U.S. required Iran to put 3 freed Americans on a plane before Iran was allowed to take control of $400M payment, U.S. officials say - WSJ Russian missile hit Dar Ta Izzah of AleppoAfter 52 years of the Syrian Government censoring the Kurdish language in education, Kurds in Rojava now have Kurdish science books. At least 1 killed and 20 injured after car bombing and gunfire outside police HQ in Van, Turkey VBIED exploded in Van, TurkeyFootage: Child who survived a Russian or Syrian Government airstrike tonight in Aleppo.After a brief ceasefire today, the clashes between National Defence Forces and Asayish are back on in Hasakah City, with both sides reportedly using heavy weapons this time.Cargo plane dropped today foodaid on besieged areas in DeirEzzorThe Syrian Army repels an attempt by IS to advance on the Kuwayris axis after fierce Russian and Syrian Government airstrikes and after the reported destruction of an IS car bomb, Aleppo. Turkey's prime minister says 79,900 people removed from public duty since failed coup Novorosiysk: loading of vehicles into Landing shipsFootage: 200 air strikes over 24 hours on rebel-held Aleppo. Waad al-Katib managed to film the aftermath inside.Russian airstrikes kill 15 in northern SyriaSyria: the town of al-Rai in Aleppo today after its liberation by the FSAFighting today in outskirts of Artillery School and 1070 Housing Project, AleppoTurkish security arrests 10 senior level DHKP-C members during a meeting in Istanbul’s Sancaktepe district. Turkey ISIS is attaking pro-gov forces in outskirts of Kweires Airport. N. Aleppo 10 senior level DHKP-C fighters detained during a meeting in Istanbul’s Sancaktepe districtIslamic State Sinai affiliate confirms reports that leader was killed by army: IS-linked agencyBattle footage: The Syrian Army and its allies clash with Jaysh al-Fateh in the Airforce Technical College and elsewhere within Southern Aleppo earlier today. Jaish Fateh is shelling Fua and Kafraya with 2 ton Umar missilesDivision 13 fighting Islamic State on the outskirts of Al Rai, northern AleppoIS counters FSA control of al-Ra'i, carrying out 2 VBIED attacks, Aleppo. IS counters FSA control of al-Ra'i, carrying out 2 VBIED attacks, Aleppo. ISIS already counter-attacking Rebels in Al-Rai. Sultan Murad just blew up with a TOW ATGM a car-bomb (likely SVBIED) N. Aleppo Russian Su-34 bombing Aleppo countryside One of the killed today in St.Petersburg recruited fighters to SyriaSyria: Liwa Suqoor al-Jabal (FSA) rebels raised their flag in the border town of al-Rai (Aleppo) Damascus suburb Darayya today Syria: Aleppo FSA Central Division repelled with cannons government assault on 1070 apartments

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17 August 2016
Russian missile hit Dar Ta Izzah of Aleppo
After 52 years of the Syrian Government censoring the Kurdish language in education, Kurds in Rojava now have Kurdish science books.
At least 1 killed and 20 injured after car bombing and gunfire outside police HQ in Van, Turkey
VBIED exploded in Van, Turkey
Footage: Child who survived a Russian or Syrian Government airstrike tonight in Aleppo.
The Syrian Army repels an attempt by IS to advance on the Kuwayris axis after fierce Russian and Syrian Government airstrikes and after the reported destruction of an IS car bomb, Aleppo.
Novorosiysk: loading of vehicles into Landing ships
Russian airstrikes kill 15 in northern Syria
Syria: the town of al-Rai in Aleppo today after its liberation by the FSA
Fighting today in outskirts of Artillery School and 1070 Housing Project, Aleppo
10 senior level DHKP-C fighters detained during a meeting in Istanbul’s Sancaktepe district
Islamic State Sinai affiliate confirms reports that leader was killed by army: IS-linked agency
Battle footage: The Syrian Army and its allies clash with Jaysh al-Fateh in the Airforce Technical College and elsewhere within Southern Aleppo earlier today.
Jaish Fateh is shelling Fua and Kafraya with 2 ton Umar missiles
IS counters FSA control of al-Ra'i, carrying out 2 VBIED attacks, Aleppo.
IS counters FSA control of al-Ra'i, carrying out 2 VBIED attacks, Aleppo.
One of the killed today in St.Petersburg recruited fighters to Syria
Syria: Liwa Suqoor al-Jabal (FSA) rebels raised their flag in the border town of al-Rai (Aleppo)