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1 Jan 2017
The UN Security Council has officially welcomed a Russian-Turkish brokered ceasefire in Syria. It's hoped it will help pave the way for peace talks which are due to be held in Kazakhstan in January.
30 Dec 2016
At least 40 people, including several children, are killed in air strikes targeting rebel-held territory in the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus, including a strike that hit a school.
23 Dec 2016
The Syrian government has declared victory in its fight to retake Aleppo after the last convoy carrying rebels and their families left the city. State television showed government supporters celebrating after the announcement by the military.
21 Dec 2016
Turkey and Russia along with Iran have been discussing a possible way forward in the Syrian conflict.
21 Dec 2016
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the evacuation of the besieged east of Aleppo is 'wrapping up' and could be complete in days.
20 Dec 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the killing of Russia's ambassador to Turkey was a provocation aimed at spoiling Russia-Turkey ties and derailing Moscow's attempts to find, with Iran and Turkey, a solution for the Syria crisis.
18 Dec 2016
Video released on the internet on Sunday shows buses burning on a road in Syria. Syrian state TV and a war monitor say several were attacked en route to evacuate people from the besieged villages of al-Foua and Kefraya.
17 Dec 2016
US President Barack Obama declares that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are solely responsible for the slaughter of civilians in Aleppo.

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