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Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after air strike in Damascus leaves two members of Islamic Jihad group dead
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Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after air strike in Damascus leaves two members of Islamic Jihad group dead

Israeli defence minister Naftali Bennett said, 'We have eliminated six terrorists in the past 24 hours, not just in Gaza'

Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria, Gaza; move comes in response to rocket fire from militant group, says Israel military
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Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria, Gaza; move comes in response to rocket fire from militant group, says Israel military

The air strike in the Adeliyah region outside Damascus targeted what the Israeli military called 'a hub of Islamic Jihad’s activity in Syria'

Mark Esper in Baghdad; US defence secretary to discuss deployment of American troops in Iraq to conduct operations against IS
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Mark Esper in Baghdad; US defence secretary to discuss deployment of American troops in Iraq to conduct operations against IS

Esper has said that under the current plan, all US troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq, continue to conduct operations against Islamic State

Turkey remains defiant to international pressure on offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces as US demands ceasefire
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Turkey remains defiant to international pressure on offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces as US demands ceasefire

Turkey rebuffed international pressure to curb its deadly offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump dispatched his deputy Mike Pence to Ankara to demand a ceasefire

Iran opposes military action against Kurdish forces, urges Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity
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Iran opposes military action against Kurdish forces, urges Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity

Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call that Tehran is opposed to military action in Syria, the foreign ministry has said

Syria’s US-protected Rukhban camp dwindles as Russia blocks supplies amid ongoing Moscow-Washington tussle
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Syria’s US-protected Rukhban camp dwindles as Russia blocks supplies amid ongoing Moscow-Washington tussle

The population of Rukban camp in a US-protected desert zone in southeast Syria has dwindled to a quarter. The fate of the camp and its residents, highlights the tussle for influence in the region between Russia and the United States. 'The situation is very, very bad and food supplies are not available', said Mahmoud al Humeili, a prominent local figure in the camp who fled Homs.

Syrian girl, who clinged on to her baby sister's t-shirt in heart-breaking air-bombing photo, dies after saving younger one's life
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Syrian girl, who clinged on to her baby sister's t-shirt in heart-breaking air-bombing photo, dies after saving younger one's life

The picture went viral on social media networks: two dust-covered Syrian girls, trapped in rubble, grab their baby sister from her shirt as she dangles from a bombed-out building.

Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group
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Israel fires missiles into south Syria; ‘Some missiles shot down, others have hit target’, says Syrian human rights group

An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday. The missiles were fired into the south of the country close to the Golan Heights, an area occupied and annexed by Israel. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 370,000 people and drawn in world powers since it started with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

FINA World Championships 2019: Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini narrowly misses personal best time, says proud to represent displaced people
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FINA World Championships 2019: Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini narrowly misses personal best time, says proud to represent displaced people

Syrian refugee swimmer, Yusra Mardini is currently participating in the World Championships as part of the FINA Independent Athletes Team

India in touch with Tehran to secure early release, repatriation of 18 Indians onboard British oil tanker seized by Iran
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India in touch with Tehran to secure early release, repatriation of 18 Indians onboard British oil tanker seized by Iran

Eighteen Indians onboard a British oil tanker seized by Iran, and India said it is in touch with Tehran to secure early release and repatriation of its nationals.

US suspects Syrian hand in new chemical attack in Idlib, threatens 'quick and appropriate' reprisal
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US suspects Syrian hand in new chemical attack in Idlib, threatens 'quick and appropriate' reprisal

The United States has said it suspects that Syrian government forces have carried out a fresh chemical attack and it has threatened reprisals.

Car bomb explodes near Russian embassy in Damascus: No fatalities reported in third such explosion in Adawi area within a week
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Car bomb explodes near Russian embassy in Damascus: No fatalities reported in third such explosion in Adawi area within a week

A bomb attack hit the Adawi area in Syria’s capital Damascus, in a location near the embassy of Russia

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after missiles fired at Golan Heights kills 11 pro-regime fighters
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after missiles fired at Golan Heights kills 11 pro-regime fighters

Israel said targets included munitions stores, a site at Damascus International Airport that was allegedly the Quds Force's main logistics hub in the country, an Iranian intelligence installation and an Iranian military training camp.

UAE to reopen Damascus embassy for first time in seven years after severing ties with Syria over repression of civil uprising
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UAE to reopen Damascus embassy for first time in seven years after severing ties with Syria over repression of civil uprising

The United Arab Emirates will reopen its embassy in Damascus Thursday, an official said, seven years after it severed ties with Syria over the violent repression that triggered the war.

Aleppo attack: Russia claims Syrian rebels used chlorine-infused chemical weapons; 100 hospitalised with breathing trouble
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Aleppo attack: Russia claims Syrian rebels used chlorine-infused chemical weapons; 100 hospitalised with breathing trouble

Syrian state media and a monitor reported that around 100 Syrians were hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo after an attack allegedly using "toxic gas."

Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles targeting Damascus airport, says State media
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Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles targeting Damascus airport, says State media

AFP's correspondent in Damascus heard a loud blast late Saturday, followed by several smaller explosions.

Syria government has right to 'take control of all its territory', says Russian president Vladimir Putin
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Syria government has right to 'take control of all its territory', says Russian president Vladimir Putin

The Russian leader said it was important to begin work on a political settlement in Syria "as soon as possible" and urged Iran and Turkey to ramp up their coordination with Russia of their countries' foreign and defence ministries and security services.

Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urges Muslims to wage 'jihad' in new audio recording, calls for attacks in the West
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Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urges Muslims to wage 'jihad' in new audio recording, calls for attacks in the West

He also called for attacks in the West in the Telegram message on Eid al-Adha on Wednesday, which comes as Islamic State has lost most of its territory in Iraq and Syria.

In video shared online, Syria al Qaeda leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani vows to continue fight in Idlib province
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In video shared online, Syria al Qaeda leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani vows to continue fight in Idlib province

His comments came as Syria government forces have been sending reinforcements into Idlib, in the country's northwest along the border with Turkey.