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Report: Iran-Backed Hezbollah Pays Syrian Rebels to Switch Sides

U.S. military officials, human-rights activists, and sources within Syria’s fractious insurgency are painting a grim picture of growing Iranian influence, achieved in part by Iran’s proxy Hezbollah paying rebel commanders formerly supported by the United States to switch sides.

Syrians sit in the courtyard of the National Museum during a ceremony in the memory of Khaled al-Assaad, the late 82-year old retired chief archaeologist of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, on August 23, 2015 in the Syrian capital Damascus. The Islamic State (IS) group beheaded Al-Assaad, who refused …

Syria Reopens Damascus Antiquities Museum

DAMASCUS – Syria reopened a wing of the capital’s famed antiquities museum on Sunday after six years of closure to protect its exhibits and visitors from rebel rocket fire in the civil war.

The suspect, "Mohammed G," is accused of contacting a top Islamic State group official

Iran-Backed Islamic Jihad Claims Credit for Rocketing Israel

Islamic Jihad on Saturday took responsibility for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip overnight and threatened further launches, as the Israeli military accused the Palestinian terror group of carrying out the attacks on behalf of Iran and Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured on September 7, will meet in Sochi on Monday

Turkey Announces Erdogan, Putin Meeting in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet and discuss bilateral issues with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of an October 27 summit in Istanbul on the war in Syria, the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) reported Tuesday, citing a top Russian diplomat.

Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ …

U.S., Turkey Discuss Security in Syria as Russian Idlib Deal Hits a Snag

The highest-ranking military officer in the United States military met his Turkish counterpart in Washington, DC, this week to discuss security in Syria’s Manbij area as well as joint efforts to annihilate the resilient Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) presence in the region, the Pentagon announced.

Syrian fighters attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, during a graduation of new Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) members at a camp in the countryside of the northern Idlib province on August 14, 2018. (Photo by OMAR HAJ …

Report: Deadline Passes as Jihadis Fail to Withdraw from Syria’s Idlib

Jihadis in Syria’s Idlib, a stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists considered one of the international terrorist group’s most potent wings, reportedly failed to meet Monday’s deadline to pull out of a planned demilitarized zone in the country’s last rebel bastion as part of a Russian-Turkish agreement.

AUSTRALIAN JIHADIST FIGHTER KHALED SHARROUF (TWITTER)

Report: ISIS Continues to Make ‘Vast Sums of Money’

The Islamic State (ISIS) still maintains large financial assets and a steady revenue stream even after losing 98 percent of its territory in Syria and Iraq, according to a report from Foreign Policy magazine.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, pictured in June 2018, has told Russian media that the military will make a serious push to retake northwestern and eastern territories

Syria: Assad Grants Amnesty to Deserters, Draft Dodgers

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday granted amnesty to men within and outside Syria who deserted the regime’s armed forces or dodged military service, providing them several months for reporting for duty without repercussions.