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US-Backed Syria Rebels Now Fear Bashar Assad’s Forces Onslaught

US-Backed Syria Rebels Now Fear Bashar Assad’s Forces Onslaught

🕔16:15, 19.Apr 2018

Those fears deepened after Bashar Assad’s forces recaptured the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus earlier this month after a devastating offensive and the suspected chemical attack.

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OPCW Chemical Probe Gets Under Way In Syria

OPCW Chemical Probe Gets Under Way In Syria

🕔08:24, 16.Apr 2018

The OPCW declared that the Syrian government’s chemical weapons stockpile had been removed in 2014, only to confirm later that sarin was used in a 2017 attack in the northern town of Khan Sheikhun.

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Putin Affirms ‘Grave Repercussions’ If US Attack Syria

Putin Affirms ‘Grave Repercussions’ If US Attack Syria

🕔09:06, 10.Apr 2018

US President Donald Trump criticised Mr Putin by name on Twitter, as he castigated Russia and Iran for backing Bashar al-Assad, who he called an “animal.”

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Syria’s Ghouta Operation ‘Nearly Over’ – Russia Says

Syria’s Ghouta Operation ‘Nearly Over’ – Russia Says

🕔16:03, 29.Mar 2018

Eastern Ghouta, an early centre of the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, was until last month the biggest and most populous remaining rebel stronghold near the capital.

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Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

Turkey Launches Deadly Strikes on Damascus Loyalists Deployed Around Kurdish Enclave

🕔13:03, 14.Mar 2018

Afrin city lies in the heart of a Kurdish-majority enclave in northern Syria which neighbouring Turkey sees as a threat and against which it launched a deadly ground and air offensive on January 20. READ MORE.

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Assad Forces Succeeded To Push Into Eastern Suburbs of Damascus

Assad Forces Succeeded To Push Into Eastern Suburbs of Damascus

🕔19:10, 10.Mar 2018

Syrian state media and an opposition monitoring group said government forces have laid siege on the rebel-held town of Harasta, cutting it off from the rest of the suburbs known as eastern Ghouta. READ MORE.

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Assad Forces Carry Out Punishing Airstrikes Against Opposition-Held Suburb of Damascus

Assad Forces Carry Out Punishing Airstrikes Against Opposition-Held Suburb of Damascus

🕔18:37, 7.Mar 2018

Meanwhile, Russia’s military said a general was among 39 people killed in the crash of a Russian military transport plane in Syria. Russian military identified him as Maj. Gen. Vladimir Yeremeyev. Read more.

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Militants Impose Curfew in Eastern Ghouta – Russian Military Says

Militants Impose Curfew in Eastern Ghouta – Russian Military Says

🕔12:46, 4.Mar 2018

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the report, saying terrorists also opened sniper fire at the safe corridor, marked out by Moscow in Eastern Ghouta for evacuation of civilians. Read more.

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Assad Forces Seized Ground in Ghouta Advance

Assad Forces Seized Ground in Ghouta Advance

🕔13:46, 2.Mar 2018

Damascus and Moscow have accused rebels of preventing civilians from leaving eastern Ghouta. Rebels deny this. he U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday the Syrian government may allow an aid convoy with supplies for 180,000 people to go to the eastern Ghouta town of Douma on Sunday. Read more.

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Syria War: Putin Truce Plan Fails, Devastating Bombing Continues In Ghouta

Syria War: Putin Truce Plan Fails, Devastating Bombing Continues In Ghouta

🕔15:39, 27.Feb 2018

With its Ghouta offensive, the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad is drawing on the military methods it has used to crush its opponents in other parts of Syria, including eastern Aleppo in late 2016.

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Putin Orders Daily 9.00 to 14.00 Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Putin Orders Daily 9.00 to 14.00 Ceasefire in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

🕔00:00, 27.Feb 2018

Vladimir Putin was also quoted as saying that there should be similar pauses in the southeastern Syrian town of al-Tanf in Homs province and in Rukban, near the Jordanian border “so that civilians can return to their homes unhindered and begin to rebuild their civilian lives.”

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US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

US Coalition Attacks Pro-Damascus Forces in Syria

🕔09:10, 8.Feb 2018

The US has around 2,000 military personnel in northern Syria supporting the SDF, which is an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria and largely dominated by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

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Syrian Air Defenses Blocked and Destroyed Missiles Fired By Israeli Warplanes

Syrian Air Defenses Blocked and Destroyed Missiles Fired By Israeli Warplanes

🕔09:54, 7.Feb 2018

The Syrian army says its air defenses intercepted several missiles fired by Israeli warplanes towards a military position near the capital, Damascus. “Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed most of them,” said a statement.

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Erdogan Misleading Turkish Public Opinion by Calling Assad ‘Terrorist’: Damascus

Erdogan Misleading Turkish Public Opinion by Calling Assad ‘Terrorist’: Damascus

🕔16:32, 27.Dec 2017

“Once again, Turkish President Erdogan continues to mislead the public opinion in Turkey. With his useless soap bubbles, he tries in vain to justify the crimes he has committed against the Syrian people by infinitely and comprehensively helping the terrorist groups in Syria,”Syrian Foreign Ministry’s statement read, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

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