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Battered ISIS keeps grip on last piece of territory for over a year

09.12.2018 19:53

December 10, 2018 8:53 AM
LONDON (NYTIMES) - The Islamic State group has been stripped of nearly all the territory it ruled in Iraq and Syria and has been pummelled by nearly 30,000 airstrikes. But the extremist group has managed to retain a small pocket of land on the Syria-Iraq border for more than a year.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Syrian news agency removes report of Damascus air attack

09.12.2018 19:10


The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) issued a report on Sunday saying Syrian air defences had intercepted enemy targets around Damascus international airport, but later in the day said the attack had not happened. "Our air defences intercepted enemy aerial targets in the vicinity of Damascus international airport in southern Damascus," SANA said in its initial report. Later still, it quoted a source at the Damascus international airport as saying "there was no attack on the airport and the air traffic is normal".

Tags: Syria
From: news.yahoo.com

Syria media says no attack on airport after reported air defence fire

09.12.2018 18:07

December 10, 2018 4:27 AM
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syrian air defences have opened fire on "hostile aerial targets" near Damascus airport, state media said Sunday (Dec 9) evening.

Tags: Syria, Fire
From: www.straitstimes.com

Refugee teens in Austrian schools straddle different worlds

09.12.2018 17:10


VIENNA (AP) — Lilas Almalaki didn't know a word of German when she enrolled in an Austrian middle school two months after fleeing her war-torn homeland in 2015, so she relied on the proficient English she learned as a top student in Syria to keep the bullies in place.

From: news.yahoo.com

Syrian news agency backtracks on report of air attack around Damascus airport

09.12.2018 16:15

The Syrian Observatory for Human rights, a UK-based war monitor, said however there had been firing near the airport.

From: globalnews.ca

Syria air defences fire on 'targets' near Damascus airport: State media

09.12.2018 15:27

December 10, 2018 4:27 AM
DAMASCUS (AFP) - Syrian air defences have opened fire on "hostile aerial targets" near Damascus airport, state media said Sunday (Dec 9) evening.

Tags: Syria, Fire
From: www.straitstimes.com

After defeat in Iraq, IS fights on in last enclave in Syria

09.12.2018 14:10


BAGHDAD (AP) — A year after it was routed from Iraq in a devastating war that left entire neighborhoods and towns in ruins, the Islamic State group is fighting to hang on to its last enclave in eastern Syria, engaging in deadly battles with U.S.-backed forces.

From: news.yahoo.com

Syrian girl born without legs walks on new prosthetics

09.12.2018 12:24

December 10, 2018 1:24 AM
SERJILLA, SYRIE (AFP) - Eight-year-old Maya Merhi had to struggle around a Syrian displaced persons camp on artificial limbs made of plastic tubing and tin cans.

Tags: Syria
From: www.straitstimes.com

US accuses Russia, Syria of lying about Aleppo 'chemical attack'

08.12.2018 6:17

Syrian opposition denied launching a poison gas attack in November, saying the government was trying to frame them.

From: www.aljazeera.com

5 (more) hidden-gem Greek islands

08.12.2018 3:11

Experience a more authentic Greek lifestyle on Folegandros, Sifnos, Serifos, Syros and Kythnos.

Tags: Syria, Greece
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