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US backed forces defeat Islamic state

The Islamic State’s five year caliphate caomes to an end, says the US backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The SDF is led by a group of people called the Kurds. Kurds are Iranian ehtnic people in the Middle east. The IS grew out of Al – Qaeda in Iraq after the invasion made by the US ..

Aleppo: Syrian focus of Revolt against the Government

Aleppo, the city in Syria which was considered relatively safe government bastion, has now become the latest centre of the revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad. It is the largest city in Syria. The capital of Aleppo Governorate is the most populous Syrian governorate.

UN Resolution vetoed by China, Russia: Situation intensifies in Syria

UN Security Council resolution on Syria has been vetoed by Russia and China. However, India and 10 other countries voted in favor. Pakistan and South Africa abstained from voting. What could have been the effects of this UN resolution, if passed? The resolution could have introduced fresh sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s rule. ..

UN resolution on Syria: India refrains whilst Russia, China veto

UNSC resolution on Syria which threatens action against Syria if it did not at once stop the lethal onslaught of anti-regime protesters – India refrained from voting. Russia and China (both permanent members of UNSC) vetoed thus annulling the draft. Other countries that abstained from voting were Brazil, Lebanon and South Africa. Countries voting in ..