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Syria

Country in the Middle East

Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Kurds, Turkemens, Assyrians, Armenians, Circassians, Mandeans and Greeks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Arabs are the largest ethnic group, and Sunnis the largest religious group.

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The UN says 900,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since the beginning of December.
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The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe..
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Nearly 875,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the rebel-held northwest since early December,..
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Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday his forces' rapid recent gains in their Russian-backed military offensive presaged the eventual defeat of the..
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Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Monday recent rapid gains in a Russian-backed military offensive that has recaptured large tracts of territory from..
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The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe..
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Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media..
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A car bomb attack by the Kurdish YPG militia killed two people and wounded five on Sunday in the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the Turkish border,..
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Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media..
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A car bomb‮ ‬exploded on Sunday in‮ ‬the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the‮ ‬Turkish border, killing four people, Turkey's state-run Anadolu news..
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Syrian state media said on Sunday government forces had seized most of rebel-held Aleppo province in another major gain by a Russian-backed offensive.
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A car bomb‮ ‬exploded on Sunday in‮ ‬the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the‮ ‬Turkish border, causing several casualties, witnesses said on Sunday.
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday he told his Russian counterpart that attacks in Syria's northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately..
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Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday that he told his Russian counterpart at a meeting the previous day that attacks in Syria's northwestern..
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A Russian artist unveiled four giant paintings of Russia's President Vladimir Putin in central Istanbul on Saturday, saying he wanted to show the good ties..
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The situation in Idlib in northwestern Syrian will not be resolved until Syrian government forces withdraw beyond the borders that Turkey and Russia outlined in..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump exchanged views on an immediate halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib province Saturday, the Turkish..
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Turkey will not remain silent while Syrian government forces surround Turkish military posts in Syria's Idlib region, President Tayyip Erdogan said in comments..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed conflicts in Libya and Syria, as well as a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East, in a..
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Daniel Newey joined the YPG while it was fighting Isis but returned to Syria during battles against Turkish forces
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Turkey dismissed on Saturday Russian accusations that its actions in Syria's Idlib province have flouted de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran, and said..
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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday that differences over Syria should not affect Ankara's relations with Moscow or disrupt its contract..
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Syrian troops began clearing barricades from the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo on Saturday after recovering full control of the road in a..
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Turkey has fulfilled its responsibilities in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib in line with its de-escalation agreements with Russia and Iran, Vice..
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Turkey wants to solve issues with Russia over the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib through diplomacy but will take other steps if necessary, Foreign Minister..
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A Turkish delegation will visit Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Idlib in northwestern Syria, the TASS news agency reported, after a recent spike in..
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Turkey has fulfilled its responsibilities in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib in line with the agreements it made with Russia and Iran, Vice President..
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Paul and Samuel Newey were charged with illegally assisting Daniel Newey, who went to Syria in 2019.
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Strains between Turkey and Russia over the escalating Syrian offensive in Idlib appear not to have shaken Turkish plans to deploy Russian missile defense..
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Turkish-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria's northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in..
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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria's northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in..
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Munich on Sunday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference,..
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Syrian air defenses downed several missiles coming across the occupied Golan Heights in Israel before they hit their targets in the capital Damascus, Syrian..
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More than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homes during a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign to clear the opposition in northwest..
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Displaced people in northern Syria are crowding together in tents due to a lack of adequate shelter.
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Over 800,000 Syrians, the vast majority women and children, have fled their homes from a relentless Russian-led Syrian military campaign in northwest Syria since..
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Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Thursday, in an..
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Families fleeing air strikes and advancing troops in Syria's Idlib province are sleeping rough in streets and olive groves, and burning toxic bundles of rubbish..
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Turkey will use force against rebel groups violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwest Idlib region, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying on..
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A Syrian man held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was referred to trial on Thursday along with 20 other people, the Lebanese..
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Turkey will use force against those violating a ceasefire in Syria's northwestern Idlib region including "radical" groups, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar..
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Russia on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Moscow on Syria and of aggravating the situation in Idlib where Syrian forces have..
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Russia said on Wednesday that the presence of Turkish troops and armor in Syria's Idlib region was making the situation there much worse as was the transport of..
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The US-led coalition says a patrol came under fire near the north-eastern city of Qamishli.
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The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said its troops opened fire on Wednesday at a checkpoint in northeast Syria after they came under small arms fire.
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U.S. warplanes carried out at least one air strike in Syria's northeast Hasakah region after an incident at a checkpoint where U.S. soldiers killed one person,..
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The Kremlin on Wednesday accused Turkey of flouting agreements it had made with Russia to neutralize militants in the Syrian province of Idlib and said militant..
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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey's military would strike Russian-backed Syrian forces by air or ground anywhere in Syria if another Turkish..
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In northeastern Syria, prisons and detention camps hold thousands of men, women and children whose lives are in limbo nearly a year after the final defeat of..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the escalating conflict in Syria's Idlib province by phone, the Kremlin said on..
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Turkey will strike Syrian government forces anywhere it sees in northern Syria if another Turkish soldier is hurt, and it could use air power, Turkish President..
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Turkey said on Tuesday 51 Syrian soldiers were killed in northwest Syria as Turkish-backed rebels struck back against Russian-supported government forces who had..
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Government forces seized control of a highway in northwest Syria for the first time since 2012 on Tuesday as they pressed their campaign to eradicate the last..
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President Erdogan's warning came after Turkish troops were killed by Syrian army shellfire in Idlib.
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The Syrian army said on Tuesday it would respond to attacks by Turkish forces who it said were trying to halt army advances in the last rebel bastion in..
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The latest Russian-led military offensive in northwest Syria could reshape the map of the Syrian conflict.
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Turkish-backed Syrian rebels on Tuesday struck back against Russian-supported government forces who had made gains in their campaign to eradicate the last rebel..
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More people have fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the 9-year-old conflict and the city of Idlib, where many are..
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Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan by phone later on Tuesday amid rising tensions over..
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Government forces seized control of a highway in northwest Syria for the first time since 2012 on Tuesday as they pressed their campaign to eradicate the last..
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The Kremlin said on Tuesday that all attacks on Russian and Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province should stop and that agreements it had struck with..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the Syrian government will pay a "very heavy price" for attacking Turkish troops in northwest Syria's Idlib..
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A Syrian military helicopter was shot down in northwest Idlib province on Tuesday, two Turkey-backed rebel commander said on Tuesday.
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Turkey-backed Syrian rebels have downed a helicopter believed to belong to the Syrian government in northwestern Syria's Nairab town, Turkish state broadcaster..
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Indonesia has decided not to take back nearly 700 of its nationals who left home to join Islamic State in Syria and other countries, the chief security minister..
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