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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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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 22 July 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 22 July 2017

WORLD BRIEF: Syrian armed forces have announced a ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, according to a statement released through the official SANA news agency.

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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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UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

UK: Britain, US, Allies vs Russia Battle For Supremacy

NATO’s aim is to make good on a promise to deter Russia in Europe’s ex-Soviet states, after Moscow orchestrated annexation of the Crimea peninsula in 2014.

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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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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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SYRIA POLITICS: US Official Threatens Syria Over ‘Gas Attack Plan’

SYRIA POLITICS: US Official Threatens Syria Over ‘Gas Attack Plan’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Assad and the Syrian military would “pay a heavy price” if they went ahead with the alleged plan.

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USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives

USA POLITICS: US Continues to ‘Stab Russia in the Back’ With Syrian Offensives

Russia disagrees with Washington’s claim the shooting down of a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday was an ‘act of self-defense’ and has demonstrated its displeasure by halting cooperation with the US-led coalition in Syria over the incident.

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USA POLITICS: Assad, Allies Will Ultimately Drive U.S. Out of Syria: Robert Ford Ex-US Envoy

USA POLITICS: Assad, Allies Will Ultimately Drive U.S. Out of Syria: Robert Ford Ex-US Envoy

Robert Ford, former US ambassador to Syria said US mistaken in supporting to opposition back in 2011 and demanding President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Halts Operations in US-Led Coalition in Syria After Syrian Jet Hit

“As a precautionary measure, Australian Defence Force (ADF) strike operations into Syria have temporarily ceased,” an ADF spokeswoman said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: US Respect Syrian Sovereignty: Lavrov Russian FM

RUSSIA POLITICS: US Respect Syrian Sovereignty: Lavrov Russian FM

“We call on the United State and all others who have their forces or advisers on the ground to ensure the coordination in our work,” Lavrov said, adding “zones of de-escalation are one of the possible options to jointly move forward.”

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USA POLITICS: US Expands Presence in Syrian Desert: Rebels Say

USA POLITICS: US Expands Presence in Syrian Desert: Rebels Say

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels in the area are in competition with pro-government forces who are also trying to recapture territory from Islamic State.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Kurdish YPG Says ‘Major Operation’ on Syria’s Raqqa to Start in Days

SYRIA POLITICS: Kurdish YPG Says ‘Major Operation’ on Syria’s Raqqa to Start in Days

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has been encircling Raqqa since November.

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AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

United Nations says: Algeria and Morocco should assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US, Allies Sending Them More Arms to Fend Off Iran Threat: Syrian Rebels Say

SYRIA POLITICS: US, Allies Sending Them More Arms to Fend Off Iran Threat: Syrian Rebels Say

The stakes are high as Iran seeks to secure its influence from Tehran to Beirut in a “Shi’ite crescent” of Iranian influence through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, where Sunni Arab states have lost out in power struggles with Iran.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said (SOHR) said on Wednesday that the airstrikes targeted the village of al-Baruda, located about 15 kilometers west of the provincial capital city of Raqqah, leaving at least 16 civilians dead.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Strike Against Syrian Forces ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Russian Foreign Ministry

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Strike Against Syrian Forces ‘Absolutely Unacceptable’: Russian Foreign Ministry

“You cannot consider the US-led coalition airstrike against pro-government forces an accident or a mistake anymore. This is a deliberate action and its consequences are yet to be estimated,” Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

SYRIA POLITICS: 11 Civilians Killed By US Airstrike in Daesh-Held Raqqah

US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Snubs Russian Safe Zones Plan

SYRIA POLITICS: US Snubs Russian Safe Zones Plan

“The coalition will continue to target ISIS wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary,” said Pentagon spokesman Marine Maj. Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway.

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