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UN sends aid to Syria without regime consent
www.aljazeera.com

The UN has sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions as a tactic of war. "A convoy of nine trucks …

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UN sends first Syria aid without government consent
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The United Nations has sent its first aid convoy into Syria without the consent of the government in Damascus. It comes a week after the UN adopted a resolution allowing aid deliveries without the Syrian government's approval. Nine trucks carrying food …

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Islamist Militants Gain in Syria
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In one assault, the jihadists besieged two military bases outside Hasakah city in Syria's east, killing a commanding brigadier general, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group in London with a network of contacts across …

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toxic chemicals removed from Syria reach destruction sites
english.al-akhbar.com

All the toxic chemicals removed from Syria under a deal with the Syrian government to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile have been delivered to destruction facilities outside the country, the global chemical weapons …

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UN says 9 trucks enter Syria from Turkey with aid
www.thestate.com

UNITED NATIONS — A U.N. official says nine trucks carrying humanitarian supplies have entered Syria from Turkey, using one of four border crossings recently authorized by the U.N. Security Council to speed delivery of aid to millions in need. Amanda …

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All toxic chemicals removed from Syria now at destruction sites: OPCW
www.reuters.com

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said in a statement that the 1,300 tonnes of chemicals removed from Syria were now being destroyed at various locations. The watchdog said 32 percent of the total had been destroyed by …

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Belgian fathers meet their jihadist turned teenage sons in Syria
english.alarabiya.net

The teens Lucas and Abdelmalek, who quietly journeyed to Syria together, went missing on June 11, 2014. Their fathers later discovered that their sons joined the radical Islamist State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Suluk, a desert area near the …

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Syria welcomes new UN envoy as violence continues in the country
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Syria's foreign ministry welcomed a newly appointed U.N. peace envoy but demanded he show “objectivity and integrity” while pursuing his mission in the troubled country. Veteran Italian-Syrian diplomat, Staffan de Mistura, replaced Algerian Lakhdar …

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