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ISIS not dead yet but 'caliphate' dream in tatters

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November 18, 2017 8:09 PM
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Its "caliphate" has imploded, its de facto capitals in Iraq and Syria have fallen, and hundreds of its fighters have either surrendered or fled.


ISIS car bomb kills 20 in Syria

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Deir Ezzor [Syria]: At least 20 displaced people were killed and 30 others were injured in a car bomb attack carried out by the Syria">Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province. A car bomb was detonated by ISIS terrorists in the area between al-Jafra and al-Koniko in Deir Ezzor's northern countryside, claiming the lives of 20 civilians at least and injuring around 30 others, many of them women and children, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported. The explosion comes days after a similar car bomb attack targeting displaced people in the same area killed and injured dozens. (ANI) Read More ......

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Erdogan says Turkey must clear Syria's Afrin of YPG militia

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey needed to clear the Afrin region of northwest Syria of Kurdish YPG militia fighters, who have been in the forefront of the battle there against Islamic State insurgents. Erdogan, speaking in Ankara to officials from the ruling AK Party, also expressed disappointment with the United States, which backs the YPG. Ankara views the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has fought a decades-long insurgency in Turkey and is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union.

Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will next week host Turkish and Iranian counterparts Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani for summit talks on Syria, officials from Turkey and Russia said Thursday. With the violence in Syria diminishing but still no political solution in sight, the three presidents will meet at Putin's official residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on November 22.

Renewed US-Russia rift threatens slim Syria peace hope

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November 18, 2017 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The latest US and Russian bid to find enough common ground on which to build some hope for Syria is in trouble, just days ahead of talks that could make or break the peace process.


Russia halts further chemical weapons inspectors in Syria

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After the vote, Nikki Haley said Russia's actions were "simple and shameful"

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Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

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An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.


Russia vetoes UN action on chemical weapons in Syria for 2nd day in a row

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Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Russia again vetoes extension of chemical experts in Syria

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Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution that would extend for 30 days the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria

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Russia again vetoes U.N. extension of chemical weapons experts in Syria

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Russia again vetoed a U.N. resolution Friday that would extend the mandate of the expert body charged with determining responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, dooming its operation and making it exceedingly difficult to hold anyone accountable for the deaths of hundreds of civilians....

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