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Trump Pulls the Plug in Syria

By Graham E. Fuller Every once in a while President Trump manages to get something right. This time it is the decision to call off the broad US covert assistance to the Syrian opposition forces fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Asad. Asad has been notoriously brutal in putting down the …

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A Voice From the Shadows

By ARON LUND for Diwan — A political taboo was quietly shattered this month, when one of Syria’s most powerful security officials, Lieutenant General Jamil al-Hassan, gave his first-ever interview to a Russian news site. Though Hassan mostly voiced common pro-government positions that are in themselves unremarkable, the interview itself …

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US, Russia commit to further Syrian aid

THE LEVANT NEWS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Saturday and the two “recommitted” themselves to continued deliveries of aid to those affected by the war in Syria, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. They also discussed the progress negotiators …

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Sukhoi warplanes used by Russia in Syria anti-terror op

The Levant News — The Russian Ministry of Defense has revealed that the aviation force in Syria is exclusively composed of Sukhoi warplanes, including the cutting-edge Su-34, tried-and-tested Su-25 and the Su-24M striking Islamic State targets in the country. The Su-24 is a tactical bomber meant to fly below the radar and …

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Thousands Enter Syria to Join ISIS

The Levant News — Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence and enforce anti-terrorism laws is not diminishing the ranks of …

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Sweida’s Baath Official Kidnapped By Terrorists

The Levant News — Sources in Sweida province told that armed terrorist groups kidnapped Secretary of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party branch in Sweida Shibli Jannoud. The sources added that investigations proved that Jannoud was kidnapped by terrorists and taken to an unknown area. The sources held the terrorists responsible for any …

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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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