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At Least 18 Killed, 29 Injured After Car Bomb Blasts Rock Damascus

A series of car bomb blasts shook the Syrian capital, Damascus, early Sunday, killing at least 18 people and highlighting security gaps in parts of the country controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, according to an opposition monitoring group. (more…)

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Israeli Authorities Say There is No Evidence of ISIS Involvement in Jerusalem Attacks

Israeli authorities said on Saturday they had found no evidence of Islamic State involvement in attacks by three Palestinians that killed an Israeli policewoman, despite the group's claim of responsibility. (more…)

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4 Killed After Explosions Strike Syria’s Homs and Damascus; ISIS Claims Responsibility

An explosion claimed by the Islamic State group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported. (more…)

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Syria Violence Kills 4 Opposition Fighters, Wounds Child Despite “De-escalation Zones”

Violence left at least four opposition fighters dead and a child wounded in central and southern Syria Saturday despite relative calm prevailing across the war-ravaged country after a deal to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held areas went into effect, opposition activists and government media outlets said. (more…)

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Russia, Turkey, Iran Agree on 4 De-escalation Zones in Syria

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Thursday to create four de-escalation zones in Syria, Russian and Turkish state media reported, in the latest effort to resolve that country's six-year conflict. (more…)

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Israeli Warplanes Strike Arms Depot Near Airpot in Syria’s Damascus

Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in commercial and military cargo aircraft, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said. (more…)

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Russia Complains to U.S. Over Being Excluded From Investigation Into Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. (more…)

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Death Toll From Bomb Attack on Aleppo Bus Convoy Rises to 126

The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday. (more…)

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Assad Suggests Videos of Dead Children in Syria After Chemical Attack Were Faked

Vilified by accusations of using a chemical bomb, Syria’s president intensified his counterpropaganda campaign on Thursday, suggesting that child actors had staged death scenes to malign him and that American warplanes had bombed a terrorist warehouse full of poison gases, killing hundreds of people. (more…)

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Critics say Syrian First Lady Asma Assad’s Social Media Posts Reflect ‘Alternate Reality’ While Country is at War

The Instagram account of Bashar Assad's wife is adorned with tender snapshots: Asma Assad reading to Syrian children; holding an infant inside a maternity hospital in Damascus; embracing the family of a Syrian who was killed in the nation's civil war – all with the affectionate hashtag #WeLoveYouAsma. (more…)

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Turkish Health Ministry Says Deadly Nerve Agent Sarin Was Used in Syria Chemical Attack That Killed Over 70 People

The chemical used in an attack that killed scores of Syrian civilians was most likely the deadly nerve agent sarin, the Turkish health ministry said Thursday. (more…)

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