Abdullah al-Muhaysini to Syrians in Turkey: Come back and fight, the Turks will let you cross into Syria even if you don't have a passport.Multiple coalition airstrikes were used in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces as they foiled an IS counterattack near Shadadi. Fatah Halab released a statement regarding aid delivery.Kerry: We are for a united Syria, we do not support an independent Kurd-initiative.Kerry: No name change can hide what is Nusra and what are they trying to do. Nusra is a terrorist group.Lavrov: Opposition groups who cooperate with the United States also cooperate with al-Nusra.Philippine troops kill 11 Islamist militantsLavrov: Russia will work with the Syrian Government and the opposition groups who cooperate with us. Lavrov: We have gained headway towards finding a way forward in Syria.Kerry says 'clarity' achieved with Russia on most steps to renew Syria truce; narrow issues still to be resolved. Kerry: Today, we [Russia and Syria] have achieved clarity on the path forward, completing technical discussions to make the cessation of hostilities real.John Kerry: Syrian Regime violations eventually became the norm, including indiscriminate bombardment and now also chlorine.John Kerry and Lavrov have begun a press conference in Geneva. Kerry is clearly against Darayya's “forced surrender." Footage: Speech by the FSA Hamza Division Commander with the civilians in Jarablus. Saudi soldiers retreat following cross border attack by HouthisFootage: Al-Safwa Islamic battalion hits a group of Syrian Government fighters retreating at the Airforce Technical College with an ATGM, Aleppo.Syria Opposition FSA took control of Tall Shair village south of Jarablus, after clashes with ISIS militantsSDF-led Manbij Military Council gains control of 3 ISIS-held villages southwards of the Syrian Manbij countryside Jarablus: first aid from Turkish Red Crescent reached civilians inside the city. Port Qavqaz today (Kerch ferry)President Erdoğan offers condolences, aid to Italy after devastating earthquake Third bridge over the Bosphorus opened in IstanbulA little girl tells Iraq soldier her father was murdered and strung from one of posts on this street Qayyara Iraq RBC publishes report with FSB, military sources on Wagner PMC with 2,500 fighters in SyriaFootage: The FSA Jaysh al-Tahrir disarming and removing IEDs in al-Rai, northern Aleppo. Footage: A demonstration in Eastern Ghouta against the Southern Front leadership on Darayya. ISIS releases video showing 5 foreign children, including a British child, executing 5 captives in Syria Footage: The people of Darayya saying their last farewells as they prepare to leave.ANHA: The Turkish army shells positions of the predominantly Kurdish YPG in the village of Museka, Afrin canton.Footage: The people of Muzayrib (Daraa) demonstrated against the Southern Front and Jordan in solidarity with the people of Darayya.

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26 August 2016
Abdullah al-Muhaysini to Syrians in Turkey: Come back and fight, the Turks will let you cross into Syria even if you don't have a passport.
Fatah Halab released a statement regarding aid delivery.
Kerry: We are for a united Syria, we do not support an independent Kurd-initiative.
Kerry: No name change can hide what is Nusra and what are they trying to do. Nusra is a terrorist group.
Lavrov: Opposition groups who cooperate with the United States also cooperate with al-Nusra.
Lavrov: Russia will work with the Syrian Government and the opposition groups who cooperate with us.
Lavrov: We have gained headway towards finding a way forward in Syria.
Kerry: Today, we [Russia and Syria] have achieved clarity on the path forward, completing technical discussions to make the cessation of hostilities real.
John Kerry: Syrian Regime violations eventually became the norm, including indiscriminate bombardment and now also chlorine.
John Kerry and Lavrov have begun a press conference in Geneva. Kerry is clearly against Darayya's “forced surrender."
Saudi soldiers retreat following cross border attack by Houthis
Footage: Al-Safwa Islamic battalion hits a group of Syrian Government fighters retreating at the Airforce Technical College with an ATGM, Aleppo.
Jarablus: first aid from Turkish Red Crescent reached civilians inside the city.
Port Qavqaz today (Kerch ferry)
A little girl tells Iraq soldier her father was murdered and strung from one of posts on this street Qayyara Iraq
RBC publishes report with FSB, military sources on Wagner PMC with 2,500 fighters in Syria
ISIS releases video showing 5 foreign children, including a British child, executing 5 captives in Syria