Étiqueté : Syria

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Untying the knot of the Israeli assault on Syria

Recent developments in Syria remind us how convoluted the country’s multi party conflict is. The Syrian regime used a Russian made S-200 anti-aircraft missiles to shoot down an American made F-16I retaliating to the intrusion of an Iranian made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Most importantly, however, these developments gave Israel a reality check that it has no…

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Alive but wounded in north Syria

ISIL’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is alive and being treated at a medical facility in northeastern Syria after being severely wounded in an air raid, a senior Iraqi official said.     The head of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) sustained serious wounds to his legs during air raids, Abu…

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Netanyahu: Air raids dealt severe blows to Iran, Syria

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has described his country’s most significant air attacks on Syria in decades as a heavy blow to Syria and Iran. The attacks were in response to Syrian government forces shooting down an Israeli fighter jet on Saturday, and claims that an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace. The air attacks reportedly…

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UN chief calls for ‘instantaneous’ de-escalation in Syria

The UN chief has called « for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence » after Israel launched intensive air raids on what it called Iranian bases in Syria, raising tensions in the region. « [A]ll concerned in Syria and the region have a responsibility and must abide by international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, » Antonio Guterres said…

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Israel says it shot down Iranian drone over Syria

Israel’s military says it has targeted what it calls Iranian sites within Syrian territory after intercepting an Iranian-made drone. Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, Israeli military spokesman, said on Twitter on Saturday that the drone entered Israeli occupied Golan Heights. He also said one of Israeli fighter jets was shot down during their Syria operation, but…

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Will 2018 be the one year of return to Syria?

Today, in government buildings across Europe and the Middle East, officials debate policies that would return millions of Syrian refugees to their war-ravaged land. Displaced families sit in refugee tents weighing up the risk of returning home, too; the burden weighing heavier on their shoulders. Government officials would be unwise to make hasty or reckless…

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US UNRWA motivate minimize to afflict Palestinian refugees in Syria

As US President Donald Trump pulls back funding for the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, Palestinians in Syria are facing « life-threatening » conditions, the agency’s spokesperson said. « Palestinians are among those worst affected by the [Syrian] conflict, » said UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness, explaining that 95 percent of 438,000 Palestinians in the war-torn country are…

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Concerns over US-Turkey armed forces confrontation in Syria

A US-backed Kurdish militia has deployed fighters to the frontline of Syria’s Manbij to battle Turkey’s military after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would be next after launching the cross-border Afrin operation. Manbij is about 100km east of Afrin where the United States has military personnel deployed in the fight against Islamic State of…

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Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Turkey has mobilised thousands of Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels to a border province with Syria, as part of a planned offensive against Kurdish fighters, according to Turkish media. Anadolu news agency reported that the Ankara-backed FSA rebels were taken « under extensive security » in a convoy of at least 20 buses, from the province of…

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Refugees found out frozen in Lebanon cease to Syria border

The bodies of nine Syrian refugees who crossed into Lebanon have been found frozen in a mountainous area near the border with Syria, according to the Lebanese army. The military said in a statement that the bodies were found on a people-smuggling route in the early hours of Friday after a snowstorm hit the Masnaa…