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Russia to station S-300 missile system near T-4 Airbase in warning signal to Israel

Russia to station S-300 missile system near T-4 Airbase in warning signal to Israel

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A well-informed source told Zaman al-Wasl that Russia is planning to station S-300 surface-to-air missile system near the T-4 Airbase in a warning signal to Israel that hit the desert base three times since August. Heavy Russian engineering equipment machines have...

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Daesh releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria: monitor

Daesh releases six of 27 Druze hostages held in southern Syria: monitor

Daesh (ISIS) has released six of 27 Druze hostages it seized during a deadly July attack in southern Sweida province in exchange for a prisoner swap and ransom, a monitor said Saturday. "Two women and four children from the province of Sweida were released last night," Rami Abdel...

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US-led coalition jets hit mosque in Deir ez-Zor, 15 killed

US-led coalition jets hit mosque in Deir ez-Zor, 15 killed

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 15 people, 6 Syrians and 9 Iraqi displaced, were killed Friday in the the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on a mosque in eastern Deir ez-Zor province, according to local sources. The attack followed Friday prayers in the Daesh-held town of Al-Susah, activist Taj...

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Opposition areas rally in solidarity with White Helmets

Opposition areas rally in solidarity with White Helmets

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- For the eighth consecutive Friday, thousands of people came out to the streets of rebel-held areas to rally against the regime, condemning the Russian call to deport White Helmets workers out of Syria. The demonstrations, which took place in the province of...

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Quadrilateral summit on Syria to be held in Istanbul

Quadrilateral summit on Syria to be held in Istanbul

A quadrilateral summit on Syria between Turkey, Russia, Germany and France will be held in Istanbul on Oct. 27, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday. The meeting, which will be hosted by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will see the participation of Russian...

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French forces set up new base north of Raqqa

French forces set up new base north of Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The US-led International Coalition has set up new military base for French troops in the eastern province of Raqqa, local monitoring group said Friday. The French forces will be stationed north of the city center as the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been...

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UN Syria envoy De Mistura to step down

UN Syria envoy De Mistura to step down

The United Nations envoy for Syria announced on Wednesday he will step down at the end of November after more than four years in the key post as UN efforts to end the seven-year war show no sign of a breakthrough. "I will myself be moving on as of the last week of November," Staffan de...

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Family wants teenage daughter back from Kurdish conscription

Family wants teenage daughter back from Kurdish conscription

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Family of Owaish Buzzan has appealed to the powerful Kurdish PYD militia to release the16-year-old year daughter who fell a victim for forced recruitment by the US-led Syrian Democratic Forces. Buzzan, like thousands of teenagers and children, was forcibly...

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Scores of White Helmets members left Jordan: Ministry

Scores of White Helmets members left Jordan: Ministry

Scores of members of Syria’s White Helmets civil defense agency have left Jordan to western countries, according to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. “A total of 279 civil defense volunteers have left the kingdom,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The...

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New schools open for Syrian orphans in southern Turkey

New schools open for Syrian orphans in southern Turkey

 The academic year began on Wednesday for Syrian orphans at residential complex in southern Hatay province of Turkey. The complex, which was jointly built by Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) and Yetim Vakfi (Orphan Foundation), includes newly-constructed primary...

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Syrian woman gives birth to quintuplets

Syrian woman gives birth to quintuplets

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A Syrian woman has given birth to quintuplets in northeastern city of Qamishli, activists told Zaman al-Wasl Wednesday. Hana' Hatem Soufi Salih gave birth by the caesarean section  at al-Amal hospital in the Kurdish-dominated city.  The five babies...

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Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

With a mounting uproar over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been playing a critical role in the White House’s response to the situation, according to multiple sources. A senior Trump administration official said...

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Assad plans Crimea visit, in talks about passenger flights: agencies

Assad plans Crimea visit, in talks about passenger flights: agencies

Syrian President Bashar Assad has tentative plans to visit Crimea in April 2019 and is in talks about starting regular passenger flights between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, Russian news agencies reported Tuesday. The agencies cited members of a Crimean delegation visiting Syria...

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Moscow says Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

Moscow says Syria buffer going ahead despite missed deadline

A day after jihadists missed a deadline under a demilitarisation deal for Idlib, key powerbroker Russia said the deal was still going ahead. The agreement, reached by rebel backer Turkey and regime ally Moscow, gave "radical fighters" until Monday to leave a horseshoe-shaped buffer...

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At Golan crossing reopening, Druze hope to see family soon

At Golan crossing reopening, Druze hope to see family soon

For seven years, Sheikh Mahmud al-Taweel had been unable to see relatives living in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. But with the reopening of the Quneitra crossing Monday, the Syrian Druze hopes to reunite with them soon. As the Syrian national anthem blasted from...

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Syria opposition eyes ‘broad’ truce in Idlib: Former PM

Syria opposition eyes ‘broad’ truce in Idlib: Former PM

Syrian opposition groups hope to see a viable cease-fire imposed in Idlib, Ahmed Tuma, former prime minster of the Syrian Interim Government, said at a Monday press conference convened in Istanbul. Speaking at a press conference organized by the Syrian National Coalition to discuss the...

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Turkey's diplomatic success protects 4M people in Idlib

Turkey's diplomatic success protects 4M people in Idlib

Some four million civilians taking shelter in Syria's Idlib province -- with Turkey's efforts -- have been protected from a possible massacre and migration risk imposed by the Bashar al-Assad regime and its allies. Located in northwest Syria, Idlib has become one of the regions hit by the...

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Jordan-Syria crossing reopens after 3-year closure

Jordan-Syria crossing reopens after 3-year closure

The border crossing between Jordan and Syria was opened on Monday after a three-year closure, according to a Jordanian government spokeswoman. “The Jaber-Naseeb border crossing will be open for 8 hours a day,” Jumana Ghunaimat said Monday. She said technical committees from...

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