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Israel launches airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria

Israel launches airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria

Israel is usually silent about its attacks on Iranian targets near its frontier in order to avoid large-scale involvement in the eight-year Syrian conflict.

  • by Ellen Francis

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Erdogan tells Trump Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij
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Erdogan tells Trump Turkey ready to take over Syria's Manbij

Manbij, which US-backed forces captured from Islamic State in 2016, has emerged as a focal point of tensions after Trump's decision to withdraw from Syria.

  • by Sarah Dadouch
Star wars: Trump pledges US space-based missile defence system
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Star wars: Trump pledges US space-based missile defence system

US President Donald Trump has declared that space is the new war-fighting frontier, vowing America would develop an unrivalled missile defence system in deep space.

Woman sets herself and her children on fire at Syrian refugee camp
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Woman sets herself and her children on fire at Syrian refugee camp

A Syrian mother has attempted to burn herself and her children to death after she failed to find food for her family for three straight days.

Syrian army shells areas held by insurgents in north-west's Idlib
Syria

Syrian army shells areas held by insurgents in north-west's Idlib

The developments threaten to derail a cease-fire reached in September between Turkey and Russia that averted a potentially catastrophic Syrian army assault on Idlib.

US starts pulling equipment, not troops, in chaotic Syria withdrawal
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US starts pulling equipment, not troops, in chaotic Syria withdrawal

Amid the confusion over US policy in Syria, the number of US troops might actually increase slightly to help protect the final process of pulling out.

  • by Eric Schmitt
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Bolton counters Trump on fast US troops pullout from Syria
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Bolton counters Trump on fast US troops pullout from Syria

The US National Security Adviser has led a behind-the-scenes effort to slow Donald Trump's withdrawal order and reassure allies, including Israel.

  • by David E. Sanger
No timetable for Syria withdrawal: Bolton casts doubt on Trump's plans
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No timetable for Syria withdrawal: Bolton casts doubt on Trump's plans

Donald Trump's national security adviser has cast fresh doubt on the US President's announced withdrawal of American troops from Syria.

How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout
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How a man who helped run a brutal military machine lives with the fallout

Yasseen saw what the Syrian regime was prepared to do to win a war against its own people. He was an air force officer. He helped them do it.

  • by Michael Bachelard & Kate Geraghty
US fudges on timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues
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US fudges on timeline for Syria withdrawal as fighting continues

US officials say it could take several months to withdraw, potentially giving time for US-backed forces to deal parting blows to the militant group ISIS.

  • by Lesley Wroughton
The world doesn't want them, so what will Syria's refugees do now?
Syria

The world doesn't want them, so what will Syria's refugees do now?

In Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, six million Syrians are camped out. Pressure is building for them to go back to Syria. So we asked them what they think.

  • by Michael Bachelard & Kate Geraghty