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'We will discuss Iran's attempt to establish itself in Syria'.

PM Binyamin Netanyahu publishes video explaining purpose of his Russia trip to meet with Putin.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

2 Jewish converts to Islam join ISIS.

20 Israeli citizens fighting for ISIS in Syria, including several who were born Jewish.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Kazakhstan Detains Eight Syrians For Using 'Doctored' Bulgarian Passports.

Kazakh authorities say they have detained eight Syrian nationals they said were caught using doctored Bulgarian passports when entering and leaving Kazakhstan.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Jim Mattis, in Baghdad, says IS are 'on the run'.

Mr. Mattis described the extremists as being trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria—Iraq border.

- The Hindu - IN

Lebanon says it has driven ISIS from most of Syria border area.

The U.S-backed Lebanese army launched its operation on Saturday and has since driven out the militants from some 62 square miles. The Lebanese military is now in control of over 80 percent of the areas previously held by ISIS along the border.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Erdogan vows to thwart any 'Kurdish state' in Syria.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would thwart any attempt by a Kurdish militia it deems "terrorists" to carve out a Kurdish state in northern Syria.

- The Daily Star - LB

Syrian opposition meeting in Riyadh ends in stalemate.

A meeting between Syrian opposition groups in Riyadh has ended in stalemate, a member said Tuesday, with the fate of President Bashar al-Assad still an obstacle in forming a unified front for peace talks.

- The Daily Star - LB

Netanyahu to discuss Iran's 'aggression' with Putin.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday what he calls Iran's "aggression" and attempts to expand its military presence in neighboring Syria.

- The Daily Star - LB

Erdogan says Turkey not to allow creation of new state in north of Syria.

- Today.Az - AZ

Erdogan says Turkey not to allow creation of new state in north of Syria.

Turkey will not allow the creation of a new Kurdish state in the north of Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the country's media reported on August 22.

- AzerNews - AZ

Expert says U.S. Syrian policy directed against Turkey, Iran.

The United States' Syrian policy is directed against Turkey and Iran, because by arming such groups as the YPG and PYD , Washington paves the way for the start of serious problems for Ankara and Tehran, Gungor Gokdag, columnist of Turkey's ZedLife magazine, told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Syria peace talks in Astana postponed to September: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan said Tuesday that the next talks to try to thrash out a Syria peace plan in its capital Astana may be held in mid-September, after Russia had planned to hold them in late August.

- TheCitizen - TZ

1,000 refugee children expected to start school in Serbia

There are currently about 1,000 refugee children of school age, most of whom will start school in this country on September 1, along with their Serbian peers. Director of the Asylum Protection Center NGO Rados Djurovic has told Beta that these children mostly come from Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and live in asylum or ...

- B92 - SK

More than 40 Civilians were Killed in Raqqa by a Strike of the US-led Coalition

At least 42 civilians were killed on Monday in an air strikes in the Syrian province of Raqqa by an aircraft from the US-led international coalition against the Middle Eastern radical Islamic State. This is reported by the AFP, referring to data from the Syrian Human Rights Watch. Nineteen children and 12 women were among ...

- Novinite - BG

French Authorities Prevented 9 Terror Attacks Just in 2017

Just for this year the French authorities have prevented 9 terrorist attacks. This was declared by the French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb on BFM television, cited by BTV. The terrorist threat in France remains high. The Interior Minister explained that the data of the ministry's database shows nearly 18,000 suspected ...

- Novinite - BG

Pentagon chief, in Baghdad, says militants are 'on the run'

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Islamic State militants are caught in a military vise that will squeeze them from both ends of the Euphrates River valley that bisects Iraq and Syria.

- FOX News - US

Syrian Accused of Sexually Molesting Ten-Year-Old In Vienna Swimming Pool

A 42-year-old Syrian man has been accused of sexually molesting a 10-year-old girl at a swimming pool in Vienna after the child complained the man had grabbed her inappropriately.

- Breitbart - US

More Than 100 Civilians Reported Killed by Coalition Airstrikes on Raqqa

More than 100 civilians were killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Raqqa in the past 48 hours, a war monitor said Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 42 people, including 19 children, were killed Monday when strikes destroyed buildings sheltering families. The death toll is the single largest ...

- Voice of America - US

U.S.-allied strikes allegedly kill 170 civilians in a week

As battle to wrest Raqqa, Syria from ISIS militants grinds on, air support is crucial, and deadly

- CBS NEWS - US

North Korea shipments to Syrian chemical weapons agency intercepted: UN report

The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained

- The Globe and Mail - CA

US-led strikes on Raqqa blamed for civilian deaths

Children and poor bear brunt as coalition bombards Isis stronghold in Syria

- Financial Times - US

UN opens employment center for Syrians in Jordan

Aid groups have opened an employment center in a sprawling refugee camp in Jordan to provide more work permits for Syrians who have fled civil war.

- FOX News - US

North Korea shipments to Syria's chemical arms agency 'intercepted' as it warns of 'ruthless' retaliation over US-South Korea drills

Two North Korean shipments bound for Syria's chemical arms agency were recently "intercepted," according to a new U.N. report, and the revelation comes amid continued threats from Pyongyang, including a promise of "ruthless" retaliation for U.S.-South Korean joint military drills.

- FOX News - US

Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city

MOSCOW " Russia said Monday it has intensified its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, a major stronghold for the group, killing an estimated 800 militants...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Migrant family in Germany names daughter after Angela Merkel

BERLIN " Meet one of Germany's newest residents: Angela Merkel Muhammed.The little girl was born last week to a migrant couple who fled Syria's bloody war and decided to name her in honor of the 63-year-old German chancellor...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

US-led strikes kill 42 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

According to media reports, the airstrikes hit several densely-populated neighbourhoods in theRaqqa on Monday.

- Zee News - IN

US air strikes on Raqqa blamed for surge in Syria civilian deaths

Children and poor bear brunt as coalition bombards Isis stronghold

- Financial Times - US

A.M. Links: Trump Plans Troop Surge in Afghanistan, North Korean Shipments to Syrian Chemical Arms Facility Intercepted

President Donald Trump is planning a massive troop surge to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. Sen. Rand Paul: "The mission in Afghanistan has lost its purpose and I think it is a terrible idea to send any more troops into that war." President Trump is scheduled to hold a campaign-style rally today in Phoenix, Arizona. ...

- Reason.com - US

North Korea tried to send chemical weapons to Syria

North Korean shipments of chemical weapons bound for Syria were intercepted just months after the regime of Bashar Al-Assad killed at least 90 people in a sarin gas attack, a confidential U.N. report has outlined. The report, by a panel of U.N. experts into sanctions violations by North Korea and in...

- The Raw Story - US

Mattis in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi leaders, U.S. commanders

Islamic State militants, driven from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, are trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Mattis arrived in the Iraqi capital Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump outlined...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Can Putin keep Hizballah from Israel’s borders?

August 22, 2017, 9:55 AM Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon were on edge this week, as Prime Minister Binyamin prepared to raise Israel’s concerns about southern Syria at a critical meeting with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, Aug. 23.. Their Sweida offensive has already brought the Syrian ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

UN: North Korea ships chemicals for Syria’s weapons program

August 22, 2017, 4:03 PM A new UN report confirms that North Korea has been shipping items to the Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program. Two such shipments were intercepted in the last six months by UN member states, says the report which was submitted to the Security Council. Under ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

42 civilians die in U.S.-led strikes on Syrian city of Raqqa

The deaths comprise 19 children and 12 women.

- The Hindu - IN

Syria's Assad still acquiring chemical weapons !! 2 North Korean shipments intercepted by UN

Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. ...

- Ya Libnan - US

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: UN report

The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained

- The Globe and Mail - CA

US-led strikes kill 42 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

, Aug 22 : At least 42 civilians, including children and women, have been reportedly killed in US-led coalition air strikes in ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa.According to media reports, the airstrikes hit several densely-populated neighbourhoods in the Raqqa on Monday.As per Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 19 ...

- Sify - IN

42 civilians dead in US-led strikes on Raqa: Report

At least 42 civilians were killed on Monday in a barrage of US-led air strikes on Islamic State group territory in the Syrian city of Raqa, a monitor said.

- Zee News - IN

Iraq must do more for Islamic State sex abuse victims: UN

The women were sold and traded across the jihadists` self-proclaimed "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq. Around 3,000 are believed to remain in captivity.

- Zee News - IN

Lebanese Army seizes large weapons cache from ISIS and captures its senior operative

After searching areas recently liberated from ISIS along the Syria-Lebanon border, the Lebanese army has uncovered a large amount of weapons, ranging from factory-made missiles to crude homemade devices, the army said, releasing photos of the spoils. The army has seized a large amount of weapons and munitions left behind by ...

- Ya Libnan - US

Lebanon launched third phase of attack against IS militants

The Lebanese Armed Forces say they have launched the third phase of a broad offensive to capture areas controlled by the Islamic State group on the border with Syria.

- FOX News - US

Dozens killed in airstrikes on Syrian city of Raqqa

Syrian state media and opposition activists are reporting that airstrikes on the northern city of Raqqa have killed dozens of civilians.

- FOX News - US

Mattis: ISIS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise

Expelled from their main stronghold in northern Iraq, Islamic State militants are now trapped in a military vise that will squeeze them on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Baghdad.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Russia Claims Progress In Ousting IS From Syrian Strongholds

A top Russian commander has said that Moscow and Syrian government forces have made swift progress in the last month driving Islamic State militants from central Syria and a last major stronghold in the east.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Syria peace talks in Astana postponed to September: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan said Tuesday that the next talks to try to thrash out a Syria peace plan in its capital Astana may be held in mid-September, after Russia had planned to hold them in late August.Kazakhstan's...

- Expatica - NL

Next round of Syria talks in Astana delayed : Kazakh minister

Next round of Syria talks in Astana delayed : Kazakh minister...

- MENAFN - JO

42 civilians dead in US-led strikes on Raqqa Monday: monitor

At least 42 civilians were killed Monday in a barrage of U.S.-led air strikes on Daesh territory in the Syrian city of Raqqa, a monitor said

- The Daily Star - LB

Hezbollah and Syrian army advance on Daesh positions

Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured a Daesh signals room Tuesday, as operations continued on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border concurrent with the Lebanese Army offensive

- The Daily Star - LB

42 civilians dead in US-led strikes on Raqa, Syria

Nineteen children and 12 women killed in air strikes in Syria

- The Hindu - IN

Reuters: Russia hails progress in Syria conflict, ups bombing runs

Russia on August 21 hailed what it said was “a dramatic shift” in the Syria conflict, saying that the Syrian army, with Moscow's help, was well on its way to pushing militants out of the central part of the country. In a statement from the Russian Defence Ministry, Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said that the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Voice of America: Russia’s top general to visit Ankara amid Turkish US tensions

Russia’s armed forces chief staff, General Valery Gerasimov, is due to visit Turkey this week in the latest step in bilateral regional coordination efforts on Syria. Ahead of Gerasimov’s visit, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusolgu took a swipe at NATO ally the United States, saying Russia better understood ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

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