Thursday, July 20, 2017

Syria

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian opposition fighters head to a bus with their families as they leave the last rebel-held neighborhood of al-Waer, in Homs province, Syria, Monday, April 24, 2017. (SANA via AP)

BY PHILIP ISSA BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between U.S.-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State militants on Monday, according to local activists, who said the strike appeared to ...
In this 1998 file photo, Ayman al-Zawahri poses for a photograph in Khost, Afghanistan. Al-Qaida's leader, al-Zawahri, has urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, File)

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of al-Qaida urged his followers and all militants in Syria to unite ranks and prepare for protracted jihad, or holy war, in a recording released Sunday night. Ayman al-Zawahri told the jihadis to remain steadfast ...
In this undated photo released by Turkistan Islamic Party, a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Turkistan Islamic Party holds their weapons, at unknown place in Syria. (Militant Website Turkistan Islamic Party via AP)

BY BASSEM MROUE and GERRY SHIH BEIRUT (AP) — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and ...
This frame grab from video provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows buses carrying opposition fighters leaving Zabadani, near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April. 19, 2017, heading toward the northern rebel-held Idlib province. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Syrians trapped at an exchange point arrived at a temporary shelter in government-controlled Aleppo city on Friday, as one of the largest population transfers in Syria’s civil war resumed following a number of snags, including ...
Jan Egeland, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria speaks about the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

BY PHILIP ISSA BEIRUT (AP) — Aid agencies have not been able to reach as many besieged Syrians this year as they did over the same period last year, the U.N.’s chief humanitarian adviser for Syria said Thursday. Speaking to ...

BY PHILIP ISSA and BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT (AP) — A misdirected airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition earlier this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the U.S. military said Thursday. U.S. Central Command said ...
In this Tuesday April 4, 2017 file photo, Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)

BY BASSEM MROUE and PHILIP ISSA BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey’s health minister said Tuesday that test results confirm sarin gas was used in an attack on a northern Syrian town earlier this month and the Russian military said the Syrian ...
In his photo April 4, 2017 file photo, provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)

BY ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has concluded Russia knew in advance of Syria’s chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The official said a drone operated by Russians ...
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, third right, shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, center, during a round table at an EU Syria conference at the Europa building in Brussels on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors sought Wednesday to drum up billions of dollars in aid for war-ravaged Syria, as the U.N. Security Council readied for emergency talks over a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens in a ...
This photo provided Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. (Edlib Media Center, via AP)

BY SARAH EL DEEB and ZEINA KARAM BEIRUT (AP) — A chemical weapons attack in an opposition-held town in northern Syria killed dozens of people on Tuesday, leaving residents gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals. ...
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