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Watchdog steps up demand for legal basis of Trump Syria strikes – Politico (blog)


Politico (blog)

Watchdog steps up demand for legal basis of Trump Syria strikes
Politico (blog)
A liberal watchdog group is demanding quick answers on what legal rationale supported President Donald Trump's military strikes against Syria last month. The Protect Democracy Project — an organization founded by former Obama administration lawyers …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 12:06 pm

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes – Times LIVE


Times LIVE

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes
Times LIVE
Earlier this month, the US military said that coalition air strikes in Iraq and Syria had "unintentionally" killed 352 civilians since the campaign began. The coalition launched operations against IS in Iraq in August 2014, then expanded them to Syria
Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes: monitorDaily Mail

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 11:56 am

Explosions strike Syria’s Damascus and Homs, 4 killed – ABC News


Aljazeera.com

Explosions strike Syria's Damascus and Homs, 4 killed
ABC News
An explosion in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen while government forces "destroyed" a truck bomb near the Damascus airport, Syria's state media reported. No group immediately …
Syria: Suicide car bombs hit Homs city, Damascus suburbAljazeera.com
Car bomb explodes, kills four in Syria's Homs: state TVReuters
4 civilians dead as blasts hit Syria's Homs, DamascusPress TV
Nasdaq
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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 10:20 am

In Syria’s devastated twin towns, tears mix with rubble – Washington Post


Washington Post

In Syria's devastated twin towns, tears mix with rubble
Washington Post
ZABADANI, Syria — Arriving with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to check on their home for the first time in five years, Adibeh Ghosn had trouble recognizing the neighborhood. In disbelief, she walked over the mounds of rubble leading to her home.

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 5:52 am

Made in Syria: Putin Hotspots Spur Shoe Sales for Russian Chain – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

Made in Syria: Putin Hotspots Spur Shoe Sales for Russian Chain
Bloomberg
In a Russian twist to the kind of consumer nationalism that Donald Trump is championing, a hard-charging retailer in Moscow has figured out how to turn Vladimir Putin's boldest geopolitical gambits into shoe sales. The “Made in Syria” and “Made in

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 2:50 am

And So It Begins: Trump, Syria, and The Lessons of Iraq – Defense One


Defense One

And So It Begins: Trump, Syria, and The Lessons of Iraq
Defense One
Pentagon leaders may be talking “annihilation” when it comes to fighting ISIS under the Trump administration, but the reality is that America is focused on limited goals in Syria. The U.S. military is not aiming to take on Syrian President Bashar al
Pro-regime forces advance toward base in Syrian desert as US warns: Coalition will 'defend' itselfSyria Direct
How Trump could deal a blow to Iran — and help save SyriaWashington Post

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Posted on 23 May 2017 | 2:15 am

Australia: Protect Civilians in Iraq and Syria – Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch

Australia: Protect Civilians in Iraq and Syria
Human Rights Watch
(Sydney) – As civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria rise in the battle against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), the Australian government should take all feasible measures to protect civilians during military operations and improve the

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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 11:11 pm

Russia’s Hearts-and-Minds Campaign in Syria Is Aimed at Home – Foreign Policy (blog)


Foreign Policy (blog)

Russia's Hearts-and-Minds Campaign in Syria Is Aimed at Home
Foreign Policy (blog)
Its staff distributed bright pink mattresses, pillows, and Russian chocolates to Syrian children. Their work was later showcased by Russia's grand mufti, Ravil Gainutdin, to a small crowd of mainly Muslim journalists inside Moscow's new grand mosque

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 9:33 pm

Google’s new website explains Syrian refugee crisis with 360 degree photos, satellite imagery, video & more – TechCrunch


TechCrunch

Google's new website explains Syrian refugee crisis with 360 degree photos, satellite imagery, video & more
TechCrunch
The charitable arm of Google and the UN have teamed up on a new website aimed at helping people better understand the Syrian refugee crisis through the combination of data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) along with …
Google and the UN answer Syria queries with a poignant websiteEngadget
At refugee camp, UN ambassador Nikki Haley vows more aid for SyriansThe Denver Post
Searching for Syria? Google and UNHCR offer answers to five top questionsUNHCR
The Verge –CNET –YouTube –Google Blog
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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 2:09 pm

Clashes in Syrian city of Daraa despite it being ‘safe zone’ – ABC News


Los Angeles Times

Clashes in Syrian city of Daraa despite it being 'safe zone'
ABC News
Intense clashes broke out in Syria's Daraa on Monday between government forces and insurgents with both sides shelling parts of the southern city that has been declared a safe zone under a recent Russia-sponsored deal, opposition activists and state …
Syria's third-largest city, Homs, clear of oppositionLos Angeles Times
Syria's 'capital of revolution' Homs falls under complete control of Assad governmentTelegraph.co.uk
Syrian government says retake of Homs completeThe Sydney Morning Herald
BBC News –Aljazeera.com
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Posted on 22 May 2017 | 1:48 pm

Syria – BingNews

Five dead in Syria car bomb attacks claimed by IS

Five people were killed on Tuesday in two car bomb attacks targeting minority neighbourhoods in Syria and claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Citing a security source, IS’s propaganda agency Amaq said IS fighters were responsible for the blasts …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 5:13 am

Car bomb explodes, kills four in Syria’s Homs: state TV

BEIRUT A car bomb exploded in Homs on Tuesday morning, Syrian state television said, two days after the city went back under full government control for the first time since 2011. Authorities destroyed another vehicle rigged with explosives near a Shi’ite …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 5:04 am

In Syria’s devastated twin towns, tears mix with rubble

ZABADANI, Syria – Arriving with her husband and 10-year-old daughter to check on their home for the first time in five years, Adibeh Ghosn had trouble recognizing the neighborhood. In disbelief, she walked over the mounds of rubble leading to her home.

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 4:51 am

Syria: Suicide car bombs hit Homs city, Damascus suburb

A car bomb blast in Syria’s Homs city has killed at least four people and wounded 16, according to a monitoring group, which also reported a separate explosion in a suburb of the capital, Damascus. The blast in Homs took place on Tuesday morning in al …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 4:02 am

Russia’s Hearts-and-Minds Campaign in Syria Is Aimed at Home

MOSCOW — Earlier this year, Zakyat, a prominent Muslim charity based in Moscow, was dispatched from the Russian capital to the refugee camps of Lebanon, bearing gifts. Its staff distributed bright pink mattresses, pillows, and Russian chocolates to …

Posted on 23 May 2017 | 3:44 am

IS claims attack in northern Syria that killed insurgents

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in northwest Syria that killed at least 14 insurgents. IS said in a statement Monday the attack against Ahrar al-Sham fighters was carried out by one of its members who …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 9:46 pm

Syria conflict: Government regains full control of Homs

The Syrian government says its forces have regained total control of the central city of Homs after rebels left the last district under their control. About 700 rebels and their families, a total of nearly 3,000 people, were evacuated on buses from al-Wair …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 10:27 am

Syria’s ‘capital of revolution’ Homs falls under complete control of Assad government

The Syrian government has reclaimed complete control of the country’s third-largest city and the “capital of the revolution”, in a major blow for the opposition that has lost huge swathes of territory in recent weeks. The last of the rebels in Homs …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 6:18 am

Rebels evacuated from Syria’s Homs arrive in Idlib

The Syrian regime on Sunday regained total control of the central city of Homs with the evacuation of rebels from the last area they had controlled. An AFP correspondent said the evacuees left on board 50 buses as more than 30 trucks packed with household …

Posted on 22 May 2017 | 3:31 am

Syria’s third-largest city, Homs, clear of opposition

Syria’s government announced Sunday that the country’s third-largest city, Homs — once deemed the capital of the revolt against President Bashar Assad — had been cleared of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years. The announcement …

Posted on 21 May 2017 | 8:26 pm

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