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The Latest: China envoy hails Syria peace talks 'momentum'

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BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

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Hezbollah commander killed by own men: Israel army chief

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Israel's military chief said on Tuesday that Hezbollah's military commander in Syria, reported dead last year, was killed by members of his own Lebanese Shiite group. Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, speaking to a security conference, said intelligence had led Israel to the conclusion and matched previous reports. Hezbollah itself has said Mustafa Badreddine, who was on a US terror sanctions blacklist and wanted by Israel, was killed in an explosion in May 2016 near Damascus international airport.

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Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States would set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq. The top U.S. diplomat did not make clear where these zones were to be set up.

Syrian rebels launch second Damascus attack in three days

Added: 22.03.2017 21:11 | 3 views | 0 comments

Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides of the fighting said, in the opposition's first such large scale foray in over four years in the capital. For rebels, the assault has shown they are still able to wage offensive action, though their situation remains very difficult near Damascus and across the country as a whole. Separately, an alliance of rebel groups said on Tuesday it had launched a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria.

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US-led air strike on north Syria kills 33: monitor

Added: 22.03.2017 20:42 | 2 views | 0 comments


At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. "We can now confirm that 33 people were killed, and they were displaced civilians from Raqa, Aleppo and Homs," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman. Only two people were pulled out alive," Abdel Rahman told AFP.

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Dozens Of Civilians Killed Near Raqqa In Airstrike Activists Blame On Coalition

Added: 22.03.2017 20:34 | 2 views | 0 comments

Monitor groups allege a strike by U.S.-led forces leveled a school near ISIS' de facto capital in Syria. The coalition says there's no indication it was responsible but it will investigate.

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Syrian troops respond as rebels renew attack on Damascus

Added: 22.03.2017 20:31 | 3 views | 0 comments


BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes and artillery fire shook Damascus on Tuesday as government forces tried to repel a second rebel attack on the Syrian capital in three days.

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US forces ferry Syrian-Kurdish fighters behind IS lines

Added: 22.03.2017 20:12 | 4 views | 0 comments


BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allied forces behind Islamic State lines on Wednesday to spearhead a major ground assault on a strategic town held by the extremist group outside its self-declared capital, Raqqa, the Pentagon said, marking the first time U.S. forces have provided airlift for local forces on a combat operation in Syria.

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U.S. to set up zones for refugees in fight against Islamic State: Tillerson

Added: 22.03.2017 20:01 | 3 views | 0 comments


The United States will increase pressure on Islamic State and al Qaeda and work to set up "interim zones of stability" to help refugees return home in the next phase of the battle to defeat the groups, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. Addressing top officials from an international coalition of 68 nations battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Tillerson did not elaborate on where the United States planned to set up these safety zones. "The United States will increase our pressure on ISIS and al Qaeda and will work to establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires, to allow refugees to return home," he told the meeting at the State Department.

John McCain warns 'tough decisions' with Syrian Kurds

Added: 22.03.2017 19:57 | 4 views | 0 comments

Senior senator says Turkey watching as decision must be made on arming Kurdish fighters in the coming battle for Raqqa.

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