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Russia, Turkey balance interests amid Idlib offensive

Russia, Turkey balance interests amid Idlib offensive

A Moscow-backed regime offensive in northwest Syria is undermining an arrangement by Russia and Turkey for the anti-government bastion, but their own interests should prevent a total falling-out, analysts say. Syrian government forces launched a ground offensive against the jihadist-run...

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Isis regaining strength in Iraq and Syria, military officials warn

Isis regaining strength in Iraq and Syria, military officials warn

Five months after US-backed forces ousted Isis from its last shard of territory in Syria, the terrorist group is regaining strength, military and intelligence officers have warned. Isis is gathering new strength, conducting guerrilla attacks across Iraq and Syria, retooling its financial...

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200 children killed in Idlib since April yet we are forgetting about the Syrian conflict

200 children killed in Idlib since April yet we are forgetting about the Syrian conflict

The other day I saw a report of an airstrike hitting a medical facility in Idlib, killing a paramedic and an ambulance driver. Not a legitimate military target, but a medical facility. Then, shortly after, an airstrike hit again. Charles Lister from the Middle East Institute described it as a...

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Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and her infant...

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