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

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

Civilians killed in <em>regime</em> bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy bombing - and prompting a UN warning.

Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

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Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

Syria regime forces and allied militias have recaptured Albu Kamal, the Islamic State group's last urban stronghold in the country.

Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

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Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

Foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran, and Russia have met in the southern Turkish resort of Antalya to discuss the upcoming Sochi conference on ...

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Israel fires 'warning shot' into Syria over border construction

Israel's military claims that Syria's army has violated the 1974 Golan Heights ceasefire agreement by using heavy tools on construction sites in the demilitarised zone.

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

Paul McLoughlin

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

Heavy Syrian regime bombing has killed three emergency workers from the White Helmets, while six children were also killed in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

Russian President Putin is to host the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the first such three-way summit between the trio to reach a solution to ...

Lifting Syria's <em>regime</em> siege requires more than just words

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back ...

The New Arab & agencies

Air strikes bombard aid warehouse in Syria rebel bastion

Air strikes bombarded an aid warehouse in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on Wednesday, days after the first delivery of food and medicine to the area in ...

<em>Syrian</em> Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

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Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

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Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks ...

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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 'de-escalation zone' in place.

The New Arab

IS Chechen families handed over to Russian government

The families of Chechen foreign fighters have been returned to Russia by Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

IS recaptures 'last stronghold' in Syria from regime, Hizballah

IS fighters have retaken the town of Albukamal in eastern Syria from Assad regime troops and allied Iranian-backed militias, which ...

The New Arab

Berlin art installation evokes Syria's war at Brandenburg Gate

Three upended buses appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an art installation by Syrian-German ...

Aid enters devastated rebel town near <em>Syrian</em> capital

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Aid enters devastated rebel town near Syrian capital

Twenty-four trucks full of humanitarian relief arrived in Douma in a joint operation between the United Nations and the International Committee ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel downs Russian-made Syrian drone in occupied Golan Heights

Israel's army shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on ...

IS recaptures Syria town in bid to salvage 'caliphate'

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IS recaptures Syria town in bid to salvage 'caliphate'

Islamic State militants have recaptured the Syria border town of Albu Kamal in a fierce counter-attack after losing control of their last urban ...

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

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Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was "no military solution" for the war in Syria, in a joint statement, ...

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack <em>Syrian</em> Kurds

Paul Iddon

Encouraged by Iraq's gains, Assad may attack Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

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