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Netanyahu Hints at Israel’s Involvement in Bombings in Iraq


TEL AVIV – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday referred to possible Israeli involvement in attacks on Iran-related targets in Iraq, Reuters reported. A series of explosions in recent weeks has affected weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, mostly supported by Iran, Israel’s regional foe. …

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Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow’s relations with the European Union, AP reported Monday. Macron has invited Putin on Monday afternoon to his summer …

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Turkey, US Discuss the “Safe Zone” in Syria


ANKARA – Turkish and US military officials will meet in Ankara next week to discuss the establishment of a security zone in Syria, according to an official statement released on Friday. The Turkish Ministry of National Defense said that US authorities would arrive to continue talks on August 5 on …

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Trump Threatened To Release Islamic State Fighters in Europe


WASHINGTON – US president Donald Trump on Friday threatened to release Islamic State fighters (ISIS) held in Syria in Europe if Europe did not bring them back voluntarily. “So, we want thousands of ISIS fighters to take Europe. And see if they take them,” Trump told a group of journalists …

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Syrian Government Accepts Idlib Truce If Buffer Zone Created


DAMASCUS – The Syrian government has agreed to a truce deal in the country’s militant-held north-western province of Idlib on condition that a buffer zone is created between army troops and foreign-sponsored terrorists, Press Tv reported Friday. The official Syrian news agency SANA, citing an unidentified military source, announced on …

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Russian S-300 Systems in Syria Attacked for the First Time


ANKARA – Forces in opposition to Bashar al-Assad’s regime have attacked the S-300 “Favorite” anti-air missile systems, Al Masdar News reported Thursday. The attack was made using Grad missiles on 21 July. The S-300s are located near the city of Masyaf in the Hama province. Spokespersons for the Syrian army …

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US Syria Envoy in Turkey for Talks


ANKARA – The US special envoy for Syria is in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials over Syria, counter-terrorism and security, the US State Department said Sunday. James Jeffrey, who also serves as the US special envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, will have meetings on Monday and …

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