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Rockets fired from Syria at Israeli-occupied Golan Heights -military

June 2, 2019 |

Rockets fired from Syria at Israeli-occupied Golan Heights -militaryTwo rockets were fired on Saturday from Syria towards the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights causing no casualties, the Israeli military said. A military spokeswoman said that the details were still being looked into and that it remained unclear who had fired the rockets and where they had landed. Israel says that arch-foe Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, both of whom are fighting on the side of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war, are trying to turn Syria into a new front against Israelis.



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Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fire

June 2, 2019 |

Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fireIsrael carried out air strikes in Syria on Sunday in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters. In response, the army attacked “two Syrian artillery batteries, a number of observation and intelligence posts on the Golan Heights, and an SA-2 aerial defence battery,” its statement said.



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110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from Syria

April 22, 2019 |

110 Kosovars, mostly children and women, returned from SyriaPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo authorities announced Saturday they have brought back from Syria 110 Kosovar citizens, mostly women and children, with the assistance of the United States.



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NBC News Suffers a Casualty in Syria

March 24, 2019 |

Dust was settling on the latest victory over Islamic State forces Saturday when a local driver working for NBC News got killed in an explosion. Most media are scant on details, but the AP says the unidentified driver was in a house that doubled as a Syrian Democratic Forces command…
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In Syria, It’s Game On

March 10, 2019 |

The waiting is over: US-backed forces in Syria are waging an assault to kick ISIS out of its last remaining “caliphate” land, CNN reports. The heavy barrage of mortar fire, explosions, and airstrikes by the Syrian Defense Forces erupted Sunday in Baghouz and officially targeted weapons stores. The forces had…
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British ISIS bride Shamima Begum’s newborn son has died in Syria

March 9, 2019 |

The newborn son of British ISIS bride Shamima Begum has died, the Kurdish Red Crescent confirmed to CNN.
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Trump Alters Syria Troop-Withdrawal Plan

February 23, 2019 |

Under pressure from the Senate , President Trump is leaving behind about 10% of America’s 2,000-troop fighting force in Syria—and will leave them there indefinitely, the Military Times reports. “A small peacekeeping group of about 200 will remain in Syria for a period of time,” says Sarah Huckabee Sanders….
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ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow

February 18, 2019 |

More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $ 200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with situation.
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Top US general: Trump did not consult on Syria announcement

February 6, 2019 |

The commander of US Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, said Tuesday he “was not consulted” prior to President Donald Trump’s December announcement that the US would withdraw its troops from Syria.
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Russia, Turkey Leaders Discuss Deeper Partnership in Syria

January 26, 2019 |

Russia’s president and his Turkish counterpart discussed in Moscow how to divide up control of northern Syria when U.S. troops leave, highlighting Washington’s diminished say in Syrian affairs.
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