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Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria

Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria

Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria Casualties From Banned Cluster Bombs Nearly Doubled in 2019, Mostly in Syria Casualties from unexploded remnants of cluster munitions were reported last year in Afghanistan, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Serbia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as the disputed regions of Nagorno-Karabakh and Western Sahara, the group said. …

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Shamima Begum, Who Joined ISIS in Syria, Seeks Return to U.K.

Shamima Begum, Who Joined ISIS in Syria, Seeks Return to U.K.

Shamima Begum, Who Joined ISIS in Syria, Seeks Return to U.K. Shamima Begum, Who Joined ISIS in Syria, Seeks Return to U.K. LONDON — Lawyers representing Shamima Begum, a London schoolgirl who traveled to Syria in 2015 to join the Islamic State, on Tuesday called on Britain’s Supreme Court to allow her to return to her home country to mount …

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Syria’s Assad names new FM to replace late diplomat foreign minister Bashar Assad diplomat Syria diplomat

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Syria’s Assad names new FM to replace late diplomat foreign minister Bashar Assad diplomat Syria diplomat Syria’s Assad names new FM to replace late diplomat foreign minister Bashar Assad diplomat Syria diplomat Syria’s President Bashar Assad named a new foreign minister on Sunday, appointing Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad to replace a longtime diplomat who passed away last week after …

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Pompeo and Bahraini Minister Visit Israel After Strikes on Iranian Forces in Syria

Pompeo and Bahraini Minister Visit Israel After Strikes on Iranian Forces in Syria

Pompeo and Bahraini Minister Visit Israel After Strikes on Iranian Forces in Syria Pompeo and Bahraini Minister Visit Israel After Strikes on Iranian Forces in Syria JERUSALEM — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Bahraini counterpart landed in Israel on Wednesday to mark a new, U.S.-brokered normalization deal just hours after Israeli forces carried out retaliatory airstrikes on Iranian …

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Trump aide promises ‘very professional transition’ to Biden Joe Biden transition Security Syria Robert O’Brien

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Trump aide promises ‘very professional transition’ to Biden Joe Biden transition Security Syria Robert O’Brien Trump aide promises ‘very professional transition’ to Biden Joe Biden transition Security Syria Robert O’Brien President Donald Trump’s national security adviser promised a “very professional transition” to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden in an interview broadcast Monday, even as Trump continues to falsely claim …

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Syria Seeks Return of Refugees, but They Fear Leader’s Wrath

Syria Seeks Return of Refugees, but They Fear Leader’s Wrath

Syria Seeks Return of Refugees, but They Fear Leader’s Wrath Syria Seeks Return of Refugees, but They Fear Leader’s Wrath BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government hosted a lavish conference in the capital, Damascus, this week aimed at trying to get the more than six million refugees who fled the country’s civil war to come home. They have been blocked …

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Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkish-Backed Rebels in Syria

Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkish-Backed Rebels in Syria

Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkish-Backed Rebels in Syria Russian Airstrikes Kill Dozens of Turkish-Backed Rebels in Syria BEIRUT, Lebanon — Russian war planes struck a camp of Turkish-backed rebel fighters in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing dozens of Syrian fighters as well as civilians harvesting olives nearby, according to a rebel spokesman, in the bloodiest surge in violence since …

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Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient

Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient

Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon’s Central Command, said seven senior Qaeda leaders were killed while holding a meeting on Thursday near Idlib. “AQ-S takes advantage of the instability in northwest Syria to establish and maintain …

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U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria

U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria

U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria U.S. Repatriates Last of Islamic State Suspects Believed Captured in Syria WASHINGTON — The United States has repatriated and charged the last Americans believed to be detained in Syria and accused of supporting the Islamic State, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. The move could give the Trump administration …

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U.S. Troops Injured in Syria After Collision With Russian Vehicles

U.S. Troops Injured in Syria After Collision With Russian Vehicles

U.S. Troops Injured in Syria After Collision With Russian Vehicles U.S. Troops Injured in Syria After Collision With Russian Vehicles WASHINGTON — A small number of U.S. troops were injured this week during a skirmish with Russian forces in northeastern Syria, American officials said on Wednesday, underscoring the risk of simmering tensions between the two rival powers in a hotly …

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