Civil wars

July 20, 2018 - 9:02 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media says rebels in the country's southwest Quneitra province have started boarding buses to be transported to northwest Syria, after giving up their fight against government forces along the frontier with Israel. The evacuation, once completed, will put the Syrian...
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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 which provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group, searches for victims under the rubble of a destroyed house that attacked by Syrian government forces airstrike, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. From there, they will be sent to countries in Europe and possibly Canada. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S.,...
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In this photo released on Wednesday Feb. 21, 2018 which provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group, searches for victims under the rubble of a destroyed house that attacked by Syrian government forces airstrike, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport members of the White Helmets group to transit camps in neighboring countries. From there, they will be sent to countries in Europe and possibly Canada. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 11:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S.,...
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In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 photo, a Syrian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint, in the eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. Arabic on the barrels reads, "Crown of the Arab Bashar", left, and " Assad's Syria". (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
July 16, 2018 - 10:14 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels and government forces clashed over a reconnaissance point near the frontier with Israel, a monitoring group said Monday, as the government pressed forward with military operations in the country's southwest. Government forces bombed villages and rebel positions around...
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FILE - This Thursday, July 5, 2018 file photo provided by Nabaa Media, a Syrian opposition media outlet, shows smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Daraa province, southern Syria. Syrian activists and state media said Thursday, July 12, 2018 that the rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces. (Nabaa Media via AP, File)
July 15, 2018 - 8:50 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces unleashed hundreds of missiles on a rebel-held area near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, activists said, the latest phase in an offensive to end the insurgents' presence in southern Syria. The government's push came after it had secured control...
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July 12, 2018 - 11:38 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Syrian state TV says the government has raised the national flag over Daraa, the south Syrian city that was the cradle of the 2011 revolt against President Bashar Assad's rule. The al-Ikhbariya TV station is broadcasting...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:36 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and state media say rebels have agreed to surrender Daraa, the first city to revolt against President Bashar Assad with Arab Spring-inspired protests seven years ago, to government forces. Ahmad Masalmeh, a media activist formerly based in the southern city, says...
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July 08, 2018 - 3:58 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV is reporting that the country's air defense units have responded to Israeli "aggression" on an air base in the country's central province of Homs. The channel reported Sunday that the airstrike targeted the T4 air base with six missiles. It did not mention any...
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Jordanian troops patrol at the Jordanian side of Naseeb border crossing into Syria one day after Syrian army recovered southern territories of Daraa province from insurgents under a surrender deal mediated by Russia. Saturday. July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
July 08, 2018 - 9:18 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Most Syrians displaced by recent fighting stranded at the border with Jordan in the country's south have returned to their homes, a U.N. official and a group that closely monitors the Syrian war said Sunday. The return to areas now controlled by the government came two days after...
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This frame grab from video provided on Saturday, July 7, 2018 by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows a convoy of Syrian military vehicles near the Naseeb border crossing with Jordan, in the southern province of Daraa, Syria. Syrian troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier, after rebels announced they had reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in Daraa and surrender the crossing. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
July 07, 2018 - 8:10 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan on Saturday, raising portraits of President Bashar Assad and tearing down rebel flags. Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier following a crushing two-week offensive, and after...
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