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ISIS given ‘breathing space’ in parts of Syria under US-backed forces' control

Islamic State managed to regain access to Syrian oil fields and make profits from selling oil, a new UN report reveals. While the UN did not point fingers, the IS reemergence seems to occur in areas held by the US-backed forces. “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS], having been defeated militarily in Iraq and most of ...

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US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding

The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions. The US State Department said on Friday that some $ 230 million in funding for stabilizing Syria have been redirected elsewhere. The funding had been promised by former Secretary of State ...

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Rebuilding Syria: RT films repaired factories & roads as country slowly returns to peaceful life

War-torn Syria is rebuilding after the successful expulsion of militants from large parts of the country. RT’s crew visited strategic factories and roads, as well as peach orchards, as they return to normality. A cable and electrics factory located in the town of Adra outside Damascus was looted clean by militants during the war. As the Syrian government got it ...

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Five drones downed by Russian military near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria as UAV attacks increase

Five more drones have been shot down by Russia’s Air Defense units near Khmeimim Air Base in Syria in the last 24 hours, the military confirmed. Drone attacks by militants have intensified in recent weeks. The objects were launched from the militant-controlled area in the Idlib de-escalation zone, according to the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the ...

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Russia downs 4th armed drone in 3 days targeting its Khmeimim air base in Syria

A drone, apparently carrying explosives, has been downed on approach to Russia’s Khmeimim air base in Syria from the militant-held de-escalation zone in Idlib, becoming the fourth such incident in three days, the military said. Russian air defense systems deployed at Khmeimim detected and neutralized the target early Saturday, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing ...

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Russia downs another hostile drone approaching Khmeimim air base in Syria

Russian air defenses in Syria have shot down yet another unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, that was approaching the Khmeimim air base from terrorist-controlled territory, the military has said. Shooting down hostile drones has become somewhat of a routine for the Russian forces stationed in Syria’s Latakia province. Over the past month the Russian air defenses have neutralized at least ...

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‘You can’t just leave that place’: Woman sentenced after joining ISIS husband in Syria talks to RT

Living in constant fear, hiding from shelling with her children and no way out – a Russian woman who was sentenced to prison for being part of a terrorist group after following her ISIS husband to Syria shared her story with RT. In February this year, Zagidat Abakarova from the Republic of Dagestan in southeastern Russia received an eight-year jail ...

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‘Butcher’ no more? Assad in charge of Syria good for our security, says Israeli defense minister

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the looming victory for Damascus may be good news for the Jewish state, suggesting President Bashar Assad can be worked with on issues vital to national security. Speaking about the long confrontation between Israel and Syria, Lieberman told journalists that “from our perspective, the situation is returning to how it was before the [Syrian] ...

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Russian military prevents drone attack on Khmeimim base in Syria

A drone, launched from a militant-held area towards Russia’s Khmeimim base in Syria, was shot down by the airfield’s defenses on Friday, the Russian military has reported, urging militant commanders to cease all provocations. The UAV was launched after dark from an area controlled by illegal armed groups in the north of Latakia province, according to a statement from the ...

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