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Between 1,000 and 1,500 IS insurgents who had been holding their ground in the area yielded under intensive Russian bombing from the air, a regional intelligence source said.
"Respect for the great nation of Iran, the reduction of hostilities, and America's return to the JCOPA, will smooth the path past the current rocky relations."
Assad has flagged his next target: the rebel-held Idlib province. "Now Idlib is our target, although not only Idlib," Assad told Russian media last week.
"I'd meet with anybody. I believe in meetings," especially in cases where war is at stake, Trump said.
"We cannot dictate to Israel how to proceed."
Druze in Israel march in solidarity after massacre in Syria
On Sunday, the Iranian rial plunged to 111,500 against one US dollar on the unofficial market, down from about 97,500 rials on Saturday.
The friendship between the United States and Turkey is on the line.
Voices from the Arab Press weigh in on world events and how they effect the greater Middle East.
Officials claim that any military action would be carried by US allies, not the US armed forces, with the Saudis being the logical choice.
Jerusalem is walking a fine line as it hopes the Syrian conflict will wind down quietly.
Since 2011, when Syrians rose up in rebellion against decades of dictatorship, a plethora of changing groups have held positions in Syria across from the border.
Israel deported Ebru Ozkan on July 15, a week after indicting her for ties to the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
"I'm here to start a new life until the war is over. If things are sorted out, I will go back to Syria."
The U.S. public diplomacy blitz against Hamas is part of a paradigmatic shift.
Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qassem Soleimani warned the US that the Red Sea was “no longer secure.” He threatened “martyrdom” in response to President Donald Trump’s threats.
Pro-Assad forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarized zone adjoining the Israeli territory after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province.
A Reuters photographer saw uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the black, white, green and red flag of the Baath Party in the long-abandoned city.