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Syrian minister optimistic on Kurdish talks

Syrian minister optimistic on Kurdish talks

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad expressed optimism Wednesday over dialogue with Kurdish groups that want to strike a political deal with Damascus, suggesting progress had been made in contacts mediated by Russia. Kurdish-led groups who control swathes of northern Syria have...

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Turkey’s doctors provide health services to Syrians

Turkey’s doctors provide health services to Syrians

A group of volunteer doctors associated with a Turkish aid group provided health services and humanitarian assistance to civilians in Syrian towns cleared of the terror group. Istanbul-based Yeryuzu Doktorlari Association (YDD) has helped thousands of people in 2018, according to a...

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Maarret al-Nu'man residents, rebels refuse to surrender to al-Qaeda group

Maarret al-Nu'man residents, rebels refuse to surrender to al-Qaeda group

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- People and rebel factions of Maarret al-Nu'man have refused the hand over their town to Tahrir al-Sham as the former al-Qaeda branch seeks to gripe the noose on most of northern western Syria.  Sources told Zaman al-Wasl that rebels and residents of town have...

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Turkey adamant on tough stance on Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkey adamant on tough stance on Syrian Kurdish fighters

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey will not refrain from military action to protect its borders from what he describes as threats posed by Syrian Kurdish fighters. The minister spoke Wednesday, a day after Turkey rejected U.S. national security adviser John Bolton's...

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Assad lost legitimacy, British envoy says

Assad lost legitimacy, British envoy says

The Assad regime in Syria “lost its legitimacy due to its atrocities against Syrian people,” according to Martin Longden, the U.K.’s special representative for Syria. Longden said on Twitter on Tuesday that the U.K. closed its embassy in Damascus in 2012 and “we have no plans to...

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Assad forces dropped 'thousands' of barrel bombs in 2018: monitor

Assad forces dropped 'thousands' of barrel bombs in 2018: monitor

The Syrian regime dropped thousands of internationally-banned barrel bombs in 2018, causing numerous civilian casualties in opposition-held parts of the country, a U.K.-based rights watchdog said Tuesday. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), as many as 185 civilians...

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Russian military police starts patrols around Syria's Manbij

Russian military police starts patrols around Syria's Manbij

Russian military police have begun patrolling around the Syrian city of Manbij, a spokesman said Tuesday, moving into an area once held by US-backed Kurdish forces. Russian forces are acting in support of Syrian government troops who recently deployed around Manbij, in Aleppo province...

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Pompeo says Turkey to 'protect' Syrian Kurdish fighters

Pompeo says Turkey to 'protect' Syrian Kurdish fighters

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Turkey had promised to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria as he left on a regional tour that follows President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull troops. Pompeo said the assurance came from Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

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Daesh suicide bomber kills 5 in Raqqa: monitor

Daesh suicide bomber kills 5 in Raqqa: monitor

A Daesh (ISIS) suicide bomber attacked a center for Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa Monday, killing four civilians and an anti-jihadist fighter, a monitor said. The attacker blew himself up after entering the center run by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG),...

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US pullout from Syria to be done in 'prudent' way: Trump

US pullout from Syria to be done in 'prudent' way: Trump

President Donald Trump Monday sought to end fears of an abrupt U.S. pullout from Syria, saying the fight against Daesh (ISIS) was not over and that withdrawal would be done in a "prudent" manner. "We will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and...

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Two Americans among foreign militants captured by Syrian Kurds

Two Americans among foreign militants captured by Syrian Kurds

The Kurdish-led force battling the remnants of Daesh (ISIS) in eastern Syria said Monday it captured five foreign militants, including two U.S. citizens. The two Americans, two Pakistanis and an Irishman were part of a cell planning an attack on civilians fleeing the militant group's...

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Turkish-backed Syrian rebel army deploys to halt militant advances

Turkish-backed Syrian rebel army deploys to halt militant advances

The main Turkish-backed rebel army has deployed along frontlines close to militants in northwest Syria to repel any new militant advance after an offensive that expanded their control over the country's last rebel-held bastion, rebels and residents said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Sunday...

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Tahrir al-Sham shuts down main crossings between Idlib, Aleppo: residents

Tahrir al-Sham shuts down main crossings between Idlib, Aleppo: residents

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Tahrir al-Sham militants have blocked main crossings link between Aleppo and Idlib provinces, such a move reflects the mounting power of the former al-Qaeda group.  Abdul Razaq Shelo, resident in Atareb town, told Zaman al-Wasl that Tahrir al-Sham shut down the...

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Deir Ezzor: two British soldiers injured by Daesh missile, two American jihadists surrendered to SDF

Deir Ezzor: two British soldiers injured by Daesh missile, two American jihadists surrendered to SDF

Two British soldiers were wounded Saturday in eastern Syria by a missile fired by Daesh (ISIS) an activist group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the pair were part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militants. "The two British soldiers were transported by...

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40 Russian forces killed in air crash accidents in Syria in 2018

40 Russian forces killed in air crash accidents in Syria in 2018

   (Zaman Al Wasl)- Heavy losses inflicted on the Russian air force in 2018, as more than 40 military personnel killed in air crash accidents in Syria.  Russia, which ranks as the second air force in the world after the U.S., has lost five warplanes in Syria in 2018,...

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Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham takes Atareb town from rebels

Aleppo: Tahrir al-Sham takes Atareb town from rebels

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Tahrir al-Sham group will take full control of the town of Atareb in northern Aleppo province after it agreed with rebels to dissolve two local factions, activists told Zaman al-Wasl. The besieged Atareb came under heavy bombardment by Tahrir...

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Tahrir al-Sham seeks arrest of 8 women in Atareb: document

Tahrir al-Sham seeks arrest of 8 women in Atareb: document

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Tahrir al-Sham militants has listed 8 activist women on their wanted list in northern Aleppo province, saying they incited people against the radical group and its mounting abuses, document obtained by Zaman al-Wasl showed.    Most of the women are from the town...

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Tahrir al-Sham, rebels agree to end fighting in northern Aleppo: sources

Tahrir al-Sham, rebels agree to end fighting in northern Aleppo: sources

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Militant Tayat Tahrir al-Sham group has agreed to end fighting with the National Liberation Front after five days if clashes in northern Aleppo province, sources told Zaman al-Wasl Saturday. With participation of rebel factions operating in northern Syria,...

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