Syria: 450 French linked to ISIS are held by Kurds

Syria: 450 French linked to ISIS are held by Kurds

This sharp increase is linked to the release in late March of Baghouz, the last jihadist stronghold in northeastern Syria. Their number still fluctuated around 100-150 at the end of January. Four months later, the number of French nationals linked to ISIS held by the Kurds or held in refugee camps in northeastern Syria tripled, […]

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Syria United States suspects the regime of a new chemical weapon attack

Syria: United States suspects the regime of a new chemical weapons attack

Has Bashar al-Assad’s regime carried out a new attack on chemical weapons? The United States has reported “indications” that suggest it, Tuesday, May 21. In a statement, the US State Department mentions an “alleged chlorine attack in northwestern Syria on the morning of May 19”. And threat of retaliation. The State Department says the “alleged […]

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Syria: Ten civilians killed by rocket on refugee camp, UN says

Syria: Ten civilians killed by rocket on refugee camp, UN says

At least 10 civilians were killed and 30 others were wounded in Syria in the explosion of rockets that fell on Tuesday night at the Neirab Palestinian refugee camp near the big city of Aleppo, the United Nations said in Geneva Thursday. . “As families reunited for breaking the fast, during this Ramadan period, several […]

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Syria: 35 dead in fighting between regime and jihadists

Syria: 35 dead in fighting between regime and jihadists

At least 35 fighters were killed in 24 hours of clashes between Syrian regime forces and jihadists in northwestern Syria, the scene of renewed violence for several weeks, an NGO said Monday. The regime of Bashar al-Assad and his Russian ally have intensified since the end of April their bombings against the province of Idleb […]

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Syria: Nearly 140,000 displaced by fighting in north-west

Syria: Nearly 140,000 displaced by fighting in north-west

Nearly 140,000 people have been displaced since February by fighting in northwestern Syria, where the regime of Bashar al-Assad but also its Russian ally pound a jihadist stronghold, announced Wednesday the UN. By way of comparison, this figure represents more than double the number of displaced people in four months of fighting to dislodge the […]

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Syria Russian planes pound jihadist-controlled areas

Syria: Russian aircraft pound jihadist-controlled areas

Russian aircraft conducted about 20 raids against rebel and jihadist targets in the provinces of Hama, Idleb and Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 10 civilian deaths and dozens of injuries. The Russian planes have not left this Friday, the sky of the provinces of Hama, Idleb and Aleppo, in northern […]

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Syria: Anti-IS coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqa during offensive in 2017

Syria: Anti-IS coalition killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa during offensive in 2017

More than 1,600 civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2017 during the US-led international anti-jihadist coalition offensive against the Islamic State (IS) group, according to a report released Thursday by Amnesty International. Former de facto capital of the ex-caliphate self-proclaimed in 2014 by the IS, the city of Raqqa , in […]

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Kosovo repatriates a hundred relatives of jihadists, Washington applauds

Kosovo repatriates a hundred relatives of jihadists, Washington applauds

Kosovo announced Saturday the repatriation of 110 of its nationals from Syria, almost all of the wives or children of the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists , an unprecedented operation in Europe by its magnitude. Four men, suspected of having fought with IS, were also on the plane that landed at Pristina airport overnight. They […]

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Syria: Bashar al-Assad's uncle Rifaat al-Assad will be tried in France

Syria: Bashar al-Assad’s uncle Rifaat al-Assad will be tried in France

Former Syrian Vice President Rifaat al-Assad, 81, is suspected of fraudulently building a real estate empire in France. His indictment in June 2016 already subjected the former Syrian vice president to a judicial review that limits his international travel. But Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of the current dictator, will have a trial in France. The 81 […]

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