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Assad: Russia’s Role Essential in Restoring Balance to International Relations

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad stressed that the role of Russia is essential and vital in today's world because it restored balance to international relations after long years of unipolar dominance. During his meeting with a Russian parliamentary delegation that included deputies from different parties, Assad expressed the Syrian people’s appreciation for the Russian support to Syria’s resistance. “The Un ...

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Syria’s health system collapsing: Aid agency

The aid agency “Save the Children” has warned that the health system in Syria is collapsing and that children are suffering as a result of a lack of proper healthcare. The charity organization said in a report on Monday that about 60 percent of the hospitals in Syria have been destroyed or damaged since the outbreak of the conflict three years ago and that nearly half of the doctors have left the Arab count ...

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Syria militants hamper Yarmouk aid efforts

Foreign-backed militants occupying Yarmouk camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, continue to hamper humanitarian aid efforts for Palestinian refugees, Press TV reports. The militants have violated a ceasefire reached with the Syrian government and Palestinians, making the situation even more difficult for the Yarmouk residents who are in dire need of food and medical supplies. Khaled Jibree ...

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Militants destroy religious site in north Syria

Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria have destroyed a religious shrine in a village in the country’s north and kidnapped dozens of its inhabitants. Militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacked the village of Tel Marouf, located near the city of Qamishli, and burned houses along with a Sufi shrine belonging to Sheikh Khaznawi. Tel Marouf village is mostly inhabited by Kurdi ...

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Mass grave discovered in Syria’s Aleppo

A mass grave has been discovered in a district in the Syrian city of Aleppo, previously controlled by Takfiri militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that ten corpses were removed in the Jabal Bursaya region, northern Aleppo. The UK-based group added that it is investigating reports of other possible mass graves discove ...

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Israel military replaces division on Golan Heights

Israel has replaced a military division on the Golan Heights, which had been deployed to the occupied region for 40 years. The 210th Regional Bashan Division has replaced the 36th Armor Division on the Golan Heights and the Har Dov sector, the Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday. The Israeli daily called the 36th Armor Division’s move away from the Syrian border a historic military shift. The 210th Division h ...

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US increasing military presence in Jordan: Analyst

The US intends to build up its military presence in Jordan in an attempt to exert more control over the current situations in Syria and Lebanon, a political analyst tells Press TV. “The US has continued to build its military capability in Jordan... Under the guise of a humanitarian operation, the United States is putting full combat command inside Jordan,” said Gordon Duff in a Sunday interview with Press T ...

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Car bomb explosion kills dozens in South Syria

Dozens of people have been killed in a car bomb explosion that rocked the southwestern Syrian province of Dara’a, near the Jordanian border. The incident occurred on Friday when an explosive-laden vehicle detonated near a mosque in the town of al-Yadouda, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The London-based pro-opposition observatory said at least 32 people, including a child and 10 ...

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Syria-based Palestinians gain ground against militants

Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp near the Syrian capital Damascus have gained strategic ground in their fight against foreign-backed militants, Press TV reports. Their recent victory has forced the militants present in the camp to accept a ceasefire with the refugees. Palestinian leaders in the camp believe that if the initiative continues to be implemented, the camp will be fully secured soon. “The ...

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Over 1,200 Syrian families return home after truce

More than 1,200 Syrian families have returned home in the south of the country following a ceasefire deal between the Syrian army and foreign-backed militants. On Wednesday, the families went back to their homes in the town of Muadamiyat al-Sham following a truce brokered by the Committee of National Reconciliation, the committee said. The first step of the deal was the ceasefire, followed by militants’ wit ...

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