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London, 30 Dec - Russia and Turkey brokered a nationwide ceasefire in Syria that effect at midnight (2200 GMT) This is a potentially major breakthrough in the conflict.

The deal was announced hours earlier by Russian President Vladimir Putin and confirmed by the Syrian army and opposition, but does not include designated "terrorists" like the Islamic State group,Yahoo News reports.

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London, 22 Dec - A report by an Iranian opposition group provides information that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were a significant force that helped retake Aleppo from rebel fighters.

Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Shahin Gobadi, spoke in a video conference widely circulated on Wednesday. The video seems to be a follow-up to a report collated by the MEK and released to The Washington Times on Tuesday.

“The forces that occupied Aleppo were actually the IRGC and foreign mercenaries under their command," said Gobadi, who identified the Lebanese Hezbollah, Iraqi militias, the Afghan Fatimiyoun militias and the Pakistani Zeynabiyoun militias as the main forces under IRGC command in Aleppo.

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London, 20 Dec - An Iranian commander, who leads Iranian militants across the globe and is directly responsible for the death of Americans was recently photographed touring the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria over the weekend. He was clearly in violation of a United Nations travel ban that was to be enforced under the auspices of the nuclear deal, according to multiple sources and photographs.

Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani, according to an article by Adam Kredo published on December 19 by The Washington Free Beacon, was touring Aleppo in a demonstration of Iran’s waxing influence in Syria and in complete disregard for international resolutions barring such behavior, as Soleimani’s presence in Syria is a direct violation of the United Nations resolution governing the nuclear deal.

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London, 21 Dec - Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which includes MEK, said Tehran’s actions show a “complicity in the most atrocious war crimes and crimes against humanity in the 21st century.” Writes Rowan Scarborough in The Washington Times on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, in his informative article regarding the latest state of affairs in Aleppo, the following is the full text:

Iran’s brutal Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force has played an extensive role in the rape of Aleppo, building a network of bases around the Syrian city and directing militiamen from Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan to do the killing, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report.

Iran Focus

London, 19 Dec - On Saturday, December 17 a rally was held in front of the Iranian regime's embassy at the invitation of the “Syrian Revolution Coordination” in Paris. Hundreds of Syrian people as well as members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance participated in the protest of the crimes against humanity which have been committed against innocent civilians of Aleppo.

This demonstration condemned Bashar Assad, Iran regime’s forces and mercenaries, and the attempts of the Iranian Guard to block the evacuation of civilians and militants from East Aleppo,

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported that the protesters waved the flags of the Syrian revolution and the flags of the Iranian resistance. They chanted slogans against Khamenei and Bashar al-Assad like, “ Down with Bashar Assad” and “Down with Khamenei” followed by, “Khamenei and Assad and Qassem Soleimani are the butchers of Syrian people are war criminals and must be submitted to justice”. There were shouts of, “Long live the Syrian revolution, long live the Free Syrian Army”, and “Expel the mullahs guards and militia mercenaries from Syria”.

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