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Moscow accuses Israel of 'gross violation of sovereignty' in Syria strikes

Moscow accuses Israel of 'gross violation of sovereignty' in Syria strikes

 Two civilian planes in Lebanese airspace “narrowly avoide catastrophe” from Israeli warplanes, caretaker Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos said Wednesday. Fenianos said the warplanes were flying in Lebanese airspace “during [Israel’s] assault on southern Damascus”...

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Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

Syrian state media report missile attack near Damascus

Syrian state-run  media are reporting that air defenses are repelling a missile attack near the capital of Damascus. State TV gave no further details Tuesday and did not say who was behind the barrage. The attack is the first since a missile assault on the southern outskirts of...

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Idlib: Al-Ekhlas Hospital needs urgent fund to escape closure

Idlib: Al-Ekhlas Hospital needs urgent fund to escape closure

 Head of Al-Ekhlas hospital in northern Idlib province has appealed to humanitarian and aid organizations to provide funds to the charity hospital that provides health care and treatment for 75,000 people in the opposition-held territory. Dr. Zuhair Qarrat said that the...

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Syrian regime forces 'enter' Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Syrian regime forces 'enter' Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Syrian regime forces have entered the country's northern border region of Manbij controlled by Kurdish fighters, local sources told Al Jazeera and Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency. Trucks carrying regime forces and equipment, two tanks, and other armoured vehicles have arrived in the...

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US-led coalition reports recent air strikes on Daesh in Syria

US-led coalition reports recent air strikes on Daesh in Syria

 The U.S.-led coalition in Syria conducted air strikes last week that destroyed facilities used by Daesh (ISIS), the coalition said Tuesday, less than a week after President Donald Trump declared victory over the militant group and said he would withdraw U.S. troops from the war-torn...

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Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey 'determined' to drive out Syrian Kurdish forces

Turkey said Tuesday it is working with the United States to coordinate the withdrawal of American forces but remains "determined" to clear U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters from northeastern Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that "if Turkey says it will enter, it will,"...

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Syrian opposition reinforces front line with YPG

Syrian opposition reinforces front line with YPG

The Syrian armed opposition in the Euphrates Shield Operation area has sent military reinforcements to the front line along with YPG-held area in eastern Syria, according to an opposition official on Monday.  The Hamza Division, which is a member of the Turkey-backed Free Syria...

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Kurdish-led force closes in on last IS bastions

Kurdish-led force closes in on last IS bastions

Kurdish-led forces made fresh gains against jihadists defending their eastern Syria stronghold Monday, forcing hundreds of people to flee the fighting, a war monitor said. The Syrian Democratic Forces, with aerial support from the US-led coalition, closed in on the two main spots where...

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In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome U.S. withdrawal

In areas backed by Turkey, Syrians welcome U.S. withdrawal

Residents and fighters in territory held by pro-Turkish rebels in northern Syria cautiously welcomed Washington’s decision to pull out troops, viewing it as a chance to push further into Kurdish territory. “The withdrawal is positive,” said Mustafa Hamush, a resident of Azaz, a city at...

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Israel arrests 15 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israel arrests 15 Palestinians in West Bank raids

Israeli forces rounded up 15 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Monday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army said in a statement, without...

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Assad raises military salaries for second time in six months: decree

Assad raises military salaries for second time in six months: decree

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syria's regime head Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued a decree raising the salaries of military personnel and the pensions of retired military personnel, in a second rise in six months, the state-run news agency said. The military pilots, who conducted thousands of...

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Syria security chief makes rare visit to Egypt

Syria security chief makes rare visit to Egypt

Syrian regime's security services chief Ali Mamlouk held talks with Egyptian officials in Cairo over the weekend on a rare visit to the country, Syrian state-run news agency said Sunday. His Saturday visit came "at the invitation of" Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, the official...

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Trump, Erdogan to coordinate as US pulls out of Syria

Trump, Erdogan to coordinate as US pulls out of Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Sunday to coordinate to prevent an authority vacuum from developing as the United States withdraws from Syria, the Turkish presidency said. In a phone call between the two leaders, Erdogan also expressed...

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Iraqi president denies mediation between PKK, Assad

Iraqi president denies mediation between PKK, Assad

Iraqi presidency on Sunday denied a report claiming a proposed mediation between the PKK terrorist group and Assad regime in Syria. The London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper said in a report that Iraqi President Barham Salih is filling the gap left by the U.S. decision to withdraw its...

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Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday he deeply regretted U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, upending a pillar of...

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Syrian Intelligence facilitates drugs, kidnapping trade in Sweida: activists

Syrian Intelligence facilitates drugs, kidnapping trade in Sweida: activists

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Forty-two judges in Suweida have filed a lawsuit against a man uncovered corruption in the judiciary and the security services in the southern Druze-dominated province, accusing him of "defaming and undermining the the state." In a meeting held at the cultural center in...

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US top envoy in anti-Daesh fight resigns: Reports

US top envoy in anti-Daesh fight resigns: Reports

The U.S. special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat Daesh has submitted his resignation, CBS News reported Saturday. Brett McGurk's resignation will take effect Dec. 31. He has served the post for three years. McGurk worked under the past three...

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Tahrir al-Sham militants kill 10-year-old child in Idlib

Tahrir al-Sham militants kill 10-year-old child in Idlib

  (Zaman Al Wasl)- A ten-year-old boy was killed Saturday when militants of the former al-Qaeda branch opened fire on a van carrying civilians in northern Idlib province, local activists said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said its checkpoint in the town of Ma'arret Mesrin had...

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