September 13, as efforts to deliver aid to besieged areas got cautiously under way.

Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

Syria rebels guardedly agree on truce but battles persist

Government troops and insurgents fought in several parts of Syria on September 11, apparently seeking to strengthen their positions on the eve of a ceasefire that Free Syrian Army rebels said they would observe but with major reservations.

US, Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce

US, Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce

The United States and Russia hailed a breakthrough deal on September 10 to put Syria's peace process back on track, including a nationwide truce effective from sundown on September 12 improved humanitarian aid access and joint military targeting of banned Islamist groups.

In about-face, Kerry heads to Geneva to meet Russia's Lavrov

In about-face, Kerry heads to Geneva to meet Russia's Lavrov

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia's foreign minister in Geneva about a ceasefire deal for Syria, the State Department said on September 8 in a sudden about-face after saying it did not believe a meeting was worthwhile.

Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia said on September 7 it had dispatched more than 1,000 fighters to the frontline in neighboring Syria, escalating foreign involvement in the battle for Aleppo, the biggest prize in five years of relentless civil war.

US, Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

US, Russia work on Syria truce, as Islamic State blasts kill dozens

The United States and Russia will work in the next few days on a deal to curb fighting in Syria and build cooperation in the fight against terrorism, their leaders said on September 5, as blasts claimed by Islamic State killed dozens across the Arab nation.

Turkish-backed rebels clear IS from Turkey's Syrian border

Turkish-backed rebels clear IS from Turkey's Syrian border

Turkish-backed rebels on September 4 cleared Islamic State from Turkey's Syrian border, securing a 90 km (55 miles) corridor and marking a substantial gain in Ankara's plan to drive out Sunni militants and stop the advance of Syrian Kurdish fighters.

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on September 3, as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State.

Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent US strike in Syria

Key Islamic State leader killed in apparent US strike in Syria

Islamic State said on August 30 one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders was killed in what appeared to be an American air strike in Syria, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas.