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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Crushing Terrorists: Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army Crushing Terrorists: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says, “We have managed to foil the Western project. West is like a chameleon due to its behavior to fit different situations. The psychological war against the Damascus government has failed to discourage us from fighting terrorism or even frighten us… We have fought terror since day one, and we will continue to fight it until there is no terrorist in Syria…”

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USA POLITICS: US Military Will Remain in Northern Syria Long After Jihadists Defeated

USA POLITICS: US Military Will Remain in Northern Syria Long After Jihadists Defeated

“They have a strategy policy for decades to come. There will be military, economic and political agreements in the long term between the leadership of the northern areas (of Syria) … and the U.S. administration,” Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Silo said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Extends Grip in Areas Captured From ISIS

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Extends Grip in Areas Captured From ISIS

Rolf Holmboe, Research Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and former Danish Ambassador to Syria said, “..The Russians want a solution on their terms, which is one where Assad stays in power. The ceasefires do two things. They allow the Russians to take control of the political negotiations and look good internationally. But more importantly, they allow Assad and the Iranian-backed militias to free troops to grab the territory that Islamic State is about to lose.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Foreign Fighters Return ‘Disillusioned’ By Groups They Joined: UN Reports

SYRIA POLITICS: Foreign Fighters Return ‘Disillusioned’ By Groups They Joined: UN Reports

“It is this failure to deliver, coupled with its extreme, violent ideology and brutal tactics, its in-fighting and the corruption of some of its leaders, that, according to this survey, most often gives rise to the disappointment and sense of disenfranchisement and exclusion that leads foreign terrorist fighters to defect,” UN report says.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 10 Russian Servicemen Killed Fighting in Syria this Year 2017

SYRIA POLITICS: 10 Russian Servicemen Killed Fighting in Syria this Year 2017

The scale of Russian military casualties in peace time has been a state secret since Putin issued a decree three months before Russia launched its operation in Syria. While Russia does not give total casualties, it does disclose some deaths.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Slams US, Western Allies Rushed to Judgment in Syria Gas Incident

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Slams US, Western Allies Rushed to Judgment in Syria Gas Incident

Over 90 people died in an April 4 gas incident involving chemicals in Khan Shaykhun. Later US fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield, Syria.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 23 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 23 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Dunford said when asked how “Syria’s behavior has changed” since that attack. On April 7, US President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike on the Syrian airfield in response to an alleged chemical attack blamed on the Assad government, which strongly denied carrying out the attack.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin’s Syrian Zugzwang

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin’s Syrian Zugzwang

Putin’s attempts to satisfy his own ambitions and restore the image of the super state will result in strained relations with those states of the region which are the important economic partners of Russia, first of all, Turkey and Israel.

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘I Do Not Require Assad’s Departure’: Macron Politics Quotes

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘I Do Not Require Assad’s Departure’: Macron Politics Quotes

French President Emmanuel Macron says: “I do not require Assad’s departure, that’s no longer a prerequisite for France.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

Staffan de Mistura told Russia’s RIA news agency in an interview published on Tuesday that the Kurds should not be ignored and their representatives must be allowed to take part in producing the initial version of such a document.

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USA POLITICS: McCain, Graham Slams Tillerson’s Russia Stance

USA POLITICS: McCain, Graham Slams Tillerson’s Russia Stance

“Maybe they’ve got the right approach and we’ve got the wrong approach,” Tillerson said after Putin and Trump’s first meeting at this year’s G20 summit.

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ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

ISREAL POLITICS: Israel Not Bound By US-Russian Ceasefire Deal in Syria: Liberman

“Israel reserves its complete freedom of action, regardless of any understandings or developments,” minister of military affairs Avigdor Liberman said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

Russia has suspended communications with the US, which used to be carried out via a hotline set up to prevent accidents over Syrian airspace.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

SYRIA POLITICS: US Would Consider No-Fly Zone in Syria If Russia Agrees

“If our two countries work together to establish stability on the ground, it will lay a foundation for progress on the settlement of Syria’s political future,” Tillerson said.

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USA POLITICS: Assad’s Fate in Hands of Russia: Tillerson Says

USA POLITICS: Assad’s Fate in Hands of Russia: Tillerson Says

“What happens to Assad is Russia’s issue, not the US government’s,” Tillerson told the UN chief in the private meeting, according to sources close to the magazine.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Appears on Syrian Currency for First Time

SYRIA POLITICS: Bashar al-Assad Appears on Syrian Currency for First Time

President Bashar al-Assad has appeared on the Syrian currency for the first time, his portrait printed on a new 2,000-pound banknote that went into circulation on Sunday.

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MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: U.S. Ultimate Goal is to Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst

MIDDLE EAST POLITICS: U.S. Ultimate Goal is to Partition Iraq, Syria: Analyst

US ultimate goal is to separate Iraq and Syria from Iran to stop Baghdad and Damascus from being part of the axis of resistance against Israel and America.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Damascus Preparing for Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Baseless’: Syria’s Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: Damascus Preparing for Chemical Weapons Attack ‘Baseless’: Syria’s Foreign Ministry

US moves could be aimed at derailing the fifth round of Syria peace talks brokered by Moscow, Tehran and Ankara, in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana, on July 4-5, the Russian official concluded.

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IRAN POLITICS: US Playing With Fire in Syria: Senior Iranian Official Warns

IRAN POLITICS: US Playing With Fire in Syria: Senior Iranian Official Warns

“Undoubtedly, the US’ unwise and adventurous behaviors in Syria are clear examples of playing with fire,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said.

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