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Syria unrest

‘Surge’ architects want US ground troops in Iraq to wash out ISIS
Speaking to lawmakers, retired Army officers and think tank officials who engineered the 2006 US “surge” in Iraq advocated a return of US ground troops to the region, lamenting the fall of Ramadi as a strategic setback in the war on Islamic State.

22.05.2015 01:09

Shells explode near Russian embassy in Damascus, 1 killed - RT Arabic
One person has been killed and three injured by shells that landed near the Russian embassy in Damascus, an RT Arabic correspondent reports.

21.05.2015 12:31

ISIS near to total control of Syria’s ancient Palmyra – monitoring group
Islamic State militants have taken control of almost all of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, according to a monitoring group. The city was captured after bloody clashes with the Syrian Army on Wednesday.

20.05.2015 13:54

Hollande admits arming Syrian rebels in breach of embargo - book
The French president has admitted delivering weapons to the Syrian rebels during a period of EU embargo, a new book about to be published in France reveals.

06.05.2015 11:45

Israeli military strikes Golan Heights to foil terror plot
The Israeli Air Force launched a strike on a militant cell, who had arrived from Syria, after they were attempting to plant a bomb in the occupied Golan Heights. Reports say that up to four people have been killed in the operation.

27.04.2015 03:19

Assad: France supporting ‘terrorists’ in Syria, acts as Washington’s satellite
Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and no credibility” in the face of Washington.

21.04.2015 08:06

​Most dangerous Islamic State leaders come from Scandinavia - Syrian President Assad
Bashar al-Assad warned about the growing threat from “Scandinavian” Islamist extremists fighting inside of Syria, where the battle against Islamic State amidst a protracted civil war has claimed the lives of over 200,000 people.

17.04.2015 10:51

UN envoy to Syria tells world to listen to Russia to end civil war
The UN special peace envoy to Syria has urged the international community to take advice from Russia to resolve the four-year-long civil war that has claimed 210,000 lives and left 1.5 million Syrians with injuries and disabilities.

13.04.2015 11:27

‘Drone strikes remarkably ineffective in countering terrorism’
The US drone campaign against ISIS has been a failure. It created an illusion that Americans can engage in countering terrorism without a big loss of life, but only boots on the ground can make it a success, says Max Abrahms of Northeastern University.

06.04.2015 10:27