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A half-burned image of Christ is placed next to a wall at a Greek Orthodox church in Maaloula, Syria, Thursday, March 3, 2016. Maaloula, an ancient Christian town 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Damascus, changed hands several times in the war. Its historic churches pillaged by jihadis and buildings riddled with shrapnel reflect fierce fighting that devastated the town two years ago. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

A half-burned image of Christ is placed next to a wall at a Greek Orthodox church in Maaloula, Syria, Thursday, March 3, 2016. Maaloula, an ancient Christian town 60 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Damascus, changed hands several times in the war. Its historic churches pillaged by jihadis and buildings riddled with shrapnel reflect fierce fighting that devastated the town two years ago. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

3/6/17 Turkey steps back from striking Syria's Manbij    Turkey on Monday stepped back from threats to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces deployed in Manbij, a former Islamic State group bastion, unless it was in cooperation with Russia and the United States. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's announcement came after Ankara on Thursday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish forces -- considered "terrorists" by Turkey -- if they did not withdraw...

3/6/17 Turkey steps back from striking Syria's Manbij Turkey on Monday stepped back from threats to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces deployed in Manbij, a former Islamic State group bastion, unless it was in cooperation with Russia and the United States. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's announcement came after Ankara on Thursday threatened to strike Syrian Kurdish forces -- considered "terrorists" by Turkey -- if they did not withdraw...

Palmyra, the storied ancient city that was among prewar Syria’s leading tourist attractions, swung back under government control on Thursday, state media reported, as soldiers and their allies evicted Islamic State militants who had made a sport out of pilfering the city’s antiquities.   #IS #Palmyra #Syria #War

Palmyra, the storied ancient city that was among prewar Syria’s leading tourist attractions, swung back under government control on Thursday, state media reported, as soldiers and their allies evicted Islamic State militants who had made a sport out of pilfering the city’s antiquities. #IS #Palmyra #Syria #War

Damascus: Air strikes killed 14 civilians, including six children, on Thursday near Islamic State-held Raqqa city in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based war monitor said the warplanes were believed to belong to the U.S.-led coalition, which is...

Damascus: Air strikes killed 14 civilians, including six children, on Thursday near Islamic State-held Raqqa city in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based war monitor said the warplanes were believed to belong to the U.S.-led coalition, which is...

Lafarge plant is pictured in Paris. Cement group LafargeHolcim admitted on Thursday March 2, 2017 that unacceptable deals with armed groups in northern Syria allowed its activities there to continue

Lafarge plant is pictured in Paris. Cement group LafargeHolcim admitted on Thursday March 2, 2017 that unacceptable deals with armed groups in northern Syria allowed its activities there to continue

ARA News, Feb 24, 2017  Deal reached with ISIS to withdraw from the city    The Turkish Army forces and allied rebels in Syria captured the town of al-Bab on Thursday after a deal with ISIS to withdraw, in an operation that since the 13th of No

ARA News, Feb 24, 2017 Deal reached with ISIS to withdraw from the city The Turkish Army forces and allied rebels in Syria captured the town of al-Bab on Thursday after a deal with ISIS to withdraw, in an operation that since the 13th of No

Air strike on mosque near Syria's Aleppo kills at least 42. Warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of Al-Jina, southwest of Atarib near Aleppo in Syria, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Thursday.  "The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians," said the head of the Britain-based Observatory.

Air strike on mosque near Syria's Aleppo kills at least 42. Warplanes struck a mosque in the rebel-held village of Al-Jina, southwest of Atarib near Aleppo in Syria, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Thursday. "The raids by unidentified warplanes targeted a mosque in Aleppo province during evening prayers, killing 42 people, most of them civilians," said the head of the Britain-based Observatory.

Syria's historic town of Palmyra — home of priceless archaeological treasures and Roman ruins — has changed hands between government forces and the Islamic State group three times during the past 12 months. On Thursday, the Syrian military regained control of the town, which it had lost to IS...

Syria's historic town of Palmyra — home of priceless archaeological treasures and Roman ruins — has changed hands between government forces and the Islamic State group three times during the past 12 months. On Thursday, the Syrian military regained control of the town, which it had lost to IS...

Admiral Grigorovich on March 1, 2017. Bosphorus Observer photo used with permission One of the Russian Navy’s most advanced frigates left the Black Sea on Thursday bound for Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean, according to images provided to USNI News by ship spotters in Istanbul. Guided missile frigate Admiral Grigorovich – based in Sevastopol, Crimea – passed through the Bosporus Strait early Thursday into the Mediterranean

Admiral Grigorovich on March 1, 2017. Bosphorus Observer photo used with permission One of the Russian Navy’s most advanced frigates left the Black Sea on Thursday bound for Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean, according to images provided to USNI News by ship spotters in Istanbul. Guided missile frigate Admiral Grigorovich – based in Sevastopol, Crimea – passed through the Bosporus Strait early Thursday into the Mediterranean

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Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. No one is expecting much progress when United Nations-brokered talks on Syria resume on Thursday in Geneva. #election news #political news #politics #rcp #real clear politics #what is politics

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