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Russian and Syrian Air Strikes against ISIS Now

The Levant News Exclusive -Damascus- Russian aviation continues its campaign today.  Syrian and Russian airstrikes target ISIS militants and their positions, said military sources now. They destructed militants mechanisms, their centers in Palmyra, Aleppo country side, and bombing an ammunition dump in Hama countryside, with no civilian casualties. Editing by Diana Kasem

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Putin Wins Parliamentary Backing for Air Strikes Against ISIS

The Levant News — President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday secured parliament’s unanimous backing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, paving the way for imminent Russian military intervention in its closest Middle East ally. Russia has already sent military experts to a recently established center in Baghdad …

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Obama, Putin discuss Syria

The Levant News — Russia and the United States agreed on Monday to look for a diplomatic end to the Syrian civil war but clashed over the central question of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should retain power. During a 90-minute meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin …

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French Parliamentary Delegation Visiting Syria

The Levant News — Members of the French parliamentary delegation currently visiting Syria toured a number of archaeological and historical sites in Homs city and witnessed the destruction and devastation inflicted upon these sites by terrorist organizations. During their tour of the Old City, Khaled bin al-Waleed Mosque, al-Nouri Great Mosque, …

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Russia’s participation in fighting Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS: Moallem

The Levant News –In an interview with the Russian RT channel that was aired on Saturday about Russia’s participation in fighting Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS terrorist organizations,  Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid Moallem, said: “There is something new beyond (Russia) providing Syria with weapons, which is Russia engaging in …

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Wikileaks: American Plan In 2006 To Destabilize Syria

The Levant News — Here is a Wikileaks document shows that the US has planned to destabilize Syria since 2006: INFLUENCING THE SARG IN THE END OF 2006 Date:2006 December 13, 16:03 (Wednesday) Canonical ID:06DAMASCUS5399_a Original Classification:SECRET Current Classification:SECRET Handling Restrictions– Not Assigned — Character Count:14471 Executive Order:– Not Assigned …

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Russian Ambassador in Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Fighting Alongside Syrian Government Forces Is Legitimate

The Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin - The Russian embassy is one of 113 foreign representations in Lebanon, and one of 102 foreign representations in Beirut.

The Levant – – Where it is fighting alongside government forces, Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian conflict is legitimate, Russian ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said in comments published on Tuesday. “The party (Hezbollah) will remain engaged in the fight to aid the legitimate regime as long as fighters from …

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The Russians are Coming!

THE LEVANT NEWS — By Graham E. Fuller — Washington has been wrapped in confusion and indecision for years now in trying to sort out just what its real objectives are in Syria. Its obsessive, and ultimately failed goal of denying Iran influence in the Middle East has notably receded …

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Lavrov calls upon global support for Syria against «ISIS»

The Levant News — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow will continue to supply the Syrian army with weapons and needed equipment to fight terrorism as it is the most effective force against the Islamic State “ISIS” organization, Syrian Arab News Agency “SANA” reported. Talking to reporters in …

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Latest Military News From Syria

  ThE LEVANT NEWS — Damascus Countryside  Syrian Air Force renews raiding locations of the Islamic battalions in Harasta town in Damascus countryside. Homs  Syrian Air Force conducts airstrikes on locations of IS around Masaken al-Debat and al-Wadi al-Ahmar areas in Palmyra city in Homs eastern countryside, which resulted in …

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Quantum Geopolitics

Quantum Geopolitics THE LEVANT NEWS — By Reva Bhalla for Stratfor —  Forecasting the shape the world will take in several years or decades is an audacious undertaking. There are no images to observe or precise data points to anchor us. We can only create a picture, and a fuzzy one …

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Syrian War Takes Rising Toll on Hezbollah

by DAN DE LUCE FOR FOREIGN POLICY — THE LEVANT NEWS — The powerful Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia is suffering mounting battlefield casualties in neighboring Syria, as Tehran’s most important proxy plunges ever deeper into a potential quagmire. With Hezbollah increasingly shouldering the burden of the war on behalf of Syrian …

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US-led Air Strikes Kill 7 Nusra Front Gunmen in Syria

THE LEVANT NEWS — Seven militants from Syria’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front terrorist group, including commanders, were killed in US-led air strikes Wednesday in the northwest of the conflict-riven country, a Britain-based opposition monitoring group said. The US-led raids in Syria, which began last September, have allegedly focused on the so-called …

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ISIS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

BEIRUT: ISIS militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. An ISIS statement released late Thursday said the six busts were found when the smuggler was stopped at a checkpoint. The issue was referred to an Islamic …

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UN: ISIS destruction of heritage sites a war crime

ٍٍSource: Associated Press – BERLIN: The U.N.’s cultural agency says the destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by ISIS and other groups could amount to war crimes. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee Monday adopted a resolution condemning “intentional attacks against buildings dedicated to religion, education, art, science or …

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