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Syria is Burning Syria is burning — literally. The State Department accused the regime of Bashar al-Assad this week of building a crematorium at Syria’s notorious Sednaya prison to dispose of the corpses of executed inmates. As many as 50 prisoners are believed to be killed each day at Sednaya, which has been...

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American fighter jets on Thursday struck a convoy of forces loyal to the Syrian regime that approached a base where U.S. and British forces are training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, VOA News reported. The pro-regime convoy had come within 18 miles the al-Tanf base, which houses U.S. and...

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Attributing new revelations about the “the depths to which the Syrian regime has gone with the continuing support of its allies, Russia and Iran,” to newly declassified reporting, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said that the regime had installed a crematorium at a...

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The United States government has formally announced that it’s going to arm Kurdish militias in Syria in a bid to capture the city of Raqqa from ISIS, the “capital” of the Islamic State’s “caliphate.” It’s about time. The YPG, or Kurdish Protection Units, is the largest faction in the Syrian...

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No one seems willing to help Syrians injured in that country’s civil war except for “God and Israel,” is a common sentiment expressed by the wounded Syrians who have been treated in Nahariya’s Western Galilee Hospital, Haaretz reported Saturday. The Western Galilee Hospital, which is located in Nahariya on Israel’s...

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Iran will continue sending “military advisers” to Syria in order to boost the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, a top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander told Iran’s Fars news agency on Tuesday. Though Iran has been sending military support to Assad since at least 2012, it didn’t publicly acknowledge doing so until...

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A Syrian drone was intercepted by a Patriot missile over the Israeli Golan Heights on Thursday evening, the Israeli military said. “The IDF will not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration,” the military stated. According to the IDF, the drone was under “full [Israeli Air...

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Explosions rocked the area near Damascus International Airport early Thursday morning following the arrival of cargo planes from Iran. “Hours before the blasts, which took place at 3:25 A.M., two Iranian 747 cargo planes, an Iranian Ilyushin il-76 and a Syrian Ilyushin il-76 landed in Damascus, according to the flight...

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The U.S. administration has imposed new sanctions on Syrian regime personnel responsible for stockpiling chemical weapons and ballistic missiles. The Treasury Department, which is responsible for applying international financial sanctions, named 271 members of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center in one of the largest sanctions lists ever seen....

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad circumvented a 2013 deal to dismantle his chemical weapons stockpile by failing to declare the full extent of his arsenal, Syria’s former chemical weapons research chief told The Telegraph on Saturday. Brigadier-General Zaher al-Sakat, who served as the head of chemical warfare in a top Syrian military unit...

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