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Syrians express opposition to Russian plan

DAMASCUS, Syria - A Russian proposal to end Syria's conflict that would include early presidential elections faced opposition from both...
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A Putin craze takes hold in Middle East

BEIRUT - Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun...than just speak," said Sohban Elewi of Damascus, summing up the views of Syrians on opposing...Associated Press writer Albert Aji in Damascus and Lynn Berry in Moscow contributed...
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Islamic State group advances in central Syria, seizing town

...near a highway leading to the capital, Damascus, and attacking another, activists and...highway that links the central province to Damascus. The town also houses a large military...envoy Staffan de Mistura, who arrived in Damascus Sunday to brief him on the details of...
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Syrian MP: Decision to send troops is act of aggression

DAMASCUS, Syria - The United States' decision to send troops into Syria is an act...Without Borders said an airstrike and shelling in a market in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma the previous day killed at least 70 people and wounded 550...
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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria - Russian warships in the Caspian...President Bashar Assad's strongholds in Damascus, and along the Mediterranean coast of Morek on a highway that links Damascus with Aleppo, Syria's largest city and...
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Russia shows military might in Syria, also pushes diplomacy

...have expressed readiness to negotiate with the "patriotic" opposition - a term generally used to describe unarmed, mostly Damascus-based government critics who are tolerated by Assad.Putin also said Russia and the West are establishing contacts to coordinate...
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Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis

...crisis should focus "not on a transition with Assad, but on formulas for Assad's departure."___Aji reported from Damascus. Associated Press writers Sarah El Deeb in Beirut, Darlene Superville in Washington and Jim Heintz and Kate de Pury in Moscow...
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Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

...past 24 hours, striking a total of 49 positions. He said the airstrikes were in the province of Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Damascus and Aleppo.Konashenkov said one of the targets was a building on the outskirts of the town of Salma in the coastal province...
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NATO denounces Russia for violating Turkish airspace

...headquarters in Aleppo province and militants' headquarters in Damascus province. It said they also destroyed about 20 tanks in the...maintains that its air campaign came at the request of the Damascus government, unlike the coalition's military action.Stephane...
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Syrian refugees' misery fuels desperation to reach Europe

...books, photos of her deceased husband and some sand from Damascus as a memento, she's taking a pile of documents detailing...stooped to help a child wounded in a street battle in the capital Damascus. The scene was filmed then broadcast on an Arab TV station...
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