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Regime forces step up offensive on southern Damascus

Regime forces step up offensive on southern Damascus

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime forces stepped up its ground and aerial offensive on last ISIS and Tahrir al-Sham pockets in southern Damascus neighborhoods, local activists said Sunday. Daesh (ISIS) militants have been holed up there after weeks of intense bombardment on the al-Hajar...

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Evacuation convoys continue leaving Syria's Homs

Evacuation convoys continue leaving Syria's Homs

A fourth convoy of buses carrying people from the northern countryside of Homs province in western Syria arrived Sunday in Aleppo’s western countryside and Idlib province, according to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground in Idlib. The convoy of 33 buses carried 1,500 from...

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US-backed forces, Iraqi army encircle Daesh pockets in Deir Ezzor

US-backed forces, Iraqi army encircle Daesh pockets in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces and the Iraqi army have encircled a border town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province, activists said Saturday. The joint operation between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Iraqi army followed coordination with the...

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Car bomb kills 9 civilians in Idlib city

Car bomb kills 9 civilians in Idlib city

    (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 9 civilians killed and twenty others wounded in a car bomb attack hit the northern city of Idlib, local activists said Saturday. The blast targeted a crowded district in the city which under the control of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham,...

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Daraa: rebel commander escapes assassination

Daraa: rebel commander escapes assassination

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Senior rebel commander has escaped an assassination attempt in the southern province of Daraa, local activists said Saturday. The improvised explosive device targeted Wasim al-Zarqan, commander of Burkan Horan Brigades, in the town of Kafr Shams, according to...

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Evacuation convoy from Homs reaches W. Aleppo

Evacuation convoy from Homs reaches W. Aleppo

A third convoy of buses carrying people from the northern countryside of Homs province in western Syria arrived Saturday in Aleppo’s western countryside, according to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground.   The convoy of dozens of buses carried 3,500 from northern Homs as...

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US led airstrikes kill 8 family members in Hasaka

US led airstrikes kill 8 family members in Hasaka

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 8 civilians were killed late on Friday in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against last Daesh strongholds in Hasaka provinces, activists said. The strikes east of al-Shaddadi town have killed 8 family members, mostly women and children.   ...

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ISIS blast kills two civilians in Raqqa

ISIS blast kills two civilians in Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- An ISIS car bomb killed two people in Raqqa city when the Kurdish forces were removing rubble in the war-ravaged city in northeastern Syria, local media outlets said Saturday. Three more civilians were wounded due to the blast in Tel Abyad Street. Since the fall...

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Israel to Assad: Get rid of your Iranian allies, they will harm you

Israel to Assad: Get rid of your Iranian allies, they will harm you

(Reuters) - Israel’s Defence Minister warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to renounce the Iranian military presence in his country, saying the activities of Assad’s staunchest regional ally would only cause “damage and problems”. Speaking on a tour of the...

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Homs: 8 rebels killed in depot explosion

Homs: 8 rebels killed in depot explosion

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 8 rebel fighters killed last Saturday in depot explosion in central Homs province, residents told Zaman al-Wasl. The slain rebels were trying to detonate the weapons depot in Talbiseh town before deporting to Idlib province due to an evacuation deal with...

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Last rebels quit south Damascus enclave: Syrian state media

Last rebels quit south Damascus enclave: Syrian state media

Syrian rebels left an enclave in south Damascus Thursday, state media said, the last in a string of rebel towns that have surrendered around the capital in recent weeks. A pocket near Homs city remains the only besieged enclave in rebel hands across the country, though insurgent...

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 Faylaq al-Rahman swindled local council in Ghouta, seized $250,000: document

Faylaq al-Rahman swindled local council in Ghouta, seized $250,000: document

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Faylaq al-Rahman, once key Islamist group in Eastern Ghouta suburbs, has swindled the local council, taking $250,000 before being evacuated to northern Syria, documents obtained by Zaman al-Wasl showed. Mustafa Saker, Head of the Local Council, demanded the group to...

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Russia, after Netanyahu visit, backs off Syria S-300 missile supplies

Russia, after Netanyahu visit, backs off Syria S-300 missile supplies

Russia is not in talks with the Syrian government about supplying advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles and does not think they are needed, the Izvestia daily cited a top Kremlin aide as saying Friday, in an apparent U-turn by Moscow. The comments, by Vladimir Kozhin, an aide to...

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Israel launched Syria strikes on false 'pretexts': Iran

Israel launched Syria strikes on false 'pretexts': Iran

Iran Friday condemned Israel's air raids in Syria, saying they had been launched on "invented pretexts". "Iran firmly condemns the attacks by the Zionist regime on Syrian territory," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, cited by semi-official news agency ISNA. "The...

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Bahrain backs Israel right to 'defend itself' after Syria strikes

Bahrain backs Israel right to 'defend itself' after Syria strikes

Bahrain's foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid al-Khalifa, on Thursday backed Israel's right to "defend itself" after the Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight. "As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and invaded countries...

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Northern Homs: evacuation efforts halt for three days

Northern Homs: evacuation efforts halt for three days

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Evacuation operations have been suspended for three days in central Hama and Homs provinces as the Turkish authorities say areas under its control are overloaded with displaced and the relief organizations can not afford the proper service for new displaced batches after...

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Syrian FM: Israel attack shows

Syrian FM: Israel attack shows "start of new phase" - state media

Syria's foreign ministry said on Thursday that Israel's latest move towards "direct confrontation ... indicates the start of a new phase of aggression against" Damascus. "This aggressive conduct by the Zionist entity ... will lead to nothing but an increase in tensions in the region,"...

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Russia: Syria downed half of Israel's missiles

Russia: Syria downed half of Israel's missiles

The Russian military says Israel fired more than 70 missiles at Iranian facilities in Syria and that Syrian air defenses shot down more than half of them. Israel says it struck dozens of Iranian targets overnight in response to a rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the Golan Heights....

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