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Turkish military: 44 ISIS militants killed in north Syria

Turkish forces and the US-led coalition have killed at least 44 ISIS extremists in northern Syria in the last 24 hours, Turkish news agency Anadolu reported. Land and air forces have stuck 109 ISIS targets, including shelters, as part of

Syrian opposition slams Assad’s ‘bloody message’

Mohamed Aloush.

The Bashar al-Assad regime is sending a “bloody” message ahead of the Geneva talks by intensifying attacks against the opposition-controlled areas, Syrian opposition’s Higher Negotiations Council (HNC) said. According to the HNC, Assad’s regime forces have neither honored the agreed

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after extremist attack

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major extremist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad. Rebel officials said that

ISIS-linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel and Jordan

ISIS-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said. Rebels

Syrian opposition: Saudi Arabia not involved in choosing Geneva delegates

The spokesperson of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee has confirmed that Saudi Arabia was not involved in deciding the delegates of the Syrian opposition who will be heading to Geneva in the coming week for peace talks. “Saudi Arabia has

Zarif: Use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned. Damascus, an ally of majority-shi’ite Iran,

Syrian regime launch deadly rocket attack on funeral

Sixteen people, including two women, were killed Saturday when government forces launched a barrage of rockets that hit a funeral on the edges of the Syrian capital, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said “seven rockets and

Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ get US visas to travel to Oscars

Rescue workers from Syria’s White Helmets – the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary – said on Saturday they have received US visas to attend next week’s prestigious Academy Awards ceremony. For weeks, the rescuers and the film’s staff had been

10-year-old child killed in southeast Turkey car bomb

A car bomb on Friday rocked the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, close to the Syrian border, killing a child and wounding 17 people, the provincial governor’s office said. “Eighteen of our citizens have been taken to hospital, among them

Pentagon has evidence of ISIS ‘exodus’ from Syria’s Raqqa

A months-long campaign to isolate and pressure the ISIS group’s self-declared capital of Raqqa, Syria, is paying off as the administrative backbone of the militant organization is beginning to crack, the Pentagon said Friday. ISIS leaders “are beginning the process

Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order: Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wants to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. “I hope that (the world) will choose a democratic

Angelina Jolie, Cristiano Ronaldo shot Syrian refugee Turkish series

American actress Angelina Jolie and international footballer Cristiano Ronaldo shot a new Turkish series that highlights the plight of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Turkish Daily Sabah reported on Thursday. The series “Hayat Koprusu” – which translates to Bridge of Life

Moscow finds brokering Syria peace trickier than waging war

With its show of military force, Russia changed the tide of the Syrian civil war. It is finding the next phase – brokering an end to the fighting – a tougher proposition. A round of Syria peace talks sponsored by

US used depleted uranium rounds in anti-ISIS air strikes: military

The United States used depleted uranium anti-tank rounds on two occasions in 2015 during devastating air strikes against convoys of ISIS tanker trucks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The military prizes depleted uranium munitions for their armor-piercing capabilities as well as

UN backs away from mention of transition in Syria talks

Staffan de Mistura

The UN Syria envoy’s office declined to confirm on Friday that political transition will be discussed at peace talks in Geneva next week, potentially taking the issue of President Bashar Assad’s future off the agenda. “The negotiations will be entirely

Senior Iranian military commander visits Moscow in violation of UN resolution

Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani traveled to Moscow, violating multiple United Nations resolutions forbidding him from leaving Iran, Fox News quoted US security sources saying. Soleimani is visiting Moscow to express his displeasure with the growing relations between Russia,

Joint session on Syria to go ahead in Astana after a day’s delay

Kazakhstan said a new round of talks on the Syria conflict backed by Russia, Turkey and Iran and endorsed by the United Nations were going ahead Thursday after a day’s delay. A plenary session involving all three power-brokers and delegations

Pentagon may recommend US deploy troops in Syria

The US Defense Department may recommend that the United States deploy regular combat troops to Syria for the first time to fight ISIS militants, CNN reported on Wednesday. The idea is one of several ideas the Pentagon is considering after

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