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US withdraws troops from northeast Syria ahead of Turkish offensive

"The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial "Caliphate", will no longer be in the immediate area," the White House said in a statement.

Syrian fighters burning crops, using food as 'weapon of war': UN

"The latest outbreak in violence in Idlib and north Hama has left dozens of casualties, burned several thousand acres of vital crops and farmland and forced at least 300,000 people to flee their homes," WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel said.


Iran says US presence in Syria was a mistake from the start

Tehran has opposed the presence of foreign forces in Syria, except those -- from Iran and Russia -- which have been invited by the Bashar-al-Assad government.

Tehran summit: Iran, Turkey condemn US 'support' to Syrian rebels, Putin opposes ceasefire proposal in Idlib

For Russia and Iran- who have both been allies of the Syrian government ever since the war broke out in Syria during the Arab Spring- reclaiming Idlib is vital to complete what they perceive as a military victory in Syrian conflict after Syrian troops recaptured nearly all other prominent areas.

Syria rejects US claims on chemical weapon use

The US and its allies are "desperately" searching for a pretext to target Syria, following the success of the Syrian army in its war against terror-designated militant groups across Syria, Syrian foreign ministry pointed out.

Anger with China drives Uighurs to Syrian war

Since 2013, thousands of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim minority from western China, have traveled to Syria to train with the Uighur militant group Turkistan Islamic Party and fight alongside al-Qaida, playing key roles in several battles.


Israel fires 'warning shot' after Syrian border construction, accuses Syria of violating Yom Kippur ceasefire

Israel's military says Syria violated the 1974 cease-fire agreement on the Golan Heights on Friday by using heavy tools to fortify a military post in the demilitarized zone between the countries.

Fifth round of Syria talks begins in Kazakhstan

Russian news agencies reported that a three-way meeting gathering the co-sponsors of the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey, was underway in the Kazakh capital Astana, aimed at cementing four conflict-free areas agreed in May

From Trump to Assad: Syrian artist reimagines world leaders as vulnerable refugees

This is the first time someone swapped places of the powerful with the powerless, the vulnerable refugees and it's astounding.

Syrian migrant boat capsize: Image of toddler sparks outrage on social media; 12 dead

So far this year, more than 2,500 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the UNHCR said.

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Top Frames: Ankara blast, five years of Syrian war and US elections

Five years of Syrian war, Massive explosion in Ankara, US presidential elections - A look at this week's top frames.

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The doctor who became an enemy of the Syrian regime

Since the beginning of Syria’s civil war, the Bashar Al-Assad government has targeted and killed hundreds of medical workers. Many have fled. This is the story of one doctor, Mohammed al-Bardan, who did not.

Russia bombs more Syria targets amid a renewed diplomatic push

Russian war planes have kept up their air strikes on Syrian targets as diplomatic efforts have been going on behind the scenes to find a way to end the conflict.


Free Syrian Army rebels dismiss Russian offer of help in fighting ISIL

Russian air strikes have hit several rebel groups affiliated to the Free Syrian Army in areas crucial to the survival of Moscow’s ally President Assad.