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Iran, Indonesia condemn US air strike in Syria as Britain, Australia give support

Iran condemned a US strike on a Syrian airbase on Friday (Apr 7) as Britain and Australia gave their support, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describing it as a “proportionate and calibrated response” to the use of chemical weapons. US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly… Read More »

Iraq to continue striking Islamic State targets in Syria, Abadi says

SULEIMANIYA, Iraq: Iraq will continue hitting Islamic State targets in Syria, as well as in neighbouring countries if they give their approval, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday. “I respect the sovereignty of states, and I have secured the approval of Syria to strike positions (on its territory),” he told a conference in… Read More »

Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria

AMMAN: The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday. The army has made steady progress in recent weeks in eastern Aleppo countryside towards the Euphrates River where it… Read More »

Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

MUNICH: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned. Damascus, an ally of majority-shi’ite Iran, this week rejected a recent Human Rights Watch report that said its military and… Read More »

Turkey says kills 51 Islamic State militants in northern Syria

ANKARA: Turkey hit 59 Islamic State targets and killed 51 militants in northern Syria as part of its ongoing incursion, the Turkish military said on Saturday. Turkish forces have surrounded the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab for weeks as part of an operation that has been going on for more than five months. Four of… Read More »

US reviewing invitation to Syria talks in Kazakhstan – official

WASHINGTON: The United States is reviewing an invitation to attend upcoming talks on the Syria conflict in the Kazakh capital, Astana, later this month, a State Department official said on Thursday. “We did get an invitation, and it’s under review,” the official told Reuters after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying the… Read More »

Turkish army says 48 Islamic State militants killed in Syria on Sunday

ISTANBUL: Turkish-led air and ground operations in Syria killed 48 Islamic State militants on Sunday (Jan 8) while Turkish warplanes destroyed 23 buildings and shelters used by the jihadists, Turkey’s armed forces said in a statement on Monday. Turkey launched the ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in support of Syrian rebels more than four months ago to… Read More »