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After seeking asylum in Sweden four years ago, Raed Naqshbandi has now become the first Syrian refugee to stand for local office in the northern European country.

The state-run SANA news agency charged the US coalition with the strike, but a monitoring group said it is unclear whether it was an Iraqi or US coalition strike.

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

Resurgent IS attack targets SDF soldiers in East Syria

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Resurgent IS attack targets SDF soldiers in East Syria

A car bombing in eastern Syria on Friday killed at least 18 people including 11 members of the SDF that has been fighting the Islamic State ...

US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

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US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group extremists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh

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Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

Iraq said on Saturday it killed 45 fighters from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an airstrike in eastern Syria.

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Syrian regime soldier killed in US airstrike targeting IS

A US-led coalition airstrike targeting the Islamic State reportedly killed at least one Syrian regime soldier on Thursday.

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Iraq militia vows 'appropriate response' for deadly Syria airstrike

The Hizballah Brigades initially blamed the US-led coalition fighting IS for the air raid, but a Washington official suggested Israel carried ...

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Syrian regime forces advance in desert region against IS

Syrian regime forces have advanced against the Islamic State group after a wave of militant attacks in a central desert region.

US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

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US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the overnight bombing in Al-Hari in Syria's eastern Deir ...

Peter Jenkins

Did Israel destroy a North Korean reactor in Syria?

Comment: Whether the building destroyed in the Israeli raid housed a nuclear reactor is less certain than Israeli claims imply, writes Peter ...

IS retakes parts of Albu Kamal in major attack

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IS retakes parts of Albu Kamal in major attack

The Islamic State group seizes parts of key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border on Friday in a massive operation that further confirmed the ...

IS launch surprise offensive and capture Syrian city districts

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IS launch surprise offensive and capture Syrian city districts

IS have launched a surprise assault on Syrian regime troops in Albu Kamal, winning back areas of the border city.

IS kills 17 pro-regime fighters in southern Syria

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IS kills 17 pro-regime fighters in southern Syria

The attack in Sweida province marks the first time IS has struck the southern region.

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

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'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

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Four Russian soldiers killed in eastern Syria

Russia suffered casualties during an overnight battle with Islamic State fighters in the eastern Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

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Syria regime claims anti-IS forces targeted by 'US aircraft'

A military base close to Syria's border with Iraq was hit by airstrikes overnight, the Assad regime has claimed, but the US have denied aircraft ...

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French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The French military are reportedly fighting in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, suggesting an increase in their ...

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Iraq, US-backed forces surround IS-held towns in Syria

Iraqi security forces operating alongside a US-backed Kurdish alliance have surrounded Syrian border towns controlled by the Islamic State ...

Arab fighters desert US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

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Arab fighters desert US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria

A group of Syrian Arab fighters in a Kurdish-led alliance fighting the Islamic State group have deserted due to 'racial discrimination' within ...

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Britain admits killing Syrian civilian in IS airstrike

A civilian was unintentionally killed by a British airstrike targeting the Islamic State group in Syria, London admitted on Wednesday.

US-backed forces relaunch battle against IS in Syria

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US-backed forces relaunch battle against IS in Syria

Syrian Democratic Forces paused the battle after Turkey launched an offensive in January against the Kurdish Afrin region in northwestern Syria. ...

Deadly clashes erupt between Syria regime, US-backed forces: monitor

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Deadly clashes erupt between Syria regime, US-backed forces: monitor

Six US-backed SDF fighters have been killed in the clashes in Deir az-Zour, a monitor said.

US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

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US-led anti-IS coalition admits 28 more civilian deaths

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged the deaths of another 28 civilians on Thursday, increasing ...

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