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Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way

BEIRUT/AMMAN: The Syrian army said yesterday that it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo’s northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups “wherever they are found”. The advances were

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Russian jets resume bombing of Syria’s rebel-held northwest

Russian jets struck several rebel-held towns in northwest Syria’s Idlib for the first time since a ceasefire agreed with Turkey came into force two days ago, witnesses and rebels sources said. They said the towns of Khan al Subl, Maasaran

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Four Syrian children killed in New Year’s Day attack on school

At least eight civilians were killed yesterday in a rocket attack by Syrian government forces on a school in Idlib, the country’s last opposition stronghold of Idlib. The victims included four children and two women, the White Helmets civil defence

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US calls air strikes on Iraq and Syria ‘successful,’ warn more may come

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD: US officials yesterday said that air strikes in Iraq and Syria against an Iran-backed militia group were successful, but warned that “additional actions” may still be taken in the region to defend US interests. The US military carried out

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Tens of thousands flee as Syrian forces continue Idlib advance

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled parts of Syria’s northern Idlib province towards the border with Turkey as Russian-backed Syrian forces gain ground following days of renewed attacks against the last rebel-held enclave. Civilians have been fleeing bombardment en masse

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More than 20 killed in air raids on towns in Syria’s Idlib

At least 22 civilians, including several children, have been killed in northwest Syria as Russian and government forces launched a series of air raids, according to volunteer medics who operate in rebel-held areas. The Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White

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Two suspected IS members charged in court

Two suspected Islamic State members who returned to the country last month after being expelled from Syria were charged in separate Sessions Courts in Sepang yesterday with travelling abroad with the intention to commit terrorism. Ahmad Naim Zaid, 34, and

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Erdogan: Stop linking Islam with terrorism

LONDON: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday condemned those who use the word ‘Islam’ as an adjective to describe terrorism, Anadolu Agency reported. “Islam is a religion of peace,” Erdogan said during an event at a venue in east London

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Ukays rock band member killed in Syria

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Ukays rock band member, Wan Mohd Aquil Wan Zainal Abidin or Akel Zainal, who joined the IS militant group in Syria, was killed in an air strike in Syria earlier this year. Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay,

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Malaysians held in Syria seeking to return home

IPOH: The police are making efforts to bring home 40 Malaysians in Syria who are seeking to return home after being detained for suspected involvement in terrorism activities there. Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division (E8) chief Deputy Comm

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