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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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Bombing of Syrian bus convoy kills, wounds dozens of people

US-backed forces reach edge of IS-held town BEIRUT, April 15, (Agencies): A bomb blast hit a bus convoy waiting to cross into government-held Aleppo in Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding dozens of people evacuated from two Shi’ite villages the day before in a deal between warring sides. The agreement …

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Trump seems to rule out deeper intervention in Syria

WASHINGTON, April 12, (Agencies): President Donald Trump is appearing to rule out deeper American military intervention in Syria beyond retaliatory strikes if Syrian President Bashar Assad continues his assault on civilians with chemical weapons. “Are we going to get involved with Syria? No,” Trump told Fox Business News in an …

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‘No evidence’ Syrian gas attack was fabricated, say WH officials

WASHINGTON, April 11, (RTRS): Senior White House officials accused Russia on Tuesday of trying to deflect blame from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a deadly poison gas attack on civilians last week that the United States has laid firmly at the feet of the Syrian government. The officials, who briefed …

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Kuwait denounces massacre in Syria – World divided on fixing blame BRUSSELS, April 5, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait on Wednesday condemned in strong terms the ugly crime in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, called on the international community to intervene and halt Syrians’ blood-spilling and prosecuting “officials responsible for such crimes.” Addressing …

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Suspected gas attack kills ‘dozens’ in Syria

UN war crimes investigators launch probe – France seeks Security Council meeting BEIRUT, April 4, (RTRS): A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said. The Syrian …

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