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How Syria’s Death Toll Is Lost in the Fog of War - The New York Times

How Syria’s Death Toll Is Lost in the Fog of War - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
When Syria’s civil war began in 2011, the U.N. and others tallied the numbers killed in the conflict. Seven years on, an increasingly complex war means the count has stopped.
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It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse - The New York Times

It’s Hard to Believe, but Syria’s War Is Getting Even Worse - The New York Times | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
The conflict has broken into several small wars, and the carnage is reaching a new peak, upending any assumptions it might be nearing an end.
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Everyone says the Libya intervention was a failure. They’re wrong.

Everyone says the Libya intervention was a failure. They’re wrong. | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
The goal was never to create a stable democracy. It was to protect civilians and prevent a massacre.
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In Russia, Assad thanks Putin for 'saving' his country

In Russia, Assad thanks Putin for 'saving' his country | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a secret trip to Russia where he met Vladimir Putin for three hours and thanked him for helping to save his country.
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UN Syria investigator quits over concern about Russian obstruction

UN Syria investigator quits over concern about Russian obstruction | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Carla Del Ponte’s resignation raises issues about how war crimes are to be investigated if a security council member decides to use veto
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'Staggering' loss of civilian life from US-led airstrikes in Raqqa, says UN

'Staggering' loss of civilian life from US-led airstrikes in Raqqa, says UN | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
War crimes investigators say US-backed campaign to reclaim Syrian city from Islamic State has led to at least 300 deaths
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US strikes Syrian airfield in first direct military action against Assad

US strikes Syrian airfield in first direct military action against Assad | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Dozens of Tomahawk missiles have been launched at a government airfield in the wake of the Syrian leader’s use of chemical weapons against civilians
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Up to 13,000 secretly hanged in Syrian jail, says Amnesty

Up to 13,000 secretly hanged in Syrian jail, says Amnesty | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Thousands of other opponents of Assad died from torture and starvation at Saydnaya prison, witness reports suggest
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The crisis in Aleppo explained: who's fighting who and why

The crisis in Aleppo explained: who's fighting who and why | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
The Syrian government has taken control of the besieged city of Aleppo, ending more than five years of vicious fighting that has crippled the city.
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The lessons from Aleppo’s tragic fate

The lessons from Aleppo’s tragic fate | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
When interests triumph over values terrible things can happen
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The ultimate barbarity

The ultimate barbarity | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Dr Assad turns Syria’s hospitals into death traps as part of a “kneel or starve” policy
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Too many holes to last

Too many holes to last | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
The “cessation of hostilities” has brought some relief, but means different things to different people
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Israel has killed over a dozen Palestinians in Gaza - A Palestinian protest march turns deadly

Israel has killed over a dozen Palestinians in Gaza - A Palestinian protest march turns deadly | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
IT WAS billed as the “Great Return March”, the first step in the return of Palestinians in Gaza to the homes their grandparents lived in before Israel’s establishment in 1948. But there was little marching.
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UN security council votes unanimously for month-long Syria ceasefire | World news | The Guardian

UN security council votes unanimously for month-long Syria ceasefire | World news | The Guardian | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
United Nations votes to allow humanitarian access and evacuations after three-day wait in face of Russian objections
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Libya Today: From Arab Spring to failed state | Libya | Al Jazeera

Libya Today: From Arab Spring to failed state | Libya | Al Jazeera | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Briefly after the revolution, Libya experienced a period of calm before it was plunged yet again into another conflict.
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Reports of Civilian Casualties in the War Against ISIS Are Vastly Inflated

Reports of Civilian Casualties in the War Against ISIS Are Vastly Inflated | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Reports of Civilian Casualties in the War Against ISIS Are Vastly Inflated « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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De-escalation in Syria

De-escalation in Syria | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
WHEN a group of teenage boys scrawled “down with the regime” on their school wall they lit the powder that ignited Syria’s civil war.
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Opinion | Why Is the U.S. Killing So Many Civilians in Syria and Iraq?

Opinion | Why Is the U.S. Killing So Many Civilians in Syria and Iraq? | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Since Trump took office, the number of civilian casualties in the war against the Islamic State has jumped. We need oversight now.
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Paul Walker on the suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria

Paul Walker on the suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Paul Walker from Green Cross International is one of the world's leading experts in chemical weapons. He joins 7.30 to discuss the suspected chemical weapon attack in Syria.
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US acknowledges airstrike in Mosul, where more than 200 Iraqi civilians died

US acknowledges airstrike in Mosul, where more than 200 Iraqi civilians died | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
An initial investigation of a recent airstrike believed to have killed more than 200 civilians in Mosul found it was conducted by the US-led coalition at th
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Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session

Accusations centre on widespread use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs on civilians in rebel-held eastern Aleppo
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Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence?

Quandary in South Sudan: Should It Lose Its Hard-Won Independence? | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
The five-year-old country is in woeful straits as a civil war drags on. But a proposal to create a trusteeship of outside powers is meeting resistance.
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Syria conflict: How will the new truce work? - BBC News

Syria conflict: How will the new truce work? - BBC News | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
A partial truce brokered by the US and Russia in Syria came into effect at sunset on Monday, the beginning of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.
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Syria’s Paradox: Why the War Only Ever Seems to Get Worse

Syria’s Paradox: Why the War Only Ever Seems to Get Worse | SSSC Politics  Conflict | Scoop.it
Experts on civil wars say there are several reasons Syria is “a really, really tough case” that defies historical parallels.
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