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The Truth about Syria, No. 9, July 27, 2015: “Shift in Favor of Syrian Government Accelerates”

July 27, 2015 No. 9 Army, Kurds advance against IS in Syria’s Hasakeh Syria sees West easing tough stance after Iran deal: Assad aide Turkey Bomb Seen as Syria Blowback Spurs Calls for Policy Change The Truth about Syria is a publication of the Syrian American Will Association (SAWA) as …

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A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood in Hasakeh on July 26, 2015 (AFP Photo/Delil Souleiman)
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Army, Kurds advance against IS in Syria’s Hasakeh

Beirut (AFP) – Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces advanced Sunday against Islamic State group fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakeh, a monitor and state media said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor, said IS forces were now confined to just two small areas in the …

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (2nd L) attends Eid al-Fitr prayers at al-Hamad mosque in Damascus, Syria, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA on July 17, 2015. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
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Syria sees West easing tough stance after Iran deal: Assad aide

July 23, 2015 Original source Reuters BEIRUT (Reuters) – A close adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers will force the West to soften its stance against Damascus and deal with its government to find a negotiated solution to Syria’s civil war. Tehran has …

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The Truth about Syria, No. 8, July 23, 2015: “Will Regional Shifts Pave Way for Syria Settlement?”

July 23, 2015 No. 8 Buchanan: U.S. has “vested interest” in survival of Assad government, should not ally with al-Qaeda Nusra Front and ISIS Turkey Bomb Seen as Syria Blowback Spurs Calls for Policy Change The Truth about Syria is a publication of the Syrian American Will Association (SAWA) as …

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Two victims hold hands after an explosion in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa, Turkey, on July 20, 2015, near the Syrian border. A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in an attack on a Turkish cultural center in the southern town of Suruc, where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane. AFP PHOTO/DEPO PHOTOS     TURKEY OUT        (Photo credit should read DEPO PHOTOS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Turkey Bomb Seen as Syria Blowback Spurs Calls for Policy Change

by Onur Ant Original at Bloomberg July 21, 2015 — 2:48 PM EDT Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to stop the spillover of violence from Syria as opposition groups blamed his foreign policy for a deadly attack near the border. Monday’s suspected suicide bombing killed 32 people in the town of …

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Buchanan: U.S. has “vested interest” in survival of Assad government, should not ally with al-Qaeda Nusra Front and ISIS

By Patrick J. Buchanan July 21, 2015 Original at The American Conservative Both Iran and the United States would like to see ISIS not only degraded and defeated, but annihilated. Both thus have a vested interest in preventing a collapse of either the Shiite regime in Baghdad or Assad’s regime …

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Assad’s Syrian Army claims it is closing in on ISIL-held Palmyra

The Syrian Army has released a video purporting to show its soldiers closing in on ISIL militants near the ancient city of Palmyra. Footage released by state television quotes an army source as saying their units had delivered concentrated blows to the jihadists’ hideouts. The strikes by President Bashar al-Assad’s …

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The Truth about Syria, No. 7, July 8, 2015: “The Main Foe of ISIS: the Syrian Army”

July 8, 2015 No. 7 Slaughter in the Roman amphitheatre: Horrific moment ISIS child executioners brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian soldiers in front of bloodthirsty crowds at ancient Palmyra ruin Syrian government forces advance on last opposition-held town in Qalamoun The Truth about Syria is a publication of the Syrian …

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A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on June 6, 2015 shows Syrian pro-government fighters flashing the sign for victory at a hilltop in the Qalamoun region on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. The chief of Lebanon's Shiite militia Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said his fighters had managed to "liberate dozens of square kilometres" in the Qalamun region straddling the Syrian-Lebanese border, pushing back Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and its allies. AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA
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Syrian government forces advance on last opposition-held town in Qalamoun

Syrian government forces have entered the last major opposition stronghold in the Qalamoun region on the Lebanese border, signalling a major defeat for forces opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian army, bolstered by fighters from the Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah, entered the town of Zabadani on Sunday, according to …

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Harrowing footage: Child executions were forced to brutally slaughter a group of more than 25 regime soldiers in Palmyra
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Slaughter in the Roman amphitheatre: Horrific moment ISIS child executioners brutally shoot dead 25 Syrian soldiers in front of bloodthirsty crowds at ancient Palmyra ruin

ISIS has released a video of a mass slaughter of soldiers in Palmyra The condemned men are lined up on their knees on the amphitheatre stage Child executioners, with pistols in hand, stand behind the condemned men A giant ISIS flag hangs in the background in the ancient monument  A baying …

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