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A convoy of Turkish Armed Forces entered Syria on March 17 to establish a new observation point in northwestern Aleppo. The military convoy has safely reached the Anadan district of Aleppo. Turkish troops have camped at a hill in a village of Anadan as the northern countryside of Aleppo and the ... army
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 for insurgents. The sense of chaos has grown in recent days in eastern Ghouta. Government advances have sent residents fleeing ... Aleppo Syrian Army

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 ... Syria
At that point, if the siege of eastern Aleppo is any guide, there will be no massacre of civilians (who will again turn out to be around a quarter of the number claimed to be present during the siege). The remaining fighters will be allowed to surrender and may be transported to some other rebel-held enclave, ... Syria
The White Helmets chief said the situation in Eastern Ghouta was worse even than in rebel-held eastern Aleppo at the end of 2016 amid the government's successful campaign to retake the city. “Aleppo was very tough, but East Ghouta is worse because we have more civilians in a small geographic ... Syria
A Syrian official says power supply in the northern city of Aleppo will see a rise this year as Iran is helping the country repair its infrastructure, which has been devastated by seven years of foreign-backed militancy. Mohammed al-Saleh, the director general of the state-owned Aleppo power company, ... Syria

The power supply in Syria's Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step towards reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said. The five power generation plants are part of a deal penned last year by ... Syria
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 industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said. The five power generation plants are part of a deal ... Syria
The producer of Feras Fayyad's Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo had almost given up on attending the show after his visa request was denied under President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of eight countries, most of them Muslim-majority. “Up until the last minute, we ... Syria
ALEPPO, SYRIA (REUTERS) - The power supply in Syria's Aleppo will be boosted this year (2018) thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step towards reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said. The five power generation ... Syria
Mahmoud, who wants to only use his first name to protect his family, is one of the White Helmets rescue workers portrayed in the documentary "Last Men in Aleppo." He survived a devastating offensive in eastern Aleppo that the government recaptured in 2016. Since then, Syria became one of the countries ... Syria
“We cannot afford to have the luxury of giving up. So any type of feeling that the UN is frustrated: forget it. “Otherwise, [the Eastern Ghouta assault] becomes a copycat of Aleppo,” he said. The siege of Aleppo ended in December 2016 after a massive Russian-backed bombing campaign. Civilians and rebel ... Syria
WASHINGTON -- Feras Fayyad, the director of the documentary "Last Men in Aleppo," says that a Russian media effort to discredit the movie isn't only aimed at undermining its Oscar chances and the freedom of filmmakers. "It is about bigger than me as a director," he tells Variety's "PopPolitics" ...
"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 ...
Aleppo, Syria, Feb 21, 2018 / 03:23 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Annie Artin, 15, is a lonely girl who lives with her mother, Silva Owadis, 37, her grandmother, and aunt in a modest but new apartment in Aleppo, Syria. The family has lived there since the middle of 2016, after moving a number of times, each time ... Aleppo
Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Saturday that over 800,000 people have returned to the Syrian city of Aleppo and its suburbs, liberated from Nusra Front terrorist group. "The province of Aleppo illustrates the efficiency of the work of the Russian reconciliation center for Syria. Over 800,000 ... Aleppo
My film, Last Men in Aleppo, is one of the nominees for best documentary feature. It was shot during the 2015-2016 siege of Aleppo, when the Assad regime fought to seize control of the city with the help of its ally, Russia. Throughout this time, the citizens of Aleppo were cut off from food and medical ... Aleppo

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, ... Aleppo
WASHINGTON — Feras Fayyad, the director of the documentary “Last Men in Aleppo,” says that a Russian media effort to discredit the movie isn't only aimed at undermining its Oscar chances and the freedom of filmmakers. “It is about bigger than me as a director,” he tells Variety's “PopPolitics” on ... Aleppo
NATIONAL HARBOR—Despite losing the presidential election by more than 58 million votes, Gary Johnson seems extremely … chill? The former Libertarian Party nominee spent the past year skiing (Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise) and riding the Continental Divide bike race with his girlfriend of 10 ... Aleppo
"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 ... Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria — The Syrian regime launched fighter aircraft, cannons and missiles in a fierce attack on residential neighborhoods and public facilities in Rif Dimashq in Eastern Ghouta on Jan. 30. Dozens of people were killed, others were injured and the infrastructure was destroyed. At least 24 people, ... Aleppo
First the election, now the Oscars race? Two filmmakers allege that Russian agents are working overtime to thwart the success of their documentaries which are nominated for Best Documentary Feature: Icarus, about Russia's state-sponsored doping operation, and Last Men in Aleppo, about the Syrian ... Aleppo
Aid agencies warned of an unfolding humanitarian catastrophe yesterday as Syrian government forces pounded a besieged Damascus suburb where about 250 adults and children have been killed since Sunday. The escalating violence near the capital came as gunmen loyal to president Bashar al-Assad ... Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria, Feb 21, 2018 / 03:23 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Annie Artin, 15, is a lonely girl who lives with her mother, Silva Owadis, 37, her grandmother, and aunt in a modest but new apartment in Aleppo, Syria. The family has lived there since the middle of 2016, after moving a number of times, each time because ... Aleppo
Controversial government practices are preventing several filmmakers behind an Oscar-nominated title from attending the Academy Awards. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the producer (Kareem Abeed) and subject (White Helmets founder Mahmoud Al-Hattar) of Feras Fayyad's Last Men in Aleppo — the ... Aleppo
“What has been happening in Idlib province in recent weeks — and in Ghouta in the past few months — is exactly what we witnessed in Aleppo during November and December 2016,” Mohammed Shabeeb, a former citizen journalist from Aleppo city, told Al-Monitor Feb. 2. “The [Bashar] al-Assad regime, ... Aleppo
After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, "Last Men in Aleppo" allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city ... 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
The producer and subject of Last Men in Aleppo won't be in attendance as their film competes for best feature documentary at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4. The Syrian government has refused to expedite the travel visa process for producer Kareem Abeed and White Helmets founding member ... Aleppo
YEREVAN—After months of preparation, the Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization (Aleppo-NGO), a Syrian-Armenian humanitarian relief group, is nearly ready to open its new Middle Eastern food-service center. Named “Aleppo Cuisine,” the center will be located on Koghbatsi Street in the heart of ... Aleppo
The portrait of life under bombs in divided Syria's rebel city of Aleppo, told through the lives of its volunteer rescue workers the White Helmets, is the first Syrian film to get an Oscar nomination in the history of the awards. It was a fitting screening choice for the influential Davos meeting, which this year ... Aleppo
Last weekend, instead of catching a horror movie about the Winchester Mystery House, I streamed a searing cinematic record of real horrors. A 2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Last Men in Aleppo (currently streaming on iTunes and Netflix) is not an easy film to forget or ignore ... 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
Syrian army deploys new air defences in north, said commander in pro-Assad alliance. (Reuters). Reuters Tuesday, 6 February 2018. Text size A A A. The Syrian army has deployed new air defenses and anti-aircraft missiles to frontlines in the Aleppo and Idlib areas, a commander in the military alliance ... 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
ALEPPO, Syria -- Desperate to escape Syria's terrors, Ammar Maarawi bolted. In early 2016, he paid smugglers and endured a dangerous sea crossing to Greece and an exhausting journey by train, bus and foot through Europe. Two years later, the 36-year-old is back home in Aleppo. He returned last ... Aleppo
One of the longest sieges in modern warfare ended in December 2016 when the city of Aleppo fell to Syrian government forces. More than four years of brutal conflict, which pitted opposition groups against troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime, reduced large parts of the city and its historic ... Aleppo
Adnan Sabbagh stands in the door of his house that damaged by shelling in Aleppo, Syria. Thirteen months after government forces captured eastern rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo, life in the city has improved drastically with more security and more supplies of water and electricity. Mstyslav Chernov ... Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria — Aleppo's largest square was packed with people of all ages: young men performing a folk dance, children playing, others buying ice cream, popcorn, peanuts and salted pumpkin seeds. A giant sign spelled out in colorful English letters, “I love Aleppo.” The scene in Saadallah al-Jabiri ... Aleppo
Eastern Aleppo remains in ruins. Its streets have been cleared of rubble but there's been little rebuilding of the blocks of destroyed or badly damaged buildings. Though some residents have trickled back, hundreds of thousands still have not, either because their homes are wrecked or because they fear ... Aleppo
POV in July 2017 as part of the series' 30th season, is a powerful firsthand account of the daily trauma that grips the city of Aleppo four years into Syria's Civil War. Fayyad has made Oscars history as the first Syrian filmmaker to be nominated for the Documentary Feature Award. POV documentaries have ... Aleppo
According to the TV channel Al-Mayadin, the armored column entered the southern part of the Aleppo province to crush the Kurdish fighters in the Afrin area. At the same time, the Firat news agency reports that Kurdish militants in one of Afrin's districts had repelled attacks by the Free Syrian Army, a militant ... Aleppo
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) launched a surprise assault on the rebel stronghold of Daret 'Izza in west Aleppo. According to a local report from Aleppo, the YPG forces attacked Daret 'Izza from its western axis, capturing a number of points ... Aleppo
Just a month after the US promised Turkey to halt its arms supplies to the Syrian Kurdish fighters, the Pentagon announced plans to created a 30,000-strong border force from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Afrin, which has been dubbed as a “terrorist army” by Ankara. US Defense Secretary James ... Aleppo
The year is 2015. Syria's brutal civil war has been ravaging the country since the government responded with force to civil protests during the Arab Spring in 2011. Regime, Kurdish, ISIS and REBEL forces all occupy various parts of the city of Aleppo in northwestern Syria. A volunteer group called the White ... Aleppo
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – The Turkish Army's General Staff admitted on Monday night that their forces had suffered some casualties during latest offensive in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. “Our serviceman was killed on January 22 in the village of Gulbaba in the Kilis province ... Aleppo
The Syrian Arab Army regained control over four villages in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo. Army units, backed by supporting forces, continued their operations against Nusra terror organization in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo, regaining control over the villages of Tarfawi, Hmimat al-Dair ... Aleppo
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:57 P.M.) – Three towns and villages in Aleppo province's southern countryside have been cleared of militant groups following a sweeping operation by Syrian pro-government forces east of the Abu Duhur military airport that commenced on Sunday morning. Military-affiliated sources ... Aleppo
"I fell in love, I don't know why," confesses Alaa al-Sayed with a lingering gaze towards his beloved. The object of affection for this Syrian historian is the ancient gate of Bab al-Nasr, the Victory Gate. Like the other historic entrances leading into a warren of cobbled lanes in Aleppo's old quarter, part of its ... Aleppo


 

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