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Teenagers from Islamic State families undergo rehabilitation in Syria, but future still uncertain

Yahoo Daily News 30 May 2023
QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — For ... Kathryn Achilles, media director of the Syria Response Office at Save the Children International, said separation from the mother “should only ever be as a last resort, addressed by individual countries after families return, in line with their laws.”.
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Turkish Presidency Says Erdogan-Assad Meeting Not Ruled Out

Urdu Point 29 May 2023
Turkish and Syrian ministerial officials and intelligence chiefs have been preparing the ground for the summit between Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Syria's Bashar Assad, Kalin said. Erdogan secured a third term in office on Sunday after defeating opposition challenger Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the ballot box.
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State Rep. William Bruck expects to retire from Army, join Michigan House soon

The Monroe News 28 May 2023
The freshman legislator was elected to his first term in office in November but has had little opportunity to get started ... He has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria and reached the rank of chief warrant officer 4 ... During the November 2022 elections, Bruck defeated Democrat Suzanne Jennens of Lambertville before assuming office on Jan.
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Elon Musk is Right: Bellingcat is a Western ‘Psy-Op’

Scheerpost 28 May 2023
Herbst, the former US Ambassador to Ukraine; Frederic Hof, a former US special envoy to Syria who has vocally advocated regime change there; and Ben Nimmo, a former NATO press officer who now serves as “Global Lead for Threat Intelligence” at Facebook’s parent company Meta.
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Turkey's currency crisis is having domino effect in NW Syria

The New Arab 26 May 2023
Similarly, no authority in northwest Syria was managing monetary policy – including the shift to the new currency ... Price chaos in northwest Syria ... around 11 percent of Syria's total landmass ... He added that the PTT (Turkey's postal service) offices, for example, through which money transfers could be made, were still few in northwest Syria.
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US Captagon policy to focus on working with Middle East partners

The National 26 May 2023
Under the Captagon Act, which was passed last year, President Joe Biden's administration has until next month to update Congress on its plans to counter the Syria-linked drug trade ... Captagon trade linked to Syria's corridors of power, report to claim.
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Aid profiles: Aleema Shivji’s lifelong campaign to fight exclusion

The New Humanitarian 25 May 2023
During one of my most recent video calls with Aleema Shivji, Oxfam’s newly appointed Chief Impact Officer, an email popped up on her screen. It was February, and the devastating earthquakes had just struck Türkiye and Syria ... In her new role as Chief Impact Officer for Oxfam, Shivji now works on making aid overall more accessible and equitable.
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Israel says it retaliated against shots fired from Syria

The New Arab 24 May 2023
Iran says its officers serve in an advisory role in Syria at the invitation of the regime while activist groups have accused Tehran's forces of committing major rights abuses and killing civilians.
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Netanyahu Government Says Doubled Airstrikes in Syria

Earth Newspaper 24 May 2023
“Since I took office, the number of Israeli strikes against the Iranians in Syria have doubled,” Israeli Defense Yoav Gallant said ... This year, Israel targeted Syria’s Aleppo airport several times following an earthquake that devastated the city ... in Syria.
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The Kerala Story Actress Adah Sharma abused on social media after her contact details leaked online

Pinkvilla 24 May 2023
The film although has been a part of a lot of controversies, managed to fare well at the box office ... Meanwhile, The Kerala Story, which revolves around the Hindu women who were converted to Islam and trafficked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), recently crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office.
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Israeli defense chief says military has more than doubled strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

Arab News 23 May 2023
Israel’s defense minister Monday said that Israel’s new government has greatly increased the number of strikes on Iranian targets since taking office late last year ... “Since I took office, the number of Israeli strikes against the Iranians in Syria have doubled,” Gallant said.
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Russia's brash invasion plan for Ukraine wasted special-operations units on missions they weren't meant to do

Business Insider 23 May 2023
Members of the Russian military's 16th Separate Special Purpose Brigade during an exercise in 2018 ... Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images ... Its troops have already seen combat, including in Syria.A police officer during anti-terrorism training at the Russian Interior Ministry's Spetsnaz camp in Tver on October, 22, 2011. Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images ... ....
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Gallant: Israeli Military Strikes on Iranian Targets in Syria, Iran Maritime Threat

Hamodia 22 May 2023
YERUSHALAYIM (AP/Hamodia) — Israel’s defense minister Monday said that Israel’s new government has greatly increased the number of strikes on Iranian targets since taking office late last year ... “Since I took office, the number of Israeli strikes against the Iranians in Syria have doubled,” Gallant said.
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Israel doubled attacks on Iran to combat secret sea war, Gallant reveals

The Jerusalem Post 22 May 2023
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday said, "I have doubled the attacks on Iran in Syria" during his several months in office ... The defense minister presented photos of several examples ... Returning to Syria, he said that the fact that the Bashar Assad regime has been reaccepted to the Arab League "will not give Iranian proxies any immunity." ... .
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All eyes on Assad at Arab summit

China Daily 20 May 2023
Experts said the meeting could indicate that peace is finally coming to Syria after 12 years of war, where thousands have been displaced with more than 300,000 civilian casualties between Mar 1, 2011, and Mar 31, 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Office estimated in its report in June last year.

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