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The United Nations have asked Syria’s warring factions to commit to 48-hour local truces to facilitate aid deliveries to besieged areas, Reuters reported.

A U.S national fighting with Kurdish forces in Syria against ISIS militants has been killed during the ongoing battle to recapture the northern town of Manbij, the Guardian reported.

Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaida affiliate in Syria, executed 14 men whom it accused of fighting for the Syrian government, according to Agence France Presse.

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