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Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria since the start of the conflict.

Nasr Hariri said that the West needs to step up their pressure on the Syrian regime and its allies if they hope to resolve the conflict, entering its eighth year.

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Alex Macheras

UAE's claims about airliner interception damage all Gulf aviation

Comment: Baseless allegations from Abu Dhabi undermine confidence with a public already wary of Middle East travel, writes Alex Macheras.

Syrian regime forces reach rebel-held <em>air</em> base in Idlib

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Syrian regime forces reach rebel-held air base in Idlib

Syrian regime forces have reached the outskirts of a rebel-held air base in Idlib, as the government pushes forward a campaign to ...

Turkey summons Russia, Iran ambassadors as Syria violates agreement

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Turkey summons Russia, Iran ambassadors as Syria violates agreement

Ankara has called the Russian and Iranian envoys hoping to relay a message to Syria as troops advance in a violation of the ...

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Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base

The Syrian regime says its forces have ended a rebel siege on an army base in the eastern outskirts of Damascus.

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Assad moves on Idlib, but Ghouta leaves regime vulnerable

While Assad has retaken more than half of the country with a string of victories against rebels, the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta remains a ...

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Two Russian soldiers killed in Syria air base attack

Two Russian serviceman were killed in an attack at Syria's Hmeimim air base, Moscow's defence ministry said, bringing the ...

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Syrian forces prepare to retake base besieged by rebels

Syrian rebel forces have taken control of the Military Vehicles Administration base against a backdrop of regime victories against opposition ...

Mattis warns Syrian anti-Kurds offensive would be a 'mistake'

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Mattis warns Syrian anti-Kurds offensive would be a 'mistake'

Syria's offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces would be a "mistake", US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis warned on Friday.

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Russia will establish 'permanent presence' in Syria

Russia's defence minister has spoken about a deal taken with Damascus to ensure their permanent presence in Syria

The dangers of Russia's erratic flying in Syria

Paul Iddon

The dangers of Russia's erratic flying in Syria

Analysis: A small mistake could have drastic consequences, writes Paul Iddon.

Airstrikes kill 19 civilians in residential town northwest Syria

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Airstrikes kill 19 civilians in residential town northwest Syria

Overnight airstrikes kill 19 civilians, including seven children, in a residential district of a town in Idlib, the Syrian Observatory reported ...

<em>Russian</em> pilots in 'suicide mission' during Putin's Syria visit

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Russian pilots in 'suicide mission' during Putin's Syria visit

Two Russian pilots flew underneath President Vladimir Putin's private jet during his recent visit to Syria, acting as 'heat traps' in ...

Comrade Corbyn supports <em>Russian</em> 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 ...

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is assisting IS against rebel groups there.

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Putin meets Assad at Russian military base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday and announced a partial ...

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Kurdish forces capture eastern Syria with 'US, Russia support'

Kurdish militia the YPG announced they have captured some of the last territories held by IS in eastern Syria's Deir az-Zour countryside.

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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 ...

Syrian regime airstrikes target besieged Eastern Ghouta, Deir az-Zour

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Syrian regime airstrikes target besieged Eastern Ghouta, Deir az-Zour

More than 19 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta on Sunday as the Syrian regime stepped up its campaign to retake the last major opposition ...

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Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the ...

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Austin Bodetti

The Taliban's massive social media presence that's being ignored

Analysis: The United States has spent countless man hours working to counter Islamic State's online presence - but has neglected to do the same ...

Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

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Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely ...

Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

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