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Overnight Israeli strikes near the Syrian capital Damascus have killed eight fighters from pro-Iran militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

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Israel drops threatening leaflets to Syrian regime forces

Israeli forces have distributed leaflets to Syrian regime forces near the Golan Heights warning them not to deal with Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias.

Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

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Israeli missile strike hits school in southwest Syria

An Israeli missile has hit a school in southwestern Syria, which sources say was being used as a base by pro-Iran militias.

Syria's Assad tasks caretaker PM to form new government

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Syria's Assad tasks caretaker PM to form new government

Hussein Arnous was appointed caretaker prime minister in June and has now been tasked with forming a new cabinet.

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The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

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Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World Refugee Day.

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Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

On World Refugee Day, Syrians have urged the United Nations to resolve their country's crisis and facilitate a safe return home.

Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

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Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

Syrian men are being tricked into fighting for Khalifa Haftar's self-described Libyan National Army.

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Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

Hundreds of former Syrian rebels from Quneitra have been recruited and trained by Russia to fight for rogue General Khalifa Haftar.

Syrian regime soldiers killed, injured in Israeli strike

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Syrian regime soldiers killed, injured in Israeli strike

Israeli strikes on a regime military airport in central Syria and a position near the occupied Golan Heights have killed one soldier and wounded ...

Israel fires missiles into southern Syria: State media

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Israel fires missiles into southern Syria: State media

Syrian state media has said that Israeli missiles were 'swiftly dealt with' by the country's air defences.

Three Syrian soldiers wounded by Israeli fire near Golan

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Three Syrian soldiers wounded by Israeli fire near Golan

Syrian soldiers have been wounded by Israeli fire after a suspected Israeli missile strike near the occupied Golan Heights in Syria has ...

Suspected Israeli strike 'kills senior Hezbollah official' in Syria

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Suspected Israeli strike 'kills senior Hezbollah official' in Syria

Israel has repeatedly struck Iran-linked targets in Syria in recent years.

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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Damascus

This would be the second time this month that Israel attacked Iranian strongholds in Syria.

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Israeli strikes kill 23 Syrian regime and pro-Iran fighters

Israels pre-dawn raids have killed 23 Syrian regime and foreign fighters in southern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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Dozens killed in Syria airstrikes as Russia faces casualties

22 civilians were killed in ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s Idlib province as two Russian soldiers were shot dead in regime-controlled Daraa - the ...

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Second 'bomb-laden drone' downed in Syria in 48 hours

A drone loaded with bombs and C4 explosive was taken down by Syrian authorities, according to state media.

Israel fires rocket into Syria: state media

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Israel fires rocket into Syria: state media

Syrian state media has reported that Quneitra was hit by a rocket.

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Six Iranians among dead in Israeli strike on Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday the Israeli strikes had killed six Iranians and three pro-regime Syrian fighters.

Syria Weekly: Idlib offensive stalls, as Russia-Iran rivalry continues

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Syria Weekly: Idlib offensive stalls, as Russia-Iran rivalry continues

The failure of the Syrian regime to breakthrough rebel lines in Idlib and Hama has been blamed on the non-participation of Iran in the offensive.

Ammunition depot explosion rocks Syrian capital

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Ammunition depot explosion rocks Syrian capital

An ammunition depot located in a military zone in Mashrou Dummar, a western suburb of the Syrian capital exploded on Saturday.

Israel jittery after drone enters airspace from Lebanon

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Israel jittery after drone enters airspace from Lebanon

A drone which entered Israeli airspace before quickly returning to Lebanon caused panic in Israel on Wednesday.

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