Syria

Jim Jeffrey's Terrible Syria Solution Could Create More Chaos

Michael Rubin Security, Middle East Sterile talk about buffers and safe zones may sound good in Foggy Bottom, but Ambassador Jim Jeffrey’s policies both fan the flames of extremism and set the Kurds up for a massacre. KOBANE, SYRIA—President...
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Getting Iran Out Of Syria Is No Easy Task

Israel has undertaken at least 200 air raids against Iranian targets in Syria since 2017. Mossad head Yossi Cohen said at a security conference in Herzliya recently that Israel's objective is to make Iran "reach the conclusion that it is just not...
Related topics: Iran, Israel, Mossad

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Workers Recover Hundreds Of Bodies From Syrian Mass Grave

A local official in Syria’s Raqqa says workers have unearthed 313 bodies from a mass grave since it was discovered last month near the northern city

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Militants Shelled Syria's Latakia Province Over Past 24 Hours - Russian Military

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Militant groups shelled the Harab al-Hizato settlement in the Syrian province of Latakia over the past day, the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said on Sunday.
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Syria Update

Marwa Awad of the U.N. World Food Programme tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about the conditions in Syria and about her tenure there.

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Major Gas Pipeline In Syria Knocked Offline In Mysterious 'sabotage Attack'

Early Sunday Syrian state media reported that a major gas pipeline running across the country's center has been knocked offline due to a terror attack. The pipeline carries about 2.5 million cubic meters of gas to a processing plant and onward to...

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Uk Says Seized Iranian Oil Tanker Could Be Released

Britain’s foreign secretary says the U.K. would facilitate the release of an Iranian tanker seized by Britain’s Royal Marines if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria
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Uk Promises To Release Detained Iranian Oil Tanker If Given Assurances It Won’t Go To Syria

Tensions between the UK and Iran escalated sharply following the 4 July seizure of a supertanker loaded with Iranian oil by Royal Marine commandos off the coast of Gibraltar.
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Un Human Rights Council Stands Firm On Lgbti Violence, Syria Detainees And Philippines ‘war On...

The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination...
Related topics: Human Rights, Philippines, Eritrea

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Inside Idlib: Food Used As Weapon Of War By Assad

Tonight, in the latest in our series of reports on the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria, we investigate what appears to be a disturbing pattern of attacks on farmers and their crops, with evidence that fields are being bombed, setting vital...
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Un’s Guterres Condemns Ongoing Airstrikes On Syria’s Hospitals, Medical Workers

Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

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Beware Russia’s “night Superhunter” Helicopter

Michael Peck Security, A real killer?  Prowling the skies of Syria is the “Night Superhunter.” It’s not a comic book superhero, but the newest Russian attack helicopter. The Mi-28NM, the latest upgrade of the Mi-28 (NATO code name...
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Majority Of Us Veterans Doubt Value Of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria Wars: Pew

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – A Pew Research Center opinion poll conducted among 1,284 veterans who had served since 2001 (which also polled 1,087 American civilians as a control), found that a majority of veterans holds that the Afghanistan...
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Syria Before The Deluge

Do any Americans know that Syria was ever beautiful? That Syrians have a culture to be immensely proud of?

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Majorities Of Both Us Veterans And Public Believe Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan 'not Worth Fighting'

Jessica Corbett, staff writerThe majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in a new survey that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all "not worth fighting."
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Car Bomb Explosion In Afrin, Syria Kills 11, Wounds 25 - Reports

Kurdish news agency ANHA, meanwhile, reported that a second blast has hit Al-Filat Street in the centre of the city.

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Three Syrian Civilians Killed In Militant Attack On Latakia Province - Russian Military

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least three Syrian civilians were killed in an attack carried out by militants in Syria’s province of Latakia, the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria said on Wednesday.
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Professor: 'the Relationship Between Berlin And Washington Is In Its Worst State Ever'

James Jeffrey, US special envoy for Syria Engagement, relayed a formal request to Berlin calling on the country to deploy troops to the Arab country to "partially replace" US forces and help the remainder fight Daesh*. Peter Schulze, Professor of...
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Two-thirds Of Veterans Say The Iraq War Wasn’t Worth Fighting

Majorities of veterans and the general public agree that the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t worth fighting, and hold similar views about the ongoing US military campaign in Syria. The findings come from a new survey of American adults...
Related topics: Iraq, Afghanistan, Military, Polls

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Inside Idlib: How The Province Has Become The Final Battle In The Syrian Civil War

Over the next few days we’ll be running a series of special reports from inside the Syrian province of Idlib, the last remaining rebel enclave opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. We’ll be looking at allegations of war crimes against...
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