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Syrian border guards clashed with a group of people attempting to sneak into the country from neighbouring Lebanon, Damascus state media has claimed.

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes Sam Hamad.

Islamic State group 'ousted' from Syria's Idlib

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Islamic State group 'ousted' from Syria's Idlib

The Islamic State group previously held large swathes of northern and central Syria, but has been fully ousted from Idlib, Hama and Aleppo provinces, a monitor has said.

Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

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Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

A series of Israeli air raids have been launched on Iranian targets in Syria, with one jet downed following heavy anti-aircraft fire.

Cancer patients in Syria die silently

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Cancer patients in Syria die silently

Whether in besieged East Ghouta, or regime-controlled Damascus, cancer patients in Syria are struggling to obtain treatment.

Loubna Mrie

Rebels melt away as Syrian troops advance on Idlib

Analysis: Civilians who have sought safe haven in rebel-held Idlib are facing another wave of displacement as advancing troops see little fight from opposition fighters, reports Loubna Mrie.

Laura Cappon

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Mohammad Hamadi, an opponent of Assad's father, now spends his days explaining the connections between Catholicism and Islam, reports Laura ...

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UN humanitarian official to visit Damascus for aid talks

The UN will discuss ways of improving the access and delivery of aid to conflict-zones in Syria in a visit to Damascus, the first since December ...

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Cameraman killed during fighting in northwest Syria

A Syrian cameraman was killed while covering clashes on the edge of the northwestern province of Idlib on Friday, state news agency SANA ...

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

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Hunger at Damascus’ door as Assad blocks aid

Photos from Eastern Ghouta show children gaunt with hunger, their skin wrinkled and aged. Mothers are not producing milk and people are ...

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Sam Hamad

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has ...

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

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Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a ...

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Israel and Syria exchange fire following factory airstrike

An Israeli attack on a factory in a Syrian industrial town south of Homs prompts an exchange of fire between the two neighbouring countries.

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Fresh Syria peace talks begin in Astana

Warring parties in Syria's conflict - Russia, Iran and Turkey - will meet in the Kazakh capital for two days of talks seeking an end to the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib ...

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IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians in the Syrian desert this month, a monitor said on Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the ...

Photoblog: The hushed hum of the honeybees of Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: The hushed hum of the honeybees of Ghouta

The Syrian honeybees of Eastern Ghouta are battling daily with death - much like the people of the Damascus suburb itself.

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Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

Syrian government forces and their allies regained control on Saturday of a predominantly Christian central town that sleeper cells of the ...

UN Syria envoy in Moscow ahead of peace talks

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UN Syria envoy in Moscow ahead of peace talks

Staffan de Mistura and Russia's Sergei Shoigu met in Moscow on Wednesday, to discuss ways of moving toward a stable political settlement in ...

Take that Obama! Trump takes credit for defeating IS

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Take that Obama! Trump takes credit for defeating IS

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for defeating the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq in an interview late on Tuesday

Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish army installs 'observation posts' in Syria's Idlib

The Turkish army has begun setting up 'observation posts' in Syria's north-western Idlib province as part of their efforts to create a ...

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