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Syria monitor says government forces kill six in gas attack

Syria monitor says government forces kill six in gas attack

Mar 17, – The Syrian government has previously denied accusations that it has used chemical weapons in the four-year-old war. A Syrian military source said he did not have any information about the alleged attack in the village of Sarmin in Idlib province. A group monitoring the Syrian civil war said on Tuesday that government […]

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IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

IS has 20,000-31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria – CIA

Sep 12, – Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000. Among those in Syria are 15,000 foreign fighters including 2,000 Westerners, some of whom have joined IS, a US intelligence official told […]

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Syrian regime air raids kill 28

Syrian regime air raids kill 28

Sep 11, – “Warplanes carried out six raids on Thursday against Al-Bab” in the north of the country, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Air strikes by Syrian warplanes killed at least 28 people Thursday, including 11 civilians in a raid on Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a monitoring group said. “Eleven people were […]

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Syrian air raid kills 18, including ‘American jihadist’

Syrian air raid kills 18, including ‘American jihadist’

Sep 05, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday’s strike destroyed a building being used as a headquarters and a prison by IS militants in Deir Ezzor province. The death toll from a Syrian government raid on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stronghold in eastern Syria has risen to 18, […]

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42 children killed in string of Syria attacks – NGO

42 children killed in string of Syria attacks – NGO

Aug 31, – The Britain-based Observatory said 25 children had been killed between midnight on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with 17 more killed between Friday and Saturday night. At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring […]

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Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

Islamist gains in Syria alarm some Assad allies

Aug 29, – The execution of scores of Syrian soldiers taken captive by Islamic State at an air base in Raqqa province has triggered unusually harsh social media criticism of the Damascus government by people who have taken its side in the civil war. A mounting death toll in President Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces is […]

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

Aug 29, – The affected peacekeepers are from the Philippines and Fiji, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on […]

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ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

Aug 26, – ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has been making a “tactical withdrawal” in recent days in the face of withering U.S. airstrikes from areas around Erbil in northern Iraq and from the major dam just north of Mosul it controlled for two nail-biting weeks, according to military officials monitoring their […]

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Syrian regime airstrikes kill 13 in northwest town

Syrian regime airstrikes kill 13 in northwest town

Mar 02, – Syrian activists say government airstrikes in a small northwestern town on the border with Turkey have killed at least 13 people. Activists of the Idlib News group and the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two government air attacks on the town of Kfar Tarakhim in the northwest province of Idlib […]

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