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Syria Direct: News Update 8-20-15

Aleppo rebels attempt to root out IS, regime agents The ruling rebel front of al-Jabha a-Shamiya issued an announcement Wednesday forbidding residents of a north Aleppo...
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Syria: Bread prices by province

Bread prices in Syria vary widely from province to province: In Damascus, a standard 1kg bag of bread costs between SP35-75 ($.20-.40). To the south, in Daraa province, the pric...
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Syria Direct: News Update 8-19-15

Jund al-Aqsa fighers join IS in Raqqa An estimated 50 former members of the rebel faction Jund al-Aqsa arrived in A-Raqqa city on Tuesday to join the Islamic State and pledge all...
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Syria Direct: News Update 8-6-15

Amidst talk of ‘safe zone,’ Nusra hands over Aleppo territoryJabhat a-Nusra handed over several regions in the northern Aleppo countryside to Ahrar a-Sham al-Islamiya ...
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Turkish tanks at Syrian border

The Turkish military appears to have amassed a large number of tanks on its side of the border with Syria near the Bab al-Salama crossing in images posted online by a local phot...
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Syria Direct: News Update 7-1-15

YPG drives Islamic State from east Tel Abyad Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces regained control of a neighborhood in east Tel Abyad early Wednesday, hours afte...