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270 journalists trapped in Daraa

270 journalists trapped in Daraa

At least 270 journalists have been trapped in Syria’s southwestern Daraa province amid an ongoing regime offensive in the region, the Syrian Journalists Association said Tuesday. An Anadolu Agency freelance reporter is among the trapped journalists, as well as media activists and...

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Syrians flee fearing regime attack on Daesh in south: activist group

Syrians flee fearing regime attack on Daesh in south: activist group

Several thousand Syrians have fled parts of the country's south held by an affiliate of the Daesh (ISIS) group due to fears of a government attack, an activist group said Monday. The pockets in Deraa province's western countryside held by Daesh are not included in a ceasefire deal agreed...

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Landmines kill 10 al-Qaeda members in Idlib

Landmines kill 10 al-Qaeda members in Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 10 jihadists were killed when they trapped in a landmine field near a regime army post in northern Idlib province, local activists said Monday. The fighters of Horras al-Din, or the Guardian of the Religion, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group, were trying late on...

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Israel threatens 'harsh response' to any Syrian forces in demilitarised Golan

Israel threatens 'harsh response' to any Syrian forces in demilitarised Golan

Israel threatened a "harsh response" on Monday to any attempt by Syrian forces advancing against southern rebel areas to deploy in a Golan Heights frontier zone that was demilitarised under a 44-year-old U.N. monitored truce between the neighbouring foes. Syrian government forces backed...

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PLO delegation flies to Syria for talks

PLO delegation flies to Syria for talks

A delegation of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Monday headed for Syria to check on the conditions of Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country. The delegation is expected to meet Syrian regime officials and representatives of Palestinian factions during the...

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Syrian rebels say regime  besieqges their enclave in the southern city of Daraa

Syrian rebels say regime besieqges their enclave in the southern city of Daraa

The Syrian regime army and allied troops Monday laid siege to the rebel-held enclave in the southern city of Daraa and their troops were poised to gain complete control of the city, rebels said. Abu Shaima, a spokesman for the opposition in the city, said several thousand people were now...

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Turkish army conducts 11th round of patrols in Manbij

Turkish army conducts 11th round of patrols in Manbij

Turkish military on Sunday completed its 11th round of patrolling in the northern Syrian city of Manbij as part of a deal with the U.S. to rid the area of the terror group YPG/PKK. In a message posted on its official Twitter account, the Turkish General Staff said both countries' forces...

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Syrian air defence thwarts Israeli attack on Homs airbase

Syrian air defence thwarts Israeli attack on Homs airbase

Syrian regime air defences shot down missiles targeting the T4 air base in Homs province in an act of "aggression" Sunday night, state media said. The state media reports did not explain the origin and nature of the attack. Damascus, as well as its allies Iran and Russia, blamed...

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Tensions rise between PYD, regime in Hasaka over Kurdish fighters arrest

Tensions rise between PYD, regime in Hasaka over Kurdish fighters arrest

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Tensions raised between the powerful PYD militia and regime forces in the northeastern city of Hasaka when the Kurdish forces banned regime troops from passing to their checkpoints in the city suburbs, local activists said Sunday.   The move followed the arrest of...

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Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal

 Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment. Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels and regime ally Moscow, opposition...

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2,257 Syrian civilians killed in 1st half of 2018: NGO

2,257 Syrian civilians killed in 1st half of 2018: NGO

A total of 2,257 civilians, about half of whom were women and children, were killed in 186 different incidents over the past six months, a report revealed. The report released by the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Bashar al-Assad regime, Russia, YPG/PKK terror...

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Assad troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

Assad troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

Syrian regime soldiers are celebrating the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Nassib border crossing a day earlier, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with...

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180,000 children displaced in southern Syria: UNICEF

180,000 children displaced in southern Syria: UNICEF

180,000 children have been forced to flee their homes with little means of protection, shelter or assistance, UNICEF said Friday.   In a statement, the agency said it had received “horrific reports” from southern Syria, including the death of an entire family in the city of...

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Interim report finds chlorine used in Douma

Interim report finds chlorine used in Douma

Preliminary analysis by the world’s chemical weapons watchdog found chlorine was used in an attack in Douma, Syria, in April that killed dozens of civilians and prompted air strikes by Britain, France and the United States, it said Friday.  The Organization for the Prohibition of...

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Daesh-suspected blast kills 4 civilians in Deir Ezzor

Daesh-suspected blast kills 4 civilians in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 11 people, including 7 SDF fighters, were killed on Friday in a car bomb attack targeted Kurdish-led forces in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activist told Zaman al-Wasl. The Daesh-suspected attack took place in the town of al-Bseera east of Deir Ezzor...

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South Syrian rebels lay down arms as Assad seizes crossing

South Syrian rebels lay down arms as Assad seizes crossing

Syrian regime forces on Friday reached a vital border crossing with Jordan and raised the national flag for the first time in years, state media reported, reinstating sovereignty over a key region that potentially reopens the way for Syrian exports to Arab countries. State news agency...

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Regime army to pull out of eastern Daraa and Russian-led forces to take charge under new deal

Regime army to pull out of eastern Daraa and Russian-led forces to take charge under new deal

Syrian regime army and allied militias to pull out of eastern Daraa and Russian-led forces to take charge under new deal: rebel spox Reuters

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Regime forces close to seizing Jordan border crossing: pro-Assad commander

Regime forces close to seizing Jordan border crossing: pro-Assad commander

Syrian regime forces in south Syria have advanced along the Jordanian border, seizing a string of villages, and will soon reach the strategic Nasib border crossing, a pro-Assad commander said Friday. The army and allies in Daraa province arrived at the frontier on Thursday and "within a...

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