November 27th @ 5:43 PM GMT
Yahoo! Thousands of civilians have fled rebel-held east Aleppo after government forces, determined to retake all of Syria's second city, seized its largest rebel-controlled district and advanced into two other areas. The capture on Saturday of Masaken Hanano -- which had been the biggest rebel-held district of Aleppo -- was a major breakthrough in a 13-day regime offensive to retake the entire city. On Sunday, regime forces also took control of two neighbouring areas, Jabal Badra and Baadeen, the... (World)
November 28th @ 7:23 AM GMT
Yahoo! Syrian state media said on Monday the army and its allies had captured the al-Sakhour district from rebels in eastern Aleppo, an advance that risks splintering the opposition-held area in two. Rebel sources could not immediately be reached for comment. Citing a military source, state TV said the army and its allies had seized the entire area and were working to clear it of mines. It did not say whether the district was captured late on Sunday or early on Monday. (Writing by Tom Perry) (World)
November 28th @ 4:56 PM GMT
Yahoo! Syrian government forces seized a swathe of what was once rebel territory in Aleppo Monday, in one of the most dramatic shifts in the country's 5-1/2-year long war. The divided northern city has paid dearly in lives and wealth as one of the war's central theaters. In the past two weeks alone, over 250 civilians have been killed under the government's intense bombardment of the city's rebel-held eastern zones. A photo of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who was rescued in August from the rubbl... (World)
November 28th @ 6:05 PM GMT
Yahoo! The first U.S. service member killed in Syria in the fight against ISIS was returned to the United States on Sunday evening in a dignified transfer at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, died near the city of Ayn Issa in northern Syria on Thursday after being injured in an improvised explosive device blast, military officials said. When a service member is killed abroad, his or her remains are returned to the U.S at Dover Air Force Base. (Politics)
November 28th @ 5:44 PM GMT
CBS News Dictator's Russian-backed offensive poised to reclaim Aleppo in what would be major blow to U.S.-backed opposition (World)
November 26th @ 7:45 PM GMT
Yahoo! Syrian state media said government forces Saturday captured the largest rebel-held district of Aleppo, in what would be a major breakthrough in its offensive to retake the entire second city. Masaken Hanano was the first district the rebels took in the summer of 2012 in a move that divided Aleppo into an eastern area held by the insurgents and a western district controlled by government forces. The capture of Masaken Hanano in northeastern Aleppo is part of a major government offensive now ... (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 6:53 PM GMT
Reuters The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a large swath of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 7:03 PM GMT
Yahoo! Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group deep in eastern Mosul, edging deeper towards the Tigris river that divides the city. Since the October 17 start of a broad offensive to retake Mosul, Iraqi forces have recaptured several eastern neighbourhoods despite fierce jihadist resistance. Last week they were reported to be in control of 40 percent of eastern Mosul. (Politics)
November 28th @ 3:14 PM GMT
Reuters The Syrian army and its allies announced the capture of a swathe of eastern Aleppo from rebels on Monday in an accelerating attack that threatens to crush the opposition in its most important urban stronghold. (Top Stories)
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