Syria's US-backed SDF says no to Turkish role in Raqqa operation
- Reuters UK
Democratic Forces are the only force that will take part in the operation to liberate Raqqa and we informed the (international U.S.-led) coalition forces that we reject any Turkish role in the Raqqa liberation operation," SDF spokesman ...
Australia: Two Men Charged over Links with Syria Militants
- Al-Manar TV
Two men were charged in Australia on Thursday over breaches of the country's foreign fighter laws, with one accused of joining the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group in Syria
. It followed a series of morning raids across Sydney by the New South Wales Joint ...
Turkish army 'neutralizes' 22 Daesh terrorists in Syria
- Anadolu Agency
The Turkish General Staff said Wednesday's clashes saw 11 fighters from Syrian
opposition forces also injured. It said that 100 Daesh and 4 PKK/PYD targets were destroyed, including terrorist shelters, defensive positions and command-and-control centers.
Turkey-Syria border wall to be completed by mid-2017
Construction of a concrete wall along the Turkish-Syrian
border will be completed in the first half of 2017, Turkey's Defense Minister Fikri Isik said on November 2. Speaking during a visit to the border units in the southern province of Hatay, Isik ...
Islamic State leader confident of victory
The previous message purportedly coming from Baghdadi was from December 2015, an audio recording that reassured followers and supporters that airstrikes by Russia and the US-led coalition had failed to weaken the group in Syria
. Baghdadi, an Iraqi ...
Australian police arrest two linked to Syria militants
- The Japan Times
SYDNEY – Australian police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have fought with Syrian
militants and a youth who was stopped at the border allegedly planning to join Islamic State in Syria
. The pair were detained in early morning raids in Sydney, ...
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Date: 15 March 2011 () – present (5 years, 7 months and 3 weeks) Location: Syria (with spillovers in neighboring countries) Status: Ongoing: Territorial
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Syria (/ˈsɪ.rɪə/; Arabic: سوريا Sūriyā), officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية العربية السورية al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-Sūrīyah), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Syria's capital and largest city is Damascus.A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, and Yazidis. Sunni Arabs make up the largest population group in Syria.In English, the name "Syria" was formerly synonymous with the Levant (known in Arabic as al-Sham), while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires, including the Eblan civilization of the 3rd millennium BC. Its capital Damascus is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In the Islamic era, Damascus was the seat of the Umayyad Caliphate and a provincial capital of the Mamluk Sultanate in Egypt.The modern Syrian state was established after the end of centuries of Ottoman control in World War I as a French mandate, and represented the largest Arab state to emerge from the formerly Ottoman-ruled Arab Levant. It gained independence as a parliamentary republic on 24 October 1945 when Syria became a founding member of the United Nations, an act which legally ended the former French Mandate – although French troops did not leave the country until April 1946. The post-independence period was tumultuous, and a large number of military coups and coup attempts shook the country in the period 1949–71. In 1958, Syria entered a brief union with Egypt called the United Arab Republic, which was terminated by the 1961 Syrian coup d'état. The Arab Republic of Syria came into being in late 1961 after December 1 constitutional referendum, and was increasingly unstable until the Ba'athist coup d'état, since which the Ba'ath Party has maintained its power. Syria was under Emergency Law from 1963 to 2011, effectively suspending most constitutional protections for citizens, and its system of government is considered to be non-democratic by the North American NGO Freedom House. Bashar al-Assad has been president since 2000 and was preceded by his father Hafez al-Assad, who was in office from 1970 to 2000.Syria is a member of one international organization other than the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement; it has become suspended from the Arab League on November 2011 and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and self-suspended from the Union for the Mediterranean. Since March 2011, Syria has been embroiled in an uprising against Assad and the Ba'athist government as part of the Arab Spring, a crackdown that contributed to the Syrian Civil War and to Syria's becoming one of the most violent countries in the world. A number of pseudo-state entities have since emerged on Syrian territories, including the Syrian Opposition, the Federation of Northern Syria and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.