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ISIS defeated in Shingal, forced to retreat to Syria – Rudaw


Rudaw

ISIS defeated in Shingal, forced to retreat to Syria
Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdish forces liberated Shingal, a predominately Yezidi town besieged since August by Islamic State (ISIS) militants. Peshmerga forces have forced ISIS militants to withdraw from the town after their heavy losses and defeat

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 9:07 am

Defected Syrian Gen. Tlass says Assad ‘sold Syria to Iran’ – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Defected Syrian Gen. Tlass says Assad 'sold Syria to Iran'
Al-Arabiya
A senior Syrian army general who defected in 2012 said in a recent interview that President Bashar al-Assad had sold out Syria to Iran and opted to use repression and violence as a means of snuffing out dissent right from the start of the uprising
Larijani starts tour of Syria, Lebanon, IraqTehran Times
Syria: Tehran renews support for Assad regimeeuronews
Iran playing constructive role in region: Syria FMPress TV
Al-Monitor -Reuters UK
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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 2:57 am

How Syria policy stalled under the ‘analyst in chief’ – Reuters UK


Reuters UK

How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'
Reuters UK
Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming pro-Western rebels
How The US's Syria Policy Stalled Under The 'Analyst In Chief'Business Insider

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Posted on 22 December 2014 | 1:02 am

Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra – Reuters UK


Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra
Reuters UK
Israel has struck Syria several times since the start of the latter's nearly four-year civil war, mostly destroying weaponry such as missiles that Israeli officials said were destined for their long-time foe Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon. Syria

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:28 pm

20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack – Yahoo News


The Daily Star

20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack
Yahoo News
Beirut (AFP) – At least 20 Islamist State (IS) group members were killed in the second failed jihadist bid in a month to take over an air base in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday. "The IS tried, starting late Saturday, to storm the air
'Syria counterattack kills 20 ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor'Press TV
20 jihadis killed in failed east Syria airport attack: monitorThe Daily Star
Islamic State fighters killed in Syria attack3News NZ
Antiwar.com
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:07 pm

Syria downs Israeli drone in Golan Heights: Reports – Press TV


The Jewish Press

Syria downs Israeli drone in Golan Heights: Reports
Press TV
Quneitra is located in the demilitarized zone between Syria and the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights monitored by the UN peacekeepers since 1974. No further details have been given yet. There has been no comment from the Israeli officials so far.
Syria Downs Israeli Drone Near Border [video]The Jewish Press
Syria Claims to Have Downed Israeli DroneArutz Sheva

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 10:55 pm

Alyn Smith :Word From Syria: Don’t Drift Towards Assad to Tackle Isis – Huffington Post UK


Alyn Smith :Word From Syria: Don't Drift Towards Assad to Tackle Isis
Huffington Post UK
If Europe wishes to find a solution for the problems of the Middle East, it needs to correct a number of misconceptions about Syria. Most importantly, it needs to realise that the key threat is not ISIS but the Assad regime, both of which are engaged

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:42 pm

US-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria – Reuters


Christian Science Monitor

US-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria
Reuters
The strikes in Syria over the weekend were focused around the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border, it said in a statement. There were five air strikes near Kobani on Saturday followed by the three on Sunday. In Iraq, U.S. and partner
US planes hit 'Islamic State' in Iraq, Syria after big Kurdish victoryChristian Science Monitor
Kurds Advance Against IS Group in Syria, IraqABC News
US-led air strikes smash ISIS strongholds in Iraq, SyriaBangor Daily News
International Business Times
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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 1:40 pm

Remaining Christians in Syria fight to save their land – USA TODAY


Remaining Christians in Syria fight to save their land
USA TODAY
DERIKE, Syria — Unlit Christmas lights adorn this small but largely isolated Christian town in northeastern Syria. But with only a few hours of electricity every day and most Christians gone the dark lights are a grim reminder of what used to be. Tens

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:03 am

Turkey builds ‘upgraded’ Syria refugee camp – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Turkey builds 'upgraded' Syria refugee camp
Aljazeera.com
Turkey has begun building a new and upgraded refugee camp in the country's southeast to accommodate tens of thousands of Syrians who escaped the conflict in the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria. The new camp will open in mid-January and …

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Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:10 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Research and Markets: Animal Feed Market in Syria: Business Report 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Animal Feed Market in Syria: Business Report 2014" report to

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:24 am

How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

By David Rohde and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House update of data.) Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing …

Posted on 22 December 2014 | 12:52 am

Syria says Israeli drone downed in Quneitra

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria said on Sunday that an Israeli drone had been brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. State media said the drone was flying above the village of Hadar when it was downed. It was not immediately clear whether it had been shot down or had crashed. Quneitra has seen heavy fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad …

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 11:24 pm

Coalition strikes hit IS north of Syria's Aleppo: monitor

US-led coalition air strikes hit the Islamic State group Sunday in areas north of Syria's second city Aleppo where it has been fighting rival jihadists, a monitoring group said. It was the first time that coalition aircraft had targeted IS in the Madajen area, where it has been fighting Al-Qaeda loyalists of Al-Nusra Front and their allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "At least …

Posted on 21 December 2014 | 1:02 pm

Kurds advance against IS group in Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters advanced on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria on Saturday, pushing into the contested, refugee-packed Sinjar mountains and gaining ground in the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani after heavy clashes, Kurdish officials and an activist group said.

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 9:07 pm

Exclusive: Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has relied on oil-producing Iran to help him fight insurgents in a nearly four-year-old civil war and also …

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 3:06 pm

Syria's ancient sites were already damaged by war. Now they’re being looted.

Mesopotamian city and chapel with early images of Jesus among plundered Syrian heritage

Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:45 am

One million people wounded, diseases spreading in Syria: WHO

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) – One million people have been wounded during Syria's civil war and diseases are spreading as regular supplies of medicine fail to reach patients, the World Health Organization's Syria representative said. A plunge in vaccination rates from 90 percent before the war to 52 percent this year and contaminated water have added to the woes, allowing typhoid and …

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:07 am

UN seeks $8.4 bn to help victims of Syria war

The UN appealed Thursday for $8.4 billion to provide emergency aid and longer-term help to nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region hit by the drawn-out conflict. For the first time, the United Nations' appeal includes funding for life-saving food, shelter and other humanitarian aid as well as development support, as the bloody war in Syria heads towards a fifth year. UN agencies …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 8:32 pm

Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a small, dusty town on the Syrian border with Iraq. The pistol was an award for her success on the front line in the battle to protect Kurdish areas …

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:06 am

Syria news

Isil advance: Watch live coverage of Turkey’s border with Syria near embattled Kobane

Live scenes from Turkey-Syria border close to the embattled Syrian town of Kobane, where Iraqi Peshmerga fighters are joining the fight against Islamic State militants






Posted on 22 December 2014 | 10:09 am

Christmas in Syria: Praying for peace in a war-torn land

In churches across Aleppo – and across the Middle East – Christians are still working hard to prepare for Christmas, writes Bishop Antoine Audo.






Posted on 20 December 2014 | 10:00 pm

How the war in Syria has flooded the market with marijuana

Lebanon’s new drugs kingpin, Ali Nasri Shamas, shows off three tons of hashish and says business is flourishing in shadow of Syrian conflict






Posted on 19 December 2014 | 12:56 pm

A million wounded in Syria’s war, says WHO

World Health Organisation’s representative to Syria describes toll of conflict and spread of disease, saying a million people have been wounded






Posted on 19 December 2014 | 11:44 am

British teenagers of 14 offered cash to become jihadi brides

Islamic State using social media to groom girls from UK to marry Jihadi fighters in Syria






Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:09 pm

Islamic State leaders ‘killed in air strikes’

US air strikes have killed several top Islamic State leaders in Iraq, the Pentagon says, as Iraqi Kurdish forces open corridor to Sinjar mountain for trapped Yazidis






Posted on 18 December 2014 | 7:09 pm

Girl, 15, stopped from joining Isil by anti-terror police on plane at Heathrow

Counter-terrorism officers remove 15-year-old girl from plane on runway at Heathrow airport amid fears she was aiming to travel to Syria and join terror group






Posted on 17 December 2014 | 1:50 pm

Peter Kassig ‘killed by gunshot before he was decapitated’

Analysis carried out by surgeon suggests American aid worker killed by Isil may have resisted his captors






Posted on 14 December 2014 | 8:00 pm

Islamic State adopts Assad’s methods of torture

Exclusive: Prisons run by Islamic State jihadists in Syria are using the same inhumane punishments as those run by the Assad government, victims of both regimes tell The Telegraph






Posted on 13 December 2014 | 5:25 am

Syrian activist tells of brutal torture by Assad regime and Isil

A liberal activist, only known as Samir, tells the Telegraph of the astonishing cruelty he suffered at the hands of the Assad regime and Isil






Posted on 13 December 2014 | 5:24 am