Tag Archives: Syrias

#WorldPoli: Government Troops Target Rebels, Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib – #WorldPolitics

Syria’s government forces and allied militias have continued their assault on targets belonging to rebels and jihadist factions in the northwestern province of Idlib. Government troops Sunday fired artillery and missiles to target their opponents in Idlib’s southern countryside, according to local news media. Nearly a dozen rebels and jihadists …

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#WorldPoli: Syrian Activists Fear COVID-19 Outbreak in Syria’s Underground Prisons – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Syrian activist Maimouna al-Ammar, 33, has been searching for her two younger brothers since late 2012 when they were arbitrarily arrested along with their uncle Yousef al-Ammar and relative Bilal Koushan by the Syrian government secret police known as Mukhabarat. Al-Ammar told VOA she is increasingly concerned for …

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#WorldPoli: IS Militants Intensify Attacks in Syria’s Desert – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group have stepped up their attacks against Syrian government forces and allied militias in the desert region of Syria. Last week, attacks claimed by IS in the desert area killed at least a dozen Syrian troops, according to local news …

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#WorldPoli: Powerful Islamist Group Intensifies Crackdown on Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – A powerful Islamist militant group in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib has launched a military campaign against rival jihadist groups, local news reports and rights groups said Sunday. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the dominant force in Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, on Sunday began …

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#WorldPoli: Jihadists in Syria’s Idlib Form New ‘Operations Room’ – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Several al-Qaida-aligned militant groups in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib have announced the formation of a joint military operations room aimed at coordinating efforts to fight Syrian government troops and its allied forces. The new operations center, dubbed as “Be Steadfast”, consists of five jihadist groups that …

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#WorldPoli: IS Wives Defy Coronavirus Protective Measures in Syria’s al-Hol Camp – #WorldPolitics

U.S.-backed local authorities in eastern Syria’s al-Hasakah area say they are bracing for a possible coronavirus outbreak in the al-Hol refugee camp, where thousands of Islamic State families are being detained. The authorities say IS wives are rejecting protective measures for religious reasons. VOA’s Zana Omer has this report narrated …

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#WorldPoli: IS Militants Stepping Up Attacks in Syria’s Desert – #WorldPolitics

WASHINGTON – Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group have increased their attacks in recent weeks against military forces and civilians in the desert region of Syria. Experts believe the militant group now presents a major insurgent threat throughout the desert, known as the Badiya, a year after U.S.-backed forces …

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