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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.

Syrian state media has said that it confront an Israeli attack that targeted several positions south of Damascus.

At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

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At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

Among those killed were eight Syrian regime troops, four allied fighters and three civilians, according to a war monitor, who said the Islamic State group was to blame.

Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

At least nine people, including seven Syrian government soldiers, were killed in an attack on a bus, a Britain-based war monitor said Sunday.

Israeli strikes in Syria kill eight pro-Iran fighters -report

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Israeli strikes in Syria kill eight pro-Iran fighters -report

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

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US strike kills 14 Islamist militants in northwestern Syria

The US Army says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province.

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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.

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in Idlib clashes

At least seven Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in clashes with rebels in the Jabal al-Zawiya area of southern ...

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

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 ceasefire deal takes effect amid continued regime attacks

Fighting came to a halt in most parts of Idlib, which has seen scores of soldiers and civilians killed on a near daily basis over the past few ...

Assad, rebels sign peace deal after regime's Daraa attack

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Assad, rebels sign peace deal after regime's Daraa attack

The Assad regime and rebels signed a Russian backed agreement to end fighting in Daraa.

Syrian opposition launch counter offensive in Aleppo

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Syrian opposition launch counter offensive in Aleppo

Government forces, supported by Russian airstrikes, have seized 13 towns and villages in West Aleppo, as opposition fighters launched a ...

Turkey retaliates against Syrian regime attack in Idlib

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Turkey retaliates against Syrian regime attack in Idlib

Turkey hit over 54 targets in retaliatory strikes after Syrian regime shelling killed Turkish soldiers and civilian contractors.

Turkish soldiers killed in deadly Idlib confrontation

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Turkish soldiers killed in deadly Idlib confrontation

Turkey and Syria have traded fire in Idlib, in one of the deadliest confrontations between the two sides since Turkish troops entered the ...

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UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Idlib

The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria, as Al-Qaeda affiliated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham launched a rare suicide attack on pro-Syrian forces in Aleppo.

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Syrian regime on verge of recapturing Idlib highway town

The Syrian regime has captured dozens of towns in Idlib, the country's last opposition bastion, in recent weeks.

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

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Thousands flee as Syrian regime cuts off Maarat Al-Numan

Thousands of people have fled villages around the deserted rebel-held city of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s Idlib province as the regime prepared ...

Syria airstrikes resume after bad weather grounds Russian bombers

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Syria airstrikes resume after bad weather grounds Russian bombers

Rain has prevented aircraft from launching further airstrikes in Idlib province.

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Scores of Syrian fighters, civilians killed as ceasefire ‘buried’

56 regime and rebel fighters were killed in Idlib today amid heavy fighting around the deserted city of Maarat al-Numan, while the regime ...

Five Iran-linked fighters killed by 'mysterious' strike in Syria

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Five Iran-linked fighters killed by 'mysterious' strike in Syria

A war monitor has reported that explosion hit the 'headquarters of the 47th Brigade of pro-Iranian militias' in Deir al-Zour. The origin of the ...

Israel threatens Iran's leaders after deadly Syria strikes

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Israel threatens Iran's leaders after deadly Syria strikes

The comments came following a rare confirmation of operations in Syria against Iranian targets overnight.

Israeli strikes on Syria kill 'foreign fighters' near Damascus

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill 'foreign fighters' near Damascus

Israel said it carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds' Force and the Syrian military near Damascus, in response to four ...

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