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Syria: Country in Western Asia
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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Damascus calls U.S. Golan decision attack on Syrian sovereignty

Syria called the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights a "blatant attack" on its sovereignty and territorial integrity on Monday, saying it had a right to reclaim the..
Reuters - Published

Trump signs decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump signed a decree on Monday at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Syria

Trump signs Golan Heights decree [Video]Trump signs Golan Heights decree

President Donald Trump signed a decree on Monday at the start of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Islamic State threat persists, says fmr U.S. general [Video]Islamic State threat persists, says fmr U.S. general

U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria over the weekend, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate," but former U.S. General John Allen in a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

SDF Vows To Continue Fight Against Islamic State Sleeper Cells [Video]SDF Vows To Continue Fight Against Islamic State Sleeper Cells

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces formally announced the end of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria, but said that it would continue its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Islamic State Threat Remains Despite Victory [Video]Islamic State Threat Remains Despite Victory

U.S.-backed forces say they captured the Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday. Reuters reports the jihadists still remain a threat from so-called "sleeper cells." Syrian Democratic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:50Published

Syrian Democratic Forces Say They've Defeated ISIS in Syria [Video]Syrian Democratic Forces Say They've Defeated ISIS in Syria

​Syrian Democratic Forces have announced that ISIS has lost it's last stronghold in Syria, ended a caliphate declared by the group in 2014.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Graham Flatters Trump To The Nines At Private Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser [Video]Graham Flatters Trump To The Nines At Private Mar-A-Lago GOP Fundraiser

Sen. Lindsey Graham delivered a rousing speech at a fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night. With President Donald Trump looking on, Graham lavished him with praise, ticking off a list of Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

British forces to remain in Syria following capture of last IS territory [Video]British forces to remain in Syria following capture of last IS territory

The liberation of the last of the Islamic State-held territory in Syria has been hailed by British politicians as a historic achievement, but they warned the threat from the terror group remains.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

US-backed Forces Declare Complete Victory Over ISIS In Syria [Video]US-backed Forces Declare Complete Victory Over ISIS In Syria

US-backed forces in Syria have formally declared victory over the militant group known as the Islamic State (ISIS) after a key territorial defeat in the group’s last holdout in Baghouz.

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Islamic State's 'Caliphate' Has Been Ground Into Dust. But A Threat Still Remains [Video]Islamic State's 'Caliphate' Has Been Ground Into Dust. But A Threat Still Remains

“Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished." That's what the spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces tweeted Saturday, declaring the “total elimination..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Trump says ISIL is defeated and out of Syria, but is it? [Video]Trump says ISIL is defeated and out of Syria, but is it?

US Defense Department tells Trump ISIL no longer holds any territory in Syria, a White House spokeswoman says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:02Published

Islamic State 'Caliphate' Defeated, But Threat Persists [Video]Islamic State 'Caliphate' Defeated, But Threat Persists

According to Reuters, U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate." Originally an..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

U.S.-backed SDF declares Islamic State defeated [Video]U.S.-backed SDF declares Islamic State defeated

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate"..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

White House Says ISIS Has Been Completely Defeated [Video]White House Says ISIS Has Been Completely Defeated

Press secretary Sarah Sanders says acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has informed President Trump of the group's defeat.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria [Video]Golan Heights Still Holds Tensions Between Israel and Syria

Syria still maintains it's the rightful owner of the Golan Heights, despite the fact that Israel annexed the territory in 1981.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Trump Says All Islamic State Land Lost In Syria [Video]Trump Says All Islamic State Land Lost In Syria

According to Reuters, Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of territory. Mustafa..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights [Video]U.N. Rights Body Criticizes Israeli Settlement Expansion Into Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council criticized Israeli settlement expansion into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, just one day after US President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:51Published

U.S. Preparing Official Document To Recognize Israel's Sovereign Control Of Golan Heights [Video]U.S. Preparing Official Document To Recognize Israel's Sovereign Control Of Golan Heights

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, a senior administration official said that the United States is preparing an official document to recognize Israel's sovereignty of the Golan Heights that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Trump says IS wiped out in Syria as fighting continues [Video]Trump says IS wiped out in Syria as fighting continues

After being briefed by U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, President Trump declared on Friday that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria. However, U.S.-backed forces on the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Trump Announces End to Islamic State-Controlled Territory in Syria [Video]Trump Announces End to Islamic State-Controlled Territory in Syria

Trump Announces End to Islamic State-Controlled Territory in Syria

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:35Published

Trump Announces Islamic State No Longer Holding Any Territory In Syria [Video]Trump Announces Islamic State No Longer Holding Any Territory In Syria

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that US-backed forces had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria. Over the past few weeks,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights [Video]What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights

Trump’s decision to support Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria is a major policy shift. How it affects the situation for people on the ground is less clear. Megan Revell reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:09Published

Trump says Islamic State wiped out in Syria [Video]Trump says Islamic State wiped out in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday held up a map that he said showed that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria as of "last night". Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Outcry as Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights [Video]Outcry as Trump backs Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

President Donald Trump says it's time for the United States to fully recognise Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a territory captured from Syria in the 1967 war. Such a move would..

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Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli [Video]Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. The comment, Reuters reports, was in response to President Donald Trump’s call to recognize..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan [Video]Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. The recognition of the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

 

Northern Syria administration calls for tribunal for Islamic State detainees

The Kurdish-led administration that runs much of northern Syria called on Monday for an international tribunal to be set up in their region to try the thousands of suspected Islamic State members they..
Reuters - Published

Britons went to Syria for 'research not terrorism'

britons went to syria for 'research not terrorism'
Two men from Leicester and Birmingham wanted to to see the "reality" of what was happening in Syria.
BBC News - Published

France bans Iran's Mahan Air for flying arms, troops to Syria, elsewhere

France has banned flights in and out of the country by Iran's Mahan Air, accusing it of transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other Middle East war zones, diplomats said on Monday,..
Reuters - Published

Hungary court orders arrest of suspected Islamic militant

A Hungarian court has ordered the arrest of a 27-year-old Syrian man suspected of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Hungarian prosecutors said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Syrian state media says rebels shell village with gas, injuring 21

Syrian state media on Saturday cited a hospital in government-held Hama as saying 21 people suffered choking symptoms from poison gas after rebels shelled a village.
Reuters - Published

Druze protest Trump's backing of Israeli sovereignty on Golan

Dozens of Druze Arabs, some carrying Syrian flags and pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, gathered on the Golan Heights on Saturday to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State 'caliphate' defeated, yet threat persists

U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate", but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper..
Reuters - Published

SDF will keep fighting Islamic State sleeper cells

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) formally announced the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria on Saturday but said it would continue its military and security..
Reuters - Published

Macron hails Islamic State defeat as ending a 'major danger' for France

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that a "major danger for France" had been eliminated, after U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State defeated, 'caliphate' eliminated says U.S. ally in Syria

U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State's last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group's self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

U.S.-backed fighters say they have captured Islamic State's last shred of ground in eastern Syria - but while its era of territorial rule may be over for now, there is near universal agreement that IS..
Reuters - Published

After the caliphate: Has IS been defeated?

after the caliphate: has is been defeated?
Maps and charts following the rise and fall of so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
BBC News - Published

U.S. ally declares Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate"..
Reuters - Published

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State fighters have been defeated at the final shred of territory they held in eastern Syria, marking the end of jihadist rule that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-backed..
Reuters - Published

Trump says all Islamic State land lost in Syria, SDF says fight continues

Islamic State militants in eastern Syria still held out late on Friday, the U.S.-backed militia besieging them said, after U.S. President Donald Trump said the jihadist group had lost its last scrap of..
Reuters - Published

Britain says it has no plans to change its stance on Golan Heights

Britain said it had no plans to change its stance on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory seized from..
Reuters - Published

Trump says Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S.-backed forces had dislodged the Islamic State militant group from its last holdout in Syria.
Reuters - Published

Hungary detains Syrian Islamic State member accused of killings

Hungarian authorities detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Islamic State, Budapest prosecutors and the European judicial co-operation agency..
Reuters - Published

U.N. rights body calls for halt to Israeli expansion in Syrian Golan

The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday criticized Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

Gulf Arab regional group regrets Trump call to recognize Israeli rule of Golan Heights

The Gulf Cooperation Council regional group of six Arab monarchies expressed regret on Friday at U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory..
Reuters - Published

Serbia sentences seven for joining, recruiting Islamic State fighters

A Serbian court sentenced seven people, three of them in absentia, to up to 11 years in prison for joining Islamic State and conspiring to recruit others to fight for the militants in Syria and..
Reuters - Published

Germany rejects Trump's call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the..
Reuters - Published

Egypt says it sees Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land

Egypt said on Friday it considers the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian land, rejecting a call by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory captured in the 1967..
Reuters - Published

Syria vows to recover Golan as Trump policy shift draws criticism

The Syrian government vowed to recover the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday as its allies and enemies alike condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for moving to recognize Israeli sovereignty..
Reuters - Published

Golan Heights: Syria condemns Donald Trump's remarks

golan heights: syria condemns donald trump's remarks
Syria criticises the US president for saying it is time to recognise the occupied Golan as Israeli.
BBC News - Published

Syria slams Trump, vows to recover Israeli-occupied Golan

The Syrian government condemned on Friday U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that it was time to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and said Syria was determined to recover the..
Reuters - Published

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