German national gets 10-year sentence for murder committed in Syria
29 November 2021 | 1:53 pm
German jihadist Nils D. has been found guilty of torturing a man to death while serving as guard at an "Islamic State" prison.
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The power struggle between Moscow, Damascus and Ankara continues, while the civilian population pays the price.
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Although Baghdad maintained diplomatic ties with Syria during the civil war, no Iraqi prime minister has visited Damascus for over a decade.
Members of an "Islamic State" terror cell were on trial for their role in the 2016 subway and airport bombings in Brussels. The verdict concludes the largest trial in Belgium's history.
Syrian state media reported four soldiers were killed in a missile strike outside Damascus. A Syrian war monitor said the strikes targeted weapons stores and Iran-backed militias.
Aid deliveries from Turkey to rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria stopped in late July after a UN Security Council mandate was not extended. Damascus had demanded the UN not deal with "terrorist organizations."
As Middle Eastern countries again accept Bashar Assad's control over Syria, India is beginning to renew its ties with Damascus in order to build strategic influence in the region.
On 17 August 2023, popular protests over the high inflation rate and deteriorating economic situation in Syria erupted in the Druze majority city of Al-Suwayda, with hundreds of participants. These grew, and by 20 August, thousands of protesters chanted slogans demanding the downfall of Assad regime.
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