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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.

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

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Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

What normalisation of Assad's <em>regime</em> could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the ...

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

The New Arab

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with <em>Assad</em> <em>regime</em>

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Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

Lebanon’s director of general security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, crossed into Syria for a meeting with Assad regime ...

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

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Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

GNA loyalists have captured a missile defence system thought to have been given to Haftar's LNA by the United Arab Emirates.

Syrian <em>regime</em> seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

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Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

Syrian tycoon and cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad, Rami Makhlouf, has made three videos challenging the regime, prompting ...

Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

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Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

A child has been killed by sniper fire in Syria’s western Aleppo province as refugees returned to their homes following a period of extended ...

Syrian rebel and <em>regime</em> forces fight in Libya

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

A recent rapprochement between Assad and Haftar shows the increasing overlap between the two conflicts.

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Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

Anwar Raslan claimed he had "helped to free" detainees, rather than torturing them.

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Syrian lira crashes after latest Rami Makhlouf video

Rami Makhlouf has made a series of videos criticising elements of the Assad regime.

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Makhlouf lashes out at Syria regime in fresh accusations

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf accused the regime of threatening to arrest him and close his telecommunications empire if he does not hand ...

The New Arab & agencies

Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

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Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

The owner of Syria's largest telecommunication company said his business was pressured with several 'unlawful' demands from authorities who ...

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Three former Syrian rebels killed in Daraa province

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Three former Syrian rebels killed in Daraa province

Three former rebels have been killed by unknown assailants in the past 24 hours in Syria’s restive Daraa province.

Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

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Syria clashes kill 48 in highest toll since truce

Clashes in northwest Syria killed 48 regime fighters, rebels and jihadists Sunday in the highest such death toll since the start of a ...

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