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Shells hit Swaida city for first time in three years
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Shells hit Swaida city for first time in three years

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Rebel shellfire slammed into the southern Syrian city of Swaida on Tuesday for the first time in three years, an activist group said, as fresh regime reinforcements arrived in the area. The government holds most of Swaida province but rebels still control much of the nearby Deraa and Qunaitra governorates. On Tuesday, the...

Daraa: Regime forces, Hezbollah attack al-Lajat region
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Daraa: Regime forces, Hezbollah attack al-Lajat region

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime forces backed by Hezbollah militia have pounded a border territory with Jordan, leaving dozen wounded, rebel commander told Zaman al-Wasl. The strategic region of al-Lajat, including the town of al-Masika, has been rocked by hundreds of artillery shells, Abu al-Walid, spokesman for Alwayat al-Omari, told...

28 troops from Latakia killed in Ramadan
Syrian Regime Deaths

28 troops from Latakia killed in Ramadan

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 28 troops from coastal Latakia province were killed in the holy month of Ramadan, pro-regime news feeds said. Most of the slain soldiers were killed by Daesh in eastern Syria as the militant group showed fierce resistance despite shrinking territory. The death toll included 24 troops from the...

Daraa rebels on alert as regime mobilizes for major offensive
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Daraa rebels on alert as regime mobilizes for major offensive

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian rebels are on alert as the regime forces backed by Hezbollah and Iranian militias have been mobilizing troops to launch major offensive in southern Syria despite warning from Washington, local sources said.  The regime forces seek to split up the rebel-held areas in Daraa and Quneitra provinces...

Hezbollah militia attacks Syrian rebels in Quneitra
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Hezbollah militia attacks Syrian rebels in Quneitra

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Clashes erupted Monday between the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and Syrian rebels in southern Quneitra province, local activists said. Hezbollah militants have intensified their assault in the southwest region despite a clear warning by the US to take firm and appropriate measures in response to violations in a...

Syria strike toll rises to 52 pro-Assad fighters, mostly Iraqi
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Syria strike toll rises to 52 pro-Assad fighters, mostly Iraqi

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(Zaman Al Wasl)- The death toll in an overnight bombing raid on pro-regime forces in eastern Syria has risen to 52 loyalist fighters, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday. "Among them are at least 30 Iraqi fighters and 16 Syrians, including 4 officers and 8 soldiers and members of loyalist militias," the...

Senior rebel commander killed by assailants in Idlib
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Senior rebel commander killed by assailants in Idlib

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- A senior rebel commander killed early Monday by unknown assailants in northern Idlib province, local source said. Khalil Ismael Ersan, deputy commander of Jaish al-Ahrar, was assassinated with his son in the town of Joubas in the southern countryside of Idlib when armed men opened fire while they  were...

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Shells hit Swaida city for first time in three years

Rebel shellfire slammed into the southern Syrian city of Swaida on Tuesday for the first time in three years, an activist group said, as fresh regime reinforcements arrived in the area. The government holds most of Swaida province but rebels still control much of the nearby Deraa and Qunaitra governorates. On Tuesday, the...

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Business

Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt': BIS

The Bank for International Settlements in a report warned digital currencies like bitcoin could overwhelm and break the internet if they continue to grow. The BIS, often described as the central bank for central banks, also warned, in a 24-page report published on its website on Sunday, that cryptocurrencies cannot be trusted the way...

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Opinion

Pyongyang outmaneuvers Trump, as Tehran watches

“Should [Iranians] begin to enrich, we’re fully prepared to respond to that as well. I’m certainly not going to share with you today precisely what our response will be. But we watch them talk. We’ve heard them say -- I hope that they’ll make a different decision, that they’ll choose a different path.” These were the...

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World

UN human rights chief disappointed US is leaving

The president of the U.N. Human Rights Council is acknowledging the “prerogative” of the United States to leave the 47-member body, while the U.N. human rights chief called it “disappointing, if not really surprising,” that the U.S. was pulling out. Vojislav Suc of Slovenia, who holds the council annually rotating presidency,...

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Tsunami

Media outlets post materials from Zaman Al Wasl without attribution: editor-in-chief

(Zaman Al Wasl)- For the past seven years, several of media outlets have been lifting material directly from Zaman Alwsl without attributing the information to our news site, especially reports related to the leaked ISIS data, Iran bases and the most recently the ISIS oil business with giant Cement group LafargeHolcim. Ignoring the...

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Syrian Refugees

Syrian man seeks passage to Mars as way out of KLIA limbo

TO Hassan Al Kontar, Mars is an increasingly attractive and possibly the only way out of the transit lounge of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Syrian has lived at the terminal in Sepang for more than 100 days now, watching the people go by while his funds and options dwindle by the day. Newsweek reports that the 36-year-old...

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