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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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Russia plans no infantry ops in Syria; Moscow would consider Iraq strikes if asked

MOSCOW, Oct 6, (Agencies): Russia is not conducting operations in Syria involving its own ground troops and will not do so, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, the head of the lower house of parliament’s defence committee, said on Tuesday, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. Komoyedov, who on Monday had said …

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Iraqi Shiite militants welcome Russian action against IS; US accused of failing to act decisively

BAGHDAD, Oct 5, (Agencies): Iraq’s most powerful Iranian-backed Shiite militias said on Monday they would welcome Russian air strikes on Islamic State in the country and accused the United States of failing to act decisively against the ultra-hardline group. The comments are likely to fuel US concerns over Moscow’s growing …

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US, allies demand Russia halt Syria strikes outside IS areas

BEIRUT/MOSCOW, Oct 2, (Agencies): Russia bombed Syria for a third day on Friday, mainly hitting areas held by rival insurgent groups rather than the Islamic State fighters it said it was targeting and drawing an increasingly angry response from the West. The US-led coalition that is waging its own air …

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Russia in 1st Syria strikes – 36 killed

MOSCOW, Sept 30, (AFP): Russia launched air strikes in war-torn Syria on Wednesday, its first military engagement outside the former Soviet Union since the occupation of Afghanistan in 1979. Russian warplanes carried out strikes in three Syrian provinces along with regime aircraft as Putin seeks to steal US President Barack …

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US-trained Syrian rebels probing alleged defection – Moscow sees growing chance for international deal on Syria

BEIRUT, Sept 23, (Agencies): US-trained rebels who recently returned to Syria said Wednesday they have lost contact with one of their officers and that they are investigating reports he defected and handed over his weapons to al-Qaeda’s branch in the country. The allegations come only days after the group of …

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