Syria

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Jihadist assault prompts air strikes in Syria safe zone: monitor

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A jihadist offensive in a region of northwestern Syria where a safe zone deal had brought months of relative calm prompted heavy government and Russian air strikes on Tuesday, a monitor said. Idlib province ...
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Trump calls out North Korea, Iran, Syria in first speech to UN General Assembly

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Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: military

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FILE PHOTO: The Syrian area of Quneitra is seen in the background as an out-of-commission Israeli tank parks on a hill, near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, ...
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How chocolate-selling Syrian-refugee family defied skeptics, made their dream in Canada

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It’s a long way from a refugee camp in the Middle East to a chocolate factory in Atlantic Canada. But for the Hadhad family, it’s been a smooth transition.Their Antigonish N.S., business is a success, ...
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Militants assault government targets in western Syria, complicating cease-fire talks

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An ultrasound machine and a hospital bed are covered in rubble and debris on Sept. 19, 2017, after a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces in a village in northwestern Idlib province. (Omar Haj ...
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Two years in Syria: Putin's success story is marred by his Ukrainian debacle

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Jihadist fighters assault government targets in western Syria, complicating cease-fire talks

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An ultrasound machine and a hospital bed are covered in rubble and debris on Sept. 19, 2017, following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces in the village of Al-Tahh, in northwestern Idlib ...
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Trapped: The Desperation of Syria’s Displaced Civilians

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Thousands of displaced Syrians are stranded in “no man’s land” between Jordan and Syria. (AP Photo / Raad Adayleh) Want to Fight Back? Sign up for Take Action Now and get three actions in your inbox every ...
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Russia-China launch wargames; US show of force over Korea; Trump at the UN; US forces regroup in Syria; and just a bit more...

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Eight days of Russia-China wargaming has begun in the North Pacific, The Wall Street Journal reports. Location: “between Peter the Great Bay, near Vladivostok, and the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk, ...
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US military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies

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US military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies The U.S. military acknowledged it has closed an outpost in southern Syria in recent days amid reports that American ...
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Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President

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ALEPPO, Syria — Seedra, Zahra, and Faedele draw in the debris with a stick, seemingly oblivious to the destruction surrounding them. The girls are sitting amid chunks of fallen concrete, collapsed pillars, ...
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Holocaust Museum Pulls Back from Study on Obama’s Syrian Foreign Policy: Cites Failures Tempered by Political Cover, Critics Charge

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A major study produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in late August has caused a swirl of debate and controversy among museum supporters, academics, Syrian analysts, Jewish leaders, and ...
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Syrian refugee camp to Hollywood feature: Vivian Nouri

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When Vivian Nouri was born into a Syrian refugee camp, her family's immediate priority was replacing their home which had been destroyed by a bomb.Hollywood seemed a long, long way away.Fast forward to ...
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Israel says shoots down drone over Golan Heights frontier with Syria

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shot down a pilotless aircraft that tried to enter its airspace at its Golan Heights frontier with Syria on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. Israeli media said a Patriot ...
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U.S. military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies

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An anti-government Syrian fighter from Maghaweer al-Thawra next of a U.S. soldier at the Syrian-Iraqi crossing border point of Tanf. (Hammurabi’s Justice News via AP) The U.S. military acknowledged it ...
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Rebels say U.S. evacuates base in southern Syrian desert

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Rebels say U.S. evacuates base in southern Syrian desert By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. troops and allied Arab fighters have evacuated a garrison set up in June in the Syrian desert near ...
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Israel fires patriot missile toward drone infiltrating from Syrian airspace

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Israel Air Force fired a Patriot missile toward a drone infiltrating Israel from Syrian airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday. Initial reports said the drone was successfully downed by the missile. ...
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No to Syria reconstruction until Assad is out, says U.S., UK and other nations

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The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition "away from Assad," British ...
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Al-Qaida-led fighters on the offensive against Syrian troops

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A Syrian monitoring group says insurgents led by an al-Qaida-linked group have launched a wide offensive against pro-government troops south of their stronghold in the western province of Idlib. The Syrian ...
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What we know about Yahyah Farroukh, the 21-year-old chicken shop worker from Syria arrested over the Parsons Green bomb attack

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The first name to emerge from the counter-terrorism investigation into the bomb attack on the London Underground last week was that of Yahyah Farroukh. The 21-year-old was arrested late on Saturday night, ...
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Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group ...
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Insurgents attack Syrian-government areas near Hama: monitor

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese ...
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Motorbike explosion in Syrian city kills child, monitors say

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A booby-trapped motorbike exploded in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on Monday, killing a child and wounding six other people, the monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human ...
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Putin seeks Syria deal that both Iran and Israel can swallow

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is working on what sounds to Israelis like science fiction but in Moscow makes perfect sense – a deal on the power structure in Syria that both Israel and Iran can live ...
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Syria is a ‘Laboratory’ for the Air War of the Future

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US airmen are rapidly developing and remixing new technologies and techniques in the fight against ISIS, but sometimes you can’t beat the tried and true. ISIS doesn’t have an Air Force, but the Syrian ...
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Anti-Assad nations say no to Syria reconstruction until political process on track

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Britain's State Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson attends a session on reforming the United Nations at UN Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson ...
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U.S. and allies won’t rebuild Syria without political process

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (fifth from left) and other foreign ministers meet at the United Nations for a discussion on Syria on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters) NEW YORK — The Islamic ...
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Russia bombed location in Syria near US troops

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A team of US Special Operations Forces were advising US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces at the location the Russians struck in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, one US official said.US personnel were "at most ...
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Syrian Troops Battling ISIS Advance Toward US-backed Force

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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es-Zor province, Syria. (AP Photo) BEIRUT — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State group crossed to the eastern ...
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US: World won't rebuild Syria until political process starts

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Josh Lederman, Associated Press Updated 4:12 pm, Monday, September 18, 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — The United States says world nations aren't willing to contribute heavily to reconstruct Syria until a "credible ...
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'Contested,' 'Congested' Syrian Airspace Poses Challenges: General

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A Russian military jet lands at sunrise at Hemeimeem air base, in Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva) The airspace over Syria in some ways has become as "contested" and "congested" ...
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Refugees from Iraq, Syria eyed in British subway terror attack investigation

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Authorities named one of two Middle Eastern refugees believed to be responsible for last week's London subway bombing, as new details emerged about their troubled time being fostered by a British couple ...
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Final report of Independent Commission on Syria details human rights law violations

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... Syrians we have interviewed. He told us: “All of...  ...
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Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, near U.S.-backed forces

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group said, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed militias ...
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Final report of Independent Commission on Syria details violations of human rights and international laws

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... Syrians we have interviewed. He told us: “All of...  ...
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Inside Syria's Idlib, where poor and desperate civilians are selling their limbs and organs

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Ghazwan, a Syrian amputee in the rebel-held stronghold of Idlib, pictured with his daughter. He is trying to sell his prosthetic foot to pay back loans and support his family. In Idlib province in northwestern ...
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Syrian Troops Battling ISIS Advance toward US-backed Force

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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es-Zor province, Syria. (AP Photo) BEIRUT — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State group crossed to the eastern ...
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Syrian troops battling IS cross river toward US-backed force

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In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 photo Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es-Zor province, Syria. A U.S.-backed force in Syria said a Russian airstrike wounded six of its fighters Saturday ...
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The Latest: US says Syrian allies in touch with Assad forces

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The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition says their allies on the ground in Syria are keeping "open lines" of communication with President ...
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Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, close to U.S.-backed forces

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group reported, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed ...
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Bomb blast hits Syrian town of Qamishli, injuries reported: state TV

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A motorbike exploded in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on Monday, wounding at least four people, Syrian state television reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also ...
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Syria investigator del Ponte signs off with a sting

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Veteran prosecutor Carla del Ponte signed off from the United Nations Syria investigation on Monday by criticizing the U.N. Security Council and telling Syria's ambassador his government ...
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Syrian man identified as suspect in London train bombing

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A Syrian man was on Monday identified as one of two people arrested over the bombing of a London tube train last week. Yahyah Farroukh, a 21-year-old originally from Damascus, was pictured being stopped ...
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London bomber ID'd as Syrian 'refugee'

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(BREITBART) The second of two men arrested in connection with Friday morning’s Parsons Green London tube network attack has been named as 21-Year-Old Syrian migrant Yahyah Farouk. The Syrian migrant — ...
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Syria's Deir al-Zor air base working again: state media, monitors

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Deir al-Zor military airport in eastern Syria, which the Syrian army recaptured this month from Islamic State, began functioning again on Monday for the first time in nearly a year, ...
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Trump preps for UN speech; Syrian troops advance on ISIS stronghold; Iran pumps up media ops; DARPA seeks specialized chips for AI; and just a bit more...

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This week: President Trump heads to the United Nations. President Donald Trump makes his first appearance before the international assembly in a speaking role on Tuesday in New York. Clouding that appearance: ...
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Syrian troops battling IS advance toward US-backed force

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops battling the Islamic State group crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir el-Zour on Monday, securing their hold on the eastern city but threatening a potential ...
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Russia touts essential role in Syria's advance against IS

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Uqayribat (Syria) (AFP) - As the Islamic State group seems to crumble across Syria, a top Russian commander points to a pulverised tank once used by the jihadists as proof of his country's essential role ...
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Elderly Foster Parents Caring for Syrian ‘Refugee’ Terror Suspects ‘Not Warned’

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Elmbridge CANby Liam Deacon18 Sep 20170 18 Sep, 201718 Sep, 2017 The foster couple who cared for the Syrian ‘refugees’ arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing were not warned of the men’s ...
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Parsons Green Bomb Suspect Named as 21-Year-Old Syrian Yahyah Farouk

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The second of two men arrested in connection with Friday morning’s Parsons Green London tube network attack has been named as 21-Year-Old Syrian migrant Yahyah Farouk. The Syrian migrant — who has been ...
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