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Journalist killed in south Syria fighting - media

A Syrian journalist working with a pro-regime television network has been killed in the southern province of Quneitra, where government forces are battling rebels, state media said. The journalist, Mustafa Salama, was killed in …

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New meeting on Syria to be held in Astana this year

There is no exact date of the next meeting on Syria in Astana, official representative of Kazakh Foreign Ministry Aybek Smadiyarov said. "We hope that the negotiations (on Syria in Astana) will be held by the end …

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Iraqi army gains control of entire border with Syria

Iraq’s military on Saturday announced it has gained control of the roughly 600-kilometer (372.82-mile) border strip with Syria, Anadolu Agency reports. Speaking to reporters during a visit to the border strip, Hamid al-Hussieni, commander …

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Israel says won't accept Syrian refugees

Syrians displaced by a government offensive in the country's south will not be allowed to cross into Israeli-held territory, the Israeli military said. "I think we must prevent the entry of refugees from Syria to Israel, in the …

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Syrian Army captures 2nd major town in southwest Syria

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized the strategic town of Al-Hirak after a short battle with the jihadist rebels, Al-Masdar News reported. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army launched an attack on Al-Hirak from three …

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De Mistura sums up results of Geneva meeting on Syria

Senior officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey held substantive talks today on how Syria’s constitutional committee will be set up and will function, and more such talks are planned within weeks, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de …

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More than 40 explosive devices defused in Syria

Syrian engineers trained by Russian specialists successfully fulfill their mine clearance mission in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and Homs, defusing more than 40 explosive devices, the head of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides …

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