Syria


Syria Signs Aleppo Power Plant Contract With Iran

Syria’s government signed a contract with an Iranian company on Tuesday to import five gas-fired power plants to the war-battered city of Aleppo, in an early sign of the major…

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Russia Says Syria Gov’t Controls 85 Percent of Country

Russia’s military said Tuesday that Syrian troops have liberated about 85 percent of the war-torn country’s territory from terrorists, a major turn-around two years after Moscow intervened to lend a…

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Lieberman Warns Syrians ‘Not To Test Us’

In a rhetorical tit-for-tat, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman retaliated on Monday against a threat made by Syria with a warning of his own. Syrian deputy foreign minister Faisal Mekdad told…

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U.N. Probe Says Syrian Gov’t Launched April Sarin Attack

U.N.-mandated investigators said Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air force conducted a sarin-gas attack in the spring that killed at least 83 civilians and sparked a retaliatory U.S. strike.…

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Syrian Army Breaks IS Siege in Deir al-Zor

Syrian government forces advanced against the Islamic State terror group on Tuesday to reach troops surrounded for years by the jihadists in a government-held enclave in the eastern city of…

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U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Seize Raqqa Mosque

U.S.-backed Syrian militias have taken the historic old city of Raqqa and its ancient mosque as they press their offensive to defeat the Islamic State terror group, the U.S.-led coalition…

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