Syria

Country in Western Asia

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Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon to the southwest, the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.

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The Syrian government said on Monday areas held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) would be brought back under its control through military force..
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Iraq's armed forces chief of staff on Monday expressed hope that the country's border crossing with Syria would be opened in the coming days after meeting his..
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The military chiefs of staff of Syria, Iran and Iraq will hold a rare meeting in Damascus to discuss "ways to combat terrorism", the pro-Syrian government..
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U.S.-backed fighters have taken positions in Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria, they said late on Sunday, after pounding the tiny patch of land by..
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BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State's last enclave in east Syria on Sunday, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State's last enclave in..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday over 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of the Islamic State militant group's last..
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UN investigators have spent years collecting evidence, but turning that into prosecutions is difficult, says Jeremy Bowen.
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BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) β€” War is personal. And in Syria, after eight years of a grinding conflict, there are as many stories of loss, dispossession and desperate..
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The battle against the IS in Syria is coming to a close. The BBC's Quentin Sommerville investigates.
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CBS News foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has covered the Syrian civil war from its start. In her reporter's notebook, she reflects on the cities she's..
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DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight..
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Three suicide attackers in women's clothing killed six people leaving the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday in simultaneous blasts, the..
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While visiting Syrian refugees in countries all over the world, actor Ben Stiller talks about his personal experience and the connections he has made along the..
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A suicide attack targeted people leaving the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, a witness and the U.S.-backed forces besieging the area said.
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Iraq has begun court proceedings against 14 suspected French members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group captured by U.S.-backed forces and transferred to..
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The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight was still not over despite days of..
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France has repatriated several young children from camps in northeastern Syria, its foreign ministry said on Friday.
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German and French diplomats on Friday blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for "a climate of fear and injustice" which they said was the main barrier to..
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France has repatriated several young children from camps in Northern Syria, its foreign ministry said on Friday, reiterating that militants who joined the..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday denied any agreement to hand over captured Iraqi Islamic State fighters or their families to Iraq.
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The young Syrian man crossing out of Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria brought confirmation that the fight was still not over despite days of..
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Islamic State is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its final Syrian stronghold, although it may have..
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Islamic State is down to its last few hundred fighters and less than a square kilometer of land in a battle for its last Syrian stronghold, although it may have..
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The conflict in Syria has raged for eight years and millions are displaced. I met some of the children and families carving out a life far from home.
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China worries that with the end of the war in Syria, out-of-work jihadists will end up in its backyard
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The United Nations said foreign ministers promised to donate $7 billion to help Syrian refugees both in and outside the nation as European officials consider..
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Eight-year-old Rouaa used to dream about leaving Lebanon and returning home, but the "shelling and war" there has changed her mind.
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An Israeli intelligence firm has taken satellite images appearing to show a new missile factory is being constructed in Syria, adding additional cause for alarm..
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By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United Nations won almost $7 bln in aid pledges for Syria on Thursday, overcoming fatigue among donors after eight years..
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Islamic State militants along with women and children surrendered in the hundreds to U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground..
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Islamic State militants accompanied by women and children surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in their hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost..
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In a statement, the SDF said its fighters had made progress into the remaining IS-held part of the enclave in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. It said 15 IS..
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Islamic State militants accompanied by relatives surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by the hundreds on Thursday as the jihadists lost ground to a..
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Islamic State fighters and their families surrendered in their hundreds to U.S.-backed forces besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria..
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Dozens of people, comprising Islamic State fighters, women and children, surrendered to U.S.-backed forces besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in..
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U.S.-backed fighters besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air..
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The United Nations will seek billions of dollars in additional aid for Syria on Thursday, seeking to overcome fatigue among donors after eight years of civil war..
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Eight years since Syria began its descent into war, many of President Bashar al-Assad's enemies have been defeated and the bulk of the country is back under his..
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U.S.-backed fighters besieging Islamic State's final shred of territory in eastern Syria said they had pushed further into the enclave following clashes and air..
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By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army, aided by Russian warplanes, attacked rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria on Wednesday in the most..
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The Syrian army was using Russian warplanes to stage a major attack on the rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Residents,..
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes such an operation would not be needed..
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The United States is not discussing a Turkish offensive in northeast Syria with Turkey and believes such an operation would not be needed to address Ankara's..
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By Ellen Francis BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State launched two counter-attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in..
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CBS News foreign correspondent Holly Williams was the only network correspondent on the ground in Raqqa, Syria in 2017, reporting on the fall of the ISIS..
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The Syrian refugee crisis is one of the worst in the world, with more than 6 million people internally displaced. Chatham House's Allaa Barri joins CBSN to..
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The remaining 3,000 Islamic State members in the group’s last Syrian holdout surrendered Tuesday, The Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Thousands of..
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The Syrian army aided by Russian warplanes shelled rebel-held towns in northwestern Syria in the most extensive bombardment in weeks against the last remaining..
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Islamic State launched two counter attacks on U.S.-backed fighters besieging their final shred of territory in eastern Syria on Wednesday but were beaten back..
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Islamic State militants mounted two counterattacks on Wednesday against U.S.-backed Syrian forces that are on the brink of capturing the jihadists' final enclave..
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The ideology of IS will persist, says the BBC's Jewan Abdi, after meeting women who fled its last enclave in Syria.
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"We are a country that was built on refugees and immigrants," actor and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador says. "They should not to be demonized."
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Israel on Wednesday accused a suspected Lebanese Hezbollah operative who was previously held in Iraq over the killing of five U.S. military personnel of now..
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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it thwarted an attempted Islamic State group suicide bomb attack early on Wednesday during a last-stand battle for..
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Around 3,000 Islamic State members have surrendered from the group's last holdout in Syria, Kurdish-led forces said Tuesday, as air raids and shelling resumed..
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Hunkered near one of Syria's hottest front lines for seven years, the eastern Ghouta district of Ein Terma sustained more damage than most areas in the conflict.
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By Rodi Said BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families..
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This week marks 8 years of civil war in Syria, and CBSN is taking a look at how ISIS has helped shape the conflict. Seth Jones is a senior adviser to the..
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By Ellen Francis QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish authorities that led the fight against Islamic State are prepping for their next battle: a political..
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BRUSSELS (AP) β€” Aid organizations appealed Tuesday for funds to help Syria recover from an eight-year war that has driven almost 6 million people out of the..
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Turkey is discussing with Russia and the United States a potential military offensive in a region of northeast Syria controlled by Kurdish fighters, a Turkish..
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Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining..
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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian..
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Brussels: The French jihadist who shot dead four people in a terrorist attack at a Jewish museum was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Brussels court,..
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Islamic State was close to defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday after ferocious bombardments overnight and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said..
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