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In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air cover for its operations, reports Austin Bodetti.

Analysis: Wresting control of Idlib province from Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham would allow Turkey to effectively surround the Kurdish-held Afrin canton, writes Paul Iddon.

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Sam Hamad

Jeremy Corbyn's silence on Syria is hypocritical

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn believes one cannot be selective on human rights issues - which makes his position on Syria all the more troubling, writes Sam Hamad.

US 'pretending' to fight Islamic State in Iraq: Russia

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US 'pretending' to fight Islamic State in Iraq: Russia

Moscow accused the US of reducing its airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq on Tuesday, to allow militants to enter Syria and fight the ...

Syrian regime airstrike on Idlib market kills children

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Syrian regime airstrike on Idlib market kills children

At least 11 civilians, including two children, were killed in Syrian regime airstrikes on a market in Idlib province's Maaret al-Numan

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Syrian regime 'completely encircle' IS in al-Mayadeen

Damascus says it has trapped a large group of IS militants in Deir az-Zour, after regime troops entered the eastern Syrian city of al-Mayadeen, a former stronghold of the jihadis.

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Iraq-Syria border set for 'final large fight' against IS

The "final large fight" against the Islamic State in Iraq will take place on the border with Syria, a general in the US-led coalition against ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

US influence wanes as King Salman visits Russia

Comment: With Saudi Arabia's reliance on an increasingly unreliable Washington at an all-time low, Riyadh is diversifying its allies to include ...

The New Arab & agencies

September 'deadliest month for Syrians' in 2017

Of the 955 Syrian civilians killed in September were 207 children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

<em>Russian</em> and Syrian regime Idlib bombing kills dozens

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Russian and Syrian regime Idlib bombing kills dozens

Intense airstrikes on rebel-held Idlib province left at least 45 civilians dead on Monday, as opposition to the Russian and Syrian ...

Paul Iddon

Damascus puts Kurdish-led militia on notice

Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by Russia, ...

US-backed Syria militia 'hit by <em>Russian</em> bombing'

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US-backed Syria militia 'hit by Russian bombing'

A Syrian Democratic Forces position in Syria has been targeted by Russian bombing and mortar fire, the mostly Kurdish militia has ...

US-backed Kurdish-Syria <em>force</em> vows to block regime advance

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US-backed Kurdish-Syria force vows to block regime advance

The US-led anti-IS Syria force says it will not allow regime forces to cross the Euphrates River and advance near the country's Kurdish ...

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

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Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The Lebanese Shia group Hizballah on Tuesday declared victory in Syria's brutal six-year war, with key regime ally Russia also declaring that ...

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Gehad Quisay

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military ...

The New Arab & agencies

Second Russian airstrike kills 19 civilians in Deir az-Zor

The deaths came a day after the monitor said Russian air strikes killed 34 civilians in ferries carrying them across the Euphrates southwest of the city

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Russian warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Deir az-Zor

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said nine children were among those killed fleeing fighting and that "dozens" of people were wounded in the ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime break IS siege on Deir az-Zor airport

Syrian state TV has announced a three-year IS siege on Deir az-Zor airport has been broken by pro-regime forces.

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Most Russians against Syria intervention: poll

A new survey shows less than a third of Russians back Kremlin's military intervention backing Syria's Bashar al-Assad, nearly two years into the ...

Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

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Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

Assad's regime used chemical weapons more than two dozen times, a UN inquiry has found, including dropping sarin in the gravest attack in Idlib ...

Austin Bodetti

How Iraqi militias got hold of American tanks

In-depth: The US has unwittingly armed American-killing Iranian proxies and terrorist organisations with its best tanks, reports Austin Bodetti.

'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

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'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

Recently developed Russian weaponry is being tried and tested in Syria, where Moscow has embarked on a devastating military campaign ...

Qatar interested in S-400 missile deal with Russia

Robert Cusack

Qatar interested in S-400 missile deal with Russia

The Qatari defence minister confirmed the interest in buying S-400 missiles from Russia, the same missiles recently sold to its allies, Iran and ...

US and Russia forces link up with Syria hotline

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US and Russia forces link up with Syria hotline

Despite diplomatic tensions, the US and Russia have developed close military contact over their parallel campaigns on Syria's battlefields, with ...

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