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Russia: Don’t blame Syria for chemical attack without visit – Washington Post


Washington Post

Russia: Don't blame Syria for chemical attack without visit
Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS — Russia says the United States and its Western allies rushed to judgment and blamed the Syrian government for using sarin nerve gas in an attack on an opposition-held town in Syria without ever visiting the site and ignoring two …

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Posted on 27 July 2017 | 12:31 am

The shameful strategic disaster of Syria’s collapse – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix


The shameful strategic disaster of Syria's collapse
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
The Syrian refugee flows have created a backlash against political establishments across the West. Opposition to Syrian refugees was a campaign slogan used by the British proponents of Brexit, a vote that is threatening to destroy the European Union

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 8:16 pm

ISIS is rapidly losing control of Raqqa, its headquarters in Syria – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

ISIS is rapidly losing control of Raqqa, its headquarters in Syria
USA TODAY
The Islamic State is struggling to mount an effective defense of the Syrian city of Raqqa, its headquarters, as local forces make rapid headway in ousting the militants, the U.S. military said. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they
American fighting ISIS with Syrian Democratic Forces says he's on a mission for 'justice'ABC News
LGBT soldiers are going after ISIS in SyriaNew York Post
'The Queer Insurrection': Coalition forces fighting Isis in Syria form first LGBT unitThe Independent
Elle UK Magazine –Daily Mail –ArmyTimes.com
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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 8:12 pm

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border – Reuters


Reuters

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border
Reuters
BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border. "We are in the face of a very big military victory," Sayyed Hassan
'Difficult' fight for Hezbollah on Lebanon-Syria borderThe Times of Israel

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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 6:54 pm

Dad: Marine vet killed in Syria ‘had a mission’ in ISIS battle – NavyTimes.com


NavyTimes.com

Dad: Marine vet killed in Syria 'had a mission' in ISIS battle
NavyTimes.com
In this undated photo provided by David Taylor Sr., he poses with his son David Taylor, right, a former Marine. Taylor Sr. told The Associated Press on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, that he was notified by the U.S. State Department that his son was killed
Another American Volunteer Killed Fighting ISIS Spotlights US-to-Syria PipelineNBCNews.com
Ex-Marine Died Fighting Islamic State in SyriaU.S. News & World Report
Dad says ex-Marine son sneaked off to Syria to fight ISIS and was killedNew York Post
Topeka Capital Journal –New York Daily News –ABC News
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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 4:32 pm

Russia says 4 military police battalions deployed to Syria – Washington Post


Washington Post

Russia says 4 military police battalions deployed to Syria
Washington Post
MOSCOW — Russia's defense minister says four battalions of Russian military police are currently deployed in safe zones in Syria. Russia and Iran, both supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and Turkey, which backs rebels fighting Syrian …
Fighting in Syria ceasefire area: monitorNEWS.com.au
Russian troops 'man checkpoints' in Syria's flash-point Eastern GhoutaThe New Arab
Air strikes, shelling strain Moscow-backed Damascus truceReuters

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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 2:48 pm

As Syria’s army – with Russia’s help – advances through the desert, Isis propaganda comes across the radio waves – The Independent


The Independent

As Syria's army – with Russia's help – advances through the desert, Isis propaganda comes across the radio waves
The Independent
For 60 miles across the vast desert of eastern Syria, far beyond the trashed Roman ruins of Palmyra, the army of Syria is moving through the hot grey sands towards the besieged garrison city of Deir ez-Zour. For 60 miles, tanks and heavy artillery

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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 9:44 am

There’s plenty of Trump-Russia collusion — in Syria – Washington Post


Washington Post

There's plenty of Trump-Russia collusion — in Syria
Washington Post
My colleague Karen DeYoung reported this week that “cooperation with Russia is becoming a central part of the Trump administration's counter-Islamic State strategy in Syria.” American troops and U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have made significant inroads …
Was Trump Wrong to End the CIA's Train-and-Equip Program in Syria?The Nation.
Syria says US halting aid to rebels is step toward ending warReuters
Syria pivot? Why anti-Assad rebels, dropped by CIA, could land with jihadists.Christian Science Monitor
Commentary Magazine –RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty –ThinkProgress
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Posted on 26 July 2017 | 5:05 am

Lebanon hopes Syrian reconstruction will lure Chinese investment – Financial Times


Financial Times

Lebanon hopes Syrian reconstruction will lure Chinese investment
Financial Times
Lebanon has for six years suffered the economic fallout of the Syrian civil war next door. Now, it hopes to benefit from its neighbour's reconstruction by wooing a powerful new investor: China. Lebanese politicians and bankers say Beijing is taking a

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 4:02 am

Trump Says Keeping Syrian Refugees In Region Is ‘Best Way To Help Most People’ – NPR


NPR

Trump Says Keeping Syrian Refugees In Region Is 'Best Way To Help Most People'
NPR
In a joint Rose Garden press conference Tuesday, President Trump stood beside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and said the United States is helping Syrian refugees by supporting their needs close to home. "Our approach supporting the humanitarian …
Hezbollah's Syria offensive on agenda of Lebanon-US talksAljazeera.com
Syria: The Road to NowhereSTRATFOR
Tough terrain poses challenge in battle for Lebanon border with Syriagulfnews.com
U.S. News & World Report –Sputnik International
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Posted on 25 July 2017 | 10:37 pm

Syria – BingNews

As It Loses In Syria And Iraq, ISIS Establishes A New Beachhead: The Philippines

David Maxwell: This is significant if accurate. Among the fighters who were killed are militants from Chechnya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, while fighters from Pakistan and Morocco are still active in the city, the Philippine …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 9:40 pm

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border. “We are in the face of a very big military victory,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 9:17 pm

From Russia to Syria and Iran: Do EU sanctions really work?

With the European Commission deciding to take legal action against Poland for its efforts to take control of courts, DW takes a look at the decision-making process behind sanctions – and whether they’re effective. Sanctions – or restrictive measures, as EU …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 9:11 pm

Fear And Trepidation In Tel Aviv: Is Israel Losing The Syria War?

Israel, which has played a precarious role in the Syrian war since 2011, is furious to learn that the future of the conflict is not to its liking. The six-year-old Syria war is moving to a new stage, perhaps its final. The Syrian regime is consolidating …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 9:09 pm

Lebanon’s Hezbollah says "victory" near in Syria border assault

The head of the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, Hasan Nasrallah, said on Wednesday evening in a televised speech that “a great victory” would come after “having finished with the last steps” in fighting against militant groups in the eastern …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 8:15 pm

America Depends on the Kurds to Fight Against ISIS in Syria, But Will the U.S. Repay the Favor After the War?

Ilham Ehmed, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, sat down with Reuters in the Syrian city of Kobane. South of Kobane, 150 kilometers away in Raqq, Ehmed’s comrades in the Syrian Democratic Forces are in a pitched battle against ISIS.

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 5:41 pm

Dad: Ex-Marine killed in Syria ‘had a mission’ in IS battle

ORLANDO, Fla. — A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group. David Taylor, a 25-year-old former Florida …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 3:34 pm

Air attacks, shelling kill civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

International coalition air attacks and shelling by US-backed forces have killed at least 18 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa, said a local activist group. Writing on Twitter on Tuesday night, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said the attacks wounded another …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 2:21 pm

Syria pivot? Why anti-Assad rebels, dropped by CIA, could land with jihadists.

Suspension of a CIA program that armed and trained the rebels leaves them with few options. Some may join the US-backed anti-ISIS campaign, but others may join jihadists to pursue their campaign against Assad. Some already have. July 26, 2017 Irbid, Jordan …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 1:59 pm

Why is the Trump administration empowering al-Qaeda in Syria?

Imagine that the president’s national security team walked into the Oval Office and proposed the following U.S. policy in Syria: Let’s create an al-Qaeda haven in southern Syria, by working with Russia to establish a cease-fire area where the terrorist …

Posted on 26 July 2017 | 5:34 am

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