Nearly 130 were killed in deadly attacks in Damascus and Homs
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The city is a frequent target of attacks by the “Islamic State” (IS) and Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front. Sunday’s attack came as government and allied forces advanced on IS territory
The election is being staged despite a raging civil war, with dozens of people dying across the country every day.
The agreement involves the fate of about 2,250 fighters, civilians and injured people, according to the opposition.
Around 2,250 people, mostly fighters, will evacuate the Old City area, which lies in the heart of Syria’s third city Homs
Militants said the talks between representatives of the warring parties centred on whether the rebels would be allowed to pull out with their weapons.
Father Frans van der Lugt was shot and killed by a gunman on April 7, 2014, with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying the motive for the attack was unclear
A military source said “13 rebel chiefs leading operations are dead”, adding there were “many deaths among the insurgents”.
The evacuation beginning 7 February was part of a UN-supervised humanitarian operation that also saw the delivery of some food supplies into the neighbourhoods, where people have been surviving on herbs for months.
The United Nations and Syria’s Red Crescent began operations to evacuate trapped civilians and deliver aid inside besieged parts of Homs on February 7.
The Syrian government’s recapture of a rebel district of flashpoint Homs came at a high cost
Its capture opens the way for forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to move on the central city of Homs
The new battle for Baba Amr began as jihadist fighters in the oil-producing east said they had established religious committees to administer the area’s policing, judiciary and emergency services.
The Shi’as party, Lebanon’s most powerful military force, occasionally announces the death of one of its fighters killed “carrying out his jihadist duty,” but without clarification.
The Syrian uprising erupted in March 2011 with peaceful pro-democracy protests, inspired by the Arab Spring
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