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British man blown up while fighting Isis in Syria was due to leave war-torn region two hours later, inquest hears

A British man who was killed fighting Isis in Syria had been due to leave the war-torn region just two hours later, an inquest heard today.

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    Emmanuel Macron to urge Donald Trump to keep US in Syria during White House talks

    Emmanuel Macron will urge Donald Trump to keep America engaged in Syria for the long run on Tuesday as the pair meet for face-to-face talks in the White House.

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      Migrants on Greek island of Lesbos attacked by far-Right extremists shouting 'burn them alive'

      Far-Right extremists yelling "Burn them alive" launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people.

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        Emmanuel Macron, the 'Trump Whisperer', says there is no Plan B on Iran as he travels to Washington

        Emmanuel Macron will meet Donald Trump on Monday carrying a message that the US must remain committed to a flawed nuclear deal with Iran because there is no “plan B”.

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          Chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma two weeks after attack

          Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.

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            'Flamboyant' jihadi linked to 9/11 terror cell captured by Kurdish forces in Syria

            A Syrian-German jihadist linked to the 9/11 attacks on the United States has been captured in Syria by US-backed forces, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

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              Rex Tillerson 'would not take calls from Nato counterparts' when US launched 2017 Syria strikes

              When the US launched air strikes on Syria last year it failed to notify foreign allies of the plan, according to a new book which details how Rex Tillerson refused to take phone calls from his Nato counterparts as they scrambled to find out what was going

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                Israel warns of air attack by Iran's Revolutionary Guard in response to Syria strike

                Israel has warned that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard may be planning an air attack in retaliation for a suspected Israeli strike which killed seven Iranians at an airbase in Syria earlier this month.

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                  Chemical weapons inspectors enter Douma, eleven days after 'gas attack'

                  International investigators on Tuesday entered a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after days of delay and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed.

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                    Russia to allow chemical weapons inspectors into Douma amid concerns attack site has been 'tampered with'

                    Chemical weapons experts are due to arrive in Douma on Wednesday to probe the alleged poison gas attack, Russian officials said, as the US voiced fears Moscow may already have "tampered with" evidence at the site.

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                      Donald Trump considered launching Syria strikes 'three times bigger'

                      Donald Trump considered launching a strike three times as big on Syria, potentially including hitting Russian air defence systems, but was dissuaded by James Mattis, his defence secretary.

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                        Suspicions raised after journalist who reported on secretive Russian mercenaries in Syria dies in fall

                        Colleagues of a journalist who reported on Russia's “shadow army” in Syria have raised suspicions about his death falling from a balcony as local authorities insisted there were no indications of foul play.

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                          UK accuses Russia and Syria of blocking chemical inspectors from visiting Douma

                          Britain has accused Syria and Russian of preventing chemical weapons inspectors from reaching the site of the suspected gas attack in Douma which triggered Western strikes on the Assad regime.

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                            Diane Abbott uses faked photo of Israeli fighter jet bombing Tehran to illustrate tweet about Syria

                            Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary and one of Jeremy Corbyn's most senior allies, has illustrated a tweet about Syria with a computer generated fake image of an Israeli jet bombing the capital of Iran.

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                              Girl seen in hospital video of Syria 'chemical attack' speaks of ordeal

                              Masa, who survived the suspected chemical attack in Douma, Syria, recounts her experience.

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                                Syrian strikes help Emmanuel Macron cement position as key Trump ally ahead of Washington visit

                                The Syria strikes have given Emmanuel Macron, the French president, a chance to promote France as the leading American ally in Europe days before he becomes the first foreign leader to be hosted by Donald Trump on a state visit.

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                                  Evidence shows Syria 'attacked own people with chemical weapons', say US, UK and France

                                  The Syrian regime used barrel bombs dropped by helicopter in a chemical weapon attack on its own people in the city of Douma, according to the US, France and Britain yesterday.

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                                    Read the full legal case for the British government's strikes in Syria

                                    Here is the full text of the Government's document setting out why it said taking military action in Syria was legal:

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                                      Footage shows destroyed chemical weapon research facility, Syrian state television says

                                      Syrian state television has broadcast footage of what it claims are the ruins of a chemical weapons research centre near Damascus.

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                                        Russia claims its ally Syria shot down 71 of the 103 missiles launched by the US, Britain and France

                                        Russia has claimed its Syria's Cold War era air defence system shot down 71 of the 103 missiles launched by the US, Britain and France to target three chemical weapons sites.

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                                          Jeremy Corbyn condemns Syria strikes as 'legally questionable'

                                          Jeremy Corbyn has said the missile attack by Britain and the USA on Syria is “legally questionable” and will make it less likely the Assad regime will be held accountable for war crimes.

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                                            'An unequivocal message': How the world reacted to the Syrian airstrikes

                                            Air strikes carried out by the US, UK and France against the Syrian regime have been welcomed by their Western allies.

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                                              Syrian airstrikes: Read Donald Trump and Theresa May's statements in full  

                                              Donald Trump has announced that a coalition of America, Britain and France have begun airstrikes against the Syrian regime to punish its chemical attack that killed more than 70 people.

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                                                Syria airstrikes: Donald Trump announces military action against Assad regime with UK and France

                                                America, Britain and France have launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime to punish its chemical attack that killed more than 70 people.

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                                                  Viewpoint: Why chemical weapons are a red line

                                                  Hamish de Bretton-Gordon Defence CBRN Centre argues that the use of chemical weapons in Syria crosses a red line - and military intervention is a critical response

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                                                    Donald Trump's threats clear Syrian regime warplanes from the skies

                                                    Syrian regime warplanes have carried out barely any raids since Donald Trump threatened strikes, as Bashar al-Assad’s forces scramble to move weapons and equipment away from sites they fear will be hit by US missiles.

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                                                      Russia accuses Britain of staging Syria chemical weapons attack

                                                      Russia's defence ministry has accused Britain of staging the chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people in the Syrian town of Douma on Saturday.

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                                                        Italy the weak link as West forges Syria plan

                                                        Italy has emerged as a weak link as the West gears up to launch military action against Syria in retaliation for chemical attacks on civilians.

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