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No peace yet in Iraq (or Syria) – Bangor Daily News


Bangor Daily News

No peace yet in Iraq (or Syria)
Bangor Daily News
The Sunni Arab communities of Iraq and Syria are shattered and scattered. The mixed Sunni-Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad were mostly “cleansed” of their Sunni residents in the civil war of 2006-2008. Even Sunni-majority cities in Iraq that were taken …

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 10:48 am

Hezbollah Says Battle With Nusra Front Almost Won at Syria-Lebanon Border – U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News & World Report

Hezbollah Says Battle With Nusra Front Almost Won at Syria-Lebanon Border
U.S. News & World Report
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah said on Monday its battle with Nusra Front jihadists at the Syria-Lebanon border was almost over and urged remaining insurgents in the area to give up, pressing its campaign to take their last foothold at the frontier. With
Hezbollah says it seized strategic valley on Syria-Lebanon borderThe Jerusalem Post
Lebanon's Hezbollah says Syria border assault 'nearing end'Daily Mail
Hezbollah Making Advances at Syria-Lebanon BorderIntelligencer Post

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 8:10 am

Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government review – discovering an unlikely paradise in Syria – The Guardian


The Guardian

Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government review – discovering an unlikely paradise in Syria
The Guardian
You know those stories you sometimes get in the papers about Syrian refugees being offered places at English public schools, or doing brilliantly in their A-levels and getting into top British universities? Well, this Storyville documentary Accidental

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Posted on 24 July 2017 | 5:00 am

The Trump team is repeating Obama’s mistakes in Syria – Washington Post


Washington Post

The Trump team is repeating Obama's mistakes in Syria
Washington Post
Trump administration officials consistently point back to the Obama administration's failed Syria policy to justify their approach, which includes teaming up with Russia, accepting the continued rule of Bashar al-Assad and abandoning many of the rebels …
Say Goodbye to Regime Change in SyriaThe American Conservative
Trump's Syria MuddleWall Street Journal (subscription)
As Syria Crumbles, Only Iran Is a Sure WinnerBloomberg
Marine Corps Times –Newsweek
all 17 news articles »

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 11:35 pm

Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria’s Idlib – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria's Idlib
Aljazeera.com
Fighters formerly linked to al-Qaeda took control of Idlib in Syria on Sunday after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip on the northwestern city and its province, one of the last beyond regime control. At the same time a car bomb exploded
Jihadist group cements control of Syria's Idlib province: rebelsReuters
Syrian Al-Qaeda founder discovered dead in Idlib cityAMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
Former Al Qaeda affiliate now controls Syria's Idlib city after rebel pull-out: monitorThe National
Arutz Sheva
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Posted on 23 July 2017 | 10:39 pm

A Play About Syria as a Country in a Coma – The New Yorker


The New Yorker

A Play About Syria as a Country in a Coma
The New Yorker
The men, in their in-between state, are, of course, a metaphor for Syria, which is also neither dead nor alive, paralyzed by war but surviving in what the play's director, Omar Abusaada, has called the “grey zone.” In the past several years, the

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 8:46 pm

Conflict among Syrian forces may draw US into proxy fight – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Conflict among Syrian forces may draw US into proxy fight
Los Angeles Times
American-backed Syrian opposition fighters were standing watch against Islamic State militants from atop a water tower earlier this month when they were shocked to face a barrage of mortar shells — not from militants, but from the Syrian army. “We are …
Syrian oil a continuing conundrumThe National

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Posted on 23 July 2017 | 5:03 pm

Confused by all those groups fighting in Syria? We break it down … – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

Confused by all those groups fighting in Syria? We break it down …
Los Angeles Times
Opposition forces have united in eastern Syria against Islamic State with U.S. backing as the Syrian Democratic Forces, but they still wear the signature badges …
Syrian army, allies advance against Islamic State east of RaqqaReuters
Syrian govt forces make advances near RaqqaRTE.ie
Syria Crisis: North East Syria Situation Report No. 12 (1-14 July 2017)ReliefWeb
The Japan Times –Express.co.uk
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Posted on 23 July 2017 | 4:00 pm

Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit Eastern Ghouta – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit Eastern Ghouta
Aljazeera.com
Syrian government forces have carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, according to a UK-based monitor. The Syrian Observatory for
Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire: Syrian ObservatoryReuters
Syria, Russia Announce Truce For Area Near DamascusRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Syria opposition source says no plan to deploy Egyptian forces in Eastern GhoutaAl-Arabiya
The Straits Times
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Posted on 23 July 2017 | 9:48 am

The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in Syria – Washington Post


Washington Post

The Latest: Lebanese town official slain in Syria
Washington Post
BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):. 5:45 p.m.. The Lebanese army says the former deputy mayor of the border town of Arsal was killed while on a mediation mission with al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria. The army said in a …
Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian borderAljazeera.com
Hezbollah and Syrian Army Attack Islamists on Lebanon BorderNew York Times
Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in border offensive: reportsReuters
Newsweek –CBC.ca
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Posted on 22 July 2017 | 2:46 pm

Syria – BingNews

Hezbollah says battle with Nusra Front almost won at Syria-Lebanon border

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah said on Monday its battle with Nusra Front jihadists at the Syria-Lebanon border was almost over and urged remaining insurgents in the area to give up, pressing its campaign to take their last foothold at the frontier.

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 5:16 am

Lebanon’s Hezbollah says Syria border assault ‘nearing end’

Lebanese movement Hezbollah said on Monday its fight against militant groups along the eastern border with war-ravaged Syria was “nearing its end”, and called on fighters to surrender. Hezbollah announced a major push on Friday to clear both sides of …

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 5:16 am

Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham take control of Syria’s Idlib

The truce ended a week of fierce fighting between HTS and Ahrar al-Sham that killed at least 92 people including 15 civilians [File: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters] Fighters formerly linked to al-Qaeda took control of Idlib in Syria on Sunday after rival rebels …

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 4:39 am

The Trump team is repeating Obama’s mistakes in Syria

Trump administration officials consistently point back to the Obama administration’s failed Syria policy to justify their approach, which includes teaming up with Russia, accepting the continued rule of Bashar al-Assad and abandoning many of the rebels …

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 12:34 am

Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government review – discovering an unlikely paradise in Syria

You know those stories you sometimes get in the papers about Syrian refugees being offered places at English public schools, or doing brilliantly in their A-levels and getting into top British universities? Well, this Storyville documentary Accidental …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 10:06 pm

Confused by all those groups fighting in Syria? We break it down with arm patches

An alliance of about 55,000 fighters, about half from Kurdish militias, fighting Islamic State with U.S. support. They are fighting to recapture the self-declared capital of Islamic State’s “caliphate,” Raqqah. But some have already said their focus …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 8:15 pm

Trump’s Syria Muddle

Does the Trump Administration have a policy in Syria worth the name? If so it isn’t obvious, and its recent decisions suggest that the White House may be willing to accommodate the Russian and Iranian goal of propping up Bashar Assad for the long term.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 6:26 pm

Syria: reactions in Douma to the declared ceasefire

Residents of Douma reacted Saturday to the announcement by the Syrian army of a ceasefire for parts of Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held region on the outskirts of the capital that has been ravaged in the six-year conflict. Since then, a monitor has said Sunday …

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 10:10 am

Inside a formerly ISIS-occupied building in the western suburbs of Raqqa, Syria

A formerly ISIS-occupied building in Raqqa, Syria, sheds light on the pressures its militants face as the U.S.-led coalition attempts to retake the war-ravaged city. ABC News ventured into the building in the western suburbs of Raqqa that had been in the …

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 10:27 am

US official: IS putting up stiff resistance in Syria’s Raqqa

KOBANI, Syria – Advances against the Islamic State group in its stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa have slowed down amid stiff resistance from the militants, said the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group. U.S. Army Col. Ryan Dillon …

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 6:44 am

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