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Lebanese army makes gains against Daesh on Syrian border

The Lebanese military has managed to wrest control of several areas near the Syrian border in its latest push against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group operating in the region. The fresh army advances took place on the outskirts of Lebanon’s northeastern village of Ras Baalbek on Wednesday, the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV channel reported. ...

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Bahrain must stop discriminating against Shias: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on the Bahraini regime to stop discriminating against Shias residing in the Persian Gulf country. “In Bahrain, the government continue to question, detain and arrest Shia clerics, community members and opposition politicians,” said the top diplomat Tuesday. Thousands of anti-regime protesters have ...

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Syrian Air Force warplane goes down in eastern Suwayda

The Syrian military said one of its Soviet-built jet fighter aircraft has crashed in the country’s southernmost province of Suwayda, where Syrian government forces, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, continue to gain ground in their fight against foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants. An unnamed military source told privately-owned and pro-government al-Ikhbariya al-Soriyah television news ...

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Syrian civilians evade Daesh conscription in eastern Dayr al-Zawr prov.

Hundreds of residents of villages and towns in Syria’s conflict-ridden eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr have decided not to comply with the conscription policies of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and have escaped their areas as the extremists lose territory across the war-ravaged country. Many of them have sought refuge in makeshift camps for internally ...

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‘31 Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in one day’

At least 31 people have lost their lives in one day during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday that 31 pilgrims, all foreign nationals, had died on Sunday, without elaborating on the cause of their death The report said more than ...

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Bahrain forces attack Independence Day rallies

Bahraini regime forces have attacked anti-regime protesters who took to the streets in several areas to mark the country’s Independence Day. On Monday evening, protesters staged demonstrations on Sitra Island and the villages of Barbar, Abu Saiba and Shakhoura on the anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain on August 15, ...

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50,000 stranded on Jordan-Syria border: UN

The United Nations (UN) says roughly 50,000 Syrians are stranded on Syria’s border with Jordan, expressing concern about their situation. The refugees reportedly comprise an estimated 4,000 people at the Hadalat border crossing and 45,000, mostly women and children, at the Rukban border crossing in Jordan’s extreme northeast. The Takfiri ...

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