Syrian civil war

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry the coffin of Rafat Nashat during a mass funerals in Sweida province, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Nashat was kidnapped by Islamic State militants with nearly two dozen others in July from the southern Sweida province during a bloody attack on their villages. (SANA via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 11:14 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate them more than 100 days after they were kidnapped. Najwa Abu Ammar, 35, was kidnapped with her two...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows women and children who has been liberated from the Islamic State group in the Hamima area east of the historic town of Palmyra, Syria, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in the country's center, ending a crisis that has stunned Syria's Druze minority, state media reported today. (SANA via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 5:13 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State group militants shot and killed two children during an operation to liberate a group of hostages from southern Syria that were being held by the extremist group since July, a father and activists said Friday. Nashaat Abu Ammar, a resident of Sweida whose wife,...
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November 08, 2018 - 9:25 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in the country's center, ending a crisis that has stunned Syria's Druze minority, state media reported Thursday. SANA news agency said in its report...
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October 28, 2018 - 8:14 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian officials have reopened the country's National Museum in Damascus more than six years after the prominent institution was shut down and emptied as the country's civil war encroached on the capital. Syria's Culture Minister Mohamed al-Ahmad told reporters Sunday that...
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October 27, 2018 - 11:11 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed at least 40 U.S.-backed Syrian fighters, captured several alive and regained areas they lost earlier this month in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border in some of the most intense fighting in weeks, a war monitor and an agency linked to IS said Saturday...
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, shakes hands with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, prior to their meeting in Istanbul, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The Turkish and Russian foreign ministers met ahead of a summit on Syria by the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France to discuss the situation in the northwestern province of Idlib, access of humanitarian aid, the drafting of a constitution and reconstruction of the war-torn country. (Cem Ozdel/Turkish Foreign Ministry via AP, Pool)
October 27, 2018 - 6:40 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany were gathering for a summit Saturday about Syria, hoping to lay the groundwork for eventual peace in a country devastated by years of war. A key challenge is their divided opinions about Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is backed...
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October 26, 2018 - 11:15 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say government forces have shelled rebel-held villages in the country's northwest, inflicting casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday's shelling is the most serious violation of a truce reached by Turkey and Russia last...
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An Israeli soldier opens the border gates as an UN vehicle enters Syria in Quneitra crossing in the Israeli controlled Golan, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 6:01 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Syria's foreign minister says it's "impossible" for his government to give up on the "vital" oil-rich eastern Syria, controlled by U.S-backed Kurdish-led forces. Walid al-Moallem says the eastern banks of the Euphrates...
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A national flag is seen on the Syrian side of Quneitra crossing from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. The crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights reopened for U.N. observers who had left the area four years ago because of the fighting there. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
October 15, 2018 - 4:59 am
QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — A vital border crossing between Jordan and Syria reopened on Monday for the first time in three years, promising to restore trade and movement between the two countries that had halted because of the war. Another crossing, between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...
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October 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Jordan and Syria agreed Sunday to reopen a vital border crossing between the two countries, three years after the commercial lifeline fell to rebel groups and traffic was halted. Israel also said Sunday the Quneitra crossing with Syria will reopen Monday to U.N. observers,...
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