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Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal

 Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment. Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels and regime ally Moscow, opposition...

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2,257 Syrian civilians killed in 1st half of 2018: NGO

2,257 Syrian civilians killed in 1st half of 2018: NGO

A total of 2,257 civilians, about half of whom were women and children, were killed in 186 different incidents over the past six months, a report revealed. The report released by the U.K.-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said Bashar al-Assad regime, Russia, YPG/PKK terror...

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377 Arsal refugees returned to Syria

377 Arsal refugees returned to Syria

Lebanese General Security said 377 refugees who had been living near the northeastern border town of Arsal returned to Syria Saturday, in a voluntary return the agency coordinated with the UNHCR, the Daily Star reported. Most of the refugees are from the western Qalamoun...

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Assad troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

Assad troops celebrate recapture of border crossing

Syrian regime soldiers are celebrating the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Nassib border crossing a day earlier, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with...

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180,000 children displaced in southern Syria: UNICEF

180,000 children displaced in southern Syria: UNICEF

180,000 children have been forced to flee their homes with little means of protection, shelter or assistance, UNICEF said Friday.   In a statement, the agency said it had received “horrific reports” from southern Syria, including the death of an entire family in the city of...

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Interim report finds chlorine used in Douma

Interim report finds chlorine used in Douma

Preliminary analysis by the world’s chemical weapons watchdog found chlorine was used in an attack in Douma, Syria, in April that killed dozens of civilians and prompted air strikes by Britain, France and the United States, it said Friday.  The Organization for the Prohibition of...

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Daesh-suspected blast kills 4 civilians in Deir Ezzor

Daesh-suspected blast kills 4 civilians in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 11 people, including 7 SDF fighters, were killed on Friday in a car bomb attack targeted Kurdish-led forces in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activist told Zaman al-Wasl. The Daesh-suspected attack took place in the town of al-Bseera east of Deir Ezzor...

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South Syrian rebels lay down arms as Assad seizes crossing

South Syrian rebels lay down arms as Assad seizes crossing

Syrian regime forces on Friday reached a vital border crossing with Jordan and raised the national flag for the first time in years, state media reported, reinstating sovereignty over a key region that potentially reopens the way for Syrian exports to Arab countries. State news agency...

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Regime army to pull out of eastern Daraa and Russian-led forces to take charge under new deal

Regime army to pull out of eastern Daraa and Russian-led forces to take charge under new deal

Syrian regime army and allied militias to pull out of eastern Daraa and Russian-led forces to take charge under new deal: rebel spox Reuters

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Germany's top court OKs use of VW documents in diesel probe

Germany's top court OKs use of VW documents in diesel probe

Germany's highest court says investigators can examine internal documents seized last year from automaker Volkswagen as part of a probe into the diesel emissions scandal. The Federal Constitutional Court Friday dismissed a legal complaint from Volkswagen seeking to block authorities...

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Regime forces close to seizing Jordan border crossing: pro-Assad commander

Regime forces close to seizing Jordan border crossing: pro-Assad commander

Syrian regime forces in south Syria have advanced along the Jordanian border, seizing a string of villages, and will soon reach the strategic Nasib border crossing, a pro-Assad commander said Friday. The army and allies in Daraa province arrived at the frontier on Thursday and "within a...

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SDF takes new ground from Daesh in Hasaka

SDF takes new ground from Daesh in Hasaka

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The U.S.-backed Syrian forces pressed new gains against Daesh in northeastern Hasaka province, taking two villages, local activists said Friday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have seized the villages of Qabr Taha and...

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4,082 cases of arbitrary arrest in Syria in first half of 2018: SNHR

4,082 cases of arbitrary arrest in Syria in first half of 2018: SNHR

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said no less than 4,082 arrest cases were recorded in the first , half of 2018, including 667 cases in June by regime forces and armed groups, according to the watchdog's July report .   The report notes that arbitrary arrests have been...

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Jordan to set up field hospital for Daraa displaced near border

Jordan to set up field hospital for Daraa displaced near border

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Jordan's Professional Association will set up a field hospital at the border as influx of Syrian displaced continue due to the ongoing offensive by regime and allied militias. Ali al-Obous, head of the association's council told Zaman al-Wasl the Union of Jordanian...

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Russian airstrikes kill family of six, including 4 children, in Daraa

Russian airstrikes kill family of six, including 4 children, in Daraa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A family of six members, four children and two women, has been killed in Russian airstrikes on southern town of Saida on Thursday, rescuing Civil Defense agency said. Dark clouds of smoke rose over rebel-held areas in Daraa province on Thursday as Bashar Assad's Russian...

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Syrian rebels say Jordan's mediation brings them back to talks with Russians

Syrian rebels say Jordan's mediation brings them back to talks with Russians

Jordan's mediation has succeeded in getting Syrian rebel negotiators back to the table with Russian officers over a final deal that ends the fighting and brings state control over Daraa province, a Syrian opposition spokesman said. Ibrahim al Jabawi said the two sides were expected to...

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Russian warplanes pummel southwest Syria in support of regime

Russian warplanes pummel southwest Syria in support of regime

Dark clouds of smoke rose over Syrian rebel-held areas near the border with Jordan on Thursday as Bashar Assad's Russian allies unleashed heavy air strikes and regime forces launched ground assaults. Assad aims to recapture the entire southwest including the frontiers with the...

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500 refugees to move back to Syria from Arsal

500 refugees to move back to Syria from Arsal

(Zaman Al Wasl)- About 500 refugees in the Lebanese town of Arasl are expected to return to Syria due to reconciliation deal brokered by the Hezbollah militia, sources said. Most of the refugees are from the western Qalamoun region, according not Zaman al-Wasl reporter....

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