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Russia cements 50-year presence in Syria with airbase deal

Russian jets stationed at the air base, in western Syria (AFP)
The base has been central to Moscow’s military campaign in Syria
Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. 238 more words
War & Conflict

New terrorist group is going to be created against SDF

According to our military correspondents, close to SDF-forces, the jihadists operating in the North of Syria announced the creation of a new terrorist group called ‘Kataeb Suar Azaz’ (Battalions of Revolution). 107 more words

News

TAHRIR AL SHAM RETREAT FROM HEIGHTS AT LEBANON-SYRIA BORDER

A local source said that based on an agreement concluded between the Lebanese Hezbollah and Tahrir al Sham, the latter will soon leave the town of Arsal in Eastern Lebanon. 40 more words

Syria

ISIS CLAIMS ATTACK ON US-BACKED TROOPS IN SYRIA

ISIS claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack on US-backed forces near Raqqa, the militant group’s de-facto capital in Syria. The attack took place on Thursday as the Syrian Democratic Forces advanced into an ISIS stronghold in the Homs province. 29 more words

Syria

Burning Raqqa The U.S. War Against Civilians in Syria, by Laura Gottesdiener

Here’s another thing Americans don’t want to think about: civilian casualties inflicted by the US military. Reason enough to post this article, from Laura Gottesdiener at antiwar.com: 470 more words

Government

BREAKING – U.S. Warns the World About 19,000 ISIS Fighters On The Loose — The Counter Jihad Report

PJ Media, by Patrick Poole, July 27, 2017: ISIS may be pressured in Syria and Iraq, but that may mean greater threats outside the immediate combat zone.

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