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The riot comes ten days after a similar incident, sparked when prison officials discovered an escape tunnel dug into the prison walls.

Repeated interruptions to Hasakeh's water supplies have put locals at greater risk of contacting the coronavirus.

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

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Red cross warns of humanitarian crisis in Syria

The ICRC has warned of a serious humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria, as food shortages and electricity cuts makes the situation yet more ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

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Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have set up their first hospital specializing in treating coronavirus patients, following the death of a patient in the area

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Syrian Democratic Forces capture IS 'health minister'

Fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured the self-styled health minister of the Islamic State extremist group in ...

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Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

Four children have been killed and six adults injured after a fire broke out at a camp for displaced people near the town of Malikiyeh.

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Calm restored at Kurd-run Syria jail after IS riot

The Syrian Democratic Forces say a prison where IS prisoners rioted has been taken 'back under control'.

Turkish soldiers among 10 killed by Syria car bomb

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Turkish soldiers among 10 killed by Syria car bomb

Ankara has strongly condemned a suspected YPG car bomb which killed three Turkish soldiers and seven allied Syrian fighters at a traffic stop in ...

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Displaced Yazidis fear loss of land in Syria

Since the start of Turkey's offensive on October 9, local activists say more than two dozen Yazidi villages have been nearly deserted.

Syria Kurds to withdraw from entire Turkish-Syrian border

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Syria Kurds to withdraw from entire Turkish-Syrian border

The Kurd-led Syrian Democratic Forces 'is redeploying to new positions away from the Turkish-Syrian border' in accordance with the deal signed ...

Kurdish forces start withdrawing from Syria-Turkey border

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Kurdish forces start withdrawing from Syria-Turkey border

Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria have begun their withdrawal from several border positions.

Turkey assault in Syria has seen 300,000 displaced

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Turkey assault in Syria has seen 300,000 displaced

Previous figures showed at least 160,000 civilians displaced since the offensive began, but the numbers given by the Syrian Observatory for ...

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

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Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents ...

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Syrians are fleeing Turkey's offensive, others are returning home

As Turkey embarks on an offensive and Russian airstrikes continue, Syrians in the north continue to be displaced, while others hope to return home after the retreat of Kurdish forces.

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Turkey's Erdogan says US Syria withdrawal 'positive'

Erdogan stated that the military offensive will re-distribute the stolen Kurdish land to the Syrian National Army, a group of Syrian ...

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Syrian regime troops mass at Turkey border

The massively outgunned Kurds described their deal with the Syrian government as a necessary step to stop the assault. 100,000 civilians could ...

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Kurdish forces announce deal with Syrian regime

Syria's Kurds announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey.

Erdogan says Turkey 'won't stop' Syria offensive despite 'threats'

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Erdogan says Turkey 'won't stop' Syria offensive despite 'threats'

Erdogan said his country 'will not take a step back' from its offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces despite widespread international ...

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Syrian Kurds declare support for Turkish-US 'safe zone'

The so-called 'safe zone' agreed by Washington and Ankara earlier this month aims to create a buffer between the Turkish border and Syrian areas ...

Floods hit 40,000 displaced people in northwest Syria: UN

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Floods hit 40,000 displaced people in northwest Syria: UN

Around 14 camps were affected in the northwestern province of Idlib, David Swanson of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...

SDF to defeat IS within a month, commander says

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SDF to defeat IS within a month, commander says

With backing from the US-led coalition, the SDF are in the last phase of an operation started in September to defeat IS in their Euphrates ...

IS 'suicide attack' targets Kurdish-US convoy in Syria

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IS 'suicide attack' targets Kurdish-US convoy in Syria

A suicide car bomb attack on a military convoy in northeastern Syria Monday targeting Kurdish-led force accompanying US-led coalition troops, a ...

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