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Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds
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Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds

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Vice President Mike Pence says he's being dispatched to the Middle East by President Donald Trump as U.S. troops pull out of northeast Syria and Turkish forces invade. Pence says Trump spoke with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier Monday and called for an immediate end to Turkey's moves against the Kurds in Syria....

State media says regime army enters town of Manbij in northern Syria
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State media says regime army enters town of Manbij in northern Syria

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The Syrian regime army entered the town of Manbij in northern Syria on Monday, Syrian state-run TV and news agency said. On Monday, Russian-backed Syrian government forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria after the Turkish incursion, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the...

Idlib: mother, child killed in Russian airstrikes
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Idlib: mother, child killed in Russian airstrikes

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(Zaman Al Wasl)- A mother and her boy child have lost their lives in Russian airstrikes hit the Mount Zawiya in northern Idlib province, local activists said Monday. The cluster-bomb attack hit the village of al-Bara south of Idlib city.   Last Wednesday, two civilians were killed and four others injured in the de-escalation...

Mashaal Tammo: The eighth Anniversary
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Mashaal Tammo: The eighth Anniversary

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(Zaman Al Wasl)- Eighth years ago on October 7, the prominent dissident and Kurdish leader Mashaal Tammo was assassinated by pro-Bashar al-Assad’s militants in northeastern Qamishli city. Tammo was born in Derbasiyah, Hasakah in 1957. He received a degree in Agricultural Engineering, but his interest in politics since the...

Lebanese security handed Syrian refugee to Assad regime: rights advocates
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Lebanese security handed Syrian refugee to Assad regime: rights advocates

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Zaman Al Wasl

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese General security handed a Syrian refugee to the regime on Friday, human rights advocate said. Lawyer Mohammad Sablouh published on his Facebook page that  Hadi Dhia al-Zuhuri   was tried before the military court for fighting against the regime. He was then referred to the Juvenile Court in Zahle,...

US-led Coalition transfers Daesh prisoners from N.Syria to Iraq
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US-led Coalition transfers Daesh prisoners from N.Syria to Iraq

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(Zaman Al Wasl)- The US-led international coalition forces began to airlift foreign Daesh prisoners and their families from Hasaka province as the Turkish army backed by opposition forces press advances in northeastern Syria, activists told Zaman al-Wasl. Activist Muhannad al-Yousif said that the coalition aircrafts have been working...

Turkey 'neutralizes' 550 Kurdish militants in Syria operation
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Turkey 'neutralizes' 550 Kurdish militants in Syria operation

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A total of 550 Kurdish militants have been “neutralized” since the start of Turkey's military operation in northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday.  Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" to imply the 'terrorists' in question surrendered or were killed or captured.  The ministry...

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Pence heads to Mideast as Turkey attacks Kurds

Vice President Mike Pence says he's being dispatched to the Middle East by President Donald Trump as U.S. troops pull out of northeast Syria and Turkish forces invade. Pence says Trump spoke with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier Monday and called for an immediate end to Turkey's moves against the Kurds in Syria....

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Sanctions stress makes Turkey's lira October's worst world currency

The slump in Turkey’s lira in the wake of the Turkish military advance into Syria has made it October’s worst performing major currency, a move that looks even starker considering most emerging market currencies have powered ahead. The lira is no stranger to volatility, but this month’s 5% dive against the dollar stands out when...

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Blood of Palm film and the sectarian coincidences

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Director and the former Speaker of the Syrian People's Assembly, Najdah Ismail Anzour, has attributed the sectarian tone in his film "The Blood of Palm" to pure chance.  His justification was that the actor who played the role of a cowardly soldier was by chance from As-Suwayda, and was allowed to speak in his...

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14 police killed in attack in western Mexico

Gunmen killed 14 police Monday in an ambush in the state of Michoacan in western Mexico, authorities said, condemning the latest violence in the restive region, a hotspot for criminal groups and vigilantes. Local media reports said the state police were executing a warrant on the city outskirts when gunmen in armored four-by-four...

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Tahrir al-Sham releases Zaman al-Wasl reporter in Aleppo

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group has freed Zaman al-Wasl reporter in northern Aleppo province after a week of arbitrary arrest.   Members of the former Syrian offshoot of al-Qaeda arrested Juma'a Haj Hamdo from his house last Wednesday in the western countryside of Aleppo and took him to an unknown destination....

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Lebanese security handed Syrian refugee to Assad regime: rights advocates

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese General security handed a Syrian refugee to the regime on Friday, human rights advocate said. Lawyer Mohammad Sablouh published on his Facebook page that  Hadi Dhia al-Zuhuri   was tried before the military court for fighting against the regime. He was then referred to the Juvenile Court in Zahle,...

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