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Mariam Karouny

Al Qaeda in Syria respects truce despite rejecting it

Mar 04 2016

BEIRUT Although al-Qaeda's wing in Syria has rejected an international effort to halt nearly five years of conflict, its fighters have laid low, careful not to jeopardise the fragile agreement that has slowed if not entirely stopped the war.

Assad backs Syria truce, accuses opposition of violations

Mar 01 2016

BERLIN/BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described the cessation of hostilities in force since Saturday as a "glimmer of hope" and accused the opposition of violating the agreement intended to halt nearly five years of fighting.

Syria rebels say attacks by army and Russian planes threaten truce

Feb 28 2016

BEIRUT/ GENEVA The Syrian opposition warned on Sunday that attacks by the army, backed by Russian warplanes, threatened a U.S.-Russian deal for a cessation of hostilities with collapse and endangered future peace talks.

Waffenruhe weckt Hoffnung auf neue Syrien-Verhandlungen

Feb 28 2016

Beirut/Moskau Nach fünf Jahren Bürgerkrieg hat die Waffenruhe in Syrien am Wochenende weitgehend gehalten und Hoffnung auf neue Friedensgespräche genährt.

Guns fall silent in Syria

Feb 28 2016

BEIRUT Guns mostly fell silent in Syria and Russian air raids stopped on Saturday, the first day of a cessation of hostilities that the United Nations has described as the best hope for peace in five years of civil war. | Video

Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border

Feb 27 2016

BEIRUT/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Islamic State militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria's border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back. | Video

Waffenruhe in Syrien hält weitgehend

Feb 27 2016

Beirut In Syrien hat die Waffenruhe am Samstag weitgehend gehalten.

In Syrian war, a bigger role for Russian strategists

Feb 15 2016

BEIRUT While Russian fighter planes pound rebel positions on the battlefield in Syria, Russian military strategists are playing a far more subtle role in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian rebel splits deepen after failed 'merger' with al Qaeda arm

Jan 31 2016

BEIRUT - The leader of al Qaeda's Syrian wing tried unsuccessfully at a recent meeting to convince rival Islamist factions to merge into one unit, several insurgency sources have told Reuters.

Syrian rebel splits deepen after failed 'merger' with al Qaeda arm

Jan 29 2016

BEIRUT The leader of al Qaeda's Syrian wing tried unsuccessfully at a recent meeting to convince rival Islamist factions to merge into one unit, several insurgency sources have told Reuters.

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