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SDF takes new ground from Daesh in Hasaka

SDF takes new ground from Daesh in Hasaka

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces pressed new gains against Daesh in northeastern Hasaka province, taking two villages, local activists said Friday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have seized the villages of Qabr Taha and...

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4,082 cases of arbitrary arrest in Syria in first half of 2018: SNHR

4,082 cases of arbitrary arrest in Syria in first half of 2018: SNHR

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said no less than 4,082 arrest cases were recorded in the first , half of 2018, including 667 cases in June by regime forces and armed groups, according to the watchdog's July report .   The report notes that arbitrary arrests have been...

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Jordan to set up field hospital for Daraa displaced near border

Jordan to set up field hospital for Daraa displaced near border

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Jordan's Professional Association will set up a field hospital at the border as influx of Syrian displaced continue due to the ongoing offensive by regime and allied militias. Ali al-Obous, head of the association's council told Zaman al-Wasl the Union of Jordanian...

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Russian airstrikes kill family of six, including 4 children, in Daraa

Russian airstrikes kill family of six, including 4 children, in Daraa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A family of six members, four children and two women, has been killed in Russian airstrikes on southern town of Saida on Thursday, rescuing Civil Defense agency said. Dark clouds of smoke rose over rebel-held areas in Daraa province on Thursday as Bashar Assad's Russian...

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Syrian rebels say Jordan's mediation brings them back to talks with Russians

Syrian rebels say Jordan's mediation brings them back to talks with Russians

Jordan's mediation has succeeded in getting Syrian rebel negotiators back to the table with Russian officers over a final deal that ends the fighting and brings state control over Daraa province, a Syrian opposition spokesman said. Ibrahim al Jabawi said the two sides were expected to...

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Russian warplanes pummel southwest Syria in support of regime

Russian warplanes pummel southwest Syria in support of regime

Dark clouds of smoke rose over Syrian rebel-held areas near the border with Jordan on Thursday as Bashar Assad's Russian allies unleashed heavy air strikes and regime forces launched ground assaults. Assad aims to recapture the entire southwest including the frontiers with the...

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Islamic State says leader's son killed in Homs

Islamic State says leader's son killed in Homs

The Islamic State group says the son of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed fighting Syrian regime forces. The announcement of the death of the al-Baghdadi's young son appeared on the group's social media accounts late Tuesday. It included a picture of a young boy...

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Russian air strikes hit Daraa as talks fail

Russian air strikes hit Daraa as talks fail

Russian air strikes against rebels in southern Daraa province resumed Wednesday, residents and an activist group said, after a rebel said talks to restore regime rule there peacefully had failed. The air strikes targeted the towns of Tafas, northwest of the provincial capital Daraa, and...

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EU calls regime attacks on Daraa violation of int'l law

EU calls regime attacks on Daraa violation of int'l law

The European Union on Wednesday slammed attacks by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies on opposition-held Daraa province in southwestern Syria. "Such attacks are clear violations of international law and international humanitarian law that also put at risk any progress in Geneva...

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Daesh fighters attack regime forces in Syrian desert

Daesh fighters attack regime forces in Syrian desert

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Daesh fighters attacked regime forces in Syrian desert late on Tuesday, taking number of troops captive, local activist told Zaman al-Wasl. Ahmed Joma'a, Dumayr-based activist, said the surprise attack by Daesh had targeted a military post neat al-Seen airport near the...

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Syrian opposition proposes cease-fire in Daraa

Syrian opposition proposes cease-fire in Daraa

Syrian opposition forces on Wednesday offered a cease-fire in Syria’s southern Daraa province in return for allowing civil institutions to resume operations in areas under their control.  The offer comes as part of a raft of proposals submitted to Russian officials by armed...

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Syria rebels begin new talks with Russia over peace deal

Syria rebels begin new talks with Russia over peace deal

Syrian rebel negotiators began a new round of talks with Russian officers Tuesday over a peace deal in southern Syria under which they would hand over weapons and allow Russian military police to enter rebel-held towns, an opposition spokesman said. Accompanied by a major Russian aerial...

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Jordan to keep border closed to Syria's displaced

Jordan to keep border closed to Syria's displaced

Jordan's army said Tuesday the kingdom's border with Syria would remain closed, even as tens of thousands of Syrians flee a government offensive towards the frontier. The commander of the kingdom's northern military region, General Khaled al-Massaid, told AFP that authorities feared the...

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Israel to punish Palestinian payments to prisoner families

Israel to punish Palestinian payments to prisoner families

Israel's parliament has passed a law to freeze money transferred to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to the families of Palestinians jailed for attacks on Israelis. The legislation was approved late Monday and gives the Israeli government powers to withhold an amount of money...

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Watchdog: Syrian group uncovering Daesh mass graves needs help

Watchdog: Syrian group uncovering Daesh mass graves needs help

An international watchdog says a local group working to uncover mass graves in Syria's northeastern provinces until recently controlled by Daesh (ISIS) militants needs international support. Human Rights Watch says help is needed to preserve evidence of possible crimes and identify...

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Number of Syrians fleeing Daraa reaches 270,000

Number of Syrians fleeing Daraa reaches 270,000

At least 270,000 people have fled Syria’s southwestern city of Daraa to border areas near Jordan due to fierce attacks by Syrian regime forces, the UN said Monday. Of the total, 135,000 were children, Hitam Malkawi, the spokesperson for the UN in Jordan, told Anadolu Agency....

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Turkish army does 8th round of patrols in Manbij

Turkish army does 8th round of patrols in Manbij

The Turkish military on Monday completed its eighth 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 that both...

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Deir Ezzor: Kurdish-led fighters take 7 villages from Daesh

Deir Ezzor: Kurdish-led fighters take 7 villages from Daesh

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces took seven villages from Daesh along the border with Iraq, activists said Monday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed the French and the U.S. air froces have seized last Daesh pockets in Abu Hamdha region in the eastern provicne of...

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