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    IS closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

    Reuters . Near Baghouz, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where US-backed...

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    Kurd-led forces overrun last IS-held village in Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Kurdish-led fighters overran the last village held by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday, confining its once vast cross-border ‘caliphate’ to two small...

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    Russia, Israel military officials meet over Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    Israeli military officials concluded a series of talks with their Russian counterparts on Thursday aimed at improving coordination in war-torn Syria, the army said.The two...

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    IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in north Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Qamishli, Syria | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including a US serviceman Wednesday in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near...

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    Turkey urges US to honour strategic partnership

    Reuters . Istanbul | Updated at 11:26am on January 14, 2019

    President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesperson said on Monday Turkey expected the United States to honour their strategic partnership after US president Donald Trump warned it would...

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    What happens now with Syria?

    Jim Dean | Updated at 12:00am on January 10, 2019

    IWAS typing away the day after Christmas with the warmth of a crackling fire behind me and thinking about the long list of countries involved...

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    Geo-politics of ‘Arab embrace’ of Syria

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on January 06, 2019

    IN THE Syrian war, Syria was hardly the actual target ever. Syria, as it stands evidently exposed now, was only a battle-field against Iran and...

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    Two different realities

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2019

    In Syria, it may be autumn now, but almost the entire country is blossoming again, literally rising from ashes. Two thousand miles east from there,...

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    Top Republican says Trump vows to 'destroy' IS before leaving Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 08:55am on December 31, 2018

    A senior Republican senator said Sunday that president Donald Trump had promised to stay in Syria to finish the job of destroying the Islamic State...

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    Order signed for US military’s Syria exit

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on December 25, 2018

    The US military has confirmed that the order to withdraw American troops from Syria had been signed, after president Donald Trump held talks with his...