The withdrawal of militants continues from eastern and western Syrian suburbs

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22.05.2017

  Sunday saw the complete withdrawal of militants from the western Syrian city of Homs, which was the first city where the so-called opposition confronted President Assad and his government. After the sappers enter the district al-Waer it will be decided, whether the mass media representatives will be allowed to visit the last liberated district. The final eleventh stage of militant withdrawal started on Saturday with over 2,500 people leaving…

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The sixth round of inter-Syrian talks in Geneva ended without breakthroughs

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22.05.2017

The sixth round of Syrian peace settlement talks has ended in Geneva without any breakthrough decisions. It lasted only four days – from May 16 through to May 19 – and was devoted to discussions of an initiative by the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura for a mechanism of expert consultations on constitutional and legal issues. As a result, the parties to the talks managed…

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Seven-month battle for Mosul is seen to be nearing its close

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19.05.2017

According to US Joint Special Operations Command reports, elements of the Iraqi elite Counter Terrorism Service overwhelmed the Ureibi and Rifaie districts of Mosul. As Iraqi forces, backed by the US military, have pushed into those final areas of Mosul still occupied by ISIS, the brutal seven-month urban battle for the city is seen to be nearing its close. A densely populated area of narrow streets, Mosul’s Old City —…

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US doesn`t want to dance to the Turkey`s tune on the issue of supporting the Syrian Kurds

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19.05.2017

The United States is unlikely to abandon the Syrian Kurds, Washington’s primary ally in the anti-Daesh campaign, despite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to convince President Donald Trump to review the issue, political commentator Hilal Koylu told. “Erdogan has openly said that any talks with the YPG are unacceptable for Turkey. The question then is whether Trump would continue dialogue with the Syrian Kurds [despite Ankara’s opposition]. We can answer…

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New provocation: The US Air Force attacked Syrian Army positions, which made major progress against ISIS

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19.05.2017

The US Air Force attacked pro-government forces in Syria after they posed a threat to pro-American forces. According to the source in the US administration, the airstrike was after the volunteer convoy, supporting the Damascus authorities, opposed the armed US –backed group. The US military struck was after the warning shots, the source said. The incident took place near the city of El Tanf in southern Syria, at the border…

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Syria: The terrorists continue to kill, injure and intimidate innocent people

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18.05.2017

For the whole day, members of the terrorist group Tahrir Al Sham were terrorizing civilians in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. Earlier on Wednesday, terrorists began an assault, aimed at Syrian Army positions in Manshiyeh and Sajna districts of Daraa city. Around the same time, intense shelling of residential areas, otherwise known to be relatively safe, began. Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars were fired at Al Sahari, Sabi and Al…

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One more peace initiative of Russia: The regime of de-escalation is planned to extend to all Syrian territory

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16.05.2017

Operating in four districts of the Syrian regime of de-escalation in the future is planned to extend to the rest of the country. Now in the focus of attention of the Russian Federation is the initiative that the US President D.Trump spoke at an early stage of his presidency, namely the creation of security zones or de-escalation zones in which there will be no military operations, except against terrorists who…

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Syria: At least five civilians killed by US-led coalition airstrike

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16.05.2017

On  the 15th of May, the airstrike of Air Force of an international coalition, led by the United States, killed five civilians near the town of Dair-ez-Zor in northeast Syria. This news was reported by Al Jazeera TV channel with reference to its own sources. According to available information, the coalition combat aircraft attacked the alleged positions of terrorists in the settlement of El Quria, located in the east of…

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The sixth round of the Intra-Syrian negotiations begins in Geneva

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15.05.2017

The sixth round of the Intra-Syrian negotiations begins in Geneva. The discussions officially start on May 16. The delegations of the Syrian government, the opposition, the “Moscow” and “Cairo” groups will participate in this round of negotiations. Discussions will be held through an intermediary – Staffan de Mistura. The agenda includes four directions set by the special envoy – forming the government, drafting the constitution, holding elections, and combating terrorism….

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Victory is close: ISIS militants leave Iraq and Syria

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12.05.2017

The terrorist group ISIS is faced with a serious lack of financial resources because of military pressure and sanctions imposed by the international community. Now militants of this group leave Iraq and Syria. The nature of the threat from terrorists changes and they continue to present a complex and multifaceted challenge to international security. “The ISIS is under constant military pressure, in response to which this terrorist group committed a…

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