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Reconciliation Center: Immediate Evacuation Is Last Chance to Save Rukban Camp Refugees

Reconciliation Center: Immediate Evacuation Is Last Chance to Save Rukban Camp Refugees

TEHRAN (defapress)- Immediate evacuation is the only option to save refugees at the Rukban camp from hunger and epidemics, Major General Viktor Kupchishin, chief of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides in Syria, told reporters on Wednesday.
US May Soon Pause Preparations for Delivering F-35s to Turkey

US May Soon Pause Preparations for Delivering F-35s to Turkey

TEHRAN (defapress)- The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia’s S-400 air defense system.
US Lawmakers Slam Government on Anniversary of Iraq War

US Lawmakers Slam Government on Anniversary of Iraq War

TEHRAN (defapress)- US lawmakers criticized the government on Wednesday for its decision to invade Iraq 16 years ago, questioning the conflict’s legitimacy.
Egyptian Novelist 'Sued' for Criticizing Military Officials

Egyptian Novelist 'Sued' for Criticizing Military Officials

TEHRAN (defapress)- A prominent Egyptian novelist stated that he is being sued by military prosecutors in Cairo for "insulting the president, the armed forces and judicial institutions".
Israeli Forces Cold-Bloodedly Kills Palestinian, Injures Others in Bethlehem

Israeli Forces Cold-Bloodedly Kills Palestinian, Injures Others in Bethlehem

TEHRAN (defapress)- The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening cold-bloodedly killed a Palestinian young man and wounded three others as they were traveling aboard a car in Bethlehem, South of the West Bank.
Assad to Visit Baghdad in 2 Months
Lebanese Daily:

Assad to Visit Baghdad in 2 Months

TEHRAN (defapress)- A Lebanese newspaper disclosed that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is slated to visit the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad in the next two months, adding that the two neighboring countries are eager to expand bilateral relations.
West Must Reject Xenophobia, Islamophobia
Erdogan:

West Must Reject Xenophobia, Islamophobia

TEHRAN (defapress) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the West to stand against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia after a terror attack in New Zealand.
Turkish Army Soldiers, Ankara-Backed Militants Killed in Kurdish Operations in Northern Syria

Turkish Army Soldiers, Ankara-Backed Militants Killed in Kurdish Operations in Northern Syria

TEHRAN (defapress)- The Kurdish fighters conducted a military operation against the Turkish Army and its allied militants in the village of Kimar in Shirva region of Aleppo's Afrin, inflicting heavy casualties and losses on them.
Syrian Army Gives Crushing Response to Terrorists in Hama, Idlib

Syrian Army Gives Crushing Response to Terrorists in Hama, Idlib

TEHRAN (defapress)- The Syrian Army heavily pounded the terrorists' military positions in Northern Hama and Southern Idlib in response to their attacks on government forces from the demilitarized zone.
Iran’s Top Commander Visits Frontlines in Syria’s Deir Ezzur

Iran’s Top Commander Visits Frontlines in Syria’s Deir Ezzur

TEHRAN (defapress)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, who is in Syria for a tripartite military meeting of Tehran, Baghdad and Damascus, paid a visit to Syrian forces in the frontline of war with terrorists in the Arab country’s Eastern province of Deir Ezzur.