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Russia Demands Turkey do More in Syria’s Idlib Region

Moscow (TM) – Russia has demanded that Turkey do more to tackle hardcore fighters in Syria’s Idlib province and fulfill promises it made as part of a deal with Moscow last year, Al Jazeera reported. Turkey, which backs Syrian rebels, and Russia, the Syrian government’s principal foreign ally, agreed in September to create a demilitarized zone in the […]

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Russia and Turkey to Act to Stabilize Syria’s Idlib Province

Ankara (MEMO) – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday after which the Russian leader said the two men had discussed how they planned to stabilize the situation in Syria’s Idlib province, says Reuters. The Russian Foreign Ministry said earlier on Wednesday that the situation in the region, where Moscow and Ankara have tried […]

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Historical Editorial: The Parallels  of Turkey and Byzantium

Istanbul (GPA) – It so happened that historical parallels are not uncommon in world politics. One of the most striking of such parallels is the current events in Aleppo and Idlib. Just as its Byzantine predecessor, modern Turkey under various pretexts, is trying to seize Muslim lands by setting up a pro-Western residence. You may ask what does […]

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YouTube Censors Multiple Accounts Reporting Truth on Idlib Campaign

Damascus (GPA) – San Bruno based video sharing website YouTube shut down multiple Syria-based accounts on Saturday in attempts to enforce media blackouts against Syrian state and their allied forces. Among the accounts removed are those of the Syrian Ministry of Defense, SANA News Agency, and the Syrian presidency. The accounts have been taken down due to “violations […]

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Rebels Ramp up Civilian Attacks, Incur Heavy Losses in Idlib

Damascus (GPA) – Russian and Syrian forces struck over 100 jihadist targets across Idlib and Hama in the last 48 hours as part of their recently launched siege to liberate the last of opposition-held territory from terror attacks, strikes, and kidnappings aimed at intimidating civilians and stalling an eventual defeat. At the request of Damascus, Russia assisted Syrian […]

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Al-Nusra and ‘Israel’ Wage Strikes and Attacks in Syria’s Idlib and Hama

Damascus (GPA) – Recent U.S. threats against Syria follow an escalating siege campaign to liberate Idlib: the last rebel-held stronghold in the country’s territory. On Monday, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian recognized President Bashar Al-Assad as the victor in the eight-year war in Syria, though warning the president will not “win the peace” without […]

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Idlib Will be the Final Test of Turkish-Russian Cooperation in Syria

Damascus (GPA) – With Turkey preparing the rebels in Idlib to repel the impending offensive by the Syrian Arab Army it seems likely that this will be the end of Turkish-Russian cooperation in Syria. As the forces of the Syrian Arab Army prepare to move on the last major terrorist enclave in northwestern Syria, time looks like it […]

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Why Will The US Leave Syria Soon? The Kurds Are Waking Up

Damascus (AHT) – The Syrian army is ending the battle in the last 2% of the Qunietra province that remains under the control of the “Islamic State” (ISIS) terrorist group. This will free tens of thousands of troops of the Syrian army and its allies from the burden of fighting in the south of the country and […]

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US and Turkey Agree to Occupy Syria Together

Damascus (AHT) – While Syria makes progress in freeing areas of the country from foreign-supported terrorist groups, with invaluable assistance from Iran and Russia, the United States is seeking alternate ways to maintain its own presence there. The defeat of ‘rebel’ groups is not good news for the U.S., since it arms and supports them, and has […]

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Downing of Russian Jet Exposes Turkey’s Ties to al-Qaeda [Video]

Damascus (GPA) – A Russian jet was shot down above the Idlib deescalation zone over the weekend by rebels connected to Al Qaeda. Saturday afternoon saw the downing of a Russian Su-25 by Tahrir al-Sham, a rebel group tied to the Turkish-backed faction of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) as well as elements of the Al-Qaeda affiliate Tahrir […]

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