southern Syria

MOSCOW | Russia says 114,000 Syrian refugees repatriated in 2018

MOSCOW — Nearly 114,000 Syrian refugees have been repatriated this year, the Russian military said Tuesday, a fraction of the estimated 6 million who have fled since the start of the conflict. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said that over 177,000 internally displaced people have also returned to their homes in 2018. He said the returns … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says 114,000 Syrian refugees repatriated in 2018

AL-TANF, Syria | US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

AL-TANF, Syria  — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East has flown into a key outpost in Southern Syria where troops are fighting remnants of the Islamic State and trying to block Iranian-backed forces from gaining a foothold. Army Gen. Joseph Votel was making an unannounced visit to the al-Tanf garrison near the borders … Continue reading AL-TANF, Syria | US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT  | Violence in southern Syria amid negotiations for a deal

BEIRUT  — Syrian government forces pressed their offensive in the country’s south on Saturday under the cover of airstrikes as rebels said Syrian ally Russia has put forward conditions to end the violence that are hard to accept. Syrian state media said more areas in Daraa province were captured and in others rebels agreed to … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Violence in southern Syria amid negotiations for a deal