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Saudi minister visits north Syria for Raqqa talks

BEIRUT: A Saudi official has visited northern Syria with a US envoy to discuss reconstruction of Raqqa, which Kurdish and Arab militias backed by a US-led coalition, captured from Daesh on Tuesday.Saudi Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer Al-Sabhan visited the area ...

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Syria war: US-backed forces 'fully control' Raqqa

A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has taken full control of so-called Islamic State’s one-time “capital” of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello said the fighting was over after a four-month assault. Clearing ...

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Syria demands immediate Turkish withdrawal from Idlib

ANKARA: Damascus is demanding the “immediate and unconditional withdrawal” of Turkish troops from Syria’s northwest province of Idlib.Turkish troops entered Idlib Thursday night as part of Ankara’s commitments under the Astana deal brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey last month. ...

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Russian jet crashes in Syria, crew killed: agencies

MOSCOW: A Sukhoi military jet crashed while trying to take off from Russia’s Hmeimim base in Syria on Tuesday, killing the crew, Russian news agencies quoted a military spokesman as saying.“The Su-24 plane rolled off the runway and broke up ...

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Turkey clashes with jihadists on Syria border: Observatory

BEIRUT, Syria: Turkish forces exchanged fire with Tahrir Al-Sham, a Syrian jihadist alliance, near Kafr Lusin on the border between Turkey and Syria’s Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.The Observatory is a Britain-based war monitor.On ...

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