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    Syrian rebels deny humanitarian aid arrive in eastern Ghouta

    Damascus (Syria News) Sources belonging to the Syrian opposition denied, this morning, Russian claims that humanitarian aid has arrived in the villages and towns of eastern Ghouta, in the countryside of Damascus, Qasioun News reported. The sources said that it a humanitarian aid convoy was scheduled to arrive in the eastern Ghouta at 11:00 am […] More

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    US-led coalition airstrikes kill 25 civilians in Raqqa

    Raqqa (Syria News) 25 civilians were killed and several others were wounded, in air strikes carried out, at evening yesterday, the US-led international on the city of Raqqa. The international coalition air force carried out more than 40 air strikes on the neighborhoods of the city of Raqqa, killing 25 civilians and wounding others, while […] More

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    30 army members killed in Damascus’ Jober neighborhood

    Damascus (Syria News) 30 members of the Syrian army’s 4th brigade were killed and others were wounded, at dawn today, in an ambush set  by Rahman Legion, southwest of Jober neighborhood in Damascus. Qasioun News reported that the Islamist Syrian rebel group ‘Al-Rahman Legion’ set an ambush for the members of the Syrian army’s 4th […] More

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    Red Cross hopes to repair Tabqa dam near Syria’s Raqqa

    (Reuters) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) plans to carry out urgent repairs to Tabqa Dam near the Syrian city of Raqqa in an area recaptured from Islamic State, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The aid agency was able to enter Raqqa and Hassakeh provinces in late July for the first time in […] More

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    Arab fighters struggle to assert role in Raqqa assault

    (Reuters) The inexperienced fighters in an Arab group battling to take Raqqa back from Islamic State are playing a secondary role to hardened Kurdish militia in the campaign for their home city. The performance of one lightly trained group seen by Reuters in Raqqa underscored the difficulty of making Arabs the “vanguard” in the battle […] More

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    Syrian forces shell Khan Shaykhun in Idlib

    Idlib (Syria News) The Syrian regime forces shelled, on Wednesday, the area of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of the province of Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian regime forces shelled, using 8 missiles, several areas in Khan Shaykhun, in the southern countryside of Idlib, but no casualties were […] More

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    4 IS Blasts hit SDF locations in Syrian Raqqa

    Raqqa (Syria News) The Islamic State group detonated, yesterday, four booby-trapped vehicles in locations belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the city of Raqqa, Qasioun News reported on Tuesday. The self-proclaimed Islamic State group detonated four booby-trapped vehicles in the neighborhoods of al-Romaneya, Hisham Ibn Abdelmalek and the outskirts of al-Mashlab, leaving several casualties […] More

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    Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

    (Reuters) The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported. About 300 rebels from a group called Saraya Ahl al-Sham as well as about 3,000 refugees are to leave Lebanon under a deal that followed an assault […] More

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    Syria investigator del Ponte says enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes: SonntagsZeitung

    (Reuters) The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes, a prominent member of the commission, Carla del Ponte, said in remarks published on Sunday. Del Ponte, 70, who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, announced last week that she was […] More

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    Syrian army secures Islamic State-held town in Homs province: state media

    (Reuters) Syrian government forces seized full control of the last major town in Homs province held by Islamic State, Syrian state media reported on Saturday, as the army and its allies press a multi-pronged advance into eastern areas held by the jihadist group. Syrian state media cited a military source saying Islamic State militants had […] More

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    Seven Civil Defense members assassinated near Idlib

    Idlib (Syria News) Seven members of the Civil Defense were assassinated, at dawn today, in the city of Sarmin, east of Idlib Province. Local sources told Qasioun News that unknown gunmen shot dead seven members of the Civil Defense in the head in the city of Sarmin, east of Idlib, and robbed the contents of […] More

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    Militants trapped in Raqqa center but Syrian Kurd commander sees long battle

    (Reuters) U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months. “We’ve cleared about half of Old Raqqa … and we’re advancing on all axes,” said Haval Gabar, the 25-year-old commander from the Kurdish YPG […] More

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    Former Syrian rebels flee, hide from army conscription

    (Reuters) After fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for six years, rebel soldier Abu Mohammed laid down his arms as part of a peace deal in his home town of Moadamiya last year. But he has now fled Syria into Turkey. His reason: the Syrian army told him to report for duty and he feared […] More

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    Women recruits prepare to join Syria’s Raqqa battle

    (Reuters) Women fighters danced to Kurdish songs in a village in northern Syria on Wednesday after completing their military training to join the battle against Islamic State. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of local militias supported by a U.S.-led coalition, had given the 210 women a 15-day course in armed combat. Trainers taught […] More

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    IS executes one of its elite Legislators in Mayadin near Deir Ezzor

    Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The self-proclaimed Islamic State has executed, yesterday, one of its elite Legislators in the city of Mayadin, east of Deir Ezzor. Local sources told Qasioun News, today, that the Islamic State group executed its prominent Legislator Abu Bakr al-Qahtani, due to a dispute between him and one of leaders, in an […] More

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    Assad forces approach Syrian-Jordanian borders

    As Suwayda (Syria News) Syrian regime forces and allied militias managed, on Tuesday, to capture areas on the Syrian-Jordanian borders, in the eastern countryside of As Suwayda. Qasioun News reported, on Wednesday, that Syrian regime forces and allied militias managed to capture strategic areas near the borders with Jordan, after the withdrawal of the Syrian […] More