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Whole families from Kazakhstan travelling to Syria for jihad
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is organising family trips to Syria for Muslims from Central Asia. In some cases, as many as 150 people, including women and children, have travelled in the past few months. In one video, a young Kazakh says he came to Syria with his parents to become a martyr for Islam.
17/01/2017 16:07:00 SYRIA – KAZAKHSTAN
“All” rebel groups to be present at the Syria peace talks in Astana
Brokered by Russia and Turkey, the meeting is set for the Kazakh capital. For rebel leader, the aim is to end the "crimes" of the Syrian government. Assad is "optimistic". For Lavrov, this is an opportunity to extend ceasefire and involve rebel field commanders in "the political process".
11/01/2017 18:31:00 KAZAKHSTAN – SYRIA
As Astana gets ready for Syria peace conference, opposition remains divided
Kazakhstan’s role will be limited to hosting the meeting. This means that Russia, Iran and Turkey will play the main role in solving the regional crisis. Erdogan reiterates partnership with Moscow. Only Syrian opposition groups sponsored by Ankara will be at the meeting. Other groups have been blocked.
09/01/2017 14:52:00 KAZAKHSTAN – SYRIA
Kazakhstan provides more humanitarian aid to Syria
Aid (food and medicines) reached the Syrian port of Tartus. The “humanitarian situation in the country remains catastrophic,” said Kazakh Ambassador.
Syrian Christians in the war between fundamentalists and secularists, Sunnis and Shiites
Al Qabas, Kuwait's daily newspaper, reports the arrival in Syria of jihadists from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Pakistan. Among them many are under 18 years of age. Turkey serves as a transit point for weapons and people. A war of fundamentalism against the Alawite Shia and Sunni fundamentalism against the secularism of the Assad dictatorship. The distrust of Christians. The ambiguous West.
12/12/2016 18:40:00 SYRIA
As Assad’s army seizes Aleppo, Islamic State retakes Palmyra
After a month-long offensive, government forces crush rebel resistance, and now hold 90 per cent of east Aleppo. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, with more than 130,000 displaced. Jihadis retake UNESCO’s world heritage site despite counterattacks by Russian and Syrian forces.
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