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News Syria: Italian man set free after almost three years captivity in Syria

News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-italy/italian-man-set-free-after-almost-three-years-captivity-in-syria-idUSKCN1SS24E?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian man held hostage in Syria for almost three years has been freed, the Italian prime minister’s office said in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said Italian ...

News Syria: U.S. calls for ceasefire as heavy fighting hits northwest Syria

News source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-calls-ceasefire-heavy-fighting-hits-northwest-syria-n1009116
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

The Syrian government is waging an offensive on the last big stretch of rebel-held territory. A burnt out car and a motorbike on a road in a town, said to be Saraqib, Idlib province, Syria on May 22, ...

News Syria: Syria officials: Power station bombed by insurgents repaired

News source: https://www.foxnews.com/world/syria-officials-power-station-bombed-by-insurgents-repaired
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian government officials say a power station close to the rebels' last stronghold in the country's northwest has been repaired after insurgents bombed the facility the night ...

News Syria: U.S. Yet to Find Evidence of New Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/world/middleeast/syria-chemical-weapons.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States has found no evidence so far that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have begun again using chemical weapons in Syria’s continuing civil war, the top American diplomat ...

News Syria: US warns Assad against using chemical weapons as fighting escalates in Syria

News source: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-warns-assad-chemical-weapons-fighting-escalates-syria/story?id=63202784
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

As new fighting in Syria's last opposition-held province intensifies, the U.S. is increasingly warning the regime of Bashar al Assad and his backer Russia against escalating the conflict ...

News Syria: Fighting rages after Syria rebels retake northwest village

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syria-insurgents-recapture-village-from-government-forces/2019/05/22/ba54653c-7c83-11e9-b1f3-b233fe5811ef_story.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition fighters said Wednesday they recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria that had been seized two weeks earlier by government forces in an ...

News Syria: Italian Hostage Freed After 3 Years in Syria Returns Home

News source: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/05/23/world/europe/ap-eu-italy-syria-hostage-freed.html
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

MILAN — Italy's defense minister says an Italian who had been held hostage in Syria for three years has been released and returned to Italy. Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta late Wednesday confirmed ...

News Syria: US investigating possible Assad chemical attack in Syria

News source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/22/us-accuses-syrian-government-of-fresh-chemical-weapon-attack
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

The US believes Assad’s regime might have used chemical weapons in Syria’s north-west. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images The US says it has seen signs the Syrian government may again be ...

News Syria: Turkey's AK Party says nothing wrong with intelligence meetings with Syria despite tensions

News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-idUSKCN1SS2M5
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The AK Party of President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday there was nothing wrong with Turkey’s intelligence agency meeting Syrian counterparts to prevent conflict - even though ...

News Syria: Italian hostage freed in Syria

News source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italian-hostage-freed-in-syria/ar-AABKHha
Publicated on: Wednesday 22 May 2019

An Italian hostage was on his way home Wednesday after more than two years in captivity in Syria, where an unknown number of foreigners remain missing eight years into the country's devastating war. ...

News Syria: Syria insurgents recapture village from government forces

News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syria-insurgents-recapture-village-government-forces-63196786
Publicated on: uesday 21 May 2019

Syrian activists and rebels say opposition fighters have recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria. Naji al-Mustafa, a spokesman for armed factions, says the ...

News Syria: British proposal to block travel to Syria and West Africa suggests renewed foreign fighter threat

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/05/20/british-proposal-block-travel-syria-west-africa-suggests-renewed-foreign-fighter-threat/
Publicated on: onday 20 May 2019

The British government could ban travel to parts of Syria and West Africa in a bid to combat the problem of foreign fighters who join extremist organizations such as the Islamic State. Home Secretary ...