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Syria depot blast toll 69

BEIRUT, Aug 13, (Agencies): The death toll of an explosion at a weapons depot in northwestern Syria has risen to 69, mostly civilians including 17 children, a monitor said Monday as search operations continued. Sunday’s blast of unknown origin in the town of Sarmada in Idlib province took the lives …

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Kids among 39 Idlib dead

BEIRUT, Aug 12, (Agencies): An explosion at a weapons depot in a rebel-held town in northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children on Sunday, a monitor said. An AFP correspondent at the site in Sarmada in Idlib province near the Turkish border said the explosion of …

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Hezb aid Syria assault on south

BEIRUT, July 5, (Agencies): Hezbollah is helping to lead a Russian-backed offensive in southern Syria, pro-Damascus sources said, exposing the limits of US policy that hopes Moscow can get Iran and groups it backs out of the country. Hezbollah’s role in the offensive near the border with Jordan and the …

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Apply law to war crimes: Kuwait – Syria hits south

GENEVA, June 26, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait called on Tuesday to apply international laws in dealing with war crimes witnessed in Syria. This came during a speech delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, at the 38th Session of the United Nations Human Rights …

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Syria…if a tiger leaves its den, monkeys occupy & desecrate it

IN political literature, there are indicators of what could happen in the absence of a clear strategy for any action and reaction. One such indicator is when a tiger leaves its den in the hills, monkeys occupy it and it becomes a place for frivolity, so it is difficult to …

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Syria monitors: Missile attack kills 26, mostly Iranians

BEIRUT (AP) — An overnight missile attack in Syria’s northern region has killed 26 pro-government fighters, mostly Iranians, a Syria war monitoring group said Monday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack appears to have been carried out by Israel and targeted an arms depot for surface-to-surface …

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Kuwait’s KRCS opens project for Syrian orphans in Turkey

KD 42,000 project to benefit 140 orphans ANKARA, April 28, (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) opened Saturday a multipurpose project for Syrian orphan refugees in Gaziantep city, south of Turkey. During the project’s opening ceremony, KRCS Chairman of the Board Dr Hilal Al-Sayer said that the total cost of …

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Kuwait calls for immediate end to the fighting in Syria

Donors pledge $4.4 bln for war-ravaged country BRUSSELS, April 25, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait Wednesday reiterated its full support to UN efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and called for an immediate end to the fighting. Speaking at the Brussels II conference on Syria, …

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Jihadists given 48 hours to surrender enclave near Damascus

BEIRUT, April 19 (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have been given 48 hours to agree to withdraw from an enclave they control south of Damascus, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported on Thursday. “If they refuse, the army and supporting forces are ready to launch a military operation to end …

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Syria regime forces shell Damascus jihadist bastion

Beirut, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in Damascus controlled by the Islamic State group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said Wednesday. After fully retaking the Eastern Ghouta region on the edge of the capital, the Syrian …

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