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ISIS in Syria (Shutterstock)
November 15, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
The Islamic State group are close to defeat in Syria, a leading U.S. diplomat has said, as a military offensive on the militants' final stronghold nears an end.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon going home (Twitter)
November 15, 2018 - 10:35 GMT
A group of Syrian refugees gathered at various meeting points across Lebanon Thursday morning in preparation to return to their home country, in the latest return trip organized by Lebanese General Security, the state-run National News Agency reported.
Syrian refugees gather as they prepare to leave Beirut before their journey to return home to Syria on Sept. 4, 2018. (AFP / ANWAR AMRO)
November 14, 2018 - 13:59 GMT
Hundreds of Syrian refugees are expected to return to their home country Thursday as part of the return trips being organized by Lebanese General Security, a statement from the agency reported.
Syrian Democratic Forces (Twitter)
November 13, 2018 - 17:02 GMT
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by U.S.-coalition warplanes and Iraqi forces, launched on Monday an attack on the last major ISIS holdout east of the Euphrates River on the Syrian-Iraqi border, ahead of a huge operation aimed at eradicating the terrorist organization.
A man carries his child across the border (BULENT KILIC/AFP)
November 12, 2018 - 15:50 GMT
France’s announcement that it plans to repatriate 150 children of ISIS fighters represents only part of a growing humanitarian dilemma in Syria and Iraq.
(AFP/ File Photo)
November 12, 2018 - 10:27 GMT
Guarantor states have been facing difficulties to contain violations of the Russian-Turkish truce deal in the provinces of Aleppo, Hama, Idlib and Latakia amid rising attacks in Syria’s “buffer zone,” particularly in the countryside of Idlib and Hama.
Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Twitter)
November 11, 2018 - 09:00 GMT
The Syrian government has demanded an independent and international mechanism to investigate the crimes being perpetrated against civilians by the U.S.-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group.
Idlib destruction (AFP File Photo)
November 10, 2018 - 14:34 GMT
Twenty-three members of opposition factions were killed in clashes with Syrian regime forces in the northeastern region of Idlib.
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November 09, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
The Turkish Red Crescent has sent 42,000-trucks of humanitarian aid to Syria since the start of the civil war in 2011, the head of the aid group said.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
November 08, 2018 - 19:25 GMT
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that joint US-Kurdish patrols just over the Turkish border with Syria were unacceptable and he expected US President Donald Trump to stop them.
Iran should pull out all the forces it commands in Syria. (AFP/File)
November 08, 2018 - 13:45 GMT
Tehran must withdraw all the forces it commands in Syria, and the US will focus on pressuring Iran financially and resisting its meddling in the region, the US envoy to Syria said on Wednesday.
(AFP/File Photo)
November 08, 2018 - 10:09 GMT
At least 65 ISIS militants have been killed around their last enclave in Syria despite a pause in a two-month Kurdish-led assault, a monitor said Wednesday.
UN distributed aid to thousands of Syrians (Twitter)
November 07, 2018 - 18:00 GMT
The United Nations has finished distribution of aid to thousands of Syrians, mostly women, and children, stranded in the desert close to the border with Jordan, an aid official said on Wednesday.
Nasib Crossing between Jordan and Syria. (Twitter)
November 06, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Monday said it began working on the immediate release of Jordanian citizen Yaqoub Aqrabawi upon receiving the news of his arrest at the Nasib border crossing.
US forces, accompanied by Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters, drive their armoured vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah. (AFP/File)
November 06, 2018 - 08:04 GMT
U.S. troops have begun patrols in northeastern Syria, a military official confirmed Monday.
Phillip Smyth is a 2018-2019 Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute /Al Bawaba
November 05, 2018 - 10:19 GMT
DC Insider Hayder al-Shakarchi talks with Phillip Smyth, Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute