In spite of peace talks, new airstrikes on rebel-held parts of the contested city of Aleppo have killed many civilians. Violence in and around the Syrian city is on the upsurge.
Three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap: Berlin has employed the full scope of its open-minded nature to react to the horrors of the war in Syria. But not everyone is enthused, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
Syrian ground troops have been battling to take back the last urban area held by "Islamic State" (IS). Airstrikes and artillery have reportedly killed dozens.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."
Scores of displaced people from the latest fighting in Syria's Deir el-Zour province have been killed in a car bombing. The blast follows the Syrian army's recapture of the last major city held by the jihadists.
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