Syria

Turkey Says It Will Launch New Syria Offensive Within Days

Turkey's president says it will begin a new military operation against U.S-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria ``within a few days.'' Addressing a defense industry meeting in Ankara on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the target of the operation...
Related topics: Turkey, Military, Ankara, Tayyip Erdogan

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"stronghold Of Evil" - Russia Slams America's Illegal Syrian Occupation

On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for "illegally occupying" a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the American garrison of al-Tanf, effectively protecting some 6,000 armed militants that Russia has...
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Netanyahu: Israeli Military To Discuss 'right' To Oppose Iran In Syria In Moscow

TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - An Israeli military delegation will state at the upcoming consultations in Moscow that the Jewish state has a "right and obligation" to oppose the presence of Iranian forces and Hezbollah in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin...
Related topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Military, Iran, Russia, Moscow, Israel, Tel,aviv, Hezbollah

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Us Lawmakers Call For Strategy Where Assad Leaving, Russian Military Pulls Out

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The American lawmakers have called on the US Administration to develop a strategy for the conflict-torn Syria aimed at having Syrian President Bashar Assad leave the post as well as having Russian and Iranian forces pull out...
Related topics: Bashar Al-Assad, Military

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Pentagon Sets Up Observation Posts In Syria, To Coordinate Efforts With Turkey

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States has finalized the establishment of observation posts in northeast Syria and will be coordinating with Turkey its security efforts in the border region, Department of Defence spokesperson Col. Rob Manning said...
Related topics: Pentagon, Turkey

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250,000 Refugees To Be Sent Back To Syria In 2019 Despite Enduring ‘climate Of Fear’

As fighting has subsided in the bulk of the country, some 250,000 refugees are being prepared to be returned to Syria in the new year, Reuters reported on Tuesday. If that feels like an ambitious aim for a country that has a shattered economy,...
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When Will Trump Bring Home U.s. Forces From Syria?

Doug Bandow Security, Middle East President Trump should live up to his promise of “America First.” “I think we are very close to finishing the physical destruction of the caliphate,” said Lt. Gen. Frank McKenzie, nominated to head U.S....

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Global Jihadists Eulogize Jalaluddin Haqqani In Taliban Video

A Taliban video eulogy for Jalaluddin Haqqani includes praise from three jihadists based in the UK and Syria: Hani al-Sibai, Dr. Abdullah al-Muhaysini and Sheikh Muslih al-Ulyani. Sibai is a well-known, pro-al Qaeda ideologue living in the UK....
Related topics: Taliban, World Videos, United Kingdom, Al-qaeda

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Putin, Merkel Discuss Kerch Strait Incident, Syria, Inf Treaty In Phone Talks

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed in phone talks on Monday the recent Kerch Strait incident, as well as the situation around the INF Treaty and the developments in Syria, the Kremlin...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Russia, Moscow, Kremlin

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Us-backed Forces Battle Islamic State For Control Of Hajin, Syria

The US-led coalition, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), says it was forced to strike a hospital in Hajin, Syria because it was being used by Islamic State fighters. US-backed forces have been battling the Islamic...

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Un Syria Envoy: Work Ongoing For Constitutional Committee

The U.N. Special envoy for Syria said Monday work is still ongoing to form a committee meant to draft a new constitution before the end of the year, adding that hurdles remain in place.   Staffan de Mistura made his comments in Jordan after...

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Syrian Media Deny Earlier Reports Of Air Strike On Damascus Airport

Syrian state media outlets including broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya and the SANA news agency issued a report on Sunday claiming that Syrian air defences had repelled an attack near the Damascus international Airport, however, later in the day, quoting...
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Beverage Manufacturing Kicks Off In Damascus

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - A plant producing juices and carbonated beverages under the Sinalco brand has begun its work in the Syrian province of Damascus, Sinalco Syria General Manager Haidara Makhlouf told reporters on Sunday.

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Mass Graves Highlight Challenges In Post-is Raqqa 

More than 500 bodies were exhumed last week from one of the largest mass graves in Raqqa, Syria, once the de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS) terror group.     A local team of first responders has been carrying out the exhumation of...

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Watch Ammo In Farmland: Underground Terrorist Warehouse Found In Syria

The Syrian Armed Forces have discovered buried stocks of weapons and munitions of terrorists in the farmlands of the Dara’a Governorate in the south-west of the country. Artillery, rocket launchers, reconnaissance aircraft, machine guns and a...
Related topics: Terrorism

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Us Deploys Carrier Strike Group To Middle East Amid Iran, Syria Tensions

Earlier, the Pentagon announced that the US and its allies in eastern Syria would train an additional 35,000 to 40,000 local militia to "provide stability" in the region following the defeat of Daesh (ISIS)* terrorists.
Related topics: Iran, Pentagon, Isis, Terrorism

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Russia's S-300s Should Remain In Syria To Protect It From Enemy Airstrikes - Snc

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Russia’s S-300 air defense systems should remain in Syria if they protect the country from airstrikes and enemies, a representative of the Syrian Negotiation Commission (SNC) and member of the political committee of the...
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U.s. Claims 'false Flag' Chemical Attack In Syria

So apparently the U.S. government believes that chemical false flag attacks in Syria are possible. On Friday the State Dept. issued an official statement claiming "credible information" that refutes prior Syrian government and Russian claims of an...

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Pentagon Aims To Train Up To 40,000 Local Stabilization Troops In Syria

WASHINGTON - US and allied forces in eastern Syria need to complete training between 35,000 to 40,000 local troops to establish stability in eastern Syria following the defeat and expulsion of the Daesh terror group in those areas, Chairman of the...
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Syrian Civilians Face Enormous Challenges Amid War's Toll

The International Committee of the Red Cross warns it will take Syria and its people decades to recover from more than seven years of warfare.  A senior Red Cross official who has just returned from Syria describes the level of destruction in the...

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