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Islamic State forces kill 26 Syrian soldiers near Palmyra- monitor

Islamic State forces kill 26 Syrian soldiers near Palmyra- monitor

Mar 21, –Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that the Syrian army would soon recapture Palmyra from Islamic State, which has held the desert city for nearly a year. Islamic State fighters killed 26 Syrian soldiers on Monday west of Palmyra, a monitoring group said, after days of advances by government forces backed by […]

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Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Syria Kurds seize town from Islamic State near its ‘capital’

Jun 23, – The Kurdish march deep into the heart of Islamic State territory follows their capture of a town on the Turkish border last week, reversing the momentum of militants who had seized major towns in both Syria and Iraq last month. Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday […]

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Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria

May 25, –In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins. Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi […]

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IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

IS seizes Iraqi govt compound, kills dozens in Syria

May 16, – Women and children were among 23 people executed in cold blood outside Palmyra, monitoring groups said, as fears grew that advancing IS troops would destroy the ancient city renowned as a world heritage site. Islamic State extremists made key gains, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours […]

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UNESCO: Six ancient Syrian World Heritage sites ‘endangered’

UNESCO: Six ancient Syrian World Heritage sites ‘endangered’

Six ancient sites in Syria were on Thursday added to the list of endangered World Heritage, UNESCO said, including the city of Aleppo which has suffered considerable damage since a revolt started in March 2011. The other sites are the ancient cities of Damascus and Bosra, the oasis of Palmyra, the castles of Crac des […]

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