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SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

SYRIA POLITICS: US-Russia Relations: US Hardens Their Positions

Pressure both economic and military such as sanctions and displacement from Syria and Libya shows that Washington uses any chance to prevent Putin from being elected in 2018.

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SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

SYRIA POLITICS: ISIS ‘Essentially Moved’ Its HQ From Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor

ISIS, the jihadists and their military command are now centered some 140 kilometers southeast of the city of Raqqa, the US media report claimed.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Parents Name Their Children Putin

“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

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

“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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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, Syria, Iran to US: ‘No Further Strikes on Syria’

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, Syria, Iran to US: ‘No Further Strikes on Syria’

“We call on the US and its allies to respect Syria’s sovereignty and refrain from actions similar to what happened on April 7, and which have serious ramification not only for regional, but also global security,” he added.

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

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

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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SYRIA POLITICS: Civilians Killed By US Airstrike on Islamic State Poison Gas Depot: Report

SYRIA POLITICS: Civilians Killed By US Airstrike on Islamic State Poison Gas Depot: Report

SYRIA WAR: Hundreds of people have been killed when the so-called US-led coalition carried out an airstrike against a Daesh poison gas depot in Syria.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Isolate Assad: G7 Seeks Broad Support Against Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Isolate Assad: G7 Seeks Broad Support Against Syria

U.S. fired missiles at a Syrian air base in retaliation for the alleged chemical weapons attack by Assad’s government on civilians, including many children.

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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

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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SYRIA POLITICS: Undeterred! Syrian Air Force Resumes Flights From US-Attacked Airfield

SYRIA POLITICS: Undeterred! Syrian Air Force Resumes Flights From US-Attacked Airfield

United States launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian military airfield in Ash Sha’irat, located about 25 miles from the city of Homs.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria: What You Need to Know Now

SYRIA POLITICS: US Missile Strike in Syria: What You Need to Know Now

Moscow also vowed to take “a number of measures” to strengthen and improve Syria’s air defense system in order to protect “vital parts of Syrian infrastructure,” according to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Strikes On Syria One Step Away Clashing With Russia: Medvedev

SYRIA POLITICS: US Strikes On Syria One Step Away Clashing With Russia: Medvedev

U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base were one step away from clashing with the Russian military, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev charged on Friday, underscoring the risks in U.S. President Donald Trump’s first major foray into the Syrian civil war.

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SYRIA POLITICS: 23 Tomahawk Missiles Out Of 59 Reached Syrian Airfield – Russia Mod

SYRIA POLITICS: 23 Tomahawk Missiles Out Of 59 Reached Syrian Airfield – Russia Mod

US missile strike on Syria airfield was ‘low efficiency’ – Russian MoD. The runway, taxiways and Syrian aircraft on the parking apron remained undamaged.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Official: US Blasts Syrian Air Base With Barrage of Cruise Missiles

SYRIA POLITICS: Official: US Blasts Syrian Air Base With Barrage of Cruise Missiles

Russia’s Deputy U.N. ambassador Vladimir Safronkov warned any negative consequences from the strikes would be on the “shoulders of those who initiated such a doubtful and tragic enterprise.”

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Sets Terms For Inquiry Into Chemical Attack

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Sets Terms For Inquiry Into Chemical Attack

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said President Bashar al-Assad’s government had gone “beyond a red line” and said his attitude toward Syria and Assad had changed. But he gave no indication of how he would respond.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Here’s Why Russia Says Assad Not to Blame for Chemical Attack

SYRIA POLITICS: Here’s Why Russia Says Assad Not to Blame for Chemical Attack

Russia says poison gas leaked from rebel chemical weapons struck by Syrian bombs. Hasan Ali, Free Idlib Army rebel commander, calls Russian statement ‘lie’.

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SYRIA POLITICS: People From Raqqa Fleeing Under Cover of Night

SYRIA POLITICS: People From Raqqa Fleeing Under Cover of Night

“The situation in Raqqa was terrible,” said Mostafa al-Ahmad, who also left Raqqa on Sunday for Ain Issa. “The SDF is the one advancing, so we thought, ‘let’s just go over to them and get it over with’,” he said.

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SYRIA POLITICS: US Soldiers Embedded With the Wrath of Euphrates Operation

SYRIA POLITICS: US Soldiers Embedded With the Wrath of Euphrates Operation

“We managed to capture these US marines leaving the frontline before being ordered to stop filming…,” Phelan says, adding that the US troops are camera shy “for a reason,” as the Pentagon’s official line is that its forces will be kept away from frontline.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Trump Abandons Regime Change in Syria

SYRIA POLITICS: Trump Abandons Regime Change in Syria

“Do we think he’s a hindrance? Yes. Are we going to sit there and focus on getting him out? No,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley to the United Nations stressed.

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