Syria

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US-backed Syrian fighters now control almost half of IS city

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Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press Updated 7:08 am, Thursday, July 27, 2017 A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, looks through a hole on the front line of the industrial district on the eastern ...
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Syrian journalists heroes in ‘City of Ghosts’

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CLOSE Documentary follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently,” a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. Amazon StudiosJournalist ...
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Trump’s transgender tweets draw opposition; USAF wants robots watching Twitter; Russia cuts 49-year deal to stay in Syria; Navy testing disposable microdrones; and just a bit more...

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Can President Trump make his transgender ban stick? In three tweets, the commander in chief threw the Pentagon into a tizzy — and thousands of U.S. troops, their commanders, their units, and their families ...
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US-backed Syria force ousts IS from half of Raqa

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Beirut (AFP) - A US-backed alliance has ousted Islamic State group jihadists from half of their Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said Wednesday, as the escalating fighting drove up the civilian death toll.The ...
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Environmental initiatives bring relief, hope to besieged areas of Syria

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July 27 -- Beyond the death and destruction, Syria's war has had massive environmental consequences, including high levels of pollution, the decimation of forests and a dangerous accumulation of waste ...
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Putin signs military base deal in Syria, entrenching Russian troops for half a century

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President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. The original deal, ...
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Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia's presence there for half a century

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© Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a display during the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government ...
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Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia’s presence there for half a century

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Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a display during the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia July 18, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS July 27, 2017 MOSCOW (Reuters) ...
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SitRep: Pentagon, White House Silent After Trump Trans Tweets; U.S. Allies in Syria Scatter

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By Paul McLeary and Adam Rawnsley Trump policy fallout. There was stunned silence in the Pentagon Wednesday after President Trump overturned military policy in three quick Tweets during morning rush hour. ...
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'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border

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Jurud Arsal (Lebanon) (AFP) - Surveying the rocky no-man's land on Lebanon's eastern border with Syria, Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday recalled the "difficult" battle they fought to recapture much of ...
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Nusra Front rebels to receive safe passage to Syria in Hezbollah ceasefire

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A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border between Hezbollah and Islamic militants. Nusra Front fighters are now willing to accept safe passage to rebel-held ...
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Eyeing Deir al-Zor, Syrian army advances on Islamic State town

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FILE PHOTO - Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand on their military vehicle in northern Deir al-Zor province ahead of an offensive against Islamic State militants, Syria February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi ...
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US-backed Syrian fighters control almost half of Raqqa

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A spokeswoman for a U.S.-backed Syrian opposition force and a monitoring group say opponents of the Islamic State group have captured nearly half of the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa. Nisreen Abdullah ...
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Hezbollah and rebels agree ceasefire at Lebanese-Syrian border

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border where Lebanon's Hezbollah says it is on the verge of defeating jihadist militants in their last ...
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Ceasefire agreed at Lebanese-Syrian border: reports

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border near the Lebanese town of Arsal, where Hezbollah has been fighting jihadist militants since last ...
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‘Difficult’ fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria border

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JURUD ARSAL, Lebanon (AFP) — Surveying the rocky no-man’s land on Lebanon’s eastern border with Syria, Hezbollah fighters on Wednesday recalled the “difficult” battle they fought to recapture much of the ...
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Russia: Don’t blame Syria for chemical attack without visit

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By Associated Press By Associated Press July 26 at 6:42 PM UNITED NATIONS — Russia says the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government for using sarin in an ...
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Ex-Marine died fighting Islamic State in Syria

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia ...
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Syrian civilians fleeing IS in Raqa turn to smugglers

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Ain Issa (Syria) (AFP) - Civilians fleeing the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqa are paying smugglers to lead them out of the city safely, only to find themselves caught up in harrowing attacks.Tens ...
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Russia: Don't blame Syria for chemical attack without visit

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia says the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government for using sarin in an attack on an opposition-held town in Syria without ever ...
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Russian military police deployed to enforce ceasefire in Syria

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Russian military police have been deployed to an area east of Syria’s capital Damascus as part of their contribution to so-called “de-escalation” zones in the country. According to Russian military officials, ...
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Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a rally marking Al-Quds day in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Aziz ...
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Special report: 180,000 young Syrian refugees are being forced into child labor in Lebanon

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BEIRUT, Lebanon — Abed Al Allah was 6 years old when he buried his cousins’ dismembered bodies. He had been sitting outside his home in Homs, Syria, in 2011 when he heard a warplane swoop low in preparation ...
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Trump slams Iran, Hizbullah for human ‘catastrophe’ in Syria

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Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Iran and the Hizbullah militia that it backs in Syria and Lebanon, blaming them for creating a “humanitarian ...
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Exclusive: Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to act to ensure access for Syrian aid

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians, according ...
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Dad: Marine veteran killed in Syria 'had a mission' in ISIS battle

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Dad: Marine veteran killed in Syria 'had a mission' in ISIS battle ORLANDO, Fla. — A Marine veteran believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where ...
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Americans Are Risking Their Lives To Voluntarily Fight ISIS In Syria

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At least three Americans died in July fighting ISIS in Syria. But they weren't fighting with American military units.Instead, David Taylor, Nicholas Alan Warden and Robert Grodt were volunteers with the ...
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Exclusive: Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to take action to ensure access for Syrian aid

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence ...
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Russia says 4 military police battalions deployed to Syria

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By Associated Press By Associated Press July 26 at 10:41 AM MOSCOW — Russia’s defense minister says four battalions of Russian military police are currently deployed in safe zones in Syria. Russia and ...
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Marine Veteran Fighting For Kurds Against ISIS In Syria Dies

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Marine veteran David Taylor has died while fighting as a volunteer for the Kurds against the Islamic State in Syria, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Taylor, who kept his plans to join the YPG Kurdish ...
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How Imperialism Crushed Syrian Secularism With Sectarianism

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Politician Antoun Saadeh was a champion of Syrian secularization, advocating the separation of religion and politics to create greater national unity. But his secular society would be demolished by Western ...
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Why is the Trump administration empowering al-Qaeda in Syria?

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... in Syria: Let’s create an al-Qaeda haven in...  ...
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Dad: Ex-Marine From Fla. Killed in Syria 'Had a Mission' in ISIS Battle

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A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group. David Taylor, ...
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Was Trump Wrong to End the CIA’s Train-and-Equip Program in Syria?

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Smoke rises after air strikes on Aleppo's Castello road, Syria, June 2, 2016. (Reuters / Abdalrhman Ismail) Get The Nation Daily.Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox ...
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The link between suicide among girls in rural Syria and underage marriage

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July 26 (UPI) -- Raw'a was found dead after hanging herself in February last year in her bathroom in a village in northwestern rural Idlib, Syria. Raw'a, who was 16 when her body was discovered, had been ...
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Aleppo’s limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

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A view of a damaged school in al-Kalasa district of Aleppo July 12, 2017. REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki July 26, 2017 By Angus McDowall ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) – In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the ...
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U.S. pledges $140 million to Lebanon in Syrian refugee aid

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States will give Lebanon an additional $140 million to assist Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them, the State Department said on Wednesday, during a state visit ...
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Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

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ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in mosques because their schools ...
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Dad: Ex-Marine killed in Syria 'had a mission' in IS battle

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A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group. David Taylor, ...
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Dad: Ex-Marine killed in Syria ‘had a mission’ in IS battle

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia ...
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First LGBT Unit Created To Fight ISIS In Syria

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First LGBT Unit Created To Fight ISIS In Syria  ...
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Archive: Syrians find a haven in North Jersey

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Mahmoud Alzouabi is a 42-year-old Syrian refugee living in Paterson with his family after living in a refugee camp in Jordan and recently arriving in the U.S. He works as a custodian at a Paterson mosque.(Photo: ...
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World's largest cement maker posts second-quarter earnings beat following Syria scandal

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LafargeHolcim posted slightly better-than-expected second-quarter results on Wednesday as the world's biggest cement maker sought to put a scandal over payments to armed groups in Syria behind it. The ...
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Former Marine killed fighting ISIS in Syria

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Former Marine killed fighting ISIS in Syria ORLANDO, Fla. — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month ...
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There's plenty of Trump-Russia collusion — in Syria

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Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. In the fractious ...
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Trump can make the best of things in Iraq and Syria with 'expeditionary economics'

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History will not look kindly on the failure of the United States and its allies to intervene early against the Islamic State and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Hundreds of thousands have been killed ...
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As it loses in Syria and Iraq, ISIS establishes a new beachhead: the Philippines

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CLOSE Airstrikes in Marawi as Philippines troops try to retake city Video provided by AFP NewslookMerlinda Obedencio, whose husband and three children are being held by militants in Marawi, Philippines, ...
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Is the Covert CIA Program to Arm Syrian Rebels Still Secret?

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WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump seemed to blow the lid on the cancellation of a covert CIA program in Syria when he tweeted about it this week. But, intelligence agencies still won't talk about it. ...
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Videos of Syrian Life Pulled from Internet in Protest Effort

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Photo In a 2015 photo, Charif Kiwan, Abounaddara’s spokesman, watches an earlier video from the group, “The Old Man and Jihad.” Credit Chang W. Lee/The New York Times Abounaddara, the Syrian video art ...
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Al-Qaida in Syria Snuffs Out Competition in Northwest

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This July 9, 2017 photo, released by Ibaa news agency, the communications arm of the al Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee, shows al-Qaida-linked fighters detaining members of ISIS in the Syrian ...
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