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Casualties in blasts in rebel-held parts of northern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) – Syrian opposition activists and paramedics are reporting that two blasts in rebel-held parts of northern Syria have inflicted casualties. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fist explosion occurred [...]

Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.

“We’ve expected that as the physical caliphate went away, the remnants of this would attempt to revive themselves and revive their networks, and take on these insurgent, guerrilla-like tactics,” Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the head of [...]

The Latest: Japanese freed from Syria confirms he is well

TOKYO (AP) – The Latest on a Japanese freelance journalist freed from Syria (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A Japanese freelance journalist who was kidnapped three years ago in Syria says he is well and safe in Turkey. Jumpei Yasuda spoke [...]

Syria Shoots Down a Russian Military Plane, and Moscow Blames Israel

Syrian antiaircraft missiles shot down a Russian military aircraft carrying 15 service members off the Syrian coast Monday night, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Moscow angrily blamed the Israeli military for what appeared to be [...]

Russia and Turkey Announce Demilitarized Zone in Last Rebel-Held Part of Syria

MOSCOW — Russia’s defense minister said on Monday that Syria would refrain from launching an offensive on Idlib Province, the last major rebel stronghold, after the presidents of Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a “demilitarized [...]

The Latest: Idlib residents protest Syria president Assad

BEIRUT (AP) – The Latest on developments related to the war in Syria (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Syrian activists say residents in the country’s last opposition-held province, Idlib, are demonstrating against President Bashar Assad, [...]

Fight to Retake Last ISIS Territory in Syria Begins

A shifting attack strategy In Iraq and Syria, even with its territory greatly diminished, the Islamic State has persisted. Months after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared “final victory” over the group in 2017, three Iraqi provinces [...]

Syria Dispatch: ‘There Are No Girls Left’: Syria’s Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS

[unable to retrieve full-text content] While calm has returned to a Christian area of Syria ravaged by the Islamic State, the traumatized people have not, with whole villages emptied. “There are so few of us,” says a church [...]

In Syria, Explosion in Residential Building Kills Dozens in Rebel-Held Area

[unable to retrieve full-text content] An explosion in a residential building thought to be storing weapons and ammunition in the rebel-held province of Idlib killed at least 69 people, including 12 children, a war monitor said. Source: [...]

An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A trip along the Euphrates reveals damaged and depopulated towns, and an uneasy front held by a tenuous American presence. Source: NYT > World