Syria

Turkey attacks US allies in Syria after Trump ‘green light’
AKCAKALE, TURKEY - OCTOBER 09: People wave as Turkish soldiers prepare to cross the border into Syria on October 09, 2019 in Akcakale, Turkey. The military action is part of a campaign to ext
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Turkey attacks US allies in Syria after Trump ‘green light’

US president under fire from his own party for abandonment of Kurdish allies
10 Oct 2019
Where are Isis fighters now?
Raqa
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Where are Isis fighters now?

US withdrawal from Syrian-Turkish border fuels fears of resurgence of the jihadist group
9 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘necessary crisis’
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Instant Opinion: Brexit is ‘necessary crisis’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 9 October
9 Oct 2019
Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid widespread condemnation
Donald Trump
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Trump defends Syria withdrawal amid widespread condemnation

US president threatens to ‘totally destroy and obliterate Turkey's economy’
8 Oct 2019
US abandons Syrian Kurds: what it means for the Middle East
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US abandons Syrian Kurds: what it means for the Middle East

Trump makes way for Turkish offensive against Kurdish-led forces who played major role in defeating Islamic State
7 Oct 2019
Should Isis militants be returned to the UK?
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Should Isis militants be returned to the UK?

US defence secretary says detaining foreign fighters in Syria is ‘untenable’
6 Sep 2019
Is the Syrian war over?
Idlib
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Is the Syrian war over?

US is accused of risking ceasefire in Idlib, the final bastion for anti-Assad rebels
2 Sep 2019
How did the Syrian Civil War start?
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How did the Syrian Civil War start?

Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria hampers the fight against Islamic State
9 Aug 2019
The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East
United Arab Emirates
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The safest and most dangerous countries in the Middle East

Syria no longer at the bottom of the worldwide peace rankings, but there is little to celebrate
24 Jul 2019
How Turkey is keeping the Syrian civil war alive
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar al-Assad, Turkey, Syria
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How Turkey is keeping the Syrian civil war alive

Ankara’s refusal to cede ground to Assad’s army in Idlib fuels fears that peace is far from imminent
12 Jul 2019
What should be done with children of Isis jihadis?
Shamima Begum
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What should be done with children of Isis jihadis?

Belgium agrees to take in orphans born to its citizens in Syria
14 Jun 2019
Can you travel to Syria?
Temple of Bel, Syria
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Can you travel to Syria?

Sajid Javid enacts controversial new powers to ban UK citizens from entering dangerous parts of the war-torn country
20 May 2019
Is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham the new Islamic State?
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Is Hayat Tahrir al-Sham the new Islamic State?

Al Qaeda offshoot has quietly cemented its power in northern Syria and now rules over 3 million people
3 Apr 2019
Kurds call for ‘Nuremberg-style’ tribunal for IS fighters
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Kurds call for ‘Nuremberg-style’ tribunal for IS fighters

There is international disagreement about what to do with 1,000 foreign fighters in Kurdish prisons
27 Mar 2019
What is the Golan Heights - and is it part of Israel?
Golan Heights
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What is the Golan Heights - and is it part of Israel?

Donald Trump’s decision to break ranks with the UN could have serious ramifications
26 Mar 2019
Trump recognises Golan Heights as Israeli territory
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Trump recognises Golan Heights as Israeli territory

US president controversially reverses decades of American policy
22 Mar 2019
What next for Syria?
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What next for Syria?

Uncertain future for war-torn nation amid power vacuum and economic crisis
12 Mar 2019
Why Tommy Robinson is facing libel action
Tommy Robinson
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Why Tommy Robinson is facing libel action

Far-right activist claimed Syrian teenager attacked at school had bullied young girls
4 Mar 2019
Should terrorists lose their British citizenship?
Jack Letts
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Should terrorists lose their British citizenship?

Isis fighter Jack Letts is stripped of UK passport, prompting condemnation from Canada
21 Feb 2019
Should Isis jihadi brides be allowed back to the UK?
Three British schoolgirls at Gatwick Airport
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Should Isis jihadi brides be allowed back to the UK?

Former London schoolgirl Shamima Begum wants to return after four years with Islamic State
14 Feb 2019
Is this really the end for Isis?
Iraq Islamic State
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Is this really the end for Isis?

The militants are battling to maintain grip on last vestiges of territory in Syria
13 Feb 2019
‘Final assault’ on Islamic State begins
SDF fighters arrive in the village of Baghouz Al-Fawqani, Syria
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‘Final assault’ on Islamic State begins

Push to oust remnants of caliphate from Syria now underway
11 Feb 2019
Eight key talking points from Trump’s State of the Union
Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union address
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Eight key talking points from Trump’s State of the Union

Illegal immigration, national security and pleas for bipartisanship dominate the delayed speech
6 Feb 2019
Israel strikes Iranian targets inside Syria
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israel strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

Israeli military issues ‘unusual’ statement warning Syria not to retaliate
21 Jan 2019
Will Turkey call Trump’s Kurdish bluff?
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Will Turkey call Trump’s Kurdish bluff?

US president has promised to ‘devastate’ Turkish economy if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria after US troops pull out
15 Jan 2019
Will Turkey invade Syria?
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Will Turkey invade Syria?

Top US officials on ‘damage control’ mission in Middle East following Donald Trump’s pledge to withdraw troops
8 Jan 2019
Is the US withdrawal from Syria premature?
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Is the US withdrawal from Syria premature?

Donald Trump says Islamic State has been defeated, but defence officials want to maintain a US military presence in the region
20 Dec 2018
Teenager charged after Syrian boy ‘waterboarded’ at school
Almondbury Community School
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Teenager charged after Syrian boy ‘waterboarded’ at school

The attack was filmed and widely shared across social media
28 Nov 2018
Japanese journalist freed after three years in Syria
Jumpei Yasuda
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Japanese journalist freed after three years in Syria

The 44-year-old says he is struggling to speak native language following long captivity by militants
25 Oct 2018
Who shot down the Russian military plane over Syria?
A Russian Il-20 surveillance plane has been ‘inadvertently’ shot down by Syria
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Who shot down the Russian military plane over Syria?

Russia, US, France and Israel offer different stories after plane carrying 14 people disappears from radar
18 Sep 2018
Syria votes in local elections as bloody battle looms
Syria vote
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Syria votes in local elections as bloody battle looms

First vote since 2011 comes as Russia-backed government forces prepare major assault on Idlib
17 Sep 2018
Is Nicaragua the new Syria?
Nicaragua protests
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Is Nicaragua the new Syria?

Nikki Haley warns that Central American nation is travelling ‘down the same path’ to civil war
6 Sep 2018
Why Russia is sending giant fleet of warships to the Med
Russia Warship
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Why Russia is sending giant fleet of warships to the Med

US and Moscow trade chemical attack warnings ahead of strike on Syria’s Idlib
29 Aug 2018
Why the UK is halting aid to rebel-held areas of Syria
Syria
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Why the UK is halting aid to rebel-held areas of Syria

The decision suggests Britain has accepted that the Syrian opposition faces imminent defeat
20 Aug 2018
Explosion in Syria kills 39
Rescue workers continue to look for dozens of people missing after explosion
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Explosion in Syria kills 39

Blast occurs in a weapons depot at the base of a residential building
13 Aug 2018
Syrian jet downed by Israel over Golan Heights
A Syrian fighter jet flying over rebel-held areas
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Syrian jet downed by Israel over Golan Heights

Rare confrontation could provoke tensions as Assad forces fight to regain border territory
25 Jul 2018
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