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Tag Archives: syria

Momentum builds for joining Syria strikes – Protests in Britain, Spain

LONDON, Nov 28, (Agencies): Some 5,000 people protested in London Saturday against potential British participation in Syria airstrikes, as political momentum mounted to broaden the fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday laid out the case for British jets, already bombing IS targets in Iraq, …

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Don’t let Syria be a ‘Somalia’

STARTING from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and then Libya and Yemen, the United States of America has shouldered the responsibility of maintaining security and stability in these countries — besides helping their citizens get rid of dictators who ruled them to pave way for the establishment of democratic ruling regimes. Yet, …

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Nusra kills IS-linked commander – Saudi to continue to support rebels if Assad doesn’t leave

BEIRUT, Nov 15, (Agencies): The leader of a militant Syrian faction that had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group was killed Sunday in a suicide attack by rival jihadists, a monitoring group said. “Abu Ali al-Baridi, head of Al- Yarmuk Martyrs Brigade and nicknamed ‘The Uncle’, was killed in …

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Russia sends missile system to Syria

MOSCOW, Nov 5, (AFP): Russia has sent anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria to back up its air campaign, the commander of the air force Viktor Bondarev said in an interview published Thursday. “We sent there not just fighter planes, strike aircraft and helicopters but also anti-aircraft rocket systems,” Bondarev told …

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‘Symposiums no solution’ – ‘Syrians only can end conflict’

SOMETIMES, the truth is not satisfactory if it clashes with certain convictions. This issue renders many politicians to stand by the language of diplomacy lest they fall in trouble because of ‘what the tough one spelt out’. An Arabic proverb says “your tongue is your fort; it protects you as …

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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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