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Fighters, refugees leave Lebanon enclave for Syria

BEIRUT: 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 ...

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Syria war: Killing of White Helmet workers condemned

The US has condemned the killing of seven Syrian volunteer rescuers who were shot dead in a north-western town controlled by jihadists. Unknown gunmen attacked the White Helmet members at a base in Sarmeen, in the rebel-held province of Idlib. ...

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In a Syria Refuge, Extremists Exert Greater Control

BEIRUT, Lebanon — After surviving a siege by Syrian forces, Firas al-Rahim and his family were removed from a rebel-held area of Homs province in central Syria and taken to an impoverished territory in the northwest. But since Mr. Rahim, ...

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Turkey closes Syria border crossing

ANKARA: Turkey closed a vital border crossing with Syria to all but humanitarian aid on Thursday because terrorists control the area on the Syrian side.The Bab Al-Hawa crossing on the main road between Iskenderun and Aleppo is a key route ...

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UN chief supports UN commission on Syria despite resignation

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supports the work of the UN’s independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria in gathering evidence of alleged crimes against civilians during the 6 1/2-year civil war and regrets the resignation of Carla del Ponte, the ...

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Feature: Braving Cancer Amid the Chaos of Syria

Feature: Braving Cancer Amid the Chaos of Syria

On a hazy morning this spring, at the entrance of the Al-Bayrouni cancer center in northeast Damascus, a wall of tires teetered atop a long mound of dirt. Where there were no tires, jagged sheets of metal or rusting barrels ...

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Erdogan plans new attack on northern Syria

ANKARA: Turkey may launch a new cross-border military operation into northern Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.Ankara has already begun reinforcing its border against possible threats from Kurdish militants by dispatching artillery to the southeastern province of Kilis. It will ...

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