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Pentagon Report Questions US’ Own Legal Justification for Staying in Syria

The unusually frank quarterly report to Congress on the US’s military operations against Daesh* in Syria and Iraq also hints that Washington has no exit strategy once the terrorists are defeated.

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Israeli Foreign Ministry Vows to Prevent Tragedies Like Russian Il-20 Downing

Israel will do utmost to prevent such incidents like the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane near Syria from happening again, Yacov Livne, the director of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s Euro-Asia Department, said on Monday.

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Israeli Air Force Shuns Attacks in Syria Since S-300 Delivery – Lawmaker

Russia has delivered 49 units of its sophisticated S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to Syria in wake of the accidental destruction of a Russian Il-20 plane by Syrian air defenses responding to an Israeli attack.

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Ex-White Helmets Open Up: ‘We Were Used for Their Political Agenda & Discarded’

The controversial White Helmets rescue group has been praised in the Western media as heroes, and derided by the Syrian government as ‘al-Qaeda’s civil defense’ network. But is there a middle ground between such polarizing views? A Sputnik correspondent got an unprecedented inside look into the group’s operations in southern Syria.

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Russian Aerospace Forces Destroyed Over 122,000 Terrorist Targets in Syria

The Russian Aerospace Forces have carried out over 40,000 missions, including over 21,000 sorties during the night time, in the course of their operation in Syria, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the fifth ASEAN and Dialogue Partners Defense Ministers Meeting (ADMM-Plus) in Singapore.  

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Pentagon Unaware of US Hostages Taken Near Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Department of Defense has no information regarding US nationals being taken hostage near the Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor, Pentagon spokesperson Cmdr. Sean Robertson told Sputnik. Earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Daesh* terrorists had recently begun expanding their presence on the left bank of the Euphrates river […]

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Syrian Army Digs Up US-Made Guns in Terrorist Arms Cache Near Damascus (PHOTOS)

During operations to clear terrorist-controlled areas across the country in recent months, Syrian forces discovered countless caches of Western and Israeli-made weapons, munitions and supplies. Authorities in the town of Yalda, about 10 kilometers south of the Syrian capital, have discovered a large stock of weapons and ammunition carefully hidden inside a plastic water tank at a local farm abandoned by militants, the […]

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S-300s in Syria Will Be Able to ‘See’ America’s 5th-Gen Jets

The delivery of Russia’s S-300s to Syria has prompted US media to speculate that the US Air Force may deploy its F-22 stealth fighters to take out the country’s air defenses. Meanwhile, Washington also promised to supply Israel with more F-35s. But will the 5th gen planes be able to evade the Russian air defense […]

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Bush & Blair’s Iraq war was key that opened door to Syria’s current hell

If the pain of birth is the price of life, Syria’s birth as a truly independent nation has come at the price of eight years of brutal and merciless struggle. As with the Vietnamese people, so with the Syrians. Their struggle against imperialism and hegemony has earned them a place at history’s table that can […]

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War in Syria won’t end while the US remains there – Lavrov to French media

The illegal US presence in Syria is one of the reasons why war there cannot end, especially since Washington is apparently trying to create a quasi-state on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the Russian foreign minister said.

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Game Over: Idlib Heavy Weapons Withdrawal Close to End

In keeping with an agreement reached by Russia and Turkey to resolve the situation in Syria’s Idlib, jihadist groups have until October 10 to withdraw their heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone in the province. In an interview with Sputnik, a Syrian Army representative said that groups such as Hayati al-Sham, largely made up of […]

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Fresh footage of S-300 system unloading in Syria released by Russian MoD (VIDEO)

New footage of the delivery of the Russian S-300 air defense system to the Syrian military has been published by the Russian Defense Ministry’s television channel. The video from Zvezda TV shows the arrival of the Russian An-124 Ruslan transport plane to an airfield in Syria and the unloading of the system’s components by Russian […]

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Daesh Terrorists Again Evacuated by US Copters From Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor – Report

The Saturday evacuation is the latest in a series of airlifts coming amid the Syrian Army’s ongoing offensive on jihadists who still control small pockets of Deir ez-Zor, much of them empty desert. A number of wounded Daesh* terrorists militants have been evacuated by US helicopters from Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province, local sources said, as quoted by the Syrian […]

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German WKB Systems Offers Damascus Aerated Concrete to Restore Buildings

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – German WKB Systems manufacturer offers Damascus to use its aerated concrete to restore buildings destroyed during the civil war, commercial director of the distributor of WKB Systems’ products in Syria told Sputnik on Friday.

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US to send Israel more F-35s after Moscow supplies S-300s to Syria – reports

The US will reportedly provide Israel with more F-35s after Russia supplied Syria with S-300 missile systems. Moscow’s move came in response to the downing of a Russian military plane, which it partly blamed on Israel. US President Donald Trump decided to lend a hand to America’s most devoted ally following consultations at the “highest […]

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