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August 16, 2017 3:29 PM Satellite images show Iran 'is building a secret missile factory on the Syrian coast which could be used to strike Israel'

Iran is helping to build a missile factory inside Syria that could be used to fire Scud rockets at Israel, it has been claimed. Satellite images show a building site to the east of Baniyas, on Syria's Mediterranean coast, which matches similar sites inside Iran, experts told Israel's Channel 2. Once completed the facility will likely be used to manufacture 6

July 12, 2017 5:47 AM Trump heads to Paris for Bastille Day

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron may be the world's oddest of political odd couples. Far apart on climate change and immigration, the two leaders will look for common ground on terrorism and defense policy when they meet this week in Paris. The president will be the guest of honor at this year's Bastille Day events 13

July 8, 2017 10:17 AM In Battle Against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Civilians Suffer Most

Malnourished, injured and emotionally traumatized civilians have been staggering out of Mosul’s Old City as Iraqi soldiers continue to drive the last remnants of ISIS fighters out of the conflict zone. The sense of urgency by U.S.-led coalition forces to liberate the ISIS strongholds of Mosul, in Iraq, and Raqqa, in Syria, has come at a heavy cost — particularly 53

July 7, 2017 4:38 PM U.S. and Russia Confirm: Trump and Putin Agree on Cease-fire in Southwestern Syria

Jordan and Israel are also part of the agreement, official says ■ Deal is separate from 'de-escalation' zones, which Israel is concerned would be enforced by Russia U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on a cease-fire deal in southwestern Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart 43 1

June 27, 2017 9:29 AM Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria has denied White House allegations that it may be preparing a new chemical attack, insisting again that it has never used such arms. Ali Haidar, the minister for national reconciliation, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the White House statement foreshadowed a "diplomatic battle" that would be waged against Syria in the halls 13

June 22, 2017 8:46 AM Syria: France's Macron no sees no clear successor for Assad

PARIS (AP) - President Emmanuel Macron says France is no longer pushing for the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a shift in French policy throughout the Syrian war. Macron said in an interview with eight European newspapers published on Thursday that he wants to work more closely with Russia for a solution in Syria and says foreign powers 5

June 19, 2017 12:52 AM US fighter jet shoots down a pro-Assad military plane after the Syrian government bombed American-backed fighters

A US warplane shot down a pro-Assad military aircraft that dropped bombs near American-backed fighters in Syria, the Pentagon said. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces shot down the regime's aircraft flying over Ja'Din, south of Tabqa, Syria, on Sunday afternoon - making it the first time that a US-led coalition has shot down a pro-Assad aircraft 13

June 18, 2017 11:00 PM US fighter jet SHOOTS DOWN Syrian warplane in clash with Putin and Assad

A US fighter jet has shot down a Syrian attack plane in a new clash between Donald Trump and the alliance of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. US military bosses have confirmed their F/A-18 fighter jet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 attack plane over Syria. Air force commanders accused the plane of dropping bombs on US-led coalition fighters of the rebel 13

June 16, 2017 7:36 AM Russia claims IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi killed in airstrike

If confirmed, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi's death would mark a significant military achievement for Russia. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was killed on 28 May along with other senior group commanders, according to the Russian defence ministry. The strike targeted an IS meeting in Raqqa as senior commanders gathered to discuss the group's withdrawal from the de facto 18

June 11, 2017 10:02 AM US working to prevent ‘Iranian victory’ in Syria

Recent escalations on the Syria-Iraq border could spark wider confrontation between the US, Iran and Russia Beirut: US-backed forces have begun an assault on Raqqa, Daesh’s hub in northern Syria, and signs are that they could capture the long-sought target with relative ease. Yet the terror group’s commanders, who have withdrawn their toughest forces 38