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Severe winter mounts displaced suffering

Severe winter mounts displaced suffering

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A powerful winter storms have swept the Syrian refugees camps across the Turkish and the Iraqi border, worsening conditions for those who have fled the eight-year-old war.  The torrential rain and strong winds have lashed most displaced areas in eastern provinces...

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Deir Ezzor: Five Russian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

Deir Ezzor: Five Russian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least five Russian soldiers were killed Friday in landmine explosion in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activist told Zaman al-Wasl.  The explosion that rocked a joint base for regime army and the key ally has also left casualties from pro-regime militia,...

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Daesh assassinates tribal leader in Raqqa

Daesh assassinates tribal leader in Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A tribal leader was assassinated by Daesh militant in eastern Raqqa city over links with Kurdish militias, local activists said Friday. Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi, one of al-Afa’adleh tribe leaders, was killed by a silenced pistol early morning....

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 Idlib: thousands rally against Assad despite shelling

Idlib: thousands rally against Assad despite shelling

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Despite bombing, thousands of people came out to the streets of rebel-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces to rally against the Assad regime.   Demonstrators held up the three-star flag of the Syrian revolution and placards recalling the first days of the Syrian...

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Regime shelling kills 10 in de-escalation zone around Idlib

Regime shelling kills 10 in de-escalation zone around Idlib

At least ten people were killed by Syrian regime shelling of the rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, according to a monitoring group — the highest daily toll since a Russian-Turkish demilitarization zone was set up around the region. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the...

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Skirmishes reported between SDF, tribesmen in Deir Ezzor

Skirmishes reported between SDF, tribesmen in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Skirmishes erupted Thursday between the US-led Syrian Democratic forces and Tribesmen in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activists reported. The Kurdish-led forces clashed with the Elite Forces, mostly tribesmen backed by former opposition leader Ahmed...

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Russia says militants trying to wreck deal over Idlib: Ifax

Russia says militants trying to wreck deal over Idlib: Ifax

Russia accused rebels in Syria's Idlib Province Thursday of trying to wreck a Russian-Turkish initiative to create a demilitarized zone in the insurgent-held region, the Interfax news agency reported. Idlib is held by an array of rebel groups, the most powerful of which is Tahrir...

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US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Manbij town

US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Manbij town

An official with a U.S.-backed militia says joint U.S.-Turkish patrols will begin within hours around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies. Sharfan Darwish, spokesman of the Manbij Military Council, told The Associated...

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Tahrir al-Sham kills 4 regime fighters in Syria's Idlib: activist group

Tahrir al-Sham kills 4 regime fighters in Syria's Idlib: activist group

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham  on Thursday has killed four pro-regime fighters in northern Idlib province, the rebel stronghold where Russia and Turkey have agreed to set up a buffer zone, an activist group said. The northwestern province is the last major area still outside...

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260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area: Turkey

260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area: Turkey

A total of 260,000 Syrian nationals have returned to a swathe of land in northern Syria where Turkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield," Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Thursday. Akar also said Turkey's operations in northern Iraq would continue until what...

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US evades answer on who controls Syria's Tal Abyad

US evades answer on who controls Syria's Tal Abyad

Wednesday on who controls the northeastern town of Tal Abyad. On Tuesday, the Turkish military shelled positions of the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist organization, in the town. Cmdr. Sean Robertson, a Pentagon spokesperson, called on all parties to avoid escalation and...

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Pro-Justice launches campaign to hold Syria's war criminals accountable

Pro-Justice launches campaign to hold Syria's war criminals accountable

(Under the banner “No legitimacy for perpetrators,” Pro-Justice, a non-profit human rights organization, has launched a campaign to hold Syria's war criminals accountable as the human rights violators. The perpetrators and war criminals that represent the Syrian political...

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US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits

US-backed Syria force suspends anti-IS attacks after Turkey hits

A Kurdish-led force backed by a US-led coalition on Wednesday suspended operations against the Islamic State group and said they would not resume until Turkey halts its attacks on Kurdish militia posts in northern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces, joint Arab-Kurdish units under...

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Aleppo: Leishmaniasis spread in two refugee camps

Aleppo: Leishmaniasis spread in two refugee camps

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Leishmaniasis disease has spread in the displaced camps near Afrin city in northern Syria, medic told Zaman al-Wasl, reporting more than 100 cases.  The ‘intracellular protozoan parasite’ spread in the camps of Deir al-Ballout and al-Mohamadiya in Aleppo...

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Tahrir al-Sham, National Front agree ceasefire after skirmishes

Tahrir al-Sham, National Front agree ceasefire after skirmishes

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The National Liberation Front (NLF) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadist group have reached a new agreement on Wednesday to end the infighting in northern Aleppo province after the clashes broke out for the second time in a week. According to a ceasefire agreement brokered...

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Druze boycott marks Israeli local polls

Druze boycott marks Israeli local polls

Israelis voted in local elections Tuesday that saw an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vie for the position of Jerusalem mayor and controversial first-time polls in part of the occupied Golan Heights draw protests. Turnout was reported at 42 percent nationwide and 18 percent in...

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Activists mourn prominent relief worker

Activists mourn prominent relief worker

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian activists on Tuesday have mourned Mohamed al-Nuaimi, the prominent relief worker and director of the Human Association for Refugee Rights, who died of a heart attack in Turkey. Al-Nuaimi devoted his all efforts to provide relief to those in need in the...

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'Plans complete' for assault on Kurd militia in Syria: Turkey

'Plans complete' for assault on Kurd militia in Syria: Turkey

Turkey has completed preparations for a new operation in northern Syria to "destroy" a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers a terrorist group, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) holds territory east of the Euphrates...

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