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Iran coordinates military presence in Syria with Russia: Iranian official

Iran coordinates military presence in Syria with Russia: Iranian official

 Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Friday that Tehran coordinates positions on its military presence in Syria with Moscow and Damascus. He made his comments at a conference in Moscow, in response to a question about whether Iran...

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Injured civilians turn to historic foe Israel amid Deraa bloodshed

Injured civilians turn to historic foe Israel amid Deraa bloodshed

The last thing Diaa, 24, remembers is the growl of an aircraft above his village in Deraa, Syria, the target of a brutal offensive by the regime against the rebels. He and an employee had gone outside their shop to take a look. The ground was suddenly ripped from beneath their feet. The...

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Two missiles hit coastal area as Russian navy practicing

Two missiles hit coastal area as Russian navy practicing

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two Russian missiles hit two coastal villages in Tartus province as the Russian navy began practices late on Thursday, local activists said. No casualties reported. Residents of the villages of Bait Hajji and al-Mastaba have blamed the Russian air base in Tartus...

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71 Syrians killed by Russia since the start of World Cup

71 Syrians killed by Russia since the start of World Cup

(SNHR)- The Syrian people was, for a moment, hoping that Russian forces would stop carrying out ruthless airstrikes in parallel with the 2018 World Cup at least seeing that changing its barbaric image was one of the main goals Russia sought in hosting the World Cup.  It seems the...

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WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south

WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south

The World Health Organization called on Thursday for access to 210,000 displaced people who have fled fighting in southern Syria and are in urgent need of medicines and health services, including some injured requiring evacuation. With temperatures soaring to up to 45 degrees Celsius,...

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World oil supply risks being 'stretched to limit': IEA

World oil supply risks being 'stretched to limit': IEA

Rising global oil supply, driven by crude giants Saudi Arabia and Russia, may come under pressure as key producers face disruptions, the International Energy Agency said Thursday. The IEA welcomed in its July report last month's agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum...

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Israeli airstrikes hit 3 military positions in S.Syria

Israeli airstrikes hit 3 military positions in S.Syria

Israeli airstrikes Wednesday night targeted a number of areas under Assad regime control in the southwestern province of Quneita, reported regime news agency SANA on Thursday. According to SANA, “an air force of the Israeli enemy fired several rockets towards some army points.”...

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Netanyahu to Putin: remove Iran from Syria, Assad safe from Israel

Netanyahu to Putin: remove Iran from Syria, Assad safe from Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia on Wednesday that Israel does not intend to threaten Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule and asked Moscow to work to remove Iranian forces from Syria, an Israeli official said. “We won’t take action...

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Israel Patriot missile intercepts drone from Syria: army

Israel Patriot missile intercepts drone from Syria: army

Israel intercepted a drone launched from Syria with a Patriot missile Wednesday, setting off sirens in the occupied Golan Heights, the army said. The drone, which had also overflown Jordan and appeared to have been unarmed and designed for surveillance, was downed near the Sea of Galilee at...

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Air strikes, clashes hit Daesh pocket in south Syria: activist group

Air strikes, clashes hit Daesh pocket in south Syria: activist group

Russian air strikes and fierce clashes Wednesday rocked a sliver of territory in southwestern Syria held by Daesh (ISIS), an activist group said. Much of the southern province of Deraa had been quiet since Friday, when a ceasefire between rebels and Syria's regime ended a nearly...

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14 dead in south Syria suicide car bomb claimed by IS

14 dead in south Syria suicide car bomb claimed by IS

A suicide car bombing Tuesday killed 14 newly reconciled fighters from pro-government and rebel ranks in an attack on a south Syrian village claimed by Daesh (ISIS). The Britain-based activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion hit Zaizun, a village in the...

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5 civilians killed regime airstrikes in northern Syria

5 civilians killed regime airstrikes in northern Syria

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 5 civilians were killed Tuesday in regime bombing on opposition areas in Idlib and hama provinces, rescuing group said Tuesday. The leading Civil Defense agency said the strikes pounded an array of villages in Idlib and in the north countryside of Hama,...

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Rebel attack in Latakia kills 27 regime fighters: activist group

Rebel attack in Latakia kills 27 regime fighters: activist group

More than two dozen pro-regime fighters were killed in northwestern Syria overnight in a joint attack by rebel and Islamist forces, an activist group said Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the surprise offensive late Monday targeted a pair of villages and observation...

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270 journalists trapped in Daraa

270 journalists trapped in Daraa

At least 270 journalists have been trapped in Syria’s southwestern Daraa province amid an ongoing regime offensive in the region, the Syrian Journalists Association said Tuesday. An Anadolu Agency freelance reporter is among the trapped journalists, as well as media activists and...

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Syrians flee fearing regime attack on Daesh in south: activist group

Syrians flee fearing regime attack on Daesh in south: activist group

Several thousand Syrians have fled parts of the country's south held by an affiliate of the Daesh (ISIS) group due to fears of a government attack, an activist group said Monday. The pockets in Deraa province's western countryside held by Daesh are not included in a ceasefire deal agreed...

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Landmines kill 10 al-Qaeda members in Idlib

Landmines kill 10 al-Qaeda members in Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 10 jihadists were killed when they trapped in a landmine field near a regime army post in northern Idlib province, local activists said Monday. The fighters of Horras al-Din, or the Guardian of the Religion, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group, were trying late on...

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Israel threatens 'harsh response' to any Syrian forces in demilitarised Golan

Israel threatens 'harsh response' to any Syrian forces in demilitarised Golan

Israel threatened a "harsh response" on Monday to any attempt by Syrian forces advancing against southern rebel areas to deploy in a Golan Heights frontier zone that was demilitarised under a 44-year-old U.N. monitored truce between the neighbouring foes. Syrian government forces backed...

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PLO delegation flies to Syria for talks

PLO delegation flies to Syria for talks

A delegation of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Monday headed for Syria to check on the conditions of Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country. The delegation is expected to meet Syrian regime officials and representatives of Palestinian factions during the...

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