Syrian military makes its first major ground advance since launching the offensive on Thursday, capturing key rebel camp near Aleppo, as air strikes continue: 'Every missile makes an earthquake.'
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With help from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, the Syrian army is making 'great strides,' Walid al-Moallem says, rejects Geneva roadmap for political transition.
Airstrikes come after John Kerry demands that Russia and Syrian government halt air raids over Syrian battle zones.
Some 100,000 people in the military, civil service, police and judiciary have been sacked or suspended following the failed July 15 coup attempt.
No U.S. troops showed symptoms of exposure to nerve agent, CNN says citing officials.
The Iranian military displays long-range missiles, tanks and Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system at a parade in Tehran.
Gen Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, offered remarks during annual military parade marking anniversary of 1980 Iran-Iraq war.
The jet crashed in the Eastern Qalamoun area near the Syrian capital. The fate of the pilot was unknown, the British-based Observatory said.
Revised rules meant to strengthen political parties are seen as a small step toward democratic reform, but critics say the transformations won't bring real change.
The suspect, an apparently mentally unstable man with no known links to any terror or criminal organizations, shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before he was shot in the leg in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara.