Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Syria War News Updates -- March 7, 2017

BBC: Syria war: IS 'loses key' Aleppo water station to army forces

Syrian government forces have retaken a key water pumping station in Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

Residents have been without mains water for nearly two months since the so-called Islamic State group cut it off.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government forces "took over the area of Al-Khafsa and seized the water-pumping station".

It said the jihadists had fled in the face of a Syrian government offensive backed by Russian air strikes.

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Syria War News Updates -- March 7, 2017

Syrian army captures water station supplying Aleppo from Islamic State -- Reuters
War Over Water? Syria Takes ISIS' Well As Troops Beat Back Islamic State Terror Group -- International Business Times
Ceasefire announced in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta -- AFP
Syrian army controls 1,000 square km in eastern Aleppo as IS collapses -- Xinhuanet
ISIS Appears to Lose Ground in Fight for Its Raqqa Base -- New York Times
U.S.-backed Syrian militias will close in on Raqqa: spokesman -- Reuters
Mattis’s Proposal to Recapture ISIS Capital Requires More U.S. Troops in Syria -- Newsline
Syrian Army Advances Against Daesh in Deir ez-Zor -- Sputnik
Syrian Air Force Targets Daesh in Deir Ez-Zor -- Sputnik
In Syria, Patchwork of Forces Control Regime-Held Areas -- Wall Street Journal
New 'caliphate' rises in south Syria as IS loses grip on the north -- Middle East Eye
Syria's Palmyra re-taken but remains in ruins -- Euronews
Turkish PM says allies' choice of Syrian Kurdish YPG as partner unfortunate -- Reuters
U.S. appears to root for Kurdish support in Raqqa push: Turkish sources -- Reuters
'Russia practically mediating between NATO members US & Turkey over Syria' -- RT
Tillerson Looking at Ways for US, Russia to Move Forward on Syria -- Sputnik
3mn Syrian children know nothing but war & are mentally scarred for life – report -- RT
Syrian children suffer from 'toxic stress' after 6 years of war, new report says -- ABC News
Syrian children suffer staggering levels of trauma and distress – report -- The Guardian

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