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Ghouta Attack Anniversary: Assad conducted 183 chemical attacks since 2013

Ghouta Attack Anniversary: Assad conducted 183 chemical attacks since 2013

(SNHR)- As five years have passed since the most heinous chemical attack the Syrian people has ever known, the pain, even after five years, is still deeply rooted not only because the criminal is still ruling Syria, but also because he followed his crime with hundreds of other attacks....

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Landmine kills smuggler in Hasaka

Landmine kills smuggler in Hasaka

(Zaman Al Wasl)- One person was killed and another was wounded in a landmine explosion in northeastern Hasaka province, local activist said Monday. The two brothers, who work in fuel smuggling, were escaping the Asayish, the Kurdish domestic security south of Hasaka city. One the...

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French oil giant Total officially quits US sanctions-hit Iran

French oil giant Total officially quits US sanctions-hit Iran

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of the first phase of US sanctions. "Total has officially left the agreement for the development of phase 11 of South...

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The Forgotten Detainees of Dummar Neighborhood: Hidden Story

The Forgotten Detainees of Dummar Neighborhood: Hidden Story

(Zaman Al Wasl)- It might be traced back the history of Dummar, the northwestern district of Damascus, and its residents’ old, as well as, the ongoing conflict with the Assad Family. Given the neighbourhood’s strategic localization proximate to highly sensitive areas (The Presidential...

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Syrian refugee 'slashed in mass knife brawl' near Turkish border

Syrian refugee 'slashed in mass knife brawl' near Turkish border

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A Syrian refugee has been 'slashed' in mass knife brawl in the Turkish province of Şanlıurfa, relatives told Zaman al-Wasl Sunday. The relatives have claimed that 10 Syrian refugees from the northern province Hasaka were involved in the mass brawl in the border town...

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US-backed forces repel IS attack in Deir Ezzor, 2 civilians killed

US-backed forces repel IS attack in Deir Ezzor, 2 civilians killed

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday. The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition supporting them were on high alert after...

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SDF officials met with Assad in Damascus: Executive Head

SDF officials met with Assad in Damascus: Executive Head

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Executive Head of Syrian Democratic Council said the Kurdish-led forces might merge in the regime forces after she revealed her top meeting with Bashar al-Assad that took place in Damascus two weeks ago. Ilham Ahmed told BBC Arabic on Saturday that the US-backed...

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Qatar, Liechtenstein deliver message to UN on torture and killing of Syrian prisoners

Qatar, Liechtenstein deliver message to UN on torture and killing of Syrian prisoners

Qatar and Liechtenstein delivered a joint message to HE the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, expressing their deep condemnation and concern at reports that monitor the Syrian regime's violations, abuses, torture and systematic killing of prisoners whose only charge was...

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Three Tahrir al-Sham fighters killed in explosion: Idlib

Three Tahrir al-Sham fighters killed in explosion: Idlib

(Zaman AlWasl)- Huge explosion rocked a base for powerful Tahrir al Sham jihadist group in northern Idlib province, leaving 3 fighters dead, local activists said Saturday. The former all Qaeda’ branch in Syria controls most of Idlib, the last territory out of Bashar al-Assad's...

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US suspends financing for Syria stabilization projects

US suspends financing for Syria stabilization projects

The United States said Friday it is suspending $230 million budgeted for stabilization projects in Syria, citing the aid pledged by other partners in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has "redirected" the funds originally set aside to help...

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Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia said early Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by Daesh (ISIS) and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces. The Saudi Embassy in Washington said the money "will save lives, help facilitate the return of...

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Latakia: 46 regime forces killed in four weeks

Latakia: 46 regime forces killed in four weeks

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 46 regime frocres  from coastal Latakia province have been killed in a month, pro-regime news feeds reported. Most of slain soldiers have been killed by Daesh and rebels in eastern and southern Syria. The death toll included 16 army officers, two...

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US-led forces to Daesh 'Your Death is Inevitable': leaflets

US-led forces to Daesh 'Your Death is Inevitable': leaflets

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The US-led coalition airstrikes have pounded regime-held areas in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activist said Thursday. The strikes hit regime bastions in al-Shamiyyah town in the western bank of Euphrates River, activist Taj al-Allow told Zaman al-Wasl. The...

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Turkish lira firms despite US warning of more sanctions

Turkish lira firms despite US warning of more sanctions

The Turkish lira strengthened against the dollar Friday as investors weighed up a U.S warning that Turkey should expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. The lira has lost a third of its value against the dollar this year as worsening...

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Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

The Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, says in just one month air defense assets have downed 45 drones targeting the Hemeimeem air base. The base in the province of...

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Iraq bombs Daesh 'operations room' in Syria

Iraq bombs Daesh 'operations room' in Syria

 Iraq launched an air strike on a gathering of Daesh (ISIS) fighters in neighboring Syria, killing members of the militant group who planned cross-border attacks, its military said on Thursday. F-16 fighter jets bombed and destroyed an "operations room" where the militants were meeting....

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Russia says it's trying to help Syrian refugees' return home

Russia says it's trying to help Syrian refugees' return home

The Russian Defense Ministry says it's coordinating efforts to help Syrian refugees return home. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said in a conference call on Wednesday that included Russian and Syrian officials that work is underway to rebuild dozens of Syria's power stations, schools and...

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Syrian regime artillery kills child, wounds dozen in Idlib

Syrian regime artillery kills child, wounds dozen in Idlib

   (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian artillery killed a child and wounded dozen in northern Idlib province as regime forces step up its aerial and ground offensive on northwestern Syria, local activists said Wednesday. The attacks targeted the town of Khan Sheikhoun and al-Tamana'....

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