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Syrian fighters start to evacuate civilians from Islamic State pocket: spokesman
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Syrian fighters start to evacuate civilians from Islamic State pocket: spokesman

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Trucks began evacuating civilians from Islamic State’s last pocket of ground in east Syria on Wednesday, a spokesman for U.S.-backed fighters there said, a step seen as crucial towards the final capture of the area. Reporters at the front line saw dozens of trucks leaving the village. A spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF),...

Deir Ezzor: Six Iraqi refugees killed in U.S. Army raids
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Deir Ezzor: Six Iraqi refugees killed in U.S. Army raids

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Zaman Al Wasl

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 6 Iraqi refugees killed in raids carried out by the US army forces and Kurdish militias in the Khabur region north of Deir Ezzor province, local activists told Zaman al-Wasl Wednesday. The raids stormed gathering for Iraqi refugees near the town of Bassira town at the bank of Khabur River, according to...

Syrians stranded near Jordan border await aid corridor
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Syrians stranded near Jordan border await aid corridor

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Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to face harsh living conditions at the Al-Rukban camp near the Syria-Jordan border despite Russian attempts to set up “humanitarian corridors” through the region, local sources said Tuesday. According to witnesses, roughly 60,000 Syrian refugees are subject to inhumane conditions at the...

Five civilians killed in fresh airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun- Idlib
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Five civilians killed in fresh airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun- Idlib

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Five civilians killed Tuesday in fresh Syrian regime airstrikes on Khan Sheikhoun town in northern Idlib province, White Helmets agency said. A woman and a child were among the casualties, according to the rescuing group. The regime forces backed by Russia have intensified aerial and ground bombing on Khan...

7 Children in Syrian Refugee Family Die in Fire in Canada
Syrian Refugees

7 Children in Syrian Refugee Family Die in Fire in Canada

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Seven children from a family of Syrian refugees were killed early Tuesday in a fire that destroyed their home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the authorities and friends of the family said. Pictures of the house posted online showed a gutted and blackened husk whose roof and second floor appeared to have been destroyed. Friends of the family...

Twin car-bombings kill nine in Idlib
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Twin car-bombings kill nine in Idlib

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Two bomb-laden vehicles exploded on Monday in opposition-held parts of Syria’s Idlib, killing nine and injuring 37, according to civil-defense officials. Both explosions occurred in Idlib’s Kusur district, Mustafa Haj Yussef, director of the White Helmets civil-defense agency, said. “After our people arrived at the scene...

Over 330 chemical attacks in Syria last 8 yrs: Report
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Over 330 chemical attacks in Syria last 8 yrs: Report

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The Assad regime is behind the majority of over 330 alleged chemical weapons use in Syria over the last eight years, according to a German-based report. In a report titled "Nowhere to Hide: The Logic of Chemical Weapons Use in Syria", Berlin-based Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) said on Sunday that some 336 chemical attacks were...

Syria

Islamic State closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

 Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where U.S.-backed forces estimate a few hundred jihadists are still holed up. Its capture will nudge the eight-year-old Syrian war towards a new phase, with U.S. President Donald Trump having pledged...

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Business

Oil dips below 2019 highs as surging U.S. supply counters OPEC cuts

Oil prices slipped away from 2019 highs on Wednesday, with surging U.S. supply and slowing economic growth tempering upward pressure from supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and from Washington’s sanctions on Iran and Venezuela. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures hit 2019 highs of $56.39 per barrel on Wednesday but had...

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Commentary

Washington seeks the Iraqi scenario in Syria: opinion

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A very significant development has taken place in the last few hours where the congressional council approved one of the laws before it concerning the amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Act and the development of its items, promising to achieve the administration’s goals for the coming five  years until...

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World

North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say. Kim has purged and replaced many top diplomats and officials who served his father and...

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Former female detainee brutally beaten in Turkey after revealing rape memos in Assad prisons

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Aida al-Haj Yousuf, former Syrian detainee, was severely beaten by unknown attackers in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Tuesday, following torture and rape memos published by Zaman al-Wasl. Yousuf, who has been released, as part of prisoner exchange, is living with her children in Gaziantep, in order to escape death....

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Syrian Refugees

7 Children in Syrian Refugee Family Die in Fire in Canada

Seven children from a family of Syrian refugees were killed early Tuesday in a fire that destroyed their home in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the authorities and friends of the family said. Pictures of the house posted online showed a gutted and blackened husk whose roof and second floor appeared to have been destroyed. Friends of the family...

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