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Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems afoot, writes Sam Hamad.

Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

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Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey said it had ‘neutralised’ five Kurdish fighters.

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

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Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a ...

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

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Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

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US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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

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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 ...

Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

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Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

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

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Turkish delegation to visit Moscow for Libya, Syria talks

A Turkish delegation is heading to Moscow for talks on Libya and Syria.

Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

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Northeast Syria families say Turkey cut their water

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

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.

Arab tribal leader urges armed resistance against <em>SDF</em>

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Arab tribal leader urges armed resistance against SDF

In an interview with a pro-regime news site, Nuwaf Al-Bashir claimed that tribesmen were ready to launch an armed resistance against the ...

Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

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Turkey slams US-approved oil deal with Syrian Kurds

Turkey has criticised an oil deal between a US firm and Kurdish-led authorities in northeast Syria.

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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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Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as "theft" ...

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Two children killed, three injured in Syria mine explosions

Two children have been killed and three others injured when two mines exploded in Syria’s Raqqa and Idlib provinces as violence continued across ...

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Russian, Iranian fighters killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

Three Russian soldiers have reportedly been injured in a Turkish strike near a Kurdish-controlled town in northeast Syria, while suspected ...

Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish <em>SDF</em> leader

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Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

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'Huge' mass grave found in former IS capital Raqqa

The total number of civilians killed by the Islamic State group is not known, but regional authorities have found a number of mass graves since ...

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

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Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

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Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

The official statement is a sign of increasing ethnic tensions between Arab tribesmen and Kurdish-dominated ruling authorities in eastern Syria.

Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

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Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

Ankara has attempted to link the Kurdish militant group to the Black Lives Matter protests.

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