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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:41:44 GMT

Syria's US-backed SDF says no to Turkish role in Raqqa operation  -  Reuters UK
"The Syrian Democratic Forces are the only force that will take part in the operation to liberate Raqqa and we informed the (international U.S.-led) coalition forces that we reject any Turkish role in the Raqqa liberation operation," SDF spokesman ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:37:27 GMT

Ghost soldiers: the Russians secretly dying for the Kremlin in Syria  -  Reuters
TOGLIATTI, Russia The start of this year proved deadly for one unit of about 100 Russian fighters supporting President Bashar al-Assad's troops in northern Syria. On Feb. 3, 38-year-old Maxim Kolganov was killed in a firefight with rebels near Aleppo ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:02:26 GMT

'Premeditated' US Airstrike on Syrian Army in Deir Ez-Zor Supports Daesh - Assad  -  Sputnik International
"It was premeditated attack by the American forces, because ISIS [Daesh] was shrinking because of the Syrian and Russian and Iranian cooperation against ISIS [Daesh], and because al-Nusra which is al-Qaeda-affiliated group had been defeated in many ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:59:29 GMT

Total of 36 Daesh Militants Killed in Syria Over Past 24 Hours- Turkish Military  -  Sputnik International
ANKARA (Sputnik) — A total of 36 Daesh militants have been killed in northern Syria over the past 24 hours by the US-led coalition aircraft within Turkey's Euphrates Shield operation, Turkey's General Staff said in statement Thursday. "Coalition's air ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:51:25 GMT

Hardcore Russian Team: Kalibr-Armed Frigate to Join Naval Group Near Syria  -  Sputnik International
SEVASTOPOL (Sputnik) — Russia's Frigate Admiral Grigorovich armed with Kalibr cruise missiles will leave the port of Sevastopol to join the aircraft carrier group in Syria on Thursday, a source in Crimea's uniformed services told RIA Novosti. "The ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:22:36 GMT

Australia: Two Men Charged over Links with Syria Militants  -  Al-Manar TV
Two men were charged in Australia on Thursday over breaches of the country's foreign fighter laws, with one accused of joining the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in Syria. It followed a series of morning raids across Sydney by the New South Wales Joint ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:03 GMT

Turkish army 'neutralizes' 22 Daesh terrorists in Syria  -  Anadolu Agency
The Turkish General Staff said Wednesday's clashes saw 11 fighters from Syrian opposition forces also injured. It said that 100 Daesh and 4 PKK/PYD targets were destroyed, including terrorist shelters, defensive positions and command-and-control centers.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:49:26 GMT

Turkey-Syria border wall to be completed by mid-2017  -  AzerNews
Construction of a concrete wall along the Turkish-Syrian border will be completed in the first half of 2017, Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on November 2. Speaking during a visit to the border units in the southern province of Hatay, Isik ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:33:47 GMT

Islamic State leader confident of victory  -  RTE.ie
The previous message purportedly coming from Baghdadi was from December 2015, an audio recording that reassured followers and supporters that airstrikes by Russia and the US-led coalition had failed to weaken the group in Syria. Baghdadi, an Iraqi ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:32:41 GMT
Australian police arrest two linked to Syria militants  -  The Japan Times
SYDNEY – Australian police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have fought with Syrian militants and a youth who was stopped at the border allegedly planning to join Islamic State in Syria. The pair were detained in early morning raids in Sydney, ...