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Syrian civil war

Idlib city in Syria seized by Islamist fighters, monitoring group says - @Reuters

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Coalition military forces conducted 6 airstrikes in Syria over most recent 24-hour period; Separately, 10 airstrikes approved by Iraqi Ministry of Defense were carried out against Islamic State targets there

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Syrian civil war

UN more than doubles its count of Syrians living in besieged areas to 440,000 - @AP

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Syrian civil war

US State Department: US has been in periodic, direct contact with Syrian officials on consular issues, including the case of journalist Austin Tice - @reuters

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Syrian civil war

US security adviser Rice, in meeting with ex-head of Syrian opposition coalition al-Khatib, said Assad must go; reaffirmed US commitment to negotiated political transition, White House says - @Reuters

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Syrians feel 'increasingly abandoned by the world' as global attention focuses on Islamic State militants, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says - @ndtv

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Syrian civil war

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon condemns 'heinous' attack on Kurds in Syria during new year celebrations which killed more than 33 - @AFP

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Report: At least 100 killed or wounded in Syria's Hasakeh suicide bombing - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Suicide bomber kills more than 20 at Syria Kurdish festival, monitor reports - @AlArabiya_Eng

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United States Ambassador to UN Samantha Power calls reports of apparent chlorine gas attack in Syria 'utterly horrific' - @AmbassadorPower

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Reports: An Australian known as Abu Jihad Al-Australi has been killed while fighting in Syria - @abcnews

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US lost contact with an unmanned drone over Syria, officials say - @Reuters

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Syria claims to have shot down US drone; Pentagon hasn't commented - @cnnbrk

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Turkish official: British woman detained in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria - @AP

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Syrian civil war

3 European countries have sought Syria war crimes information for use in domestic court cases, UN investigator says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

UN investigators urge state prosecutors to contact them to request information about specific alleged perpetrators of war crimes in Syria - @Reuters

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UN war crimes investigators for Syria say ready to share secret list of suspects with prosecution authorities preparing cases - @Reuters

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France: Assad cannot be part of negotiated solution on Syria, says position remains unchanged after Secretary of State Kerry's comments - @Reuters

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Syria's Assad dismisses John Kerry comment to include him in negotiations - state media via @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

State Department says of Secretary Kerry's remarks on ending Syria's civil war: 'By necessity, there has always been a need for representatives of the Assad regime to be a part of this process. It has never been and would not be Assad who would negotiate -- and the Secretary was not saying that today.' - @NBCNews

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