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DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as ‘criminal’

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s Foreign Ministry has called the evacuation of members of the White Helmets to Jordan a “criminal process” that revealed the role of Israel, the United States and other western allies in propping up what the government considers a “terrorist group.” In a statement Monday, a foreign ministry official called the evacuation … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syria blasts evacuation of White Helmets as ‘criminal’

BEIRUT | Syria rescue group says 10 killed in airstrike on shelter

BEIRUT — Dozens of Syrians marched toward the frontier with the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday fleeing the Syrian government offensive in southwestern Syria. The displaced waved white flags at the Israeli soldiers before they turned back, according to activists. The brief protest on the frontier comes as Syrian and Russian airstrikes intensified in the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syria rescue group says 10 killed in airstrike on shelter

BEIRUTb| The Latest: Syrian troops raise national flag over Daraa

BEIRUT — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Syrian state TV says the government has raised the national flag over Daraa, the south Syrian city that was the cradle of the 2011 revolt against President Bashar Assad’s rule. The al-Ikhbariya TV station is broadcasting footage of officials raising the government’s … Continue reading BEIRUTb| The Latest: Syrian troops raise national flag over Daraa

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan — Syrian government forces recaptured a vital border crossing with Jordan on Friday and raised the national flag for the first time in years, restoring sovereignty over a key region and potentially reopening a gateway for Syrian exports to Arab countries. Weakened by a crushing government offensive backed by Russia and abandoned … Continue reading JABER AS-SARHAN, Jordan | Syrian troops recapture vital border crossing with Jordan

BEIRUT | Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces on Friday reached a vital border crossing with Jordan and raised the national flag for the first time in years, state media reported, reinstating sovereignty over a key region that potentially reopens the way for Syrian exports to Arab countries. State news agency SANA said the capture of the Naseeb … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops reach border crossing with Jordan

BEIRUT  | Syrian troops march south as UN warns of catastrophe

BEIRUT  — The United Nations’ human rights chief warned Friday of a “catastrophe” in southern Syria where government forces are on the offensive against insurgents forcing more people to flee their homes and live in miserable conditions in open areas close to the border with Jordan. Syrian state TV said troops entered the main village … Continue reading BEIRUT  | Syrian troops march south as UN warns of catastrophe

BEIRUT | Syrian troops briefly take villages east of Euphrates river

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Sunday briefly captured four villages east of the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour after rare clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, then lost the area in a counteroffensive by the Kurdish-led force. The area close to the border with Iraq has been the site of … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops briefly take villages east of Euphrates river

BEIRUT | Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus

BEIRUT| April 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Syrian state media say government forces and their allies are pressing an offensive against members of the Islamic State group in southern Damascus. State-run al-Ikhbariya TV says the aim of Monday’s government push is to isolate IS in the southern Damascus neighborhood of Hajar Aswad from nearby areas held by the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus