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US officials say humanitarian effort in Syria is another means to counter ISIS

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United States special operations forces in northeastern Syria have been quietly visiting local villages to help provide medical care to communities which have seen little health care in the wake of years of war. The...

Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pen...

UAE foreign minister meets Assad, in highest-profile Emirati visit to Syria since start of war

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The United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday, in the most senior Emirati visit to the country since the start of Syria's war in 2011...

US kills senior al Qaeda leader in Syria airstrike

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An airstrike in northwest Syria Friday killed senior al Qaeda leader Abdul Hamid al-Matar, according to the US Central Command. The military said it has "no indications of civilian casualties as a result of the str...

Syria executes 24 people charged with lighting wildfires that devastated the country last year

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Syria has executed 24 people who were convicted of terrorism charges for igniting last year's devastating wildfires that left 3 people dead and scorched thousands of acres of forests, the Syrian Ministry of Justice ...

Drone attack targets US troops at US base in Syria, initial assessment suggests no US injuries

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A drone attack targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to a US defense official. The initial assessment is that there were no injuries as a res...

Senior Al Qaeda leader killed in drone strike in Syria, US defense officials say

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Salim Abu-Ahmad was killed in a U.S. airstrike near Idlib, Syria on Sept. 20. He was responsible for planning, funding, and approving trans-regional Al Qaeda attacks.  A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmann...

Top US spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq represent greater terrorist threat than Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, eve...

Kevin McCarthy on ‘Faulkner Focus’: Biden ‘creating another Syria’ with Afghanistan withdrawal

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FAMILY OF MARINE KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN SLAMS BIDEN MEETING AS SCRIPTED, A ‘TOTAL DISREGARD’ TO MARINE'S DEATH KEVIN MCCARTHY: This is the accountability that we need. This is why Congress should be in session. This i...

Iraq, Syria bases housing US troops attacked, 3 injured

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The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition Col. Wayne Marotto said that at around 12:30 p.m. Al-Assad Air Base in western Iraq was attacked by 14 rockets that landed on the base and perimeter. He said that Force Protec...

Militias fire rockets at US forces in Syria following airstrikes

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No injuries were reported and the damage was still being assessed, said Army Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve.  US AIRSTRIKE ON IRAN-BACKED FACILITIES ALONG IRAQ-SYRIA BORDER KILLED SEV...

Biden, at G-7, says US, Russia can work together to help people of ‘Libya’ – meant to say ‘Syria,’ aides say

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The gaffe-prone president was discussing possibly working with Russia in providing "vital assistance" to "Libya" – a "population that’s in real trouble."  He then said that Russia had bitten off more than it can che...

John Kerry calls claims he told Iranians about Israeli actions in Syria ‘unequivocally false’

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In a Twitter post, Kerry called the claims – detailed in leaked audio obtained by several media outlets – ‘unequivocally false.’ Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif alleged in the audio that Kerry told him ...

Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack

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The incident, marking the most serious violence between Israel and Syria in years, pointed to likely Iranian involvement. Iran, which maintains troops and proxies in Syria, has accused Israel of a series of attacks o...

In its latest lurch to the far right, Denmark plans to send some refugees back to Syria

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It felt like paradise when Dania and Hussam first moved to Denmark. They did not speak a word of Danish yet the Scandinavian country was an outpost of calm for the siblings, who fled the destruction and death that f...

Blinken calls on UN Security Council to increase humanitarian access to Syria

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Secretary of State Tony Blinken addressed the United Nations Security Council Monday in an at-times passionate plea to increase desperately needed humanitarian access to Syria. In remarks delivered virtually in his ...

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