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Iran has over 1,000 troops in Iraq, over 2,000 in Syria: US

WASHINGTON, Oct 27, (Agencies): Washington believes there are fewer than 2,000 Iranian troops in Syria helping the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and more than 1,000 in Iraq supporting the Baghdad government, the top US military officer said on Tuesday. Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint …

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Saudi sees Syria progress – No role for Assad in ‘future’

CAIRO, Oct 25, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister insisted on Sunday that Syrian leader Bashar al- Assad should have no role in Syria’s “future,” adding there had been some progress in international talks on resolving the conflict. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the comments after meeting his Egyptian counterpart in …

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Russia flew 53 sorties, hit 72 militant targets in Syria – Drone video shows staggering destruction near Damascus

MOSCOW, Oct 22, (Agencies): The Russian defence ministry said on Thursday its planes had flown 53 sorties and struck 72 militant targets in Syria in the last 24 hours, Russian news agencies reported. The Russian air force hit a range of targets in the Hama, Idlib, Latakia, Aleppo, Damascus, and …

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Qatar could intervene militarily in Syria but prefers dialogue – Assad makes surprise visit to Moscow

DUBAI, Oct 21, (Agencies): Qatar, a major supporter of rebels in Syria’s civil war, suggested it could intervene militarily following Russia’s intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad but said it still preferred a political solution to the crisis. The comments by Qatar’s foreign minister, made in a CNN interview …

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US working hard to avoid total destruction of Syria, says Kerry; Saudi urges Iran to stop ‘meddling’ in neighbourhood

MADRID, Oct 19, (Agencies): The United States is working to avoid the “total destruction” of Syria, and plans a meeting in the coming days with Russian, Saudi and Turkish leaders to seek an end to the conflict, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. “I will be coming back in …

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Syrian army, Russian jets target towns north of Homs

BEIRUT/AMMAN, Oct 15, (Agencies): Syrian troops and their allies, backed by Russian jets, attacked rebel-held towns north of the city of Homs on Thursday, targeting a long-held and strategic enclave of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The offensive that began before dawn builds on over a week of ground attacks …

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MP Dashti rapped for Assad support – ‘Kuwait damaged’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 15: Several parliamentarians have criticized MP Abdulhamid Dashti for damaging Kuwait’s reputation at international forums and supporting the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad by describing him as a prophet and apostle in spite of the fact that he continues to kill his people, displaces them and drives thousands …

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Iran deploys troops to Syria – Deployment under cover of Russian air campaign

BEIRUT, Oct 14, (Agencies): Iran has sent hundreds of troops into northern and central Syria in the first such open deployment in the country’s civil war, joining fighters from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah in an offensive against rebels and taking advantage of cover from Russia’s air campaign, a regional official …

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Need to enhance humanitarian relief to Syrian refugees: Kuwait

PARIS, Oct 13, (KUNA): Kuwait called on the international community here on Tuesday for enhancing the humanitarian relief to Syrian refugees, and to exert more efforts in supporting Syria’s neighboring countries in assisting Syrians who took up refuge on their lands. The permanent representative of the State of Kuwait to …

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Syrian Qaeda call for attack on Russia over its air strikes – Nusra Front issues bounties for Assad, Hezb chief

BEIRUT, Oct 13, (AFP): Al- Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate called for jihadists to attack Russia over its air strikes in Syria, as rockets hit Moscow’s Damascus embassy Tuesday where demonstrators had gathered to back the intervention. Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed Washington for refusing to cooperate on Syria, saying “some of …

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