Civil wars

Two people carry goods on a bicycle in the war-damaged Bab Dreib neighborhood of the old city, in Homs, Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Elsewhere in Syria Tuesday, several civilians were killed and others were wounded by insurgent shelling of Aleppo city, the state-run news agency SANA reported. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 17, 2018 - 7:01 am
HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib in this central Syrian city. The 38-year-old...
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Turkey's President and leader of ruling Justice and Development Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his lawmakers at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Erdogan on Tuesday called on NATO to take a stance against the United States, a fellow ally, over its plans to form a 30,000-strong Kurdish-led border security force in Syria. Turkey has been threatening to launch a new military offensive in Syria against Syrian Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers to be terrorists because of their affiliation with outlawed Kurdish rebels fighting Turkey.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
January 16, 2018 - 4:59 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran added its voice to criticism of a U.S. plan to form a new border security force in Syria, saying Tuesday that it will cause more instability and "add flames" to the war-torn country. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said the planned Kurdish-led force will...
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A Russian officer stands next to drones that attacked the Russian air base in Syria and were captured by the Russian military are displayed at a briefing in the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Saturday's, Jan.6, 2018 raid against the Hemeimeem air base and a Russian naval facility in Tartus involved 13 drones, seven of the drones were shot down by air defense systems and the remaining six were forced to land, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 12, 2018 - 10:58 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Friday it has eliminated a group of rebels that had attacked Russia's air base in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said it tracked down the rebels with drones and other intelligence assets and struck them with artillery while they were getting into a...
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FILE - In this file photo provided Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows members of the Syrian civil defense known as the White Helmets, gathering at a street which was attacked by Russian airstrikes, in Maarat al-Nuaman, Syria. Just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria, Russian military outposts in the country have come under rebel attacks that are challenging Moscow's gains. The incursions have raised doubts both about the sustainability of the Syrian government's recent victories and Moscow's ability to protect its assets in the country. (Edlib Media Center via AP, File)
January 11, 2018 - 4:46 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian insurgent groups have launched a counteroffensive against government forces advancing toward a major rebel-held air base in the country's northwest, capturing several villages and taking prisoners. The counteroffensive by several factions, including the al-Qaida-linked Levant...
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In this photo taken from the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 9 2018, one of the drones that was forced to land after an unsuccessful attack attempt sits at a table at Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Russia's Defence Ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks on the Hemeimeem air base and a naval facility in Tartus, adding that such attacks would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology — a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that a recent series of drone attacks on its military bases in Syria would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology — a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. Russia's Defense Ministry said its forces...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:20 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's military accused Israel of launching missiles targeting its outposts near Damascus in a wave of three pre-dawn attacks Tuesday and claimed that the Syrian air force hit one of the Israeli jets and shot down several of the missiles. In a statement, the army said the...
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In this photo provided on Tuesday Jan. 2, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group, Edlib Media Center, EMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian displaced man and boy who fled from a countryside village of Idlib city, which is under the attack of the Russian and Syrian government airstrikes, sits outside their tent at an informal refugee camp, near Idlib, Syria. Syrian government forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey amid a crushing offensive just as the cold winter weather sets in. The Arabic words on the right read:"Idlib countryside." (Edlib Media Center via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — A large car bombing in Syria's largest rebel-held city of Idlib killed at least 23 people on Sunday evening, activists reported. The blast ignited fires, damaged buildings and overturned several cars along a wide avenue in the city, according to photos and video posted by the activist...
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January 07, 2018 - 1:56 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria's civil war (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Syrian activists and a war monitoring group say that at least 18 people have been killed in a car bomb blast in the country's largest rebel-held city of Idlib. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for...
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December 31, 2017 - 11:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces battled with rebels and al-Qaida militants on two fronts in Syria on Sunday as the country prepared to close out another violent year since the country descended into civil war in 2011. Rebels supported by an al-Qaida-linked cell renewed their assault against pro-...
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December 29, 2017 - 12:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — More than 400 patients on a U.N. list waiting for evacuations from a siege in Syria were left behind on Friday as the Red Cross said it had finished transferring just 29 people and their families to Damascus for medical care. It took the International Committee of the Red Cross and...
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