Category: Syria’s

Has Israel opened a brand recent entrance in Syria’s war? 0

Has Israel opened a brand recent entrance in Syria’s war?

Ongoing air raids by Israel on Iranian military targets in Syria are not aimed at opening a new front in Syria’s war, analysts say, amid international calls for restraint and calm. Jonathan Conricus, Israeli military’s spokesperson, said on Thursday warplanes targeted intelligence, logistics, storage and vehicles, as well as the origin of alleged Iranian rockets, in overnight…

UNRWA: Three,500 Palestinian refugees fly Syria’s Yarmouk camp 0

UNRWA: Three,500 Palestinian refugees fly Syria’s Yarmouk camp

An estimated 3,500 Palestinians have fled the embattled Yarmouk refugee camp during a week of violence, according to the UN, as the Syrian government escalates its ongoing military operation in southern Damascus. Yarmouk, which has been besieged by the Syrian government and opposition groups since 2013, was once home to nearly 200,000 people, among them…

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OPCW: Fact-finding team mute outside Syria’s Douma

Inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog have not been able to enter Syria’s Douma to examine the site of a suspected gas attack, the organisation said, dismissing an earlier report circulated by Syrian state-run media. The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Wednesday that United Nations security officials entered the town on Tuesday to…

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Suspected chemical attack ‘kills dozens’ in Syria’s Douma

A suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held city in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, has killed at least 40 people and affected hundreds, residents and activists have told Al Jazeera. The White Helmets, a group of rescuers operating in opposition-held areas in Syria, said on Saturday that most of the fatalities were women and children. One…

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Teaching Syria’s misplaced generation

“The bombings were getting closer and closer,” says Dr Nasser Alzhouri. As the war in Syria raged, the Alzhouri family home burned down. Alzhouri and his son, Suliman, set off for Lebanon. The only thing Alzhouri took with him was his degree certificate. Unbeknown to his father, Suliman had snuck back into their house to rescue his…

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Eastern Ghouta exodus ‘a very noteworthy’ in Syria’s seven-one year battle

Thousands of civilians have fled the besieged Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in what is believed to be the largest exodus in one day in the country’s seven-year war, as new round of peace talks open in Astana. Faced with the prospect of more government bombardments, thousands of civilians abandoned the town of Hamouriyah, which…

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Skilled-authorities fighters cross into Syria’s Afrin

A convoy of pro-government fighters entered Syria’s Afrin region on Tuesday to support Kurdish fighters battling Turkey’s military but immediately came under artillery fire. Syrian state television showed video of the convoy of pro-government forces deployed to help fend off Turkey’s assault against Kurdish YPG fighters. “The Syrian government has responded to the call of…

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Turkey denies employ of chemical weapons in Syria’s Afrin

A senior Turkish official has denied the claims by a monitoring group and Syrian state media that Turkey’s military used chemical weapons on civilians in its operation against the Kurdish YPG fighters in northwestern Syria. “It is out of question for Turkey to use an internationally prohibited war tool in Afrin,” Yasin Aktay, a chief adviser…

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Turkish navy suffers deadliest day in Syria’s Afrin

Turkey says it has suffered its deadliest day yet in northern Syria since launching its offensive against YPG Kurdish fighters there more than two weeks ago. On Saturday, eight Turkish soldiers were killed, according to a Turkish army statement.  Some died after their tank came under fire from Kurdish forces. Turkey wants to push the YPG,…

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Russian Sukhoi fighter jet shot down in Syria’s Idlib

Syrian rebels have shot down a Russian warplane in north-western Idlib province on Saturday, the Russian defence ministry has confirmed. The pilot of the aircraft, a Sukhoi 25, reportedly used his ejection seat after his plane was hit by a man-carried portable air defence missile. He was later killed when rebels tried to capture him.…