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4,759 civilians killed in Syria in six months: SNHR

4,759 civilians killed in Syria in six months: SNHR

At least 4,759 civilians were killed in the first half of 2018 by the parties to the conflict in Syria, including 593 civilians were killed in June, according to new report by t he Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). The report notes that SNHR has largely focused, since it was...

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Senator Graham in Syria: 'Terrible' if American troops leave

Senator Graham in Syria: 'Terrible' if American troops leave

Senior Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has paid a surprise visit to the northern Syrian town of Manbij and told Syrian allies there that it's important that American troops remain in the area. A recent Turkish-American deal has eased tension between the two NATO allies over...

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Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria

Jordan to hold talks with Russia over Syria

Jordan will hold talks with Russia this week over a ceasefire in southwestern Syria and alleviating the humanitarian situation there, the Jordanian foreign minister said on Monday. Ayman Safadi, speaking in Amman, said he would travel on Tuesday to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart...

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Activists report second drone attack on Russia's Hmeimym base

Activists report second drone attack on Russia's Hmeimym base

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Local activists reported a second drone attack on the Russian Hmeimym base in coastal Latakia province late on Sunday. Residents in the city of Jableh told Zaman al-Wasl that echoes of 8 explosions were heard at 1 a.m. coming from Hmeimym air base, saying it was the...

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Daraa: rebels in Bosra agree to settle

Daraa: rebels in Bosra agree to settle

A military media unit run by the Syrian regime's ally Hezbollah reported on Sunday that rebels in Bosra al-Sham in southern Daraa province had agreed to settle with the regime. The rebels had started handing over heavy weapons in preparation for the army to enter, it reported....

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Rebels, Russia pursue talks over battered south Syria: activist group

Rebels, Russia pursue talks over battered south Syria: activist group

Syrian rebels and local officials pursued talks with regime ally Russia Sunday over the fate of a key southern region facing a government offensive, a Britain-based activist group said. The Jordan-backed talks came as a tentative calm reigned over most fronts in the southern province of...

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Syrians fleeing war will not be allowed in Israel: Netanyahu

Syrians fleeing war will not be allowed in Israel: Netanyahu

Civilians fleeing Syria's war will not be allowed to enter Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday adding however that his government will continue providing them with humanitarian aid. Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled a government offensive in the country's south that...

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Russian military says shot down drones at air base in Syria: RIA

Russian military says shot down drones at air base in Syria: RIA

Unidentified drones have been shot down near Russian Hmeimim military airport in Syria, RIA news agency cited an air base spokesman as saying Sunday. Interfax news agency said the base was not damaged during the incident, citing Russian military.

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3 people killed  in Hasaka blast: activists

3 people killed in Hasaka blast: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Three people killed and 6 more wounded in a motor pick blast in northeastern city of Hasaka, activists said Saturday. According to the Firat news agency, an explosive device was planted inside a motorbike, parked near a school building, which now houses the headquarters...

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Daesh kills 11 SDF fighters in Hasaka

Daesh kills 11 SDF fighters in Hasaka

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 11 SDF fighters killed by Daesh in northeastern Hasaka province, local activist said Saturday. Mohamed al-Kheder, Hasaka-based activist said the Daesh surprise attack took place near the town of la-Shadadi in the southern side of Hasaka late on Friday....

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Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

Jordan army begins delivering aid to Syrians stranded near border

The Jordanian army began delivering humanitarian aid to thousands of displaced Syrians who took shelter near its border when major fighting broke out in southern Syria this month, a government spokeswoman said Saturday. "This is in line with Jordan's stance to help our Syrian brothers,"...

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Syrian opposition, Russia fail to reach ceasefire deal

Syrian opposition, Russia fail to reach ceasefire deal

Negotiations between the Syrian opposition groups and Russia on Saturday could not end with a peace deal in the southern Daraa province. According to local sources, Russian delegation and the opposition forces -- who are under attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime forces lately -- met to...

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Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule Saturday as rebel lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee. The southwest was an early hotbed of the uprising against...

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UN calls for halt to military operations in Syria

UN calls for halt to military operations in Syria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, deeply alarmed by the military offensive in southwestern Syria and its devastating toll on civilians, is calling for an immediate cessation of military operations, his spokesman said Friday. Noting that the southwest area of Syria is part of a...

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Turkey’s military chief visits troops on Syria border

Turkey’s military chief visits troops on Syria border

Turkish military chief Gen. Hulusi Akar on Friday visited military brigades stationed on the border with Syria. Akar was accompanied by Land Forces Commander Yasar Guler, Air Forces Commander Hasan Kucukakyuz, and Naval Forces Commander Adnan Ozbal, according to Anadolu Agency...

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US will not engage in regime's attacks on Daraa

US will not engage in regime's attacks on Daraa

The Pentagon said Friday said the U.S. or the anti-Daesh coalition will not involve itself in the Syrian regime's attacks on rebel-held towns in southern Syria. Speaking at a news conference, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon was asked by an Anadolu Agency reporter whether the U.S. is...

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Number of displaced triples to 160,000 during fighting in south Syria - UNHCR

Number of displaced triples to 160,000 during fighting in south Syria - UNHCR

The number of displaced people in southern Syria has more than tripled to 160,000 in the latest fighting, the U.N. refugee agency’s Jordan spokesman Mohammad Hawar said on Friday. "We expect the numbers during the night to rise further," Hawar said. The last U.N. figure issued Monday...

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Israel must prevent entry of refugees from Syria to Israel: minister

Israel must prevent entry of refugees from Syria to Israel: minister

Israel must prevent the entry of refugees fleeing fighting in Syria, a senior Israeli cabinet minister said Friday. The remarks by Yuval Steinitz, energy minister in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, came on the same day that the Israeli military said it had transferred...

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