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At least 90 combatants have been killed in clashes between regime forces and IS groups in the Orontes valley.

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict between the regime and the opposition had ‘ended’.

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

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Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

Conditions in the region controlled by Syrian regime are now "as bad or worse" than they were leading up to the rise of IS, the general warned.

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Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

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Russian planes 'strike Turkish-controlled city in northern Syria'

Suspected Russian warplanes have bombed the Turkish-controlled city of Al-Bab in northern Syria, one day after a roadside bomb targeted a joint ...

East Syria air raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

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East Syria air raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

Unidentified aircraft on Saturday struck pro-Iranian fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, killing 12 fighters.

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East Syria strike kills 5 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Israel is 'likely responsible' for the airstrike, the chief of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

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

Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

At least 7 Iranian-backed fighters were killed in eastern Syria overnight, a monitor said, in what is suspected to be Israeli strikes.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

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.

Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Syrian Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian ...

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

The strike in the desert near Mayadin came minutes after an Israeli attack was intercepted by Syrian air defences.

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Russia, Turkey and Iran hold virtual summit over Syria

Allies Russia, Turkey and Iran continued Syria negotiations during the seventh Astana summit, which was held virtually.

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Scores of Iranian fighters in Syria quarantined over coronavirus

Some 40 foreign pro-regime militia fighters have been taken to hospital in eastern Syria after showing coronavirus symptoms, as activists allege ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

A subdued Easter in Jerusalem, virtual wedding services and the Gulf's reckless deportations of migrant workers in today's coronavirus roundup.

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

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Syria regime quarantines entire eastern village over coronavirus outbreak

A village in Deir az-Zour has been quarantined due to the coronavirus.

Iraqi pilgrims returning from Syria test positive for coronavirus

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Iraqi pilgrims returning from Syria test positive for coronavirus

Iraq's latest coronavirus cases highlight fears around pilgrims spreading the highly contagious virus and of a serious outbreak in war-ravaged ...

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus reaps further miseries on Syrians

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus reaps further miseries on Syrians

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

Car bombing kills seven in Syria's rebel-held Azaz

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Car bombing kills seven in Syria's rebel-held Azaz

At least seven people were killed Sunday in a car bomb that hit a rebel-held city in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

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