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Syrian war to drag into next decade

Russians kill militants in base attack BEIRUT, Jan 13, (RTRS): A Russian-led effort to end the war in Syria will fail and the confl ict looks set to extend into the next decade, a top Syrian Kurdish politician told Reuters in an interview. Aldar Khalil, an architect of Kurdishled plans …

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Israeli jets, missiles hit Syria

BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Agencies): Israeli jets and groundto- ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria’s army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining “game-changing” Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement carried by state television that …

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Putin declares Syria victory – Egypt, Russia ties firm

MOSCOW, Dec 11, (AP): Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air …

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‘No future’ for Assad and his family in Syria

GENEVA, Oct 26, (Agencies): US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that Washington sees no future for President Bashar Assad in Syria’s government, insisting “the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end.” Tillerson made the comments after what he called a “fruitful” discussion with UN Syria …

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Russia vetoes gas probe … Briton killed fighting IS

UNITED NATIONS, US, Oct 24, (AFP): Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have granted a one-year extension to the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It was the ninth time Russia has used its veto power at the Security Council …

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Syria strikes kill 28 civilians – Surge in raids leads to hospital closures

BEIRUT, Sept 30, (AFP): At least 28 civilians were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists, a monitor said Saturday. Four children were among the dead in the overnight strikes on the town of Armanaz, in …

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Raqqa retake seen within month – ‘Russia hits US-backed militia’

RAQQA, Syria, Sept 25, (Agencies): US-backed militias expect to push all Islamic State fighters out of their former Syrian headquarters of Raqqa in less than a month, a Kurdish commander told Reuters on Monday. Under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the militias have hemmed the jihadists into …

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Syria accused in gas attacks

GENEVA, Sept 6, (RTRS): Government forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during Syria’s civil war, including in April’s deadly attack on Khan Sheikhoun, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. A government warplane dropped sarin on the town in Idlib province, killing more than 80 civilians, …

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Syria forces near breaking IS siege

BEIRUT, Sept 4, (AFP): Syria’s army battled the Islamic State group on the edges of Deir Ezzor Monday, seeking to break the siege of a government enclave and oust the jihadists from a key stronghold. The jihadist group has already lost more than half of its nearby bastion of Raqa …

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Fate of Syria or of Assad?

SYRIAN opposition groups in the Diaspora are misrepresenting their ability to determine the fate of President Bashar Al-Assad. They have not been convinced that they lost the war after seven years as they could not accomplish the ultimate fantasy planted in the minds of Syrians. It rather led to their …

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