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U.S.-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State

A female SDF fighter.A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said on Sunday.
 

Russia underplayed losses in recapture of Palmyra in Syria

Russian losses in PalmyraRussia's force in Syria suffered losses since late January more than three times higher than the official toll, according to evidence gathered by Reuters, a tally showing the fight in Syria is tougher and more costly than the Kremlin has disclosed.
   

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa

Raqqa air strikeAt least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near Islamic State-held Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said and the US-led coalition is believed to have carried out the attack.
   

Dozens killed in double suicide attack in Syrian capital

altTwo suicide bomb attacks killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens more in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported, in the second such spate of bombings in the Syrian capital in five days.

   

After six years, Assad now secure but his country carved up as war thunders on

A tank in Syria.Six years since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, he is winning on the battlefield but Syria's civil war is far from over, with his once stable country broken into fiefdoms ruled by rebels and warlords.
   

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