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Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

Analysts have painted a grim outlook for Syria as the deadly coronavirus hits the war-torn country.

Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

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Retaliatory strikes kill 18 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Suspected US-led coalition strikes on Syria's Albukamal region killed at least 18 Iraqi militia fighters on Thursday, just hours after an attack killed coalition forces in Iraq.

Mystery airstrikes launched on Iranian militias in Syria

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Mystery airstrikes launched on Iranian militias in Syria

Unidentified aircraft launched fresh airstrikes on Iranian the militia presence in Syria.

Airstrikes hit Iran-aligned militia positions in eastern Syria

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Airstrikes hit Iran-aligned militia positions in eastern Syria

Airstrikes of unknown origin have hit bases belonging to Iran-aligned in Syria amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran.

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Five killed in car bomb near Turkish-Syrian border

Five people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Saluk, as suspected Israeli strikes hit regime positions in Deir az-Zour.

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Five killed in airstrikes on Iranian positions in Syria

Iranian militia positions in Deir az-Zour province were struck by unidentified warplanes on Sunday, killing five fighters, as coalition forces ...

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Syria Weekly: Is a Saudi-Iran proxy war brewing?

Protests have been held in Deir az-Zour against the brutal rule of Iranian-led militias, coinciding with tense times between Tehran and Riyadh.

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Drone 'destroyed' over Syrian capital Damascus: state TV

The Damascus suburb was the site of an Israeli airstrike on Hezbollah militants last week.

Hezbollah say 'Syrian army camp' hit by Israel

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Hezbollah say 'Syrian army camp' hit by Israel

Another military camp has been hit in eastern Syria, according to Hezbollah.

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Syria Weekly: Iran controls the ground, Israel the skies

A new wave of airstrikes have been unleashed on Syria, including the far-east, highlighting Israel's control of the country's airspace.

Syria Weekly: Is a new insurgency emerging in Syria?

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Syria Weekly: Is a new insurgency emerging in Syria?

Attacks on Syrian regime positions have been widely reported this week, pointing to the emergence of a new low-level insurgency against Bashar ...

Syrian regime claim US-led coalition jets struck military positions

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Syrian regime claim US-led coalition jets struck military positions

Syrian regime troops were hit in a US-led coalition airstrike, Damascus has claimed.

Syria seeks to revive economy via reopened Jordan crossing

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Syria seeks to revive economy via reopened Jordan crossing

Experts warn it is unlikely Syrian trade will recover anywhere close to pre-war levels because the country's production capacity has been ...

Iran admits to conducting 700 drone attacks in Syria

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Iran admits to conducting 700 drone attacks in Syria

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has admitted to carrying out 700 drone strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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Hizballah denies Saudi Arabia's accusations, declares end of IS

Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear under another guise.

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

Mona Alami

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes Mona ...

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IS recaptures 'last stronghold' in Syria from regime, Hizballah

IS fighters have retaken the town of Albukamal in eastern Syria from Assad regime troops and allied Iranian-backed militias, which ...

US-led coalition targets IS fighters from stranded convoy

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US-led coalition targets IS fighters from stranded convoy

The US-led coalition has killed dozens of militants linked to a convoy of Islamic State buses stranded in the middle of the Syrian desert, the ...

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US-led coalition strikes cut off IS evacuation party

US-led coalition aircraft have bombed a road in eastern Syrian to prevent an IS convoy evacuated from Lebanon from reaching the Iraqi border.

The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

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The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

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