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Laila Bassam

Feb 17 2017

Harsh Hezbollah words aim to draw 'red lines' for Trump: source

BEIRUT The Hezbollah leader's harsh words for Israel and U.S. President Donald Trump this week were aimed at drawing "red lines" to prevent any threatening action against Lebanon or the group, a source familiar with the group's thinking said on Friday.

Feb 10 2017

Russia halted Syrian army, rebel clash in northern Syria: sources

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL Russia intervened to halt a clash between Syrian government forces and Turkey-backed Syrian rebels in northern Syria, sources on both sides said on Friday, the first confrontation between them as both sides fight Islamic State in the area.

Feb 01 2017

Syrian army dash to al-Bab risks Turkey clash

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL A rapid advance by the Syrian army towards the Islamic State-held city of al-Bab risks sparking a confrontation with Turkey as Damascus seeks to stop its neighbor penetrating deeper into a strategically important area of northern Syria.

Jan 22 2017

Losing in Iraq, Islamic State seeks to shore up Syria presence

BEIRUT Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq, deploying fighters to seize full control of a government-held city in the east while at the same time battling enemies on three other fronts.

Jan 20 2017

Losing in Iraq, Islamic State seeks to shore up Syria presence

BEIRUT Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq, deploying fighters to seize full control of a government-held city in the east while at the same time battling enemies on three other fronts.

Dec 21 2016

After the battle, Aleppo shows its scars

ALEPPO, Syria Before the war, Aleppo's ancient walled citadel drew in armies of visitors to one of the Middle East's greatest treasures.

Dec 18 2016

Syria government, rebels working to secure Aleppo evacuation deal

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT A new deal is being negotiated to complete the evacuation of rebel-held areas of Syria's east Aleppo which ground to a halt on Friday after demands from pro-government forces that people also be moved out of two villages besieged by insurgents. | Video

Dec 16 2016

Dispute holds up evacuation from 'hell' of Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The evacuation of the last opposition-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo was suspended on Friday after pro-government militias demanded that wounded people should also be brought out of two Shi'ite villages being besieged by rebel fighters. | Video

Dec 16 2016

Buses evacuate thousands of exhausted Aleppo residents in ceasefire deal

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT Thousands of people were evacuated on Thursday from the last rebel bastion in Aleppo, the first to leave under a ceasefire deal that would end years of fighting for the city and mark a major victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Video

Dec 16 2016

Evakuierung Ost-Aleppos unterbrochen - Busse beschossen

Aleppo Die Evakuierung des syrischen Ost-Aleppo ist am Freitag inmitten gegenseitiger Schuldzuweisungen der Konfliktparteien vorerst abgebrochen worden.

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