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Russian military plane crashes in Syria, killing 32

A Russian military transport plane crashed Tuesday in north-western Syria, killing all 32 people aboard.

Russia announces daily ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta

Russia has announced a daily humanitarian ceasefire for Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, following sustained airstrikes on the rebel-held area, which have killed more than 500 people over the past week.

Civilian deaths in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta despite UN truce

At least seven civilians were killed on Sunday in attacks by Syrian government forces on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a day after the United Nations approved a humanitarian truce across the war-torn country.

Afrin: Kurdish fighters ‘strike deal’ with Syrian army

Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria say they have struck a deal with the Syrian government under which it will send troops to help repel a Turkish offensive.

Last of IS ‘Beatles’ gang captured in Syria

Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State group (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey suffers deadliest day in Afrin

The Turkish military has suffered the deadliest day in its offensive against Kurdish militias inside northern Syria

Air strike cripples Syria cave hospital

A hospital built under 20m (60 feet) of rock in a rebel-held part of central Syria has been wrecked by a powerful air strike

Turkey ready to take ‘any steps’ against Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkey on said it was ready to take any steps necessary against a Syrian Kurdish militia to ensure the security of its borders, as speculation mounted of an imminent cross border operation.

Australia ends strikes in Iraq and Syria

Australia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq and Syria.

Sesame Street to help Syrian refugees

Characters from the children's television programme Sesame Street are going to be used to help teach children displaced by war in Syria.