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08-01 Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead Idlib, Northern Syria
C. 08-03 Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board
D. 08-04 Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch' El-Arish, Sinai
4. 08-06 Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo Aleppo
5. 08-10 Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help Aleppo
6. 08-12 Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij Manbij, Northern Syria
7. 08-16 Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes Hamedan, Iran
8. 08-22 Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria Jarablus, Northern Syria

Aleppo siege: Fighting rages as Russian jets strike   Intense fighting has continued around the Syrian city of Aleppo, where a rebel offensive is trying to break a government siege of rebel-held... Firefighter killed after jet crash-lands in Dubai with 300 people on board Map of Dubai airport United Arab Emirates
Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, all 5 onboard dead Map of Idlib Syria


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Aug.1   Northern Syria  
  A Russian transport Mi-8 was shot down in opposition rebel territory in northern Syria and all five crew and officers onboard were killed
Aug.2   Aleppo  
Aug.3   Dubai  
  An Emirates flight from India with 300 people on board crash landed, sending smoke into the air and halting all flights at the Middle East's busiest airport
Aug.4   Sinai     Egypt 'kills head of Islamic State's Sinai branch'   The Egyptian military says it has killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, the head of the Sinai branch of Islamic State (IS), along with dozens of its fi... Aug.6   Aleppo   Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo Map of Aleppo Syria  Rebel factions in Syria say they have broken a weeks-long government siege of Aleppo, amid scenes of rejoicing in the crucial northern city Aug.10   Aleppo   Aleppo medics appeal to Obama for help Map of Aleppo Syria  The last doctors in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city of Aleppo have urged Barack Obama to come to the aid of the 250,000 civilians there Aug.12   Northern Syria     Syria rebels 'cut off IS escape route' through Manbij Map of Manbij Syria  Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have liberated the north Syrian town of Manbij from so-called Islamic State, cutting off its route to Europe Aug.15   Washington   Guantanamo: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama   The US has sent 15 detainees to the United Arab Emirates - the largest single transfer during President Barack Obama's administration Aug.16   Iran     Russian bombers use Iran base for air strikes Map of Hamedan Iran
  Russia's defence ministry says it has used a base in western Iran to carry out air strikes in Syria using Tupolev-22M3 and Sukhoi-34
Aug.18   Syria   Nearly 18,000 have died in Syria state jails  Nearly 18,000 people have died in government prisons in Syria since the beginning of the uprising in 2011, according to Amnesty Internationa... Aug.22   Northern Syria     Turkey strikes IS and Kurdish positions in Syria Map of Jarablus Syria  Turkey has bombarded so-called Islamic State (IS) targets in northern Syria amid reports Syrian rebels are to launch an offensive against the group Aug.23   Northern Syria     Turkey begins anti-IS campaign in Syria Map of Jarablus Syria
  The Turkish military has launched an operation to clear the Syrian border town of Jarablus of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants, officials say
Aug.25   Damascus   Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town   A deal has been reached to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the Syrian town of Daraya after a long government siege   Gulf     US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat  The Pentagon has said a US Navy vessel fired three shots to warn an Iranian military boat off in the Gulf Aug.27   Northern Syria     Turkey suffers first death in cross-border campaign   A soldier was killed when Kurdish fighters fired on tanks. Kurdish media say three tanks were destroyed Aug.29   Libya     Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya Map of Sabratha Libya
  About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date
Aug.30   Aleppo   Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo' Map of Aleppo Syria  The chief strategist of the Islamic State group, whose calls for attacks against the West during Ramadan led to bloodshed, has been killed in Syria





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