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Jaysh al-Islam and Liwa-al-Islam Now deceased Chemical Waeapon Expert Zahran Alloush has been working for Saudi Intelligence since the 1980s. An in depth investigation concluded that Alloush was the field commander who gave the direct order to deploy the chemical weapons attack in East Ghouta in August 2013.
By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, December 26th, 2015
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Syrian Air Strike Exterminates Commander Behind 2013 Chemical Weapons Attack in Ghouta

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Zahran Alloush, the commander of the Jaysh al-Islam alliance was killed in a Damascus suburb. August 21, 2013 the Saudi intelligence asset Alloush was commanding Liwa-al-Islam when More...

MSF supported hospital in Ma'arat Al Numan, Islib, Syria, bombed in February 2016. Photo courtesy MSF.
By nsnbc On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Astana agreement doesn’t legalize Turkey’s troops in Idlib: Syrian Foreign Ministry

nsnbc : A source at the Syrian Arab Republic’s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the de-escalation zone established as part of the Astana 6 talks do not legitimize or legalize the existence of any More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Iran, Russia and Turkey agreed to police de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province

nsnbc : The latest round of the Iran, Russia and Turkey – backed Astana talks on Syria resulted in an agreement to set up a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib province for six month, as well as a joint More...

Previous round of Astana Talks in January 2017 (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Delegations meet in Iran to plan Astana IV talks on Syria

nsnbc : Iranian, Russian and Turkish diplomats are meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran to plan the next round of the peace talks and technical talks for Syria in the Kazakh capital Astana. The Astana IV talks More...

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with Air Force personnel. (archives)
By nsnbc On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Russia signed de-escalation zone deal with Syrian rebels

nsnbc : The Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, on Saturday, said its officials had signed an agreement with “moderate Syrian rebels” at peace talks in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on how a safe More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, July 8th, 2017
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Russia & US reach consensus about ceasefire in southwest Syria: Implications

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : In the wake of the first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, on the sidelines of the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, officials from both sides stated More...

US President Donald Trump (archives)
By nsnbc On Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
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White House threatens Syria over “potential evidence” for “potential chemical weapons attack”

nsnbc : The White House, late Monday, claimed it has identified “potential preparations” for a chemical attack by the Syrian government, and said the Syrian government and military would pay a heavy More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, June 4th, 2017
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Worst of Syrian war is behind us: Assad

nsnbc : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the worst of the now six-year-long war in Syria “is behind us”. The statement was made in an interview with the India-based WION television and against the More...

Displaced twice. Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus 2014
By nsnbc On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Guarantor powers plan to publish map of de-escalation zones in Syria by June 4

nsnbc : Following the last  rounds of talks on Syria in Astana, Russia, Turkey and Iran, plan to publish a map of de-escalation zones in Syria by June 4. In Astana this week, the parties signed a memorandum calling More...

Meeting of the Security Council (archives) UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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China and Russia Veto UN Security Council Resolution on Syria – No Carte Blanche for Chapter VII

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Permanent UN Security Council member Russia, on Wednesday, used its veto right to block the adoption of a resolution on Syria that would have condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons More...