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Thr group announced in February that it had defeated the remnants of ISIS militants in Idlib, and a month later said that they had taken control of up to 25 villages in Aleppo and Idlib provinces. It has created a religious police force in its territory, similar to ISIS' Hisbah. They enforce Sharia law, control services like ... terrorist Syria
It is estimated that over 20,000 individuals in total were displaced from Duma city to north- western Syria and northern rural Aleppo, bringing the total ... The CCCM Cluster reported that a camp was established in Al-Bil village, east of Azaz town, with a capacity of 550 tents and 32 containers for latrines ...

Yet under the auspices of the Al Assad government, life is slowly returning to a city often seen as the economic heartland of Syria. The sounds of ... Syrians standi in a street under the portrait of former Syrian president Hafez Al Assad, in an unspecified town in Aleppo province. Youssef Badawi / EPA.
Swift Nusra Front counter-offensive in west Aleppo sees Turkish-backed rebels driven from 4 towns ... (better known by its former name, Al-Nusra Front) launched a swift counter-offensive against rival Islamist militia Jabhat Tahrir Souriya amid ongoing clashes in the western countryside of Aleppo province.
Msgr. Boutros Marayati is the archbishop of Aleppo, a city that has been split in two for four years. The Armenian neighborhood was one of the first to be hit by bombs and mortars. The cathedral was left in pieces, as well as the school. Msgr. Marayati proudly shows photos that document a return to ... Syria
Among the winners are Oscar nominee Last Man in Aleppo, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise and Time: The Kalief Browder Story. ... Syrian crisis as they follow the volunteer group the White Helmets, who provide emergency services to traumatized residents in the rebel-occupied areas of the city of Aleppo.

Between 350,000 and 500,000 refugees around Afrin, who fled to the city of Afrin during Turkey's Operation Olive Branch, are waiting to be resettled. ... of up to $1,000 from other Afrin residents who fled to Syrian government-controlled areas such as the city of Nubl, near Aleppo, and surrounding villages.
BEIRUT (AFP) - Syria's war has spiralled into a complex multi-sided conflict since it began with anti-government protests in March 2011, drawing in regional and international powers including the United States and Russia. Here is a breakdown of the forces involved in the war, which has killed more than ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 P.M.) – The jihadist group Jabhat Tahrir Souriya recently sent reinforcements to the imperative town of Daret Izza in west Aleppo, pro-opposition activists reported on Friday. Jabhat Tahrir Souriya reportedly sent more reinforcements to this front in order to deter any possible attack ...
But today, it's the rebels on the back foot, having lost key strongholds inside the Syrian capital, Damascus, and in the northern city of Aleppo. Even senior diplomats ... ISIL won out against the rebels in key cities, such as Raqqa, and forced the opposition from vast tracts of the country. While rebel groups did ...
Experts and analysts warn, however, that excluding Aleppo's local population from urban planning efforts could be detrimental to the city's recovery. As part of our “Expert ... Although I accept that cities are dynamic, that heritage is dynamic, we don't want to create a Disneyland of history. We have to accept ...
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:45 P.M.) – An explosion ripped through the insurgent-controlled city of Azaz in northern Syria, killing at least 6 and injuring 10 others according to preliminary reports. Azaz city is located approximately 32 km to the northwest of Aleppo and is currently under the control of the ...
It's a free-running extreme sport that sees the boys leap through the air, bounce off walls and perform acrobatics in and around the city's destroyed buildings. They have been doing this in the western part of Aleppo for years, but ever since the Syrian army recaptured eastern Aleppo from rebel fighters in ...
“I was very lucky to grow up in a city where families lend a lot of importance to gastronomy,” Sabet says, her eyes twinkling with her love for tasty delights. “In Aleppo, families are known for the quality of their cuisine. It is a source of pride.” And the city, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, has a lot to ...
In response to unfolding events, WFP provided emergency food assistance for 30,000 people in Idleb and Aleppo. ... Some 5,500 people have arrived in Aleppo city and surroundings. WFP, in ... Fighting caused the displacement of thousands of people from Hit in southwest Dar'a into surrounding villages.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels will evacuate a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, opposition sources and officials and a military media unit run by the ... the rebels still hold two other pockets in the enclave outside Damascus - the major town of Douma and an area to the south that includes the towns of ...
In order to snuff out the Nusra Front and other groups in the city of Homs, the government bombed parts of the city and laid siege to others, cutting food and supplies. The siege lasted from May 2011 to May 2014. In Aleppo, Syria's largest city, the government used the same strategy of laying siege to parts of ...

A family flee from the mainly Kurdish town of Afrin. ... Most are Kurds, fleeing Afrin for the regime-held city of Aleppo, just over a grey horizon. ... temporary, Turkey had stood by as Isis was swept from the towns and cities of north-eastern Syria, culminating in the extremists' ousting from Raqqa late last year.
PanARMENIAN.Net - On Saturday, March 17 morning, another Turkish military convoy entered northwest Syria bringing with it the forces and equipment required to set up yet another observation base, Al-Masdar News reports. According to sources, the new Turkish Army military site will be established just ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 800,000 people have returned to the Syrian city of Aleppo and its suburbs, liberated from the Jabhat al Nusra terrorist group (banned in Russia), the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday, and explained how the US is preventing the return of Syrian territories ...
“The province of Aleppo illustrates the efficiency of the work of the Russian reconciliation center for Syria. Over 800,000 people have returned to the city of Aleppo and its suburbs, liberated from Jabhat al Nusra and its affiliated groups, since December 2016. The local authorities provide assistance with ...
Syria's civil war, which marks its seventh year on Thursday, has transformed ancient cities into scenes of apocalyptic devastation. ... Once the commercial heart of Syria, Aleppo has gone from a bustling city of more than 2 million people -- about the size of Houston -- to a crumbling and bloodstained shadow ...
A PTT branch in Jarablus, Aleppo has been providing mail, money transfer, and logistical services for Syrians as well as local Turkish officials since last ... and some Turkish municipalities have repaired local schools, included Ahmet Selim Mulla High School, the city's largest, recently used as a prison by ...
Zenki advanced in Aleppo governorate, seizing towns such as Darat Izza and “ending HTS's presence… on the western side of Aleppo city and (for a few days) managing to seize the border crossing at Atmeh,” O'Farrell said. Ahrar “cleared HTS from much of the southern half of Jabal Zawiya, adjacent ...
They have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy, eating away at rebel-held towns and successfully isolating Ghouta's main town of Douma on Saturday. Regime ... Such evacuation deals have been repeatedly agreed in Syria's seven-year war, most notably in the second city of Aleppo in late 2016.
Two years ago, Assad's forces, then as now backed by Russia and Iran, besieged the eastern part of Aleppo, a section of the historic city that was then home to about 200,000 people. They bombarded it, destroyed it, and seized it from the rebels in December 2016. Those rebels, Islamist groups and others, ...
There is no mistaking the key theme of Khaled Khalifa's acclaimed novel. Like the grey clouds and dust from the rubble of the buildings of Aleppo in which his recently translated 2013 novel No Knives in the Kitchens of This City is set, what hovers over most of the sprawling cast of characters is a foreboding ...
"And Aleppo — it's my city, where I know every single street and every single store." In 2015 and 2016, Fayyad and his crew followed a group of self-appointed rescue workers called White Helmets. The film has been nominated for an Oscar in the documentary category, making it the first Syrian film to ...
The City of Phoenix tells us they are monitoring the Aleppo Pine blight, which they say they are seeing Valley-wide, and is not restricted to city parks. They're now working ... They are creating a task force and inviting members of each municipality to take part, to preserve our urban forestry. Engel said she ... Aleppo
The women of Aleppo had no reason to celebrate International Women's Day this year, even though the Lebanese news site rasif22 dubbed Aleppo “the women's republic.” In the quarters of the ruined city, liberated about four months ago from rebel militias, few men can still be seen. Most were killed or ... Aleppo
In the pivotal battle for the northern city of Aleppo a year and a half ago, a government advance that divided the rebel-held pocket in two signaled the beginning of the end .... Civilians in the eastern Ghouta towns of Kafr Batna and Hammouriyeh have held a spate of protests calling for rebel groups to leave. Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria: The power supply in Syria's Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step toward reviving the ... He also said that state engineers were fixing the power grid in Kurdish districts of Aleppo city that were recently restored to state control after Kurdish ... Aleppo
Mohammed Kteish, who is now 16, began to build the city of his dreams on paper in his free time when he was still living in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Prior to the war, Mohamed was building a model of the city on the roof of his family home, but after the violence and bombings began, he had to move the ... Aleppo
Syrian government forces excavate a mass grave near the northern city of Raqqah on February 16, 2018. ... An unnamed civilian defense official said the bodies have been transferred to the military hospital in the northwestern city of Aleppo to be identified through DNA tests, and later returned to their ... Aleppo
Syrians who fled Aleppo years ago and settled in Idlib are on the run once again or fearing for their lives as the regime, backed by Russian air cover, ... as a logistics officer for the Polish Humanitarian Aid organization, distributing humanitarian aid to Aleppo's displaced in Idlib city, villages and towns. Aleppo
Um al-Noor, a Syrian woman in her 50s, stands next to her taxicab in Aleppo city, northern Syria, on Feb. 6, 2018. Um al-Noor is the first female taxi driver in Aleppo. (Xinhua photo/Ammar Safarjalani). by Hummam Sheikh Ali. ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Um al-Noor, the first female taxi driver in ... Aleppo
On the other hand, the Syrian government's offensive to liberate East Aleppo from the hands of some 8,000 reactionary Islamist militants was ... Frequently, it was not even mentioned that the offensive was concentrated only on the eastern part of Syria's second-largest city, where no more than 15 percent of ... Aleppo
At least 27 people were killed and 60 more injured Wednesday in Syrian government air strikes on three towns in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, near ... it the deadliest day in the Syrian conflict since 83 people were killed in an attack on a market in the town of al-Atareb, in the western countryside of Aleppo, ... Aleppo
The cost of Syria's brutal civil war in Aleppo. By. Feb 07, 2018 | 2:53 PM. Skip. A third of the Old City quarter, a 1.4-square-mile labyrinth of elegant souks, was obliterated in the fighting; the rest was severely damaged. The area is now the focus of the government's most vigorous efforts to rebuild. Be the first to comment Aleppo
People walk past Bab al-Nasr Gate in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, on Feb. 6, 2018. War destroys people and homes in Syria, but amid the destruction, some old secrets get revealed. After the war, restoration efforts have started in the affected ancient sites in Aleppo. When volunteers started their work in ... Aleppo
Those who stayed navigated between east and west Aleppo, scurrying behind streetwide shrouds draped between buildings (a foil for snipers) in neighborhoods like Bustan al Qasr, which became known as the "passageway of death." Eventually even this passageway was closed, forcing residents on an ... Aleppo
The 47-year-old construction worker fled to the coastal town of Jableh five years ago as soon as the rebels overran eastern Aleppo. All three of his daughters are ... With a prewar population of 2.3 million, Aleppo not only was Syria's largest city but also its commercial center. More than that, it had a culture ... Aleppo
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) prevented the PYD/PKK's attempt to infiltrate Syria's northern Aleppo province, the FSA commander said on Saturday. ... Afrin has been a major hideout for the PYD/PKK since July 2012 when the Bashar Assad regime left the city to the terror group without putting up a fight. Aleppo
In November 2017 SUSAN SCHULMAN travelled to Aleppo to document how those who remained were faring and what was being done to rebuild their ... Photo: At the time of the author's visit in November 2017, the eastern and western parts of the city had effectively become different cities, bearing little ... Aleppo
The 47-year-old construction worker fled to the coastal town of Jableh five years ago as soon as the rebels overran eastern Aleppo. All three of his ... Aleppans take enormous pride in their own accent of Syrian Arabic and their city's famed cuisine of roast meats and mezze appetizers. Its history spans ... Aleppo
Like the other historic entrances leading into a warren of cobbled lanes in Aleppo's old quarter, part of its arch of thick stones collapsed in the combat which raged here. Bab al-Nasr isn't the grandest or the most damaged of gates in the medieval walled city that became one of the bloodiest frontlines in the ... Aleppo
Bombing in the Syrian province of Idlib has become so intense that families have taken to drawing diagrams for neighbours of where rescuers might find them should their homes be reduced to rubble. “We made a picture of where we all sleep, so they know where to start looking for us,” one resident said. Aleppo
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored another big advance in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo, today, capturing at least five towns from the jihadist rebels in the Jabal Al-Hoss area. Led by elements of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army captured the towns of ... Aleppo
Masonic Village at Sewickley proposed adding a children's home to its 60-acre campus in Aleppo Township in 2017. But in January 2018, the nonprofit group withdrew plans following resident complaints. The additional children's home in Aleppo would meet the needs of families struggling with raising ... Aleppo


 

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