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UNHCR aid, tents reach refugee camps in northern eastern Syria

UNHCR aid, tents reach refugee camps in northern eastern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has begun replacing 500 tents and distributing food items to Syrian refugees in northeastern Syria The move followed a week of fresh floods and severe storms. The urgent tent supply was for the camp of Abo Khashab. Sajjad...

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Refugees from Raqqah want to return to their homeland

Refugees from Raqqah want to return to their homeland

Syrians who fled YPG/PKK’s terrorist activities in Tal Abyad district of Raqqah in Syria and took refuge in Turkey want to return to their homeland. Inhabitants in Tal Abyad, whose houses were forcibly evacuated, had to take refuge in Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa’s Akcakale...

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Severe winter mounts displaced suffering

Severe winter mounts displaced suffering

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A powerful winter storms have swept the Syrian refugees camps across the Turkish and the Iraqi border, worsening conditions for those who have fled the eight-year-old war.  The torrential rain and strong winds have lashed most displaced areas in eastern provinces...

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87,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon: General Security

87,000 Syrian refugees have returned from Lebanon: General Security

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Lebanese General Security announced in a statement Friday that 87,670 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country since July, The Daily Star reported.  Dozens of Syrian refugees on Thursday began to return to Syria after gathering in different areas, in the...

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Deir Ezzor: Five Russian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

Deir Ezzor: Five Russian soldiers killed in landmine explosion

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least five Russian soldiers were killed Friday in landmine explosion in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activist told Zaman al-Wasl.  The explosion that rocked a joint base for regime army and the key ally has also left casualties from pro-regime militia,...

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Daesh assassinates tribal leader in Raqqa

Daesh assassinates tribal leader in Raqqa

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A tribal leader was assassinated by Daesh militant in eastern Raqqa city over links with Kurdish militias, local activists said Friday. Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi, one of al-Afa’adleh tribe leaders, was killed by a silenced pistol early morning....

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 Idlib: thousands rally against Assad despite shelling

Idlib: thousands rally against Assad despite shelling

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Despite bombing, thousands of people came out to the streets of rebel-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo provinces to rally against the Assad regime.   Demonstrators held up the three-star flag of the Syrian revolution and placards recalling the first days of the Syrian...

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Regime shelling kills 10 in de-escalation zone around Idlib

Regime shelling kills 10 in de-escalation zone around Idlib

At least ten people were killed by Syrian regime shelling of the rebel-held Idlib province on Friday, according to a monitoring group — the highest daily toll since a Russian-Turkish demilitarization zone was set up around the region. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the...

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Black Light film sheds light on Syrians' pains, hopes

Black Light film sheds light on Syrians' pains, hopes

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The Black Light film for Syrian director Ward al-Demashqi tries to shed the light on the Syrians' pains, hopes and exhausted dreams. The 20-minute film put the monitor on media machine and its role in igniting conflicts and fueling its fire, and how the image can divert...

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1200 displaced families need aid in Ghadafa village

1200 displaced families need aid in Ghadafa village

(Zaman Al Wasl TV)- The local council in the northern village of al-Ghadafa has appealed via Zaman TV to the humanitarian organizations to help the displaced amid lack of aid and funds. About 1200 families live in al-Qadafa, including 700 families live in random primitive camps east of...

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545 Syrian refugees return home

545 Syrian refugees return home

 Dozens of Syrian refugees Thursday began to return to Syria after gathering in different areas, in the latest return process organized by General Security, the Lebanese Daily Star media reported.  About 87,670 Syrian refugees, who registered with Lebanese General Security, have...

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French jihadist mothers in Syria face terrible choice

French jihadist mothers in Syria face terrible choice

For dozens of French women detained in Syria, an impossible choice looms: keeping their children in a war zone, or sending them home knowing they might never see each other again. Like other Western nations which experienced a jihadist exodus to Iraq or Syria, France is grappling with...

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Skirmishes reported between SDF, tribesmen in Deir Ezzor

Skirmishes reported between SDF, tribesmen in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Skirmishes erupted Thursday between the US-led Syrian Democratic forces and Tribesmen in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activists reported. The Kurdish-led forces clashed with the Elite Forces, mostly tribesmen backed by former opposition leader Ahmed...

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Russia says militants trying to wreck deal over Idlib: Ifax

Russia says militants trying to wreck deal over Idlib: Ifax

Russia accused rebels in Syria's Idlib Province Thursday of trying to wreck a Russian-Turkish initiative to create a demilitarized zone in the insurgent-held region, the Interfax news agency reported. Idlib is held by an array of rebel groups, the most powerful of which is Tahrir...

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US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Manbij town

US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Manbij town

An official with a U.S.-backed militia says joint U.S.-Turkish patrols will begin within hours around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies. Sharfan Darwish, spokesman of the Manbij Military Council, told The Associated...

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Tahrir al-Sham kills 4 regime fighters in Syria's Idlib: activist group

Tahrir al-Sham kills 4 regime fighters in Syria's Idlib: activist group

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham  on Thursday has killed four pro-regime fighters in northern Idlib province, the rebel stronghold where Russia and Turkey have agreed to set up a buffer zone, an activist group said. The northwestern province is the last major area still outside...

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260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area: Turkey

260,000 Syrians have returned to 'Euphrates Shield' operation area: Turkey

A total of 260,000 Syrian nationals have returned to a swathe of land in northern Syria where Turkey carried out a cross-border operation dubbed "Euphrates Shield," Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Thursday. Akar also said Turkey's operations in northern Iraq would continue until what...

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US evades answer on who controls Syria's Tal Abyad

US evades answer on who controls Syria's Tal Abyad

Wednesday on who controls the northeastern town of Tal Abyad. On Tuesday, the Turkish military shelled positions of the YPG, the Syrian branch of the PKK terrorist organization, in the town. Cmdr. Sean Robertson, a Pentagon spokesperson, called on all parties to avoid escalation and...

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