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France’s Macron says Assad removal no longer necessary

French President Emmanuel Macron said his country no longer deems the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a precondition for resolving the conflict in the Arab country. On Wednesday, the newly-elected president made the announcement which was in stark contrast to the stance of the previous French administration and closer to Russia’s ...

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Syrian forces make fresh gains on Damascus outskirts

Syrian government soldiers have made great achievements in their operations on the eastern outskirts of the capital, and managed to take back territory from foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants. The media bureau of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement reported that army soldiers had taken control of a number of blocks in Jobar district, and ...

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Australia resumes aerial missions over Syria

Australia has resumed aerial missions over Syria two days after it suspended them amid rising tensions between a US-led coalition and the Russian military in the Arab country. Australia’s Defense Ministry made the announcement on Thursday, saying the suspension had been “a precautionary measure to allow the coalition to assess ...

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Iraqi children face sheer horror, unimaginable violence: UN

The UN warns against the extremely horrible conditions of Iraqi children as Daesh terrorists resort to more brutal tactics to save their last foothold in the country, saying children, particularly those in Mosul, are dying and suffering amid one of the “most brutal wars in history.” “Across Iraq, children continue to ...

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Ankara sends reinforcements for Turkey-backed militants in Syria

Turkey has deployed military reinforcements, including soldiers, vehicles, and equipment to northern Syria, says a UK-based monitoring group. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the Turkish reinforcements had entered Syrian soil over the last 24 hours and headed in the direction of the town of A’zaz, ...

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Iraqi PM Abadi arrives in Saudi Arabia for talks

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia to hold talks with King Salman on key regional developments as well as bilateral ties. Abadi arrived in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Monday and was greeted by Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi deputy prime minister and the minister ...

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