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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 […]

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13 killed, 27 injured in missile attack targeting residential area, hospital in Syria’s Afrin

At least 13 people were killed and several more were wounded in two separate artillery attacks in the northern Syrian town of Afrin controlled by Turkey-backed fighters, activists and an aid group said on Sunday. The first attack struck a residential area, while the second hit a hospital shortly afterwards. Video footage on social media showed […]

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Israel launches airstrikes in Syria causing ‘explosions in Damascus’

Israel launched attacks on Syria on Tuesday, with state news agency SANA reporting “explosions in Damascus” before adding that its air defences had been activated against the “Israeli aggression”. Israeli planes arrived from Lebanese air space, the news agency added. It did not mention any reports of casualties or damage but the Syrian Observatory for Human […]

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad re-elected for fourth term with 95.1% of votes in presidential elections

Bashar al-Assad was re-elected as president of war-torn Syria with 95.1 percent of the votes cast in government-held areas, official results showed. The elections was the second since the beginning of Syria’s uprising-turned-war a decade ago, a conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, forced millions to leave the country and wrecked its […]

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Syria intercept Israeli missiles along the Mediterranean coast; 1 dead, 6 injured

Syrian air defences have intercepted an Israeli attack on several areas in northwest Syria, including the port city of Latakia along the Mediterranean coast, killing one person and wounding six, Syrian state media said. The Israeli dawn attack on Wednesday also hit the town of Hifa, east of Latakia, and Masyaf in Hama province. SANA […]

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Oil tanker outside Baniyas refinery off Syria’s coast burst into flames in suspected drone attack, 3 dead

An oil tanker that burst into flames following a suspected drone attack outside the Baniyas refinery off Syria’s coast was doused, Syria’s oil ministry said. The state news agency SANA quoted oil ministry as saying the fire erupted after “what was believed to be an attack by a drone from the direction of Lebanese waters”. […]