UNICEF: Half of Syria's children raised during conflict

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With an estimated four million children born in Syria since the conflict started nearly eight years ago, half of the country's children have grown up only knowing war, according to UNICEF.

Briton jailed in Turkey on terrorism charges flees bail back to UK

Created by The Guardian (UK) at 14-12-2018 11:15:25 +0000

Former soldier Joe Robinson convicted of joining Kurdish group fighting Isis in Syria

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Kurdish-led fighters take last Isis town in Syria, activists say

Created by The Guardian (UK) at 14-12-2018 09:07:18 +0000

Syrian Democratic Forces capture Hajin in Deir el-Zour province after heavy fighting

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Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take the last Islamic State-held town

Created by USA Today at 14-12-2018 08:36:30 +0000

Hajin was the extremists' main stronghold in the last pocket of land they control in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border.

Iran expert: Deterring Iran in Syria key, but still far from attack

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 14-12-2018 03:41:00 +0000

INSS Arms Control Director Emily Landau said that clandestine and cyber operations in the Islamic Republic itself were other ways to try to alter Iranian behavior.

Netanyahu doesn’t rule out taking battle inside Iran

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 13-12-2018 01:48:27 +0000

Netanyahu said his policy has always been “to stop bad things when they are small. So we meet Iran head-on in Syria, and if we need to, will do whatever we need to do protect ourselves, as you would.”

Turkey primed to start offensive against US-backed Kurds in Syria

Created by The Guardian (UK) at 12-12-2018 19:14:59 +0000

President Erdoğan’s planned attack on militias he sees as terrorists risks row with Trump

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IDF delegation returns from Moscow after Northern Shield, Syria talks

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 12-12-2018 14:32:03 +0000

Israel's military says meeting with senior Russian officers discussed Lebanon and Syria

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On Iraq's border with Syria, Iran-backed militia warily eye U.S. forces

Created by Reuters at 12-12-2018 07:09:24 +0000

From a desert hillside guarded by Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries, commander Qasim Muslih can spot Islamic State hideouts across the frontier in Syria. But he also keeps a wary eye on U.S. warplanes soaring overhead.

U.S. reaches out to Turkey to discuss eastern Syria

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 12-12-2018 00:15:52 +0000

The US appears to be putting the pressure on to try to assuage Turkey’s concerns.

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'Violent act of terrorism could occur in Canada,' says latest threat report | CBC News

Created by CBC News at 11-12-2018 18:07:38 +0000

The federal government isn't expecting to see many more foreign fighters return to Canada in the coming year, but prosecuting those who already have returned remains a challenge, according to the latest public terrorist threat report.

IDF intelligence chief sees Iran downgrading its presence in Syria

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 11-12-2018 09:59:15 +0000

Israel is “determined to keep Iran and Syria away from the Golan Heights,” IDF Intelligence Directorate head Maj.-Gen. Tamir Heiman said.

American influence over Syrian peace process waning

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 11-12-2018 00:13:23 +0000

“However, it’s not a zero-sum game. Turkey will remain aligned to the US in global matters but regionally it will be aligned to Russia on issues related to Syria."

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

Created by Associated Press at 09-12-2018 08:52:50 +0000

VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies …

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo 'chemical attack'

Created by Al Jazeera English at 08-12-2018 11:24:00 +0000

Syrian opposition denied launching a poison gas attack in November, saying the government was trying to frame them.

After years in jail without trial or hope, Syria’s hunger strikers fight for justice

Created by The Guardian (UK) at 08-12-2018 10:51:52 +0000

Political prisoners forgotten by the world protest on behalf of hundreds of thousands detained or ‘disappeared’

IS fights to hang on a year after defeat in Iraq

Created by Associated Press at 08-12-2018 07:08:43 +0000

BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces…

Syria rebels' chemical attack 'fabricated'

Created by BBC News at 07-12-2018 23:41:11 +0000

The US and UK say Syria and Russia made up a story of a chlorine gas attack in Aleppo in November.

U.S. accuses Russia and Syria of using tear gas in "false attack" as Trump used it against asylum seekers

Created by Newsweek at 07-12-2018 21:29:52 +0000

The U.S. alleged that Syria and Russia actually used tear gas in a "false flag" attack that came one day before border patrol used the substance at the border.

Parents of Austin Tice still fighting to bring their son home

Created by Al Jazeera English at 07-12-2018 10:56:00 +0000

Six years ago, American journalist went missing in Syria, but his parents hope the US can secure his return.

WATCH: Yemen will need more aid than Syria in 2019

Created by News24 at 06-12-2018 18:54:42 +0000

The UN has warned of a "severe increase" in Yemen's hunger rate and cautioned the situation would deteriorate further in 2019, with an additional 4 million people expected to need food aid.

Lebanese media blame Northern Shield on Netanyahu, Russia's S-300 in Syri

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 06-12-2018 06:27:01 +0000

At the same time as media have downplayed the operation and portrayed it as an Israeli issue, unlikely to affect Lebanon, the military and political elites in Lebanon have sought to demand proof that the tunnels came from Lebanon or entered Israeli territory.

Islamic State re-emerges as guerilla force in Syria and Iraq

Created by The Irish Times at 05-12-2018 12:19:01 +0000

Terror group still poses threat as it takes advantage of political instability to rebuild

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Isis returns to insurgent roots after battlefield defeats

Created by Financial Times at 05-12-2018 05:23:12 +0000

Group re-emerges as ‘clandestine’ organisation sowing instability in Iraq and Syria

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Raqqa after Isis: The US destroyed the city to liberate it, now no one wants to rebuild

Created by Independent at 21-11-2018 17:24:00 +0000

One year on from its liberation, Richard Hall finds there is a sense among residents in Raqqa that the city has been forgotten by those who claimed to rescue it.

U.S. targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

Created by Reuters at 21-11-2018 07:42:51 +0000

The United States has moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

US claims Russian groups helped funnel Iran oil to Syria

Created by Financial Times at 20-11-2018 20:08:40 +0000

American officials say ‘millions of barrels’ shipped on vessels avoiding detection

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ISIS horror, mass graves in Syria, Iraq revealed

Created by The Washington Times at 20-11-2018 20:00:47 +0000

The brutal legacy of the Islamic State is only now coming into clearer focus as rebuilding efforts across Iraq and Syria uncover hundreds of mass graves and fully pull back the curtain on four years of unspeakable atrocities.

Putin to Israel, U.S.: loosen sanctions in exchange for Iran leaving Syria

Created by The Jerusalem Post at 20-11-2018 18:48:40 +0000

"We are continuing our conversations in order to reach a political solution in Syria."

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Scoop: Russian proposal linked Iran sanctions relief with Syria withdrawal

Created by Axios at 20-11-2018 18:19:15 +0000

Netanyahu disclosed the proposal in a closed hearing

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