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The breakthrough against the militants, reported by state media and an opposition-linked war monitoring group, capped a six-week-long campaign to retake the southwest corner of the country.

Rebels captured the area along the Golan Heights after a popular uprising broke out against President Bashar Assad in 2011. An IS-linked outfit known as the Khaled bin Al-Waleed Army later seized the area from the opposition fighters.Read More →

Israel Bombs Area Near Syria Damascus Airport

State news agency SANA said the strike came shortly after midnight, a week into a Syrian government offensive against rebel-held territories in the southwestern region, which borders Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan. The offensive shattered a truce negotiated in the area by the U.S., Russia and Jordan last July.Read More →

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Syrian President Bashar Assad is planning to visit North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in what would be Kim’s first summit with a foreign head of state in Pyongyang, the North’s state-run media said Sunday.Read More →

US Military in Syria

After each Syrian military victory or successful reconciliation effort, the US and its partners attempted to counteract these gains by “supporting more terrorism, bringing more terrorists to Syria, or by hindering the political process,” Assad said, blaming the US for prolonging the seven-year war.
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“Our air defense is much stronger than before, thanks to the Russian support, and the recent attacks by the Israelis and by the Americans and British and French proved that we are in a better situation,” Bashar Assad said. “The only option is to improve our air defense, this is the only thing we can do, and we are doing that.”Read More →

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In a statement released Friday, the U.S. State Department said it was concerned by reports that Assad’s forces were preparing for an operation in southwestern Syria. It warned the government against “any actions that risk broadening the conflict.”Read More →

Emmanuel Macron - France News Headline

“When it comes to the Middle East, France definitely has a special relationship,” says Majed. As for European leadership in negotiating for some sort of stability in Syria, he adds, “Macron considers this the right moment to do it because he might be the only one to do it internationally.”Read More →