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Solution to Syria starts in ‘Dera’a’

AMERICA and Russia have announced the start of a ceasefire in the southern part of Syria. Despite the absence of the Syrian role in the decision — whether the party supporting America or the one supporting Russia, it still signals the beginning of a transitional period which includes the refugees …

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Syrian refugee raped, murdered in Turkey

ANKARA, July 8, (AFP): A Syrian refugee in Turkey was raped and bludgeoned to death by rock-wielding attackers just days before she was due to give birth, and her 10-month-old baby strangled, in a brutal double murder that has sparked outrage. Turkish authorities have detained two men who reportedly confessed …

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US downs Syrian jet … Russia warns

BEIRUT, June 19, (RTRS): Russia, Iran and the United States are drawing new red lines for each other in Syria, with Moscow warning Washington on Monday it would treat any US-led coalition planes in its area of operations as potential targets after the US air force downed a Syrian jet. …

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Fighters ‘advance’ in battle for Raqqa

BEIRUT, June 12, (AFP): USbacked Syrian fighters battling the Islamic State group pushed closer to the Old City in the jihadist stronghold of Raqqa on Monday, a monitor said. The Kurdish and Arab fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) entered Raqqa for the first time almost a week ago, …

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‘Kuwait needs to consider manner of dealing with Syrians’

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The Secretary-General of the anti-corruption and human rights organization operating in Kuwait under the tutelage of the United Nations Commission for Human Rights Hussein Al-Shamali said four Syrians who were deported from Kuwait have been executed by the Syrian authorities in recent times, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow – One woman’s Syria story

QAMISHLI, Syria, April 24, (AFP): Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria. At just 23, the young Moroccan spent three traumatic years in northern Syria under the …

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Missiles knock out hospital in Syria’s north – opposition – Syria still has chemical weapons: Mattis

BEIRUT, April 22, (Agencies): Missiles struck a medical center in Syria’s northern rebel-held province, putting the facility built underground for protection out of service and killing a number of its staff, opposition activists said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that airstrikes had seriously damaged the medical …

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Syrians in frantic search for children

Dozens of blast survivors awaiting news BAB AL-HAWA, Syria, April 18, (AFP): Fatima Rashid was recovering in a Syrian hospital after a deadly suicide blast when she glanced at a teenager with a bloody, disfigured face. She did not recognise her daughter. The wounded teenager was later taken across the …

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