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Syrian regime airstrikes have killed 15 people in Idlib city despite a ceasefire declared last week.

A new batch of hundreds of Syrian refugees have gathered at a Lebanese border town to return home, as part of a coordinated operation between Beirut and Damascus.

Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

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Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

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Syrian regime retakes region outside capital from rebels

Syria’s regime on Wednesday moved to tighten its grip on the capital as it retook a region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded southern ...

Red Cross 'flooded' by missing requests in Syria

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Red Cross 'flooded' by missing requests in Syria

The past six months have seen a surge in the number of missing requests filed to the Red Cross by Syrians looking for missing relatives.

Ghaith al-Sayed

Photoblog: Evacuating to Idlib

Residents of Eastern Qalamoun are displaced, forced from their homes under a deal between opposition fighters and Russia. Photos by Ghaith al-Sayed.

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Syria's Idlib on verge of becoming 'new Aleppo': UN

As the Assad regime sets its sights on rebel-held northern Syria, UN experts warn of devastating crisis in the overpopulated area if a ...

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Syrian rebels, civilians leave Eastern Qalamoun for Afrin

Following a deal brokered by opposition groups and Russia, Syrian rebels and civilians were transported to Afrin.

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Thousands of Syrian rebels and civilians to leave Qalamoun

Syrian rebels are expected to begin leaving one of the final strongholds in the Damascus area Saturday, following a deal with regime ally Russia.

Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave town near Douma

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Syrian rebels hand over arms, leave town near Douma

Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an ...

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Syria's rebels announce refusal to evacuate Eastern Qalamoun

Rebel forces in Eastern Qalamoun are 'preparing for the worst' after rejecting any evacuation deal, despite regime threats of a ...

More than 40,000 people returned to Syria's Ghouta: Moscow

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More than 40,000 people returned to Syria's Ghouta: Moscow

The return of civilians to Eastern Ghouta would mark a major gain for the regime, which has tried to position itself as a guarantor of security.

Jaish al-Islam deny rumours of planned Ghouta 'evacuation'

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Jaish al-Islam deny rumours of planned Ghouta 'evacuation'

Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam have denied reports that they plan to leave the besieged opposition region of Eastern Ghouta, saying ...

Assad breaks Ghouta truce, shells rebels 'refusing to evacuate'

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Assad breaks Ghouta truce, shells rebels 'refusing to evacuate'

Syria's regime continued its bombardment of Douma on Sunday night, as Eastern Ghouta's last remaining rebels refuse to evacuate the besieged ...

Defeating IS in Tal Afar: An empty victory?

Gareth Browne

Defeating IS in Tal Afar: An empty victory?

Comment: Islamic State's strength in Tal Afar was overestimated, as was the number of civilians within the city, writes Gareth Browne.

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IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating a Syrian-Lebanese border region under an unprecedented deal to end three years of jihadist presence there, Syrian state television and Hizballah said.

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Lebanon finds remains of soldiers held by IS

Lebanon has located the remains of eight soldiers kidnapped three years ago by the Islamic State group along the restive eastern border with ...

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Lebanon: Fate of IS-held soldiers unclear as ceasefire declared

The fate of Lebanese servicemen held hostage by the Islamic State group remains unclear as Lebanon's military announces a pause in the battle ...

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Three Lebanese soldiers killed by landmine amid anti-IS offensive

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and one critically wounded on Sunday, when a landmine destroyed their vehicle near the border with Syria, ...

Lebanese army raises Spanish flag on recaptured IS position

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese army raises Spanish flag on recaptured IS position

Lebanese soldiers waging an offensive on IS jihadists near border with Syria pictured raising Spain's flag on a recaptured militant position, in ...

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Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

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Lebanon’s US-backed army prepares to tackle IS near border

Lebanon’s US-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of Islamic State militants from a remote corner near ...

Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

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Thousands of Syrian refugees leave Lebanon under Hizballah-Nusra ceasefire

Thousands of refugees on the Syria-Lebanon are set to be transferred to Syria's Idlib province under the second phase of the ceasefire deal ...

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

Paul McLoughlin

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

In-depth: Hizballah say they have completed the first stage of a campaign in eastern Lebanon's Arsal region, but was it little more than an ...

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