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In an exclusive report last week, Reuters recounted how the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad foiled chemical weapons inspectors from locating and removing all of its chemical weapons stockpiles as dictated by a 2013 agreement. The Reuters report began with one such incident: In the spring of 2015 a...

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Pictures have emerged of troops headed to Syria to fight in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in planes marked with the insignia of Iran Air, Iran’s national airline. The pictures, Emanuele Ottolenghi wrote in an op-ed Tuesday in The Hill, present a challenge for President Donald Trump. The images show...

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Israel’s Prime Minister will meet with the Russian President in Sochi on Wednesday for extensive talks about regional security. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to set out Israel’s concerns over the recent ceasefire signed by the U.S., Russia, and Jordan, which Israel’s security establishment fears will lead to greater Iranian...

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North Korea has been caught delivering shipments to a Syrian government agency in charge of the country’s chemical weapons program, according to a confidential United Nations (U.N.) report on North Korea’s sanctions violations. The report, submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday,...

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Hezbollah has used drones for the first time to attack ISIS positions, bunkers, and fortifications in the Western Qalamoun area near the border with Lebanon. Video footage of the attack was released by its Al-Mayadeen media network on Monday afternoon. Hezbollah says this is the first time it has used...

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Israel remains concerned about Iranian influence in southern Syria, despite high level discussions between United States and Israeli security officials in Washington last week. The Israeli delegation that visited Washington last week included Yossi Cohen, head of the Israeli external intelligence agency Mossad, and the head of IDF Military Intelligence....

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Iran is shipping arms to Russia via a smuggling route into Syria, which would violate the terms of United Nations Security Council resolution 2231, which implemented the 2015 nuclear deal, according to Western intelligence agencies. “In June, two airplanes from Iran flew directly to the Khmeimim Air Base [southeast of...

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Mansour Omari, a Syrian journalist and free speech activist, is launching an exhibition in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., detailing forced disappearance and torture under the Assad regime. Omari was arrested in his Damascus office in February 2012 for his human rights campaigning and...

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Russia has begun moving troops to the Golan Heights border in preparation for a new military base in the area, according to Lebanese media sources. The Al Mayadeen news channel reported that the Russian troops have replaced some Syrian army forces in the area, which has been a rebel stronghold...

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A Hezbollah commander said that the Iranian proxy group plans to bring its war against Israel to “the Galilee someday soon,” Buzzfeed News reported Sunday. The outlet reported on Iran’s multinational network of tens of thousands of highly trained and experienced combatants from across the Middle East, which Tehran uses to...

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