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For the first time in 40 years, an Israeli jet has been shot down from Syria

Turkey has been doing battle in the northern Syrian town of Afrin against separatist Kurdish militias for the past three weeks, so far without any great success

The US has announced a new strategy on Syria, but observers are responding cautiously because of past experience and its lack of credibility

The protests in Iran are being closely watched in Syria, as the fate of the regime in Damascus is bound up with that of the one in Tehran, writes Bassel Oudat in Damascus

With the rising star of Russia in the region and the demise of the Islamic State group, nothing is certain about the fate of Syria as it enters an eighth year of civil war.

The Syrian opposition has called for a boycott of the Russian-sponsored Sochi Conference on the crisis in the country, seeing it as a way of legitimising the Damascus regime

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