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Heavy fighting reported in Damascus suburb
As Assad forces try to wrest Jobar, monitoring group attributes 785 ISIL fighters' deaths to US-led air campaign so far.
Last updated: 22 Nov 2014 18:21 GMT
Syrian rebels reject UN's Aleppo truce plan
FSA commander says proposal only serves Assad regime, amid reports of fresh violence and arrest of prominent dissident.
Last updated: 12 Nov 2014 20:42 GMT
The blood antiquities funding ISIL
Sale of illegal antiquities now being formally taxed by group, and constitutes reliable revenue stream after oil.
Last updated: 12 Nov 2014 18:50 GMT
Fighting traps thousands in Syrian rebel city
Government forces make gains towards Douma and have cut off supply roads, denying civilians of basic necessities.
Last updated: 12 Nov 2014 18:08 GMT
Syria 'seriously studying' UN truce proposal
UN special envoy describes Assad regime's response to Aleppo humanitarian pause plan as one of "constructive interest".
Last updated: 11 Nov 2014 20:43 GMT
UN envoy meets President Assad in Damascus
Staffan de Mistura in Syria to push for plan that would "freeze" fighting in some areas, including Aleppo.
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014 21:05 GMT
Syria's bucket children desperate for aid
A Damascus neighbourhood, under siege for more than two years, is suffering from a drastic food shortage.
Last updated: 10 Nov 2014 11:40 GMT
Kobane is a gift to Assad
The trap is thinking the Assad regime has the answers to the challenges of extremism.
Last updated: 03 Nov 2014 10:16 GMT
UN envoy proposes Syria 'fighting freeze'
Staffan de Mistura says local ceasefires in different parts of the war-torn country could help get aid deliveries in.
Last updated: 31 Oct 2014 09:06 GMT
UK doctor 'deliberately killed' in Syria jail
Syrian authorities say Abbas Khan killed himself, but London inquest says he was "unlawfully killed" by Syrian regime.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2014 09:40 GMT
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