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 Syria Kurds beef up anti-Daesh front: activists

Syria Kurds beef up anti-Daesh front: activists

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have arrived in eastern Syria to help a U.S.-backed alliance fight Daesh (ISIS) after a major setback last week, an activist group said Tuesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-Arab alliance backed by the U.S.-led coalition, launched an...

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Assad troops burn dog alive: footage

Assad troops burn dog alive: footage

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Bashar al-Assad soldiers are not only exercising their criminality against the Syrian people for over seven years, but it has even extended to innocent animals, a gruesome video showed. One of the army troops inside his military base has burned a dog alive.  The...

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Latakia: refugee camps without water supplies as no funds

Latakia: refugee camps without water supplies as no funds

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Funding of water supplies in the Syrian refugee camps in Latakia province will be suspended by the beginning of November, such a decision will cause catastrophic suffering for 40,000 displaced near the Turkish border, camps principals said. Abdul Jabbar Khalil,...

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Druze on Golan Heights protest against Israeli municipal election

Druze on Golan Heights protest against Israeli municipal election

 Hundreds of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags, gathered outside the gates of a polling station on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, trying to block their townspeople from voting in municipal elections. Israeli police wearing helmets and carrying tear gas launchers...

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Turkey doing its best to fulfill Idlib obligations: Kremlin

Turkey doing its best to fulfill Idlib obligations: Kremlin

Turkey is doing its best to fulfill difficult obligations on establishing a demilitarized zone in Idlib, and Russia does not see a threat the agreement would fail, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. "We don't see a threat so far... Unfortunately, not everything is going as it...

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Israel has struck in Syria since Russia plane downed: official

Israel has struck in Syria since Russia plane downed: official

Israel has carried out attacks in Syria since the accidental shooting down of a Russian surveillance plane last month, a senior Israeli official said Monday. The Sept. 17 downing by Syrian anti-aircraft fire, after Israeli jets attacked a suspected Iranian arms shipment to Syria, caused...

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Syrian Kurds boost fight against Daesh in east after setback

Syrian Kurds boost fight against Daesh in east after setback

 Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Daesh (ISIS) militants in eastern Syria, a commander said, after the militants recovered ground from U.S.-backed forces in a fierce counter attack. Daesh launched the assault against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic...

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Syria regime reopens doors of national museum after 6 years

Syria regime reopens doors of national museum after 6 years

Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again on Sunday, seven years after war forced it to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. Only part of the museum, and its collection drawn from the...

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Aunt and three cousins of Assad are refused UK citizenship: Daily Mail

Aunt and three cousins of Assad are refused UK citizenship: Daily Mail

An aunt and three cousins of Syria’s brutal dictator have been refused UK citizenship by the Government. They were told that, as close relatives of President Bashar al-Assad, giving them British passports would undermine the Government’s opposition to his bloody regime. The...

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Turkish forces bombarded YPG militia positions east of Euphrates

Turkish forces bombarded YPG militia positions east of Euphrates

Turkish forces bombarded Kurdish YPG militia positions on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River in northern Syria, state-owned Anadolu news agency said Sunday. The move comes two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued what he said was a "final warning" to those who would...

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Daesh repels US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: activists

Daesh repels US-backed forces from east Syria holdout: activists

Daesh (ISIS) has ousted a U.S.-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, killing dozens of fighters, an activist group said Sunday. A Syrian Democratic Forces commander, asking not to be named, confirmed the SDF retreat from the Hajin pocket near the...

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Idlib: 40 inmates escape from jail run by former al-Qaeda group

Idlib: 40 inmates escape from jail run by former al-Qaeda group

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 40 prisoners have escaped from a jail run by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the last major rebel-held bastion of Idlib, local activists said Saturday. About 40 detainees forced open the doors at Tharir al-Sham prison on Saturday and guards were unable to stop them....

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Syria summit says Idlib ceasefire must be safeguarded

Syria summit says Idlib ceasefire must be safeguarded

  The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany Saturday called for a ceasefire around the last major rebel-held bastion of Idlib in Syria to be preserved. The four nations "stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire" according to a statement read by Turkish President Recep...

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Epidemic diseases spread in Khan Sheikhoun as sewage blocked

Epidemic diseases spread in Khan Sheikhoun as sewage blocked

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The local council in the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province has appealed to humanitarian and relief agencies to repair the sewage network, which caused a large spread of epidemic and infectious diseases. In a statement issued Friday, the local council has...

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Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany meet in Istanbul on Saturday to try and find a lasting political solution to the Syrian civil war and consolidate a fragile cease-fire in a rebel-held northern province. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian President...

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Clashes intensify between SDF, Daesh in eastern Deir Ezzor

Clashes intensify between SDF, Daesh in eastern Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A blast killed three US-backed fighters in eastern Deir Ezzor province as the heavy clashes continued between Daesh and Syrian Democratic Forces, local activists said Friday. Activist Taj al-Allow said dozen, including civilians, were also wounded in the Daesh car bomb...

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Pro-Assad Palestinian militia recruits young men in Eastern Ghouta

Pro-Assad Palestinian militia recruits young men in Eastern Ghouta

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- The Palestinian Liwa al-Quds militia has been recruiting young men in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs near the capital by offering 'attractive salaries', local activists said. Abu Yassin Mando, senior commander in Liwa al-Quds and former commander in the Islam Army,...

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Syria regime bombardment kills 7 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Syria regime bombardment kills 7 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Syrian regime artillery fire Friday killed seven civilians in Idlib, in the highest death toll since a Russian-Turkish deal last month to prevent a regime assault on the province, a rescuing agency said. Three children were among those killed in a village of the country's last...

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