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Russia, Turkey, and Iran agree on ‘safe zones’ plan for Syria

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Syrian regime allies Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey on Thursday, May 4 signed a memorandum on a Moscow-backed plan to create safe zones in Syria to bolster a fragile truce, AFP reports. An AFP reporter at peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana saw the heads of the delegations, representing the three countries sponsoring the negotiations, sign the document. However a member of the rebel delegation left the room, shouting against regime ally Iran, the AFP reporter saw. The Syrian government and rebel delegations are not signatories. The Kremlin has been touting a plan to create safe zones in Syria that is aimed to “further...

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With all eyes on London US admits killing 200 civilians in Mosul air strike

By: Rachael Revesz Source: The Independent Amid the aftermath of a terrorist attack on the UK’s Parliament, which killed four people including a police officer, another mass casualty further afield has been buried in the headlines. Over the weekend the US Pentagon has admitted to another air strike in Mosul, which is believed to have killed more than 200 civilians including women and children. It has been described as a “humanitarian disaster” by Iraqi Vice President Osama Nujaifi, and United Nations officials said they were “profoundly concerned” by the attack. The Pentagon released a statement, saying it had targeted Isis fighters and equipment “at the location corresponding to...

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Over 25 dead after blasts rock Damascus

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Two separate suicide attackers blew themselves up Wednesday at different locations in Damascus, according to state television. At least 25 people were killed during the first attack at the Palace of Justice, the main court building in Damascus, according to Syria’s official news agency. No other details were immediately available. About two hours later, another suicide bomber exploded himself inside a restaurant in western Damascus. State TV reported several dead and wounded, but an exact number is not yet known. The suicide bombings Wednesday come just less than a week after a similar attack on a Shi’ite Muslim cemetery that left at least 40 people dead...

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