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Hezbollah, Nusra swap corpses – 8,000 to leave Syria-Lebanon border zone as ceasefire deal advances

BEIRUT, July 30, (Agencies): Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and jihadist militants on Sunday started exchanging the bodies of fighters as part of a ceasefire deal for the restive Syria-Lebanon border. The truce, announced by the movement and confirmed by Lebanon’s General Security agency on Thursday, ended six days of a Hezbollah-led …

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Chechnya plays big in rebuilding of Syria – ‘Forced to contribute’

MOSCOW, July 19, (AP): Russia’s mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. A …

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‘War in Syria kills over 330,000’ – Shells hit Russian embassy in Damascus

BEIRUT, July 16, (Agencies): More than 330,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civilians, a monitor said on Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it has documented the deaths of 331,765 people across Syria …

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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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