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Breaking: Jihadist rebels attack besieged Shiite towns in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a new assault on the besieged Shiite towns of Al-Fou’aa and …

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Infamous jihadist leader holds meeting with militant group in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The infamous leader of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, Abu Mohammad Al-Joulani, was photographed on Sunday meeting with another …

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Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Amends One Entry on Its Sanctions List | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases

On 5 June 2018, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al‑Qaida, …

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U.S. Issues Terror Designation for Rising Syrian Militant Group

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has gained clout fighting Western-backed forces and others in northwest Syria<p>By<p>Jessica Donati<p>WASHINGTON—The State Department has formally designated the Syrian militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham as part of a foreign terrorist organization, a response to its growing sway in …

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Washington Blacklists Qaeda-Linked Tahrir al-Sham

The United States Department blacklisted Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), commonly referred to as Tahrir al-Sham, on Thursday labeling it a terrorist …

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Idlib could be trump card or time bomb for Turkey

Turkey may be pushing its luck by expanding its operational field into Latakia province, provoking skirmishes with the Syrian army.

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Jihadist rebels launch first attack on Aleppo city for first time in months (video)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched their first attack on government-held west Aleppo for the first …

Dozens of jihadists arrive in north Syria under evacuation deal

AL-EIS (SYRIA) (AFP) -<p>Dozens of jihadists arrived in northern Syria on Tuesday under a deal with the regime for them to leave their enclave in southern Damascus, an AFP correspondent said.<p>The fighters from Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate were transferred out of the Yarmuk district late Monday …

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Syria's war: Rebels to leave southern Damascus in evacuation deal

Fighters from Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham are evacuating their enclave as Syrian government forces continue to pressure the armed group.<p>An evacuation deal has been stuck between the Syrian government and rebels in southern Damascus.<p>The agreement takes in the Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp - the largest …

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UK Academics To Debate If Reporters In Syria Are Breaking Terrorism Laws

They are due to speak alongside a man who describes Sandy Hook as a 'mass shooting hoax'.<p>Muzaffar Salman / Reuters<p>Journalists run for cover in a …

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Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops tightened the noose on Sunday around a Palestinian refugee camp held by Islamic State militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said.<p>Nearly two weeks into a campaign to capture the last …

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Syrian army tightens noose around Palestinian camp | Reuters

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops tightened the noose on Sunday around a Palestinian refugee camp held by Islamic State militants in southern Damascus where hundreds of civilians face an uncertain future, state media, witnesses and residents said.<p>Soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad …

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Civilians in S. Damascus Caught Between Militants, Govt. Troops

Hundreds of civilians living in a militant-held pocket of southern Damascus were caught in fierce clashes between Russian-backed Syrian government …

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The myth of American victory in Syria

U.S. government officials have increasingly argued that the Islamic State has been defeated and the United States should pull out of Syria and shift …

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As Islamic State Fades in Syria, Another Militant Group Takes Root

Idlib extremists vow to conquer Damascus and impose Shariah as U.S. weighs quick pullout<p>A new and dangerous extremist group spawned from al Qaeda is consolidating power in northwestern Syria, while the U.S. has focused on fighting remnants of Islamic State elsewhere in the country and striking the …

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How ISIS Propaganda Takes Aim at Rival Jihadists in Syria

The Islamic State's propagandists continue to take aim at rival jihadists, including al Qaeda and Hay'at Tahrir al Sham (HTS). A recent Islamic State …

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Jihadist group sends massive convoy of reinforcements to west Aleppo for major offensive (video)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a massive offensive against their former allies in Jabhat Tahrir …

France warns of fresh humanitarian crisis in Syrian region of Idlib

France has warned that a new humanitarian disaster is looming in Syria, in the rebel-held region of Idlib, which is seen as the next possible target of the regime's fightback.<p>Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, said two million people were at risk, including hundreds of thousands of …

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France warns of humanitarian disaster in Syrian city Idlib

The northwestern Idlib region remains the largest populated area of Syria in the hands of insurgents fighting the Damascus government.

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Blast kills 11, injures dozens in Syria's Idlib city - monitor | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An explosion killed 11 people and wounded more than 80 on Monday in the rebel-controlled Syrian city of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>The British-based war monitoring group said the source of the blast was unclear.<p>The Civil Defence in Idlib, a rescue service …

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Blast kills 11, injures dozens in Syria's Idlib city

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>BEIRUT - An explosion killed 11 people and wounded more than 80 on Monday in the rebel-controlled Syrian …

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Opinion: A US pullback from Syria is a terrible idea

Donald Trump has said he wants the US military out of Syria. That would be a fatal misstep, writes Kersten Knipp. The US president would be handing …

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Graphic: Nusra commander filled full of bullets during ambush by 5 masked gunmen in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 P.M.) – A commander of Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Al-Nusra Front) …

US, Turkey on collision course in Syria's Manbij

A town in northern Syria is at the center of a potentially explosive dispute between Turkey and the United States. The fate of the US-led coalition …

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Syrian rebels deny Russian deal to leave Douma

Rebels refute a Russian claim that Jaysh al-Islam, or Army of Islam, will leave Douma in eastern Ghouta. The retaking of Douma would remove the final …

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Nusra Front suffers heavy losses, including armor, amid ongoing clashes with rival Islamists in west Aleppo

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Heavy clashes between Al-Qaeda affiliate militia Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name, Jabhat …

Kurdish-German footballer joins hunger strike against Turkish Afrin offensive | News | DW | 21.03.2018

Deniz Naki was born in Germany to a Kurdish family and has long been a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. More than 1,500 Kurdish …

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After Seven Years, Where Are the 23 Million Syrians?

The Syrian revolution has entered its eighth year and the tragedy of the Syrian people continues.<p>Syrians have suffered for seven years from the …

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Israel admits it bombed Syrian 'nuclear site' in 2007

Israel has confirmed it carried out a 2007 attack on a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria. It is unclear why Israel admitted the airstrike more a …

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Syria: Rocket fire kills at least 35 in Damascus shopping area

The attack on Syria's capital, blamed on rebels, comes as the government presses an offensive on eastern Ghouta. Separately, the UN warned over the …

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