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Syrian civil war

Leader of al-Qaida's Syria wing Nusra Front said his group was aiming to capture Damascus and the fall of Syrian President al-Assad would happen quickly - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Turkey says it has reached deal with US for air support of Syrian rebels - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Militants including Al-Nusra front seize hospital from Syrian government forces, Syrian war observers say - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

White House: US 'deeply concerned' about Islamic State capture of ancient city of Palmyra, Syria - @Acosta

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Syrian state TV: Pro-government fighters withdraw from Palmyra after securing safe exit for most civilians; Islamic State militants trying to enter historical sites - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Monitoring group: Islamic State fighters control almost all of Syrian city of Palmyra after violent clashes with pro-government fighters - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

State TV: Pro-Assad militants are battling large groups of Islamic State militants in Palmyra, citizens being evacuated - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Syrian government antiquities chief says small groups of Islamic State militants have entered Palmyra, but have not taken over - @Reuters

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Antiquities chief calls on Syrian army, opposition and international community to save Palmyra - @Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Islamic State fighters seize 1/3 of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra after battles with government forces, group monitoring Syria's war says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

After its embassy in Damascus is shelled, Russia calls attack an act of terrorism - @RT_com

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Syrian civil war

Syrian army units at Idlib's Mastouma Base move to reinforce defenses in nearby town of Ariha - state television reports via @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Insurgents seize Syrian army base in Idlib province, monitoring group says - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

48 civilians killed by Syrian government air raids in Idlib, monitoring group says - @AFP

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Turkey Syria tensions

Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says military shot down Syrian helicopter that violated its airspace; Syria maintains craft was a drone - @Reuters

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Turkey Syria tensions

Syrian state TV says aircraft claimed to have been shot down by Turkish jets was a drone - @Reuters

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Turkey Syria tensions

Local news channel reports Turkish military jets have shot down an unspecified Syrian aircraft for violating airspace - @Reuters

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Syrian civil war

President Obama, in TV interview, says Syrian war will 'probably not' end before he leaves office, adds situation is 'heartbreaking but extremely complex' - @Reuters

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United Kingdom

Terror-related arrests in England, Wales, Scotland at record level, 338 people held in 2014-15 - @BBCBreaking

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Syrian civil war

White House's Josh Earnest: Our thoughts and prayers aren't just with journalist Austin Tice, but his parents and family; he's been held captive for 1,000 days - @lesleyclark

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