Friday, August 18, 2017

Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces were clearing mines at the country’s largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. The capture of Tabqa, a key step in the ...
Map locates the four Russian-proposed safe zones across Syria.

BY LOLITA C. BALDOR COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. owes it to the people of Syria to take a close look at the Russian proposal to create several “safe zones” in Syria. But Mattis ...
In this April 14, 2017 file photo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem attends a shared press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif following their talks focused on Syria in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

BY BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister on Monday dismissed the idea of foreign forces patrolling four safe zones that are to be established under a deal struck by Russia, Iran and Turkey, suggesting Damascus would only settle ...
Map locates the four Russian-proposed safe zones across Syria.

BY SARAH EL DEEB BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian plan to create safe zones in Syria, which came into effect Saturday, is the latest in a string of efforts to ease the country’s horrendous violence. After past failures, this deal ...
In this picture taken on Thursday, April 27, 2017, Alaa, 19, who was shot in March 2013 in her jaw and other several injuries on her body during a clashes between the Syrian government forces and the rebels at al-Waer neighborhood in the Syrian province of Homs, gestures as she tells her injury story, at her home in Bebnine town, north Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

BY SARAH EL DEEB BIBNINE, Lebanon (AP) — Alaa plays the horrifying video she kept on her phone that shows her moments after she was riddled with bullets, her jaw shredded, hand punctured, and chest bleeding. “Did you not see ...
This undated image posted online Monday, May. 1, 2017, by supporters of the Islamic State militant group on an anonymous photo sharing website, purports to show an Islamic State fighter firing his weapon during clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa. (Militant Photo via AP)

BY ZEINA KARAM BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants staged a surprise attack early Tuesday in northeastern Syria, killing at least 21 people, many of them civilians who had fled fighting in areas of Syria and Iraq held by the ...
This Saturday, April. 29, 2017 still taken from video, shows an American soldier looking out of an armored vehicle in the northern village of Darbasiyah, Syria. (AP Photo via APTV)

BY BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed opposition fighters led by Syrian Kurdish forces captured more territory from the Islamic State group in the northern town of Tabqa on Monday, pushing the extremists to northern neighborhoods, close to one of ...

BY MIKE CORDER THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the international chemical weapons watchdog said on Friday that he has a team of experts ready and willing to travel to the site of this month’s deadly nerve gas ...

BY PHILIP ISSA BEIRUT (AP) — An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors. The Syrian military said in ...
In this Tuesday April 4, 2017 file photo, Abdel Hameed Alyousef, 29, holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack, in Khan Sheikhoun in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. (Alaa Alyousef via AP, File)

BY THOMAS ADAMSON and NATALIYA VASILYEVA PARIS (AP) — France said Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows ...
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