Syrian civil war

This photo provided on Monday, July 22, 2018, by the al-Qaida-affiliated Ibaa News Network, purports to show militants of the al-Qaida-linked coalition known as Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee overlooking a battlefield in rural Lattakia, Syria. It's already being called the "mother of all battles," the last showdown between the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the opposition. Idlib province, in Syria's northwest, is the only significant opposition enclave still standing and Assad has vowed to retake it. The caption in Arabic reads: "A field visit by Sheik Abu Malik al-Shami (a leading member of the group) with field commanders to inspect an outpost for Mujahideen (holy fighters) in the coast area." (Ibaa News Network, via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 4:42 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly three years, green buses have filed into Syria's Idlib province, bringing those evacuated from other opposition enclaves that fell to government forces — thousands of defeated rebel fighters, wanted activists and civilians who refused to go back under President Bashar Assad...
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Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoy of the Russian Military General Staff speaks to the media as a screen shows the map of Israel, Jordan, Syria and Li bacon including Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Syria in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. Russia says UN peacekeepers return to frontier between Syria, Israeli-occupied Golan Heights for first time in years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
August 02, 2018 - 11:09 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers returned Thursday for the first time in years to the frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, conducting joint patrols with Russian military police in a reflection of Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes in the...
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August 01, 2018 - 6:34 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's envoy to Syria said Wednesday that an agreement with Israel that includes Russian guarantees ensures that Iran-backed fighters will remain more than 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from Syria's frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights...
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July 27, 2018 - 2:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and the West are sparring over the reconstruction of Syria as its military forces continue to capture opposition-held territory and Syrians express hope that the country's seven-year civil war is nearing an end. France's U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre made clear at a...
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Syrian fighters and civilians hold the national flag as they celebrate the return of government authority to the southern town of Quneitra adjacent to Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syria, Friday, July 27, 2018. Syrian government troops recaptured the town, abandoned and largely destroyed by Israel since 1974, from armed groups who controlled it for more than four years. (AP Photo)
July 27, 2018 - 7:08 am
QUNEITRA, Syria (AP) — Syrian government officials and lawmakers celebrated Friday with music and an official flag raising ceremony the recapture of this symbolic southern town adjacent to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from armed groups that controlled it for more than four years. The ceremony...
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Russia's special presidential envoy to Syria Alexander Lavrentiev, second left, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin, left, meet with Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, right, at his house in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Russian delegation is in Lebanon to discuss Russian proposals for organizing the return of Syrian refugees from Lebanon and Syria to their homes in Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
July 26, 2018 - 8:35 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Even as Russia pushes to repatriate Syrians who fled their country amid civil war, many of the refugees in Jordan said Thursday they will not return before the war has ended and their safety is assured. Some Syrians interviewed in Amman also said they don't trust Russia as a...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, mourners carry a coffin of more than 200 people who were killed a day earlier by a series of suicide bombings launched by the Islamic State's fighters on the eastern and northern countryside of the southern province of al-Sweida during a mass funerals in al-Sweida, Syria, Thursday, July 26, 2018. A Syrian government official says the death toll from coordinated Islamic State attacks on a usually peaceful city and its countryside has climbed to 216, in the worst violence to hit the area since the country's conflict began. (SANA via AP)
July 26, 2018 - 2:47 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from coordinated attacks by Islamic State fighters on a usually peaceful southern city and surrounding countryside has climbed to 216, a local health official said Thursday, in the worst violence to hit the area since the country's conflict began. Mass funerals were...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians inspect the site of a suicide attack in Sweida, Syria, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Syrian state media say dozens of people have been killed in a suicide attack in the country's south, blaming the bombing on Islamic State militants. (SANA via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters ambushed a city and several villages in southern Syria on Wednesday, triggering ferocious clashes between residents and the militants that provincial health officials said killed more than 200 people. The coordinated attacks across the province of...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:33 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media says government forces have reached the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after capturing territory from rebels and Islamic State militants. Al-Ikhbariya TV on Tuesday broadcast footage from the fence demarcating the U.N. buffer zone between Syrian...
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This image made from video released by the Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday, July 22, 2018 shows Israeli soldiers on hand as family members of the White Helmets load into buses to Jordan. The call to get ready came at night. In the raging war zone of southwestern Syria, with enemy government forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets were told to bring spouses, children and but a few belongings to two collection points. Fabled rescuers themselves now in need of rescue, they embarked on a hair-raising journey through Israel, a supposed enemy, enroute to reluctant haven in Jordan, a country already burdened with multitudes of refugees. One woman gave birth along the way, many colleagues were left behind to a fate uncertain, and Syria called the multinational operation by several Western powers a crime. (Israeli Defence Forces via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 3:48 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The call came on Saturday night. In the raging war zone that is southwestern Syria, with enemy forces on the march, the 98 White Helmets volunteers brought their spouses, children and a personal bag each. A total of 421 people massed at two collection points where they were to make...
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