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More Than 60,000 People Have Fled the Last Enclave of ISIS Syria-SDF


BAGHOUZ, Syria – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Sunday that more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have invaded ISIS’s latest enclave in the country, Reuters reported Monday. SDF spokesman Kino Gabriel told reporters that 29,600 people, the majority of whom were families of ISIS fighters, had been …

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Iraq, Iran and Syria’s Military Chiefs to Hold Damascus Meeting on ‘Terrorism’


BAGHDAD – Iraq’s defense ministry said on Monday that a military meeting between officials from Iran, Iraq and Syria will take place in Syria to strengthen security co-operation, The National reported Monday. The tripartite convention is expected to focus on countering terrorism and sustaining stability in the region, the ministry …

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Int’l Donors in Brussels Hope to Gather $9 Bln for Syrian Refugees


BRUSSEL, Belgium – International donors are meeting in Brussels on Wednesday to gather $9 billion to help Syrian refugees, who have been uprooted from their country by its bloody war, Asharq Al Awsat reported Thursday. The conference should not only be a fund raising exercise. It must be accompanied by …

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Syria: Thousands of ISIS Soldiers Surrender to Attack on Last Stronghold


DAMASCUS, Syria – More than 3,000 ISIS fighters have surrendered in a fierce battle waged by US-backed forces to retake ISIS’s last stronghold in Syria, CNN reported Wednesday. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Mustafa Bali said on Tuesday night that the number of ISIS operatives who had laid down their …

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Global Internet Freedom Declines for Eighth Consecutive Year

Freedom House

WASHINGTON – Freedom House report finds more and more countries are cracking down online, Internet freedom around the world has declined for the eighth consecutive year, raising fears that state censorship online is becoming the norm rather than the exception, the Week reported Friday. The website says that a new …

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UN Envoy for Syria to Hold Talks with Iran, Russia, Turkey

UN envoy

NEW YORK – The UN envoy for Syria Stefan De Mistura is seeking meetings with Iran, Russia and Turkey as guarantors of Astana peace talks, IRNA reported Wednesday quoting, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane. According to IRNA News, ‘The Special Envoy looks forward to hosting within the context …

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Clash Symptoms Between Russia and US Plans on Syria

Russian and US

LONDON – A High-level meeting which aims at discussing the Syrian crisis are expected this week, among signs of a possible clash between two separate Russian and US plans for a political solution in the country, ASHARQ Al ASWAT reported Thursday. According to “ASHARQ AL ASWAT” website, Moscow’s primal focus …

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Syria Did Not and will Not Use Chemical Weapons: Minister


DAMASCUS – Syrian Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Dr. Faisal Mikdad, stressed that Syria did not and will not use chemical weapons and it adheres to achieving international peace and security despite the threats from terrorist organizations and their backers, SANA news reported Tuesday. The high-ranking Syrian official made the …

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Istanbul Summit Aims to Decrease New Humanitarian Disaster

Istanbul Summit

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to attend a critical four-way summit on Syria in Istanbul next Saturday, Arab News said Monday. According to Reuters, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Paris wanted to ensure …

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ISIL Forced to Surrender Last Positions in Sweida Desert


DAMASCUS – ISIL militants, trapped in the Eastern desert of Sweida, have been force to release several abducted civilians and surrender their last positions in Toloul al-Safa rugged terrain to the Syria Army, Fars News reported Saturday. According to “Sputnik” well-informed sources disclosed, that the ISIL was forced to agree …

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