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Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Al-Quriya town fell to Daesh extremist group in 2014.
Incendiary weapons or bombs are designed to cause fires in targeted areas. (AFP/File)
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Concerned were raised hours after an opposition group to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed the bombs were used in Russian airstrikes that killed at least one dozen civilians in Allepo.

June 25, 2016

Khaled al Issa (@Charles_Lister/Twitter)
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Khaled al Issa died from injuries Friday after an IED hit his home.

June 24, 2016

An aid convoy prepared to leave for the besieged town of Daraya. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian town of Daraya was hit by barrel bombs the day after a UN aid airdrop.

June 23, 2016

A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on June 21, 2016 in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to Daesh.  (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that with the border area sealed, aid agencies would have to find another way to send food and water to the stranded refugees.
Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit on June 15, 2016 in the back of a pickup truck on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (AFP/Souleiman)
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The Syrian Democratic Forces fought Daesh militants in the western district of Manbij on Thursday.
Residents of Rukban camp have no access to clean drinking water. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Video footage from the Rukban camp shows refugees chanting, "We want water," while multiple residents of the camp said that they have started to drink polluted water, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp inside Jordan. (AFP/File)
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Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.

June 22, 2016

Refugees wait at all-Roqban makeshift camp, on the border with Syria, in 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordan met with international delegations to reroute humanitarian aid through other channels after closing the border with Syria.
Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AFP/file)
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has tasked the country's Electricity Minister Imad Khamis with forming a new government on Wednesday.
Syrian rescuers search the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported Syrian government forces attack at the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in the rebel-held area of Aleppo on June 20, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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It comes days after Daesh attacked Russian and government forces, pushing them back from Raqqa.
Fighters from the Free Syrian Army carry food as they prepare to break the fast during the month of Ramadan on June 16, 2016 in the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar, outside the capital Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
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UN envoy Stafan de Mistura also expressed his hopes for resuming peace talks.
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral near Jerash, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
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In response to the car bomb that killed six Jordanian border guards, Jordan has sealed the border with Syria until further notice.

June 21, 2016

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced changes to the foreign ministry, including appointing Jaberi ansari as the new deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs. (AFP/File)
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Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
Syrian refugees are seen stranded at the Jordanian border. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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A car bomb went off on the Syrian side of the border early Tuesday, killing and injuring several guards.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates more than 1,000 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria since the conflict began. (AFP/File)
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The Lebanese Shia group has been fighting alongside Assad's forces in Syria since 2011.

June 20, 2016

Daraa, near the Jordan-Syria border, has faced an increase in shelling and mortar strikes in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
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Ramtha residents report an increase in Syrian regime shelling across the Syrian border in Daraa.
A man hangs a Turkish flag in the border town of Kilis, after Daesh rockets struck the town. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
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Turkish military sources said Daesh targets were preparing to launch rockets into Turkey.
Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front patrol the northern city of Aleppo in May 2015. (AFP/Fadi al-Halabi)
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While rumors abound about al-Nusra Front’s desire to create an Islamic emirate in Syria, the al-Qaida affiliate isn’t likely to do so any time soon, argues Syrian analyst Haid Haid.
Turkish border guards watch as smoke rises from an airstrike in Syria. (AFP/File)
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Sixty civilians have been killed by Turkish border guards trying to enter Turkey this year.

June 19, 2016

Assad and Putin have close ties, and aerial bombings by both parties have been responsible for the deaths of thousands of civilians (AFP /File)
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He apparently didn't expect such a high ranking officer to turn up for a chat.
Alaeddin Ghasoun
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Participation in the tournament was a precondition in qualifying for the upcoming 2016 Olympic games that will take place in August in Rio de Janeiro.
Syrian refugees on the Turkish border. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Turkish guards open fire on Syrian refugees at border, killing nine members of one family and leaving eight others injured.

June 18, 2016

Fierce clashes raged overnight on the edges of Syria's second city Aleppo after a major rebel offensive. (AFP/File)
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Mortar attacks by militants in Syria’s largest city of Aleppo have cost the lives of seven civilians and injured more than 15 others.

June 17, 2016

A United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy enters the Syrian rebel-held town of ‪Daraya‬ late on June 9, 2016. (AFP/Fadi Dirani)
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UN aid convoys reached previously-blocked areas in Daraya and Douma, with hopes of reaching an addition 75,000 with current convoys.

June 16, 2016

Yusra Mardini
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Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini, who has been picked for a 10-strong team of refugees for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, admitted Thursday that she had huge problems owing a media hype around her.
Lebanese soldiers at a checkpoint. (AFP/File)
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Lebanese forces arrested a man who admitted to being a member of Nusra Front and plotting an attack on an army checkpoint.
Yazidi men overlook a mass grave of Yazidi victims killed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
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The UN formally classified Daesh's actions against the Yazidi minority as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Syrian refugees at the Macedonian – from where many hope to reach countries like Germany (AFP / File)
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The most searched word is a heartbreaking commentary on life in the war-stricken country.
Syrian men look at the damage on June 13, 2016, following reported air strikes the previous night on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
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More than 3,000 Arab and Kurdish fighters are leading the operation to retake the 60-mile strip of land on the border.
Smoke rises from a Russian airstrike in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
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Russia is reinstating a ceasefire in Aleppo for two days to reevaluate the the armed violence and alleged rocket attacks by Nusra Front militants.

June 15, 2016

Belgian police. (AFP/File)
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The Belgian counter-terrorism agency received information about militants traveling from Syria to Belgium and France to conduct attacks in crowded areas.
A Kurdish YPG fighter overlooks the destroyed city of Kobani. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian regime claims German and French special forces are fighting militants in Kobani without coordinating with Assad's troops.
Photographs of children starving to death under government siege in towns like Madaya shocked international observers (Twitter)
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A report from a major campaigning group argues that the United Nations has lost “impartiality, independence and neutrality in Syria”.
This is a file photo of Syrian refugees crossing the border. (Twitter)
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UNHCR director for the Middle East and North Africa, Amin Awad, criticized international donors on their "collective failure" to deliver on pledges made to help countries which bear the heaviest burden of the Syrian refugee crisis.
A file photo of Daesh supporters waving flags. (AFP/File)
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The reports come a week following reports published by the Iraqi Al-Sumariya television about the injury of Baghdadi by an air strike conducted by the U.S.-led coalition. However, the coalition could not confirm the reports.

June 14, 2016

A screen grab of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi addressing his followers. (AFP/File)
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The Daesh leader was reported to be injured in Raqqa, Syria, last week but officials could not confirm if he was fatally wounded.
Police officers outside the Pulse nightclub where Omar Mateen opened fire and took hostages on Sunday, June 12. (AFP/Gerardo Mora)
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Omar Mateen, the shooter in the Orlando attack that killed 49 people at a nightclub, claimed to support multiple militant organizations - that were in direct conflict with each other.
Syrian refugees crossing into Jordan. (AFP/File)
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The Jordanian government is issuing a new document to verify the legal status of Syrian refugees living outside of camps.

June 13, 2016

SDF fighters advance towards Manbij, Syria (AFP)
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Syria Today tweets video of a soldier hugging his dad for the first time since Daesh took over Manbij.
A picture taken on June 12, 2016 shows Syrian Civil Defense members, known as the White Helmets, gather at a site following air strikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, on June 12, 2016. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
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Syrian government forces have stepped up their attacks on opposition-held areas lately.

June 12, 2016

Mrs Clooney is representing thousands of Yazidi women and children kidnapped, raped, tortured and enslaved by ISIS, including Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad Basee Taha (pictured).(
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Amal will represent Yazidi women kept as sex slaves by ISIS.