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IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

Seven Syrian soldiers killed in 'rare' Israeli strike

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Seven Syrian soldiers killed in 'rare' Israeli strike

Pro-Iranian militia fighters, along with two Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the province of Sweida.

Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

Anti-regime protests erupted in the southern city of Suweidah last week amid a crash in the local currency.

Assad regime forces capture southern Syrian region from IS

The New Arab & agencies

Assad regime forces capture southern Syrian region from IS

The brutal Assad regime has recaptured Tulul al-Safa from Islamic State militants.

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Syria army frees Druze hostages from IS: state media

The last 19 Druze women and children abducted by the Islamic State group in July from the southern Syrian province of Sweida were freed Thursday and welcomed by their relatives.

The New Arab & agencies

IS frees six Druze women, children after three-month ordeal

IS abducted around 30 people - mostly women and children - from Suweida province in late July during the deadliest attack on Syria's Druze ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian Druze demand return of relatives abducted by IS

Relatives of 27 people kidnapped by the Islamic State group have demanded that Syria's government take action to free them.

The New Arab & agencies

IS kills Druze woman captured in Syria attack

The 25-year-old was among more than 30 people IS militants abducted as they launched the deadliest attack to hit Suweida's Druze minority since ...

Russia sends more warships to Syrian coast

The New Arab & agencies

Russia sends more warships to Syrian coast

Moscow media has called the reinforcement the largest naval buildup in Syria since Russia entered the conflict in September 2015.

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US-led coalition says IS leadership 'irrelevant'

Despite setbacks on the battlefield, IS has retained its ability to carry out large-scale attacks, including one last month in the Syria's ...

Syria jihadist leader vows to fight regime Idlib offensive

The New Arab

Syria jihadist leader vows to fight regime Idlib offensive

The leader of the main jihadist group in the last Syrian rebel stronghold of Idlib has vowed to fight against a possible regime offensive.

Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

The New Arab & agencies

Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

Helicopters dropped leaflets over parts of the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, calling on residents to reconcile with the regime as ...

Second Syrian Druze hostage held by IS dies

The New Arab & agencies

Second Syrian Druze hostage held by IS dies

The 65-year-old Syrian woman was among more than 30 people seized by IS two weeks ago as it unleashed a violent attack against the Druze ...

Hundreds watch public hanging of IS militant in Syria

The New Arab

Hundreds watch public hanging of IS militant in Syria

Pro-government Druze militiamen hanged a member of the Islamic State group in Syria's Sweida on Tuesday, just days after the jihadists ...

The New Arab

IS jihadists cornered in pocket of south Syria: monitor

IS used the release of 30 Druze women and children it kidnapped last week as a bargaining chip to get themselves out of a pocket of Syria's Daraa on Tuesday.

The New Arab & agencies

IS kidnapped '36 Druze women, children' during Suweida attacks

Last week's attacks were the bloodiest ever in the Suweida province and among the deadliest massacres waged by IS in Syria.

The New Arab

Syria regime continues IS offensive following Suweida massacre criticism

Syrian regime forces have continued their assault on IS territories in Daraa and launched strikes on a jihadi enclave neighbouring Suweida.

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 250 dead in IS massacre in south Syria

A series of suicide attacks and dawn executions marked the worst bloodshed to hit Sweida province since the civil war began in 2011.

Islamic State kills scores in southern Syria attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic State kills scores in southern Syria attacks

A string of Islamic State group attacks, including suicide blasts, killed at least 150 people in southern Syria on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime forces capture two villages in Daraa

As Bashar al-Assad's forces turn their focus south, the UN has warned that 750,000 people are at risk as a result of a new offensive in Daraa.

Jordan 'will refuse' Syrians fleeing regime offensive on Daraa

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Jordan 'will refuse' Syrians fleeing regime offensive on Daraa

Jordan's government said "we simply cannot receive more" as thousands of civilians flee a looming regime assault on rebel-held towns in Daraa ...

Air strikes kill five as southern Syria assault looms

The New Arab & agencies

Air strikes kill five as southern Syria assault looms

Five were killed in airstrikes in Daraa, as the Syrian regime threatens an assault in Syria's south.

Russia bombards south Syria for first time in year

The New Arab

Russia bombards south Syria for first time in year

Russian warplanes have bombarded rebel-held areas of in the country's southwest in the first air support by Moscow in a widening regime ...

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