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The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Paul Iddon

Turkey is in Syria and Iraq to stay

Analysis: Turkey's latest campaign in Iraq is an indication of how far it is willing to go, writes Paul Iddon.

US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in <em>eastern</em> 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 az-Zour ...

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi air defences said they have intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen.

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Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

The US-led coalition targeted regime positions in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian state news agency.

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Taliban rejects ceasefire as Afghanistan suicide attack kills dozens

A suicide attack in restive eastern Afghanistan on Sunday killed at least 18 people in a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday, the second ...

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at least 26 ...

IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

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IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

A suicide car bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least six rival jihadists at a roadblock in Syria's northwestern province ...

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Coalition airstrike kills 10 civilians in northeast Syria: monitor

The coalition has to date acknowledged 892 civilian deaths from airstrikes, but monitors say the real tally is much higher.

Twenty-seven arrested in Iran over Ramadan 'terrorist' plot

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Twenty-seven arrested in Iran over Ramadan 'terrorist' plot

The country is a target of Sunni jihadists for its regional role and backing of Shia militias in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere.

Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

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Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped their hometown of Aleppo after they appeared in a video and appealed for their lives as ...

Nearly one million Syrians displaced in 2018, UN says

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Nearly one million Syrians displaced in 2018, UN says

More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict.

Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

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Saudi Arabia says new Yemen missile intercepted

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen.

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Syria strikes kill 15 civilians in Idlib

Fifteen civilians, including four children, were killed in Russian airstrikes in north Syria.

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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 ...

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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.

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US to intensify anti-IS fight during Afghan truce

An Afghan government truce with the Taliban has provided a window for the fight against IS to be stepped up, a US general has said.

Afghan MP targeted by militants, amid Taliban ceasefire wavers

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Afghan MP targeted by militants, amid Taliban ceasefire wavers

The home of an Afghan MP was targeted by militants on Friday, a day after the government announced an Eid ceasefire.

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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.

Saudi Arabia to execute four for 'Iran spy ring'

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Saudi Arabia to execute four for 'Iran spy ring'

Four people have been sentenced to death by a Saudi court for alleged links to the kingdom's arch-rival, Iran.

Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: monitor

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Syria roadside bomb kills one near coalition base: monitor

A roadside bomb killed a fighter near a base in northern Syria used by American and French soldiers from the US-led coalition fighting the ...

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

Israeli and Russian leaders have met following recent tensions in southern Syria, where Iran's military presence could be weakened, and Assad's ...

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