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Donald Trump claims 'mission accomplished' after US-led air strikes on Syria

Donald Trump claims 'mission accomplished' after US-led air strikes on SyriaDonald Trump has claimed “mission accomplished” over the raids on Syria – echoing the ill-fated words of George W Bush fifteen years earlier when he spoke about Iraq. Speaking hours after US, UK and French forces hit three targets in Syria they said were associated with the production, storage and use of chemical weapons, Mr Trump thanked the three militaries for their involvement. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military.



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Syria strikes: Russia warns of 'consequences' in wake of US-led attack over chemical weapon use

Syria strikes: Russia warns of 'consequences' in wake of US-led attack over chemical weapon useRussia has warned of “consequences” for the US-led military strikes on its ally Syria, saying the strikes on chemical weapons assets were an insult to Vladimir Putin. “A pre-designed scenario is being implemented,” Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said on Twitter.



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US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: US official

US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: US officialThe US-led coalition said Thursday it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria, in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus. The initial attack was carried out by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on key oil and gas installations in parts of Deir Ezzor province controlled by US-backed Kurdish forces. The clash came against a backdrop of escalating tensions between Washington and Damascus over an uptick in the suspected use of chemical weapons by the regime and allied militia.



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US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: US official

US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100: US officialThe US-led coalition killed at least 100 regime and allied fighters in retaliation for an attack in eastern Syria, a US official said, in one of the deadliest incidents of its kind. The flare-up lasted into the small hours of Thursday and was sparked by an attack on positions held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir Ezzor province. According to the US Central Command, coalition advisers were also present at the site of the attack late on Tuesday.



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US-led strikes kill up to 150 IS fighters in Syria: coalition

US-led strikes kill up to 150 IS fighters in Syria: coalitionThe US-led coalition has killed as many as 150 Islamic State fighters in an operation in the middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria, officials said Tuesday. “The precision strikes were a culmination of extensive intelligence preparation to confirm an ISIS headquarters and command and control center in an exclusively ISIS-occupied location in the contested middle Euphrates River Valley,” the statement read. While IS has lost most of the terrain they once controlled in Syria, they still remain entrenched in pockets along the middle Euphrates River Valley.



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US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in SyriaThe US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said on Sunday it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, drawing sharp condemnation from Turkey. With the offensive against IS winding down, the coalition and its allies in the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance were beginning to shift their focus to border security, coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told AFP. “There is a goal of a final force of approximately 30,000,” about half of whom would be retrained SDF fighters, he said.



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Russia accuses US-led forces of 'bloody provocations' in Syria

Russia accuses US-led forces of 'bloody provocations' in SyriaRussian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov accused US-led forces of carrying out “bloody provocations” against Russian troops in Syria in an interview published by the Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Wednesday. “The activities of US-led forces raise many questions… In some cases, these forces have indirectly encouraged other terrorists to attack strategic positions rightfully regained by Damascus, or they have deliberately engaged in bloody provocations against our forces,” Lavrov said. The Russian foreign minister appeared to be referring to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which the US-led coalition is backing in a drive against Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria, mainly in the city of Raqqa.



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US-led strikes killed 84 civilians near Syria's Raqa: HRW

US-led strikes killed 84 civilians near Syria's Raqa: HRWUS-led coalition strikes near the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold Raqa in March killed at least 84 civilians, including dozens of children, Human Rights Watch alleged Monday. The group said the strikes hit two sites: a school housing displaced families in the town of Mansourah, and a market and bakery in the town of Tabqa. It said witnesses acknowledged IS fighters had been present at both sites, but that large number of civilians were also there.



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US-led strike in Syria blocks IS fighters evacuated from Lebanon

US-led strike in Syria blocks IS fighters evacuated from LebanonThe US-led coalition carried out two sets of air strikes on Wednesday to block Islamic State group fighters evacuated from Lebanon from reaching eastern Syria, its spokesman told AFP. Hundreds of IS fighters and civilians were evacuated Monday from the border region between Lebanon and Syria under a ceasefire deal and were headed to an IS-held town near Syria’s eastern frontier with Iraq. A first set of strikes hit the road leading from the Syrian town of Hmaymah to the IS-held town of Albukamal further east, said coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon.



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ISIS Chief Cleric Killed By US-Led Coalition Forces In Syria

ISIS Chief Cleric Killed By US-Led Coalition Forces In SyriaTurki al-Binali was a close confidant of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and had a central role in provoking terrorist attacks around the world,said Combined Joint Task Force.



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