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Mortar shells kill 21 in Syria’s Aleppo: Reports

At least 21 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in mortar attacks by militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say. On Sunday, the militants fired mortar shells at several areas, including a headquarters used by government forces in the Old City of Aleppo, the so-called Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. On the same day, Syria’s state television said "terrorist groups ...

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Syria chemical weapons almost fully removed: OPCW-UN

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and a team of UN experts say the Syrian government has nearly completed surrendering its chemical weapons stockpile. On Thursday, a joint task force made up of the OPCW and a UN team of experts, said Syria has removed and destroyed 92.5 percent of its chemical weapons. "Today's operation brings the total of chemical material removed and destroy ...

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Syria Christians won’t succumb: Orthodox Patriarch

Syria’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch says Christians in the country will not “submit and yield” to foreign-backed Takfiri extremists fighting against the Syrian government. During his comments on Saturday to mark Easter, Patriarch John Yazigi called for an end to the practice of “intimidation, displacement, extremism and Takfiri mentality,” the official news agency SANA reported. He underlined that Christians “ ...

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Syrian troops secure three more towns in Qalamoun

The Syrian army has made more gains in its fight against foreign-backed militants in the country, and defeated them in three towns in the strategic Qalamoun region, Press TV reports. Syrian troops on Tuesday carried out successful operations against the militants in the towns of Assal al-Ward, Housh Arab and Jab'adin. The citizens in Jab'adin welcomed the Syrian soldiers by chanting slogans in their support ...

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Syria army conducts operations against militants

The Syrian army has conducted successful operations against foreign-backed Takfiri militants across the country, killing many of them. On Sunday, Syrian troops regained the control of eastern heights overlooking Rankous plain in al-Qalamoun area in the countryside of the capital Damascus, SANA reported. According to the report, by regaining the control of the heights the militants’ supply routes between the ...

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US to boost arms shipments to Syria militants

The United States is reportedly set to boost training and arms shipments for foreign-backed militants operating against the Syrian government. Citing two US security sources, Reuters said that Washington “would increase assistance and send the shipments to moderate rebel factions mostly based in Jordan, along Syria’s southern border.” “Now we have to finalize the plans,” one official said, without giving fu ...

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Syrian forces retake strategic position in Latakia

Syrian government forces have taken full control of a strategic position in Latakia Province, the latest of the army’s recent achievements against the foreign-backed militants. Syrian soldiers on Monday recaptured Observatory 45, a key hilltop in northern Latakia near the Turkish border which fell into the hands of Takfiri militants a week ago. In a live report from the area, the Syrian TV showed the bodies ...

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Turkey in league with Israel against Syria: Ja’afari

Syria says Turkey is in league with the Israeli regime in assisting militants operating against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja’afari told reporters outside the UN Security Council on Wednesday that Turkey was facilitating attacks against Syrian forces by al-Qaeda-linked terrorist groups through the country’s northern borders and the Israeli regime was d ...

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Syrian army starts search operation in Ras al-Ayn

Syrian army units have started a search operation in Ras al-Ain, a day after recapturing the town and purging it of foreign-backed militants, Press TV reports. The army forces have located militant hideouts used for making explosives. They also confiscated large amounts of mortars, rockets, and ammunition. The town was under control of foreign-backed militants for months. The Syrian army accomplished the ta ...

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Car bomb attack kills 6, injures 20 in Homs

A car bomb attack in the Syrian city of Homs has killed at least six people and injured 20 others. According to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of spies working for the foreign-backed Syrian opposition, "At least six people were killed, including women and children, and 20 others wounded in a car bomb attack on the Zahraa district" on Monday. The Syrian state new ...

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