Syrian rebels set eyes on divided Aleppo:
The prospect of a rebel offensive in the city is a stark sign of the turn of momentum against President Bashar al-Assad's government, which has lost swathes of territory to fighters in recent months in the northwest, east and south of the country. Ref. Source 2q
He (God) seems to have an inordinate fondness for beetles. --J. B. S. Haldane
Syrian forces kill 22 IS militants in northern province:
Eight of the IS militants were killed in the northeastern province of Hasaka during battles against the Syrian government forces and the Kurdish fighters, who are fighting to protect Hasaka from the attacks of the IS terror group. Ref. Source 5j
Syrian war seen displacing a million more this year: U.N. Official:
One million more people will be displaced within Syria by the end of the year if the war there continues unabated, potentially adding to the flow of refugees to Europe, a senior U.N. Official said. Ref. Source 7e
Ceasefire between government forces & militants begins in 3 Syria battlegrounds:
Two villages, Fuaa and Kafraya, in northwestern Idlib province, which are still controlled by the government, and a rebels' stronghold in the town of Zabadani at the Lebanese border are subject to a ceasefire beginning Sunday at noon, a member of the town council, told AFP. Ref. Source 4c
Reports: Agreement reached on 'cessation of hostilities' in Syrian civil war
Secretary of State John Kerry said diplomats meeting in Munich reached an agreement on a cease-fire in the Syrian civil war that would be implemented next week, the Associated Press and Washington Post report. Ref. USAToday.
Syria's Nusra Front says it is breaking ties with al Qaeda to avert attacks:
The leader of the Syrian Islamist rebel group Nusra Front said on Thursday it was cutting its ties with al Qaeda to deny foreign powers including the United States and Russia a pretext to attack Syrians. Ref. Source 8n.
Violence in Syria kills 23, including 11 children;
At least 11 children were among 23 people killed Sunday in northern Syria as pro-government forces kept up their campaign against opposition areas in the country's north, while rebels shelled a government-held district in Aleppo city. Ref. Source 2l.
Things are so bad in Syria that I'll propose a debate that they are worst than Iraq. In Iraq the enemy was clearly defined as well as the allies but in Syria its a mix of different kinds of wars and you can't tell who is who.
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