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Syrian Kurds say they cannot hold foreign Islamic State fighters indefinitely

They are now reportedly fighting to take the last few villages Islamic State holds along the Euphrates River in Syria, close to the border with Iraq, and has detained more foreign fighters.

published on : 21st September 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin says operations of Israeli air force breach Syria's sovereignty

He said that a Russian military plane had been shot down by anti-aircraft systems near Syria's coast because Russian-Israeli agreements on the prevention of dangerous incidents were not observed.

published on : 19th September 2018

Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike

There was no immediate word from Damascus, but the deadly air war sequence started when Israeli missiles struck the coastal region of Latakia on Monday.

published on : 18th September 2018

Russia summons Israel's ambassador over downed military plane

The aircraft was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft systems but Moscow said Israeli air force jets flying in the same area had put the Russian plane in the line of fire.

published on : 18th September 2018

Russia says Syrian missile brought down aircraft 

The ministry accused the Israeli army of "intentional provocation" and said Israel did not warn Russia of its operation in the area until one minute before the strike.

published on : 18th September 2018

Polls open in Syrian local elections: State media

Syrian state television broadcast footage of voters around Damascus and in the coastal government bastions of Tartus and Latakia dropping their ballots into plastic boxes.

published on : 16th September 2018

IS fighters kill 20 US-backed gunmen in east Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremists took advantage of a sandstorm to launch a counterattack, which killed 20 fighters and wounded others.

published on : 15th September 2018

Turkey says President Erdogan will meet Vladimir Putin on Monday for Syria talks 

Turkey has intensified negotiations with Russia to avert a possible attack, repeatedly calling for a ceasefire.

published on : 14th September 2018

Alleged Italian Islamic State member held in Syria, say Kurds

It said Bogana -- an Italian citizen known also as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir or Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir -- was responsible for weapons shipments to IS.

published on : 14th September 2018

Government forces shell Syria's Idlib after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of 'bloodbath'

The Britain-based war monitor did not immediately report any casualties from the bombardment which came after shelling and air strikes killed at least 15 civilians in the rebel zone since September 4.

published on : 12th September 2018

30,000 flee in Syria as UN fears century's 'worst' crisis

President Bashar al-Assad has now set his sights on Idlib, and his forces have stepped up bombardment of the densely populated province since the beginning of the month.

published on : 11th September 2018

Major Idlib raid could spark worst catastrophe of 21st century: UN

Since 2015, Idlib has been home to a complex array of anti-regime forces: secular rebels, Islamists, Syrian jihadists with ties to Al-Qaeda -- and their foreign counterparts.

published on : 10th September 2018

US-backed force launches assault on IS in east Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces founded in October 2015, has been backed by US-led coalition air strikes, artillery, and special forces advisers.

published on : 10th September 2018

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's Syria visit postponed

This would have been the first high-level visit from India to Syria since civil war broke out in that West Asia nation in 2011.

published on : 8th September 2018

US has seen evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib: Envoy

Jeffrey said an attack by Russian and Syrian forces, and the use of chemical weapons, would force huge refugee flows into southeastern Turkey or areas in Syria under Turkish control.

published on : 7th September 2018
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