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Jordan says ceasefire agreed in southern Syria

Jordan says ceasefire agreed in southern Syria

A Jordanian official source said Friday there were confirmed reports of a ceasefire in southern Syria that would lead to "reconciliation" between the opposition and government forces. The source did not elaborate further on the reports of an agreement in the territory where Syrian...

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Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at July meeting: Kremlin

Putin, Trump to discuss Syria at July meeting: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will have a detailed discussion about the Syrian conflict when they meet at their first official summit in July, the Kremlin said on Friday. The meeting, to be held on July 16 in Helsinki, is likely to worry some U.S....

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Assad army makes advances in Daraa offensive

Assad army makes advances in Daraa offensive

The Syrian regime army battled rebels in an important town in southwest Syria Thursday, a media unit run by its ally Hezbollah’s war media center said, as intensifying air strikes killed dozens of people in the area. Bashar Assad has sworn to take back every inch of Syria, and...

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SDF, Regime forces make prisoner swap in eastern Deir Ezzor

SDF, Regime forces make prisoner swap in eastern Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have made prisoner swap with regime army in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activists said Friday. Two regime troops were freed by the SDF in the town of al-Salhiya in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. In return, the regime...

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Syrian opposition negotiator decries US 'silence' over offensive

Syrian opposition negotiator decries US 'silence' over offensive

Syria's chief opposition negotiator Nasr al-Hariri Thursday decried "U.S. silence" over a Syrian government offensive in southwest Syria, where Washington agreed a "de-escalation" zone last year with Jordan and Damascus' ally Russia. Speaking in Riyadh, he said that only a "malicious...

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Russia has withdrawn 1,140 military personnel and 13 warplanes from Syria: Putin

Russia has withdrawn 1,140 military personnel and 13 warplanes from Syria: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia has withdrawn 1,140 military personnel and 13 warplanes from Syria in last few days. "As you know, we started withdrawing our forces during my visit to Hmeimim base. This withdrawal continues now," Putin said at a ceremony for...

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Assad airstrike on shelter kills 22 in Daraa

Assad airstrike on shelter kills 22 in Daraa

 A barrage of airstrikes hit rebel-held areas in southwestern Syria on Thursday, killing at least 23 civilians, including 12 children, hiding in an underground shelter as regime forces pressed their offensive to reclaim a region that was until recently part of a negotiated truce....

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Russia calls off ceasefire in Daraa

Russia calls off ceasefire in Daraa

Russia announced on Wednesday that the cease-fire deal with the U.S. and Jordan in Syria's south is over. Khmeimim Air Base in the port city of Latakia said on Twitter that the cease-fire was violated by opposition forces.  "Khmeimim Air Base announces end of agreement to...

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Syria opposition vows to resist regime assault in Daraa

Syria opposition vows to resist regime assault in Daraa

 Opposition groups in Syria’s southwestern Daraa province have vowed to resist regime forces as the Syrian regime pushed ahead with a deadly military offensive in the opposition stronghold that killed 11 civilians on Wednesday.   On Monday, regime forces and allied militias...

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Twin blasts tear through Syria's Afrin, killing at least nine

Twin blasts tear through Syria's Afrin, killing at least nine

Twin bombings killed at least nine people and wounded several others in northern Syria’s Afrin on Wednesday, in an attack targeting Turkey-backed rebels. The first attack, a car bomb at the central Kawa roundabout, exploded near a checkpoint manned by Free Syrian Army rebels....

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UN warns of continued war crimes in Eastern Ghouta

UN warns of continued war crimes in Eastern Ghouta

The UN commission on Tuesday warned of continued war crimes of Assad regime in Eastern Ghouta, Syria by blocking humanitarian access. The war crimes have continued in Eastern Ghouta, Hanny Megally, a member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria, told reporters in Geneva...

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Regime media: Airstrikes pave way for offensive

Regime media: Airstrikes pave way for offensive

Syrian regime media are reporting that airstrikes are targeting southeastern parts of southern Daraa province, ahead of a new offensive there. State-run TV says the offensive aims to cut supply lines between eastern Daraa and rebel-held parts of the provincial capital, which carries the...

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Syrian regime tightens noose around Daraa, 29 killed

Syrian regime tightens noose around Daraa, 29 killed

At least 29 people were killed over the past 24 hours in attacks carried out by the Assad regime in Syria’s southern Daraa province.  On Monday evening, the regime and its allies launched a ground offensive -- supported by Russian air power -- following four earlier attempts to...

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45,000 have fled fighting in southwest Syria, figure could double - UN

45,000 have fled fighting in southwest Syria, figure could double - UN

   At least 45,000 people have fled fighting in Syria's southwestern Daraa province, heading towards the border with Jordan, the United Nations said Tuesday. Jens Laerke, spokesman of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that civilians...

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US seen backing away from Syria de-escalation enforcement

US seen backing away from Syria de-escalation enforcement

The Trump administration appears to be walking away from a pledge to enforce an arrangement to stabilize southwestern Syria as the Syrian military presses ahead with an offensive in the rebel-held area despite repeated U.S. warnings. The offensive violates an agreement among the U.S.,...

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Israeli missiles fall in the vicinity of Damascus Airport

Israeli missiles fall in the vicinity of Damascus Airport

Syrian state news agency SANA said two Israeli missiles hit in the vicinity of Damascus international airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning, without giving further details. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian air defense systems failed to intercept the missiles....

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Daraa: opposition areas come under heavy aerial bombing

Daraa: opposition areas come under heavy aerial bombing

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime forces stepped up its major offensive on southern Daraa province, pounding opposition areas by 60 missiles, local activists said Monday. The regime offensive aims to control the so-called "Triangle of Death" region, which connects southern Damascus...

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Assad forces step up aerial bombing in Daraa, 4 killed

Assad forces step up aerial bombing in Daraa, 4 killed

(Zaman Al Wals)- Syrian and Russian fighters jets pounded opposition areas in southern Syrian a head of major offensive to retake the provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and parts of Sweida. Local activists and rebel commanders expect a deadliest assault similar to the offensive on the...

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