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More than 65 killed in last 3 days in Aleppo

Associated Press

In this picture provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrian Civil Defense workers search through the rubble in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. A spectacular air raid in Syria's besieged rebel-held Aleppo city hit the territory's biggest market Wednesday, killing at least 15, obliterating several stores and levelling buildings, activists and a witness said. In this picture provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrian Civil Defense workers search through the rubble in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. A spectacular air raid in Syria's besieged rebel-held Aleppo city hit the territory's biggest market Wednesday, killing at least 15, obliterating several stores and levelling buildings, activists and a witness said.


Violence decreases in Damascus, suburbs after UN Syria vote

FOX News

BEIRUT – Despite a drop in intensity, shelling and bombardment in the Syrian capital and its embattled eastern suburbs killed at least six people Sunday following the U.N. Security Council's unanimous approval of a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria, opposition activists and residents of Damascus said. Attacks on residential areas appear to have shifted to strikes on front lines where some of the most intense fighting took place throughout the day between government forces and their allies against insurgents. State media said that troops pushed into the eastern suburbs, reports that the opposition denied. Opposition activists reported clashes on the southern edge of the rebel-held suburbs, known as eastern Ghouta, and two airstrikes late on Saturday night, shortly after the resolution was adopted. During the day Sunday, more shelling and airstrikes were reported in eastern Ghouta and Damascus.


Rebels blamed as rocket attack on Damascus market kills 35 people

The Japan Times

BEIRUT – Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the highest death tolls in a single attack targeting the capital. The government blamed rebels in the eastern suburbs of Damascus for the attack on the Kashkol neighborhood. The capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, has come under more frequent attack as government forces continue to pound rebel-held eastern Ghouta, with military backing from Russia. With government forces tied up in the monthlong offensive on eastern Ghouta, Islamic State militants seized a neighborhood on its southern edge, forcing the government to rush in reinforcements. IS militants captured the neighborhood of Qadam late Monday, a week after rebels had surrendered it to the government.


New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

FOX News

BEIRUT – The Syrian Civil Defense rescue organization says 10 people have been killed by government airstrikes and shelling on a town in the suburbs of Damascus.


Syrian army moves to tame rebellious Damascus districts

Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by Russian air power and allied militiamen on the ground, Syrian troops have recaptured entire cities from rebels and Islamic State group extremists in the past year, including the key cities of Aleppo, Homs and Palmyra.