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>> We have to deal with, of course, the terrorism.>> In his first comments since Trump's election victory, Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, says Damascus will have to wait and see if the US President-elect would change Washington's policy on the country. Assad says he doesn't have a lot of expectations but is ready to cooperate with him when it comes to fighting militants.
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tense bombardment has resumed on rebel-held areas of Aleppo after a week-long pause. The government backed by Russia launching a fresh assault on the divided city. Air strikes hit three hospitals to the west of Aleppo, putting them all out of action. Targeting hospitals is something both Damascus and Moscow deny.
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ssia's only aircraft carrier recently arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean where they say it's launched coordinated strikes on rebel targets in various areas. For people living in East Aleppo, they've been waiting for more than a week for airstrikes to resume. Now they have some fear this could be the final showdown for a city that's been divided for years.
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State-owned TV is reporting large troop deployments along several main fronts in Aleppo in preparation for a major ground offensive. They say zero hour is imminent.