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Syrian Civil War

The Syrian Civil War (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎, Al-ḥarb al-ʼahliyyah as-sūriyyah) is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria fought primarily between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic led by President Bashar al-Assad, along with its allies, and various forces opposing both the government and each other in varying combinations.

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This is a great and harrowing read about the upsurge in sexual assault in Syria while factions fight for control of the state. Neither side, rebels or pro-regime fighters, is free from blame. Meanwhile, women stand at the forefront of humanitarian causes within their nation.

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White Helmets

A group of women in Syria are helping out in the ongoing Civil War by fighting fires, locating survivors, helping with injuries, moving casualties to hospitals, and rebuilding infrastructure. More than 2200 women are now involved with the so-called "White Helmets."

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Israel test-fired a U.S.-backed missile over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday in an unannounced move that added to jitters in the region amid possible strikes on Syria.

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More than 2 million Syrians have poured into neighboring countries as refugees, the United Nations revealed on Tuesday. Around 5,000 people per day are fleeing the three-year conflict, which the U.N. says has already claimed over 100,000 lives.

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Richard Engel broadcasts from inside Syria in the midst of a bloody armed conflict between the dictatorial regime of Bashar al Assad and rebels who want to install a Democracy.

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