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

SYRIA POLITICS: Dozen Civilians Killed By US-Led Coalition Airstrikes 0

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 0

“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 0

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 0

“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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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia Bans US-Led Coalition Warplanes From Syria Safe Zones 0

“In terms of their actions in the de-escalation zones then from this moment these zones are closed for their flights,” Kremlin’s envoy Kazakhstan Alexander Lavrentyev says.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Rebels Fight Each Other, 38 Fighters Killed in First 24 Hours

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Rebels Fight Each Other, 38 Fighters Killed in First 24 Hours 0

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it documented the deaths of 38 fighters in the first 24 hours of fighting between rebel groups. It also reported civilian casualties.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Played Negative Role Fueling Conflict in Syria: Analyst

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Played Negative Role Fueling Conflict in Syria: Analyst 0

“The Israelis do not want peaceful solution. They are using pretext to destroy Hezbollah and bomb ammunition depot,” Rustem Safronov says.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Islamic State Once ‘Apologized’ to Israel for Attacking IDF Soldiers: Israeli Defense Minister Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Islamic State Once ‘Apologized’ to Israel for Attacking IDF Soldiers: Israeli Defense Minister Says 0

Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Revealed! Russia to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria: Syrian Military Says

SYRIA POLITICS: Revealed! Russia to Deploy Ground Forces to Syria: Syrian Military Says 0

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Damascus and Moscow were engaged in negotiations to put into operation more air defense systems inside Syria.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin 0

“Many families have even named their sons Putin. And it is no secret that the President’s own children are learning Russian,” said the official.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea 0

Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria Orchestrated: Lavrov Russian FM

SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria Orchestrated: Lavrov Russian FM 0

“There’s growing evidence that this was staged,” Lavrov said at a Moscow news conference with his Iranian and Syrian counterparts on Friday. Publications including in the U.S. and the U.K. have highlighted “many inconsistencies” in the version of events in Syria’s Idlib province that was used to justify the American airstrikes, he said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Il Sung 105th Birth Anniversary Celebrated 0

Kim Jong Un, looking relaxed in a dark suit and laughing with aides, oversaw the festivities on the “Day of the Sun” at Pyongyang’s main Kim Il Sung Square.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Idlib Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’: Bashar al-Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: Idlib Chemical Attack ‘Fabrication’: Bashar al-Assad 0

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said an alleged poison gas attack blamed on his government last week in Idlib province was “100 percent fabrication” used to justify a U.S. air strike, news agency AFP reported on Thursday.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework 0

Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Mulls Tougher Russia Sanctions

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Mulls Tougher Russia Sanctions 0

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “Russia needs to be made aware of its responsibility in the bloody actions last week by the Assad regime and therefore we are always open to working with our friends, allies and partners allies to send clear messages through sanctions and other means to Russia.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll

GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll 0

Moscow pointed out Syria eliminated its stockpiles of chemical weapons, which was confirmed by Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Allies to Trump: US Crosses ‘Red Lines’ For Bombing Syria Air Base 0

Assad Allies: “From now on we will respond with force to any aggressor or breach of red lines from whoever it is, America knows our ability to respond well.”

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Calls Bashar al-Assad to Stress Backing for Syrian State

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Calls Bashar al-Assad to Stress Backing for Syrian State 0

Iran President Hassan Rouhani condemns US missile strike on Syria as violation of its sovereignty. Assad determined to crush terrorism in Syrian territory.

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USA POLITICS: Total Cost of 59 Tomahawk Missiles Fired By US in Syria

USA POLITICS: Total Cost of 59 Tomahawk Missiles Fired By US in Syria 1

Tomahawk missiles used in Syria likely cost US military around $1 million. The latest versions of the missile that would replace those could be more costly.

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