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Damascus expects tough but short battle for Aleppo | Reuters

Feb 11, 2016

Damascus expects tough but short battle for Aleppo | Reuters

DAMASCUS The Syrian government expects a tough battle for Aleppo, the city that has become the focal point of the country's long civil war, but is confident of victory and says it won't be a long fight. Damascus aims to seal the border with Turkey, a major sponsor of the insurgents fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and to retake rebel-held areas of what was Syria's biggest city and industrial hub before the conflict began in 2011. "These battles are not easy, but the day will come, God willing, when all Aleppo - its rural areas and the occupied part of the city - will return to state authority," Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said in an interview on Wednesday. #United States #India #Business #Syria #Turkey
No feeling that there is strong commitment: France's outgoing minister Laurent Fabius slams US role in Syria

Feb 10, 2016

No feeling that there is strong commitment: France's outgoing minister Laurent Fabius slams US role in Syria

Laurent Fabius' remarks came as Syrian forces, backed by Russia and Iran, were besieging the divided northern city of Aleppo. #US #Syria #France #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #Aleppo #Laurent Fabius #Russians #islamic-state
Suspected Islamic State operative remanded to police custody till 20 February

Feb 10, 2016

Suspected Islamic State operative remanded to police custody till 20 February

Suspected ISIS operative Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed, arrested for allegedly conspiring to carry out a terror strike during the Ardh Kumbh Mela at Haridwar, was today remanded to police custody till 20 February by a Delhi court. #Islamic terrorism #Syria #Jihad #NewsTracker #Indian Mujahideen #terrorist #islamic-state #IS #Ardh Kumbh Mela
U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo | Reuters

GENEVA/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new exodus of refugees fleeing a Russian-backed assault. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched a major offensive in the countryside around Aleppo, which has been divided between government and rebel control for years. It amounts to one of the most important shifts of momentum in the five year civil war that has killed 250,000 people and already driven 11 million from their homes. #United States #Business #Syria #Latin America #crisis #opinion #graphics
'Paranoid' Russia can push itself to enter into new Cold War with US, says intelligence chief James Clapper

Feb 09, 2016

'Paranoid' Russia can push itself to enter into new Cold War with US, says intelligence chief James Clapper

Russia's efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday. #US #Syria #Russia #Nato #Cold War #TheySaidIt #Washington #North Atlantic Treaty Organization #Moscow #Ukraine #James Clapper
Indonesia cracks down on extremists, sentences seven men to jail for supporting Islamic State

Feb 09, 2016

Indonesia cracks down on extremists, sentences seven men to jail for supporting Islamic State

A court in Indonesia sentenced seven men to between three and five years in jail for supporting the Islamic State group. #Syria #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Iraq #islamic-state #ISIL #IS #Daesh #Jakarta attacks
Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border | Reuters

BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. Iranian backed-militias played a key role on the ground as Russian jets intensified what rebels call a scorched earth policy that has allowed the military back into the strategic northern area for the first time in more than two years. #Syria #Islam #markets #Turkey #chinese