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Regime, Russia in fresh air raids on Syria's Idlib

Regime, Russia in fresh air raids on Syria's IdlibRegime and Russian aircraft pounded Syria’s last major rebel bastion of Idlib with missiles and barrel bombs on Sunday, killing at least two children, a monitor said. “Regime helicopters dropped more than 60 barrel bombs on the village of Hobait in Idlib’s southern countryside,” Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said. In the neighbouring province of Hama, Russian jets carried out more than 10 strikes on rebel positions in the village of Al-Latamneh, he said.



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Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Bombings and air raids kill 4 in Syria's rebel-held IdlibBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government and Russian warplanes on Saturday targeted the southern edge of Idlib province in what activists described as the most intense airstrikes in weeks, ratcheting up military pressure on the densely populated rebel-held bastion.



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U.S., allies responsible for regional fallout of Syria raids: Iran

U.S., allies responsible for regional fallout of Syria raids: IranIran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the U.S.-led attacks on Syria and said Washington and its allies would bear responsibility for the consequences in the region and beyond, state media said. “Undoubtedly, the United States and its allies, which took military action against Syria despite the absence of any proven evidence … will assume the responsibility for the regional and trans-regional consequences of this adventurism,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by state media. “Iran is opposed to the use of chemical weapons on the basis of religious, legal and ethical standards, while at the same time it … strongly condemns (using this) as an excuse to commit aggression against a sovereign state,” it added.



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FBI raids the office and hotel room of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

FBI raids the office and hotel room of Trump lawyer Michael CohenThe FBI on Monday raided the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, a person with knowledge of the matter told NBC News.



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ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration Raids

ICE Spokesman Quits, Bashes Trump Administration On Immigration RaidsA spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco resigned over the Trump administration’s handling of a recent immigrant raid in the Bay Area. James Schwab told the San Francisco Chronicle late Monday that administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump, grossly exaggerated the number of undocumented immigrants who avoided arrest after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off the public days before the raid began on Feb. 25. “Efforts by local politicians have shielded removable criminal aliens from immigration enforcement and created another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” the agency said in a statement.



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Turkey detains 12 in anti-IS raids after US embassy closure

Turkey detains 12 in anti-IS raids after US embassy closureTurkey on Monday launched a crackdown on the Islamic State extremist group and boosted security in Ankara after the US embassy said it would be closed for a day. The Ankara prosecutor said 12 suspects had been detained after it issued 20 arrest warrants as part of an operation against IS, state news agency Anadolu reported. IS has lost control of swathes of Iraq and Syria after US-led military operations but it still holds sway over small pockets in Syria.



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Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids

Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration RaidsSAN FRANCISCO ― Hundreds of activists gathered on Wednesday outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here to protest the arrests of more than 150 undocumented immigrants in recent days. Local activist groups organized the “emergency rally” to respond to the mass arrests in Northern California, just two weeks after more than 200 people were arrested in similar raids in the Los Angeles area. “We have come together today to show that the Northern California region stands together in denouncing the mass arrests that happened in the last three days,” Blanca Vazquez, a media spokesperson for the protest, told HuffPost.



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Oakland mayor warns residents of ICE immigration raids

Oakland mayor warns residents of ICE immigration raidsEscalating California’s resistance to federal immigration enforcement, Oakland’s mayor has warned residents that she believes an operation was imminent. “I am sharing this information publicly not to panic our residents but to protect them,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a press release, citing her “moral obligation” and directing people to immigration law resources. “I know that Oakland is a city of law-abiding immigrants and families who deserve to live free from the constant threat of arrest and deportation,” she added, saying immigration authorities have “used activity rumors in the past as a tactic to create fear”.



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Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving Intel

Oakland Mayor Warns City Of Upcoming Immigration Raids After Receiving IntelThe mayor of Oakland on Saturday night warned the city’s residents of potential raids being conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.



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California Leaders Slam Trump Administration Over Report Of Planned ICE Raids

California Leaders Slam Trump Administration Over Report Of Planned ICE RaidsAfter a report of planned federal immigration raids targeting undocumented individuals in Northern California ― supposedly to send a message to the new “sanctuary” state ― California politicians came out with condemnation and vows to protect the immigrants in their communities.



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