Tag archive for ‘Syria’
By admin On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
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Trump unloads on Washington Post in late night tweetstorm

President Trump blasted and appeared to threaten the Washington Post in a series of tweets Monday night, after the newspaper ran a story on his Syria policy. “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on More...

By admin On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Syria rebels fear Bashar Assad benefits from Trump-Putin truce

CAIRO — Diaa Sroor recently watched as Russian troops move to the outskirts of his hometown of Daraa in southwest Syria, supposedly to act as observers under a cease-fire agreement recently struck between More...

By admin On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
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The Latest: Syrian says it ceases operations near capital

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Syrian army command says it has ceased its military operations in several areas near the capital Damascus but warned it will retaliate More...

By admin On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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The Latest: Coalition says stiff resistance from IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State says advances against the group in their stronghold of Raqqa have More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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McCain slams Trump’s Syria policy day after cancer diagnosis

A day after it was disclosed that he had brain cancer, Sen. John McCain was back in action on Thursday — slamming the Trump administration for axing a covert CIA operation that armed moderate Syrian rebels. “If More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Parents of missing US journalist believe he is alive

BEIRUT (AP) - The parents of an American journalist missing in Syria for five years say the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them that they are doing all they can to secure his safe release. Austin Tice, More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Trump cancels CIA program to arm, train Syrian rebels: report

President Trump cancelled the CIA’s secret program to arm and train Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad — a move critics called a gift to Russia, a new report said Wednesday. More...

By admin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Islamic State chief Abu al-Baghdadi’s whereabouts still a mystery

As the Islamic State's so-called caliphate collapses across Iraq and Syria under unrelenting pressure by the U.S.-backed coalition, the whereabouts of the group's chieftain, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, remain a mystery. More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death not confirmed by Pentagon

Pentagon officials were downplaying the most authoritative claims to date that the Islamic State founder has been killed, with the top commander in Iraq and Syria refusing to confirm reports of "Caliph" Abu Bakr More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Syria watchdog claims ISIS leader has been killed

A leading human rights watchdog claims ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday that it had “confirmed information” that the terrorist leader has been killed. More...