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- Exodus grows as fighting rages in north-west Syria
Syrian state media claims air defences have intercepted ‘hostile targets’ over Damascus
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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Israel claims responsibility for airstrikes in Syria The Israeli military said it foiled an imminent large-scale attack by Iranian forces and Shiite militia on targets in northern Israel, with a series of airstrikes carried out near the Syrian capital Damascus. World News 15 Videos.
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Syrian authorities took a group of journalists to tour Turkish observation post. A Syrian opposition war monitor and pro-government activists say government forces marching from different directions in southern parts of Idlib province have met, laying siege to several rebel-held towns and villages as well as a Turkish army post. Authorities on Spain's Canary Islands say around 4, people have been evacuated due to a wildfire that has ravaged more than 1, hectares 4, acres since it broke out a day ago. Syrian troops have been on the offensive in Idlib and its surroundings. Syrian troops have been on the offensive against main rebel strongholds. Aleppo is a symbol of how Assad has been unable to secure full victory. Canadian citizen, released from Syrian prison after Lebanese mediation, appears before reporters in Beirut.
A number of air raids on Iranian-backed militias in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon have increased tensions in the Middle East. Turkish minister says joint centre aimed at creating a safe zone in northern Syria is operating at 'full capacity'. Surprise meeting comes after the leaders agreed to 'activate mutual efforts' to ease situation in Idlib, says Kremlin. Interior minister says 'nothing like deportations' are happening in Turkey as activists, rights groups document cases. Government soldiers march deeper into last major rebel stronghold in Hama and Idlib province, state media reports. Opinion 22 Aug GMT.
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Exodus grows as fighting rages in north-west Syria
Rebel group says fighters shot down Sukhoi 22 jet that had taken off from airbase in Syria's Homs. Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham, the most powerful armed group in the area, said on Wednesday its fighters had shot down a Sukhoi 22 jet that had taken off from a Syrian airbase in Homs province. The statement by the group, a former al-Qaeda affiliate, did not say how the plane had been shot down. Muhammad Rashid from Nasir Army, a faction of the National Liberation Front in Idlib, told Anadolu Agency that the fighter jet was targeted by anti-aircraft units over the town of al-Tamanah in southern Idlib. Syria 's state news agency SANA quoted a Syrian military source who confirmed that a government fighter jet was shot down by rebels in Idlib. The source said that the fate of the pilot remained unknown. The jet was downed near Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town that was hit by a sarin gas attack two years ago and is now being targeted in the Moscow-backed government offensive.
2 days ago Thousands flee their homes as Syrian government forces push into the opposition's last stronghold.
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