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An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War

An Ancient River in Syria Sections Off a Modern War Image The near side of the Euphrates River near Manbij, Syria, is controlled by American-backed Kurdish-led forces. On the other side are Turkish-backed Arab rebels.CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times By Ben Hubbard Aug. 3, 2018 ZOUR MAGHAR, Syria ...

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Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off

Israel and Iran, Newly Emboldened, Exchange Blows in Syria Face-Off Image Missiles seen from Damascus, Syria, on Thursday.CreditOmar Sanadiki/Reuters JERUSALEM — The tense shadow war between Iran and Israel burst into the open early Thursday as Israeli warplanes struck dozens of Iranian military targets inside Syria. It was a furious ...

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As Trump Seeks Way Out of Syria, New Attack Pulls Him Back In

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Days after President Trump said he wanted to pull the United States out of Syria, Syrian forces hit a suburb of Damascus with bombs that rescue workers said unleashed toxic gas. Within hours, images of dead families sprawled in their homes threatened to change Mr. Trump’s calculus ...

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When No Place Is Safe: Sheltering Under Siege in Syria

Advertisement All of eastern Ghouta is underground. That is how one aid worker described the situation as thousands of people fled into basements and makeshift shelters in the rebel-held suburb of Damascus this week. Eastern Ghouta is under a brutal aerial assault by Syrian government forces that has left more ...

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Israel Strikes Iran in Syria and Loses a Jet

Advertisement JERUSALEM — Israel clashed with Syrian and Iranian military forces on Saturday in a series of audacious cross-border strikes that could mark a dangerous new phase in Syria’s long civil war. The confrontations, which threaten to draw Israel more directly into the conflict, began before dawn when Israel intercepted ...

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