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Syrian civil war

Russia says holding off air strikes on Nusra Front militant group in Syria - Reuters

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US-backed alliance of Kurdish-led armed groups has begun operation to seize territory north of Islamic State's de facto capital Raqqa, spokesman says - Reuters

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National Health Service doctor left UK to join Islamic State group in Syria, according to leaked recruitment papers - BBC

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Russia ready to coordinate with Kurds and US on Raqa offensive against Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says - AFP

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Kurdish-Arab forces announce anti-Islamic State offensive north of Syria's Raqa - AFP

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Satellite images show destruction of Russian helicopter gunships at Syria airbase near Palmyra - BBC, Stratfor

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Russia's defense ministry calls for 'regime of calm' in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and Daraya for 72 hours, starting May 24 - Reuters

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US State Department spokesman says if Syria violence keeps up, 'we may be looking at a complete breakdown' of cessation of hostilities; says US not discussing joint operations with Russians - Reuters

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US, allies on Sunday conducted 10 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, 7 in Syria, coalition says - Reuters

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Russia says Syria terrorist attacks aimed at disrupting political settlement - TASS

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At least 101 people killed as bombs detonate in Syrian regime strongholds; Islamic State claims responsibility - AFP

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Islamic State claims deadly blasts in Syrian regime bastions - AFP

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Putin says infrastructure in Syria implies flexible approach to troops' numbers, Kremlin spokesman says - Interfax

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Update: Bombs kill 72 in Syria regime bastions - AFP

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Kremlin says concerned by latest explosions in Syrian cities with a large number of deaths - Reuters

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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly bomb attacks in Syrian coastal cities, group's news agency says - Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Syrian TV: More than 65 people killed in multiple explosions in coastal government strongholds in Syria - AP

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More than 20 killed in multiple explosions in government stronghold of Tartus, Syrian TV reports - AP

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Statement: Mainstream rebel groups give Syrian army 48 hours to end assault on Damascus suburbs or will deem 'cessation of hostilities' deal finished - Reuters

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Heavy air strikes target last opposition-held road into Syria's Aleppo, monitor and rebel officials say - Reuters

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