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Syria: 5 soldiers killed, 20 injured in rocket attack on military transport bus

Five Syrian soldiers have been killed and 20 injured in a rocket attack on a military transport bus in the east of the country. Sunday’s attack took place at approximately 7:00pm, Syrian state media reported on Monday, adding that a military vehicle in the Badia area came under a rocket attack followed by artillery shelling […]

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‘Deliberate and coordinated’ drone attacks target US troops at base in Syria

A “deliberate and coordinated” attack utilizing drones and indirect fire targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to US Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East. The initial assessment is that there were no injuries as a result of the […]

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Syria executes 24 people for starting wildfires that burned thousands of hectares of forests

Syria executed 24 people after charging them with igniting wildfires last year that left three people dead and burned thousands of hectares of forests, the justice ministry said. Although executions are common in war-torn Syria, the number of those put to death on Wednesday was larger than usual. Syria’s decade-old conflict left hundreds of thousands […]

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Syria: At least 14 killed in deadly bomb attack on military bus in central Damascus

A bomb attack on a military bus in central Damascus has killed 14 people, Syrian state media say. Two explosive devices attached to the vehicle blew up as it passed under Jisr al-Rais bridge during the morning rush hour, Sana news agency reported. Although Syria has been embroiled in civil war for a decade, such […]

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Sami Jasim al-Jaburi: Iraq captures Islamic State’s financial chief who has $5 million US bounty on his head

Iraq claims to have captured the jihadist group Islamic State’s financial chief in an operation outside its borders. Sami Jasim al-Jaburi was arrested in a “complex external operation” by the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted. He added that Mr Jasim, also known as Hajji Hamid, was a deputy leader of IS […]

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Man dies after swallowing gasoline in fuel-strapped Lebanon

A Syrian man died after swallowing gasoline he was siphoning out of his vehicle’s tank with a plastic tube, Lebanon’s national news agency reported. Lebanon is witnessing a paralyzing fuel shortage that has driven the public to hoard gasoline and resort to black-market vendors, while many businesses have been forced to shut down. A diesel […]

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Hezbollah sends oil trucks filled with Iran fuel to Lebanon despite sanctions

Four convoys carrying Iranian fuel have arrived in Lebanon under an initiative by the militant group Hezbollah to ease the country’s crippling energy crisis. Eighty lorries with 4 million litres of diesel on board crossed the border from Syria, where a tanker is docked, Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said. The fuel is being imported via Syria […]

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At least two Turkish soldiers killed and three others wounded in Syria’s Idlib province

At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others were wounded in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province, according to the Turkish defence ministry. Saturday’s assault happened following a search and screening operation in the Idlib de-escalation zone, the ministry said in a statement. It identified the dead soldiers as infantry non-commissioned officers. Idlib is the […]

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Syrian oil slick spreads across the Mediterranean Ocean, alarming neighboring nations

An oil slick that originated from a power plant on Syria’s Mediterranean coast has spread and alarmed the island nation of Cyprus. Authorities in Cyprus island are monitoring the leak and expansion. The Syrian media reported the oil spill from the plant, which is inside the Baniyas oil refinery. Satellite imagery showed that the slick spread […]

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Turkish armoured vehicle attacked in northern Syria, 2 soldiers killed

Two Turkish soldiers died and two wounded in an attack on their armoured vehicle in northern Syria, Turkey’s defence ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said Turkish forces immediately launched retaliatory fire. “Our punitive fire against terrorist positions is continuing,” a statement shared on Twitter said. It said the attack was in the region where […]

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Artillery fire by Russian-backed Syrian government forces kills 8 civilians, including 6 children

At least eight civilians, including six children, were killed in shelling and artillery fire by Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Idlib on Saturday. The attacks also wounded 16 people in several locations of the Jabal al-Zawiya area in the south of the stronghold, the UK-based Syria Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. It killed five […]

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United States conducts airstrikes near Iraq-Syria border targeting Iran-backed militias

The United States carried out air strikes against Iran-backed militias near the Iraq-Syria border in response to drone attacks on its forces in Iraq. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the strikes targeted “operational and weapons storage facilities” at three locations. President Biden had been clear he would act to protect US personnel, he added. The […]