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Iran shares the UN's concern and seeks to avert disaster in Idlib

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SHAFAQNA - An Iranian senior official said Iran seeks to avert disaster in Syria's Idlib. "Iran shares the United Nations’ concern about a potential humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s Idlib province and will seek to avert…

Iran called for militants to be “cleaned out” of Syria’s Idlib province

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SHAFAQNA - Iran's foreign minister said at the start of a visit to Damascus that "terrorists must be purged" from Syria's Idlib and the entire northwestern province returned to government control. The visit comes days before the leaders of…

The First Women's Health Center Opens in Idlib

SHAFAQNA - The first women’s health center in Syria’s Idlib province, designed to accommodate up to 3,500 patients, has been opened near the Turkish border by an Istanbul-based NGO. Mehmet Cihat Aygun, a board member of the Alliance…

New Syrian flashpoint: Tensions in Idlib pose a threat to the 'entire world'

SHAFAQNA- Escalating tensions and clashes between militant groups in the Syrian province of Idlib threaten to introduce a fresh wave of bloodshed to the war-torn Middle Eastern country. Notable Syrian military analyst Maj. Gen. Muhammed…

Is The OPCW Playing Politics In Idlib Gas Attack Investigation?

SHAFAQNA - While foreign nations that support regime change in Syria were quick to condemn the Syrian government for its alleged complicity in an April 4 gas attack in the country’s province of Idlib, other nations – notably Russia, Iran…

U.S. Targets 271 Syrians With Sanctions For Alleged Role In Chemical Weapons Program

SHAFAQNA - Less than two weeks after the Trump administration’s controversial missile strike on a Syrian government airbase, the U.S. Treasury has moved to place sanctions on 271 Syrians who the U.S. alleges are involved in the research and…

Al Jazeera, CNN & BBC Cover Up Genocidal Crimes of US – Backed Syrian Rebels

SHAFAQNA - This week, Syria saw one of its most deadly attacks against civilians fleeing al-Qaeda-held areas in Al-Fu’ah and Kafrayah through a government-rebel civilian swap. Rebels targeted and killed 126 people, including dozens of women…

Amnesty criticizes US “knee-jerk reaction" towards Syria airbase

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SHAFAQNA - Amnesty International has mildly criticized a recent US strike on a Syrian airbase, noting that a "knee-jerk reaction" is no substitute for a proper investigation into chemical attacks. "It's one thing to have some air strikes…

The Escalating War On Syria And Need For International Law

SHAFAQNA - On Tuesday 4 April there were reports of children and other civilians killed by chemical poisoning in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. There were contradictory reports, some saying they smelled the gas; others claiming it caused…

US missile strikes against Syria strategic mistake: Ayat. Khamenei

SHAFAQNA - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the recent missile strikes by the US military against a Syrian army air base were a “strategic mistake.” The Leader made the remarks in a New Year meeting…

US using Syria 'false flag' to advance imperialist agenda

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SHAFAQNA - The recent chemical weapons attack in Syria was a false flag operation which the American Empire is exploiting to advance its imperialist agenda, according to Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long…

Russia, West trade barbs over Syria attack in UNSC meeting

SHAFAQNA - Representatives from Russia and Western countries have been engaged in a war of words during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) concerning a recent suspected chemical attack in Syria. They…

U.S.-Led Coalition Already Using Idlib Chemical Attack As Pretext For War In Syria

SHAFAQNA - After an unsuccessful attempt to blame the Syrian government for a 2013 gas attack in Ghouta that was most likely carried out by al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front, the U.S.-led coalition’s pretext for a military intervention in Syria…

Syrian army, Foreign Ministry deny role in Idlib 'chemical' attack

SHAFAQNA - The Syrian military has categorically denied the accusations leveled against it about being involved in a suspected chemical attack in Syria's northwestern Idlib Province that killed dozens of people. "The army command categorically…