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Syria News - Mar 26 , 2016

By bartolo - Posted on 25 March 2016

Palmyra: Syrian government forces 'retake citadel’ from Islamic State, a strategic medieval castle on the hill overlooking the city - BBC

VIDEO: Footage shows Syrian Army entering Palmyra -

VIDEO: Syrian Army retaking the citadel castle -

VIDEO: Drone footage of Palmyra castle earlier today - YouTube

Islamic State launches counteroffensive against Syrian army in Palmyra: commander -

IS video claims to show group still in control of Palmyra (VIDEO) - Middle East Eye

Russian warplanes flew 41 sorties to support Syrian offensive against Islamic State near Palmyra, destroyed 146 targets - Reuters

Russia warplanes in Syria attack IS militants carrying weapons to Palmyra from Raqqah and Deir ez-Zor: source - TASS


Russian general says military special forces active in Syria - ABC News

Spotted and surrounded by IS, Russian special forces officer called for fire on himself - RT News

U.S. State Department: Replacing Islamic State with Syrian troops in the city of Palmyra is not a 'great trade-off', The Syrian people should not have to decide between IS and Assad - Fulton News

VIDEO: U.S. State Department: Replacing Islamic State with Syrian troops in the city of Palmyra is not a 'great trade-off' - YouTube

UNESCO Director-General welcomes the liberation of Palmyra - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

VIDEO (starts at 2:25 min): Interview with UNESCO official: ’Palmyra is not just an archaeological site, it is a symbol of Syria’ - YouTube

VIDEO: Drone footage captures ancient Palmyra after Syrian army enters the city, what is left of the archelogical sites destroyed by Islamic State - YouTube



US, Russia push for new Syrian Constitution by August - VOA

Russia says U.S. agrees not to discuss Assad's future for now: Ifax - Reuters

US says it hasn't changed position on Syria's Assad - AP

TRANSCRIPT: Press conference of Kerry and Lavrov on Syria -

UN envoy De Mistura: Syria peace talks to resume April 9 - AP

VIDEO: De Mistura touts 'essential principles' as latest Syria talks conclude - YouTube

TRANSCRIPT: Press conference by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura - ReliefWeb

Moscow insists Kurds participation in Syria peace talks - Kurdpress News Aganecy

Russia admits to training Syria Kurds - Kurdpress News Aganecy

U.S. emphasizes 'YPG and PKK are separate entities' - Kurdpress News Aganecy

IS ‘second in command’ killed by US raid in Syria, Sec. Carter says - Yahoo News

Profile of senior Islamic State leader killed by US - The Long War Journal

Jordan begins covert operations against IS in Syria - Middle East Eye

Jordan's king accuses Turkey of sending terrorists to Europe - Middle East Eye

Turkish journalists face secret trial for revealing Ankara arms deliveries to Syria Islamist rebels - The Guardian

IS, oil & Turkey: What RT found in Syrian town liberated from jihadists by Kurds - RT News

Iran deploys Army Special Forces to Syria and Iraq - The Long War Journal

Iraqi army says border area with Syria taken from IS - Al Arabiya English

Iraqi Shiite fighters in Syria boon to Assad, bane to Abadi’s authority - Al Arabiya English

Are North Koreans fighting in Syria? It’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. - The Washington Post

Syrians describe horrific torture in jails run by militants of Army of Islam -

Why many jihadi terrorists are criminals before they turn to extremism -


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