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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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Leaders condemn Iran interference – Probe gas attack

PUTIN PROPOSES WORKING WITH LEAGUE ON REGIONAL SECURITY DHAHRAN, April 16, (RTRS): An Arab League summit called on Sunday for an international probe into the “criminal” use of chemical weapons in Syria and condemned what it saw as Iran’s interference in the affairs of other countries. Saudi Arabia and Iran …

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Kuwait alarmed at Syria developments – Kuwait Airways to resume Beirut flights

KUWAIT CITY, April 14, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait has followed up, with deep concern and alarm, latest dangerous developments in Syria namely the military operations, carried out as a result of the Syrian authorities’ use of internationally prohibited chemical weapons, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said. The …

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Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. A few hours earlier, before sunrise, loud …

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Over 100 missiles fired at Syria, ‘significant number’ intercepted: Moscow

Moscow, Russia, April 14, 2018 (AFP) -The US and its allies fired more than 100 cruise missiles at Syria, a significant number of which were intercepted by Syrian air defences, the Russian defence ministry said Saturday. “More than 100 cruise missiles and air-to-land missiles were fired by the US, Britain …

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French Mirage, Rafale jets and frigates involved in Syria strikes

PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) – French Mirage and Rafale fighter jets were involved in air strikes on Syria together with four frigate warships, a presidency source said on Saturday. This included an air defence frigate, three multi-mission frigates, Mirage 2000 jets, Rafale, AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) and support …

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Britain says missile strikes had significant impact on Syria’s capability

LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) – Missile strikes against Syria on Saturday have had a significant impact on what the government of President Bashar al-Assad can do in the future, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told LBC radio. When asked if the West was now in a new Cold War with Russia, …

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US, Russia lock-and-load after Trump tweets missile heads-up

WASHINGTON, United States, April 11, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical atrocity in Syria, as Russia scrambled to defl ect blame from its ally Bashar al-Assad. With renewed US military action seemingly imminent — and as Trump …

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Kuwait condemns attack on Douma

NEW YORK, April 10, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait strongly condemns the horrifying attacks, by rockets and explosive barrels, on civilian areas of eastern Ghouta, including the latest attack on the city of Douma last Saturday, Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi has stated. “These attacks, whether …

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France vows ‘response’ if ‘red line’ of chemical arms crossed in Syria

Paris, April 10, 2018 (AFP) -France will retaliate against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if evidence emerges that it was behind a recent suspected chlorine gas attack in a rebel-held enclave, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said Tuesday. “If the red line has been crossed, there will be a …

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