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    IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

    The Islamic State group killed 116 people it suspected of collaborating with the Syrian regime in al-Qaryatain this month before losing the desert town to government forces, a monitor said Monday.

    West Asia
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    Pasdaran Ignore Trump Warning, Flexe Muscle in Middle East

    Regional analysts say the emergence of Iran in Iraq, Syria, Kurdistan and Lebanon, where it wields influence through Hezbollah, means Tehran has become a front-line player in the region which Washington could not afford

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    Wouldn't hand over Raqqah to Syrian government:US backed group says

    A US-backed grouping of militants that calls itself the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says the Syrian city of Raqqah, where Daesh terrorists have recently left, will be part of a system of “federal government”.

    West Asia
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    Daesh ‘caliphate’ crumbles but group remains potent threat

    The fall of Raqqa has boxed Daesh into a small “rump caliphate” straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border, a remote but strategically key area its enemies are keen to seize.

    West Asia
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    With Syria Lost And Iran Deal On Block, Trump Turns Hard On Hezbollah

    Earlier this month, the leader of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused the Israeli government of intentionally pushing the Middle East towards war. He further

    West Asia
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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    West Asia
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    'People no longer care': Damascus accepts Assad victory as fait accomplish

    Within the capital city the story is similar. Half the checkpoints have been lifted, say Damascus residents, reducing the stress of traffic jams and creating a sense of a gradual return to normality.

    West Asia
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    Syrian War Nearing Its End, Says Grand Mufti

    Islam is a religion of peace and had never waged a war against anyone, and gives shelter to others. We are standing at the gate of victory in Syria and soon we will announce “Syria is free from foreign fighters”.

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    Erdogan, Putin agree joint push to end Syria war

    President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday agreed to step efforts to bring peace to Syria, with the Russian leader declaring the right conditions now existed.

    West Asia
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    Syria: Why are Israelis offering condolences to US leaders

    An informed Israeli source told Melman that the delegation had all the appearances of a funeral. “Those who offered condolences were the Americans,” he explained.

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    Two Syrian rebel groups say US and Arab allies urging retreat to Jordan

    Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat.

    West Asia
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    US evacuates 20 Daesh commanders from Deir ez-Zor:Report

    A military and diplomatic source has told Sputnik that a US Air Force plane had evacuated Daesh (ISIS, banned in Russia) field commanders from Deir ez-Zor. The US-led coalition has denied the allegations.

    West Asia
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    Israeli attacks meant to boost terrorists’ morale: Syria

    The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on the United Nations Security Council to denounce Israel’s repeated aggression against the country and take prompt action to stop.

    West Asia
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    2018 World Cup qualifiers bring drama to the Middle East

    As usual in the international breaks in the region, the main story must somehow connect to the Syrian national team, which has continued its heroic journey towards the forthcoming World Cup.

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    Syria reach World Cup play-off with Australia after late equaliser in Iran

    Syria scored deep into stoppage time at Iran to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup for the first time amid an ongoing civil war at home.

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    Syrian army breaks 3-year IS siege to Deir al-Zour

    Syrian army forces, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have reached the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr and broken a nearly three-year siege imposed by Daesh Takfiri terrorists on pro-government.

    West Asia
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    'Hajj Can Be Cure for Grave Maladies Muslim World Is Suffering From'

    Hajj can be a cure for grave maladies the Muslim Ummah (community) is suffering from, including those caused by materialism and by the system of domination. This was stated by Ayatollah Khamenei in his Hajj message

    West Asia
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    And the winners in the post-Daesh era are …

    Muqtada al-Sadr is up to something. In 2004 occupied Iraq, the nationalist leader who later engineered the Sadrist movement was even demonized as America’s number one enemy – briefly dethroning Osama bin Laden.

    West Asia
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    'US-led raids on Raqqa killed 59 civilians in three days'

    The UK-based organisation said the death toll is likely to increase as some people affected by the strikes in Raqqa's Old City were critically injured and some are still missing.

    West Asia
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    US strikes against IS claim another 21 civilian lives, toll 624

    The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Friday acknowledged another 21 civilian deaths in past air strikes, bringing the toll up to 624.

    West Asia
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    Hezbollah Emerges Winner in Latest Syrian Refugee Exchange Deal

    The convoys of buses that came from Syria to the isolated town of Arsal in the Lebanon Valley on Wednesday began to transfer thousands of Syrian refugees from Lebanese territory to Idlib in Syria.

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    60 civilians killed in US-led bombing in Syria

    At least 60 civilians have been killed in fresh airstrikes conducted by US led-coalition in Dayr al-Zawr province in eastern Syria. The coalition has been conducting air raids since September 2014 without.

    West Asia
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    Trump ends CIA program to arm, train Syrian rebels

    The Trump administration has decided to end the CIA’s years-long covert program to arm and train what they call Syrian moderate opposition, militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    West Asia

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