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Thousands rally against looming offensive on northwest Syria

Thousands rally against looming offensive on northwest Syria

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Syria's last remaining stronghold to protest against a potential full-fledged offensive by regime forces and their allies. Friday's demonstrations took place, day and night, in more than two dozen towns and villages in Idlib, a...

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Idlib residents, displaced rally against Assad's imminent offensive

Idlib residents, displaced rally against Assad's imminent offensive

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- For the second consecutive Friday, thousands of Syrians came out to the streets of rebel-held areas to rally against the imminent regime offensive on the northern province. Demonstrators, who held up the three-star flag of the Syrian revolution, have condemned the...

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U.S. marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria

U.S. marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria

A Syrian rebel commander said Thursday rare military exercises with U.S. marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence. Col. Muhanad al Talaa, commander of the...

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Row over Germany's top spy risks new Merkel coalition crisis

Row over Germany's top spy risks new Merkel coalition crisis

Top German government leaders failed to decide on the future of the country's top spy Thursday, as a controversy he triggered risks a new crisis threatening Berlin's uneasy coalition. Leading politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel "adjourned" their talks until Tuesday, an...

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Syria war has killed more than 360,000: monitor

Syria war has killed more than 360,000: monitor

More than 360,000 people have been killed across war-ravaged Syria in seven years, a monitoring group said Thursday, in a new toll for the brutal conflict. It came amid rising international concern that a looming Syrian government assault against rebels in the northwest province of...

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Turkey reinforces military positions in Idlib

Turkey reinforces military positions in Idlib

Turkey is reinforcing its military posts inside Syria’s rebel-held province of Idlib, Turkish and Syrian rebels sources say, seeking to deter a government offensive that it says would unleash a humanitarian disaster on its border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that an assault by...

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Two rockets hit Iranian camp near Latakia

Two rockets hit Iranian camp near Latakia

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two rebel-suspected rockets hit Iranian camp near the coastal city of Latakia that is a bastion of Bashar al-Assad, local sources said Wednesday. Heavy losses reported in the rocket attack on Damsarkho village as the regime forces surrounded the area, denying access to...

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IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria: monitor

IS ambush kills 21 regime fighters in southern Syria: monitor

An ambush by the Islamic State jihadist group has killed 21 regime fighters in Syria's southern province of Sweida, a Britain-based war monitor said on Tuesday. The attack occurred late Monday in the rural Tulul al-Safa area of the province, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of...

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Turkish spy agency captures bombing suspect in Syria

Turkish spy agency captures bombing suspect in Syria

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish intelligence agents in Syria have captured a man wanted over a deadly 2013 bomb attack and brought him back to Turkey for questioning. Anadolu Agency said Wednesday Yusuf Nazik was captured in Syria's Latikia province. He was wanted for...

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Assault on Idlib risks 'scattering terrorists' abroad: French minister

Assault on Idlib risks 'scattering terrorists' abroad: French minister

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Tuesday that a Syrian government offensive on the last rebel stronghold of Idlib could scatter thousands of foreign militants abroad, posing a security threat to the West. "There are in all likelihood dozens of French fighters from both...

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Coalition confirms assault on IS in east Syria

Coalition confirms assault on IS in east Syria

Coalition-backed ground forces in Syria have begun what is expected to be the final phase of an operation to clear the Islamic State group from a pocket of terrain, officials said Tuesday. The ground offensive, dubbed Operation Roundup, is being conducted by the Syrian Democratic Forces...

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Assad's Grand Mufti urges Europeans to lock up mosques

Assad's Grand Mufti urges Europeans to lock up mosques

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Grand Mufti of the Syria regime, Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun, has warned the Europeans against the threat of mosques, calling them to besiege and close them, under the pretext of the Syrian experience with mosques, from which all the "problems" has erupted. The recent...

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Over 30,000 flee Idlib, U.N. fears century’s ‘worst’ crisis

Over 30,000 flee Idlib, U.N. fears century’s ‘worst’ crisis

More than 30,000 people have so far fled their homes in northwest Syria since the regime and allied forces resumed air and ground bombardments there last week, the United Nations agency coordinating relief efforts said Monday. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said an...

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Education suspended in Idlib as Assad warplanes hit schools

Education suspended in Idlib as Assad warplanes hit schools

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The education process has been suspended in stricken province of Idlib  as the Syrian regime trigger for its deadliest offensive in seven years of brutal war. The Education Directorate said the schools and education centers have turned into main target to regime...

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Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said. Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province....

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US-backed group captures 4 Daesh militants near Iraqi border

US-backed group captures 4 Daesh militants near Iraqi border

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A US-backed rebel group arrested 4 Daesh militants near the border crossing of al-Tanaf who were sneaking to Iraq, commander told Zaman al-Wasl on Sunday. Asaad Kahil said the Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo had captured the jihadists who were fleeing the Sweida desert...

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Idlib: rebels retaliate, pound regime bastions

Idlib: rebels retaliate, pound regime bastions

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The National Liberation Front, key rebel group in northwestern Syria, have pounded the Mujanzarat School in Hama province with rocket-propelled grenades in retaliation to the regime's heavy bombing on Idlib province, local activists said Sunday.  The...

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US dropped phosphorus bombs over Deir Ezzor: Russia

US dropped phosphorus bombs over Deir Ezzor: Russia

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia's military said Sunday that two U.S. F-15 fighter jets had dropped phosphorus bombs over Syria's Deir Ezzor province Saturday, the TASS and RIA news agencies reported. The air strikes targeted the village of Hajeen and resulted in fires, the Russian military...

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