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UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

    UN Report Finds ISIS Given “Breathing Space” in US-Occupied Areas of Syria

NEW YORK — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the terror group Daesh (ISIS) continues to operate, recuperate and extract oil for profit are in areas of the country occupied by the United States. According to the report’s executive summary:…

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Watch | Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018

    Watch | Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018

This is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation until now. (2015-2018) INTRODUCTION The Russian military operation in Syria is nearing the end of its third year. Since 2015, Moscow has been employing its air power, military advisors and diplomatic resources to defeat a…

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The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes

    The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes

China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind of mayhem that has wracked countries like Syria and…

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Thousands of Locals From Daraa and al-Quneitra Join Syrian Army

    Thousands of Locals From Daraa and al-Quneitra Join Syrian Army

More than 3,800 civilians and former fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) from the southern governorates of Daraa and al-Quneitra have joined the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) so far, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on August 10. Daraa and al-Quneitra joined the reconciliation process last month and the…

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Israel’s Lieberman Fumes Over Stability in Syria, Fears Recapture of Golan Heights

  Israel’s Lieberman Fumes Over Stability in Syria, Fears Recapture of Golan Heights

Syria is building up its ground forces to pre-war size according to Israel. On August 7th, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman spoke in front of reporters during a tour of the Golan Heights. “Across the way we see the Syrian military, which is not satisfied with just taking over all of Syrian territory but is…

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Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US Annihilation of Raqqa

  Amnesty Demands Independent Probe of Civilians Massacred During US Annihilation of Raqqa

Amnesty International on Monday is urging the U.S.-led military coalition targeting the Islamic State in Syria to launch an independent investigation into the full scale of civilian carnage it may have caused in its brutal Raqqa offensive last year. The siege took place between June and October 2017—right after Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis announced the…

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Meet the Mystery Fixer Who Negotiated Syria Out of Seven Years of War

  Meet the Mystery Fixer Who Negotiated Syria Out of Seven Years of War

After seven years of grinding war, the Syrian government has achieved victory. According to current and former international officials and diplomats as well as UN officials, credit or blame for the Syrian government’s recent victories in East Ghouta and then in the south — along with the tacit acceptance these sweeping military successes received —…

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The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

  The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

IDLIB, SYRIA (Analysis) — Green city buses have delivered their last passengers to Idlib. In a recurring pattern across Syria, at the end of every battle in which Syrian government forces won back their territory, the Russian Center for Reconciliation has made deals with armed fighters: surrender and return to civilian life, or take the…

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Syrian White Helmets Request Additional Evacuations to Al-Qaeda-held Idlib Province

  Syrian White Helmets Request Additional Evacuations to Al-Qaeda-held Idlib Province

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — After over 400 members of the Syrian White Helmets were evacuated last weekend by the Israeli government, senior members of the controversial “humanitarian” group are now calling on the United Nations to oversee additional evacuations of the group. The plea comes amid media reports in the Western press that not all White…

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Coverage of Recent ISIS Attacks Shows Syrian Civilians Are Only Humanized When It Serves a Pro-Intervention Agenda

  Coverage of Recent ISIS Attacks Shows Syrian Civilians Are Only Humanized When It Serves a Pro-Intervention Agenda

DARAA, SYRIA — Amid the recent successes of Syria’s military in retaking much of the country’s south from rebel groups, a devastating terror attack ripped through Syria’s Sweida early Wednesday morning, resulting in the brutal murder of more than 220 people and injuring nearly 180. Daesh (ISIS) later claimed responsibility for the attacks and boasted…

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