Iran Suffers Losses in Syria, Aleppo Truce Extended

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, May 8 – Thirteen Iranian soldiers were killed in a battle with Islamist militants over a village near the Syrian city of Aleppo, Tehran said on Saturday, in one of Iran’s biggest single-day losses since it sent forces to support President Bashar Al Assad. Russia meanwhile said that a truce in Aleppo itself

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Syrian State TV Says Government Forces Enter Daesh-Held Palmyra

BEIRUT, March 24 – Syrian state television said government forces fought their way into Palmyra on Thursday as the army backed by Russian air cover sought to recapture the historic city from Daesh  insurgents. A monitoring group said the fighting was still outside the city, after a rapid advance the day before brought the army

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Is Syria preparing for elections?

Reuters/Staff 10/25/2015 MOSCOW/BEIRUT – Shortly after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Kremlin last week, he is ready to call for parliamentary and presidential elections if necessary, according to Russian lawmakers. Moscow said Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed Syria with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry twice at the weekend, and spoke to his Iranian and

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