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News Syria » Sweida: Feature: Syrians seek to spread messages of love, peace on Valentine's Day

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/16/c_136978253.htm
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

(Xinhua/Ammar Safarjalani) SWEIDA, Syria, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Wearing a red jacket, Salam held a white placard reading "Love has different meanings in my heart, mind, and soul... Syria is love and peace." Her friend, holding a heart-shaped red basket ...

News Syria » Sweida: What’s at Stake for Jordan in Moscow?

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/other/what-e2-80-99s-at-stake-for-jordan-in-moscow/ar-BBJbu9P
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A further de-escalation zone was agreed between the U.S., Russia and Jordan in the areas of Daraa, Quneitra and Sweida, on the southern edge of Syria by the Jordanian and Israeli borders. Whilst these zones should in theory be safe areas for civilians ...

News Syria » Sweida: Syrian Army Bombs 'Safe Zones' Killing Civilians

News channel or source: http://malaysiandigest.com/world/692095-syrian-army-bombs-safe-zones-killing-civilians.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

A military media unit run by Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, a close ally of the Syrian government, said the army and its allies had gained control over all checkpoints and border posts on the border in Sweida, one of four Syrian provinces that border Jordan.

News Syria » Sweida: Syrian Rebel Gains In Daraa Put Opposition And Regime In A Tug-Of-War For Syria's Druze Population

News channel or source: http://www.ibtimes.com/syrian-rebel-gains-daraa-put-opposition-regime-tug-war-syrias-druze-population-1963628
Publication date: hursday 11 June 2015

a man’s voice amplified by a loudspeaker tore through the Syrian Druze heartland of al-Sweida urging the locals to arm themselves against further attacks and join the Syrian army. The Druze were being called to defend regime-held areas in the south ...

News Syria » Sweida: Syria's Druze reject calls for anti-government uprising

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/syria-druze-reject-calls-anti-government-uprising-150913111703291.html
Publication date: onday 14 September 2015

On September 5, Balous, a popular anti-government Druze leader, had just finished eating lunch in a village in Syria's southern Sweida governorate. A short time later, an explosion hit the convoy Balous was travelling in - killing him, his right-hand man ...

News Syria » Sweida: Violent protests hit Syria’s Sweida city

News channel or source: http://www.arabnews.com/middle-east/news/802086
Publication date: Saturday 05 September 2015

BEIRUT: Druze gunmen in southern Syria killed six government security personnel during violent protests after a Druze leader and dozens of people died in two car bomb blasts overnight, a monitor said on Saturday. The two explosions late on Friday and ...

News Syria » Sweida: Trapped Between Assad, Israel, and al Qaeda

News channel or source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/22/druze-syria-assad-israel-netanyahu/
Publication date: onday 22 June 2015

The Druze of Idlib are not the only ones in danger. The drums of war have now reached the gates of Sweida province in southern Syria, home to the country’s largest Druze population. With a coalition of opposition fighters led by al-Nusra Front ...

News Syria » Sweida: Syria rebels seize most of Sweida military airport: spokesman

News channel or source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/syria-rebels-seize-most-sweida-military-airport-spokesman-114623190.html
Publication date: Wednesday 10 June 2015

Beirut (AFP) - Syrian rebels seized most of a military airport in regime-controlled Sweida province Thursday and shot down a warplane nearby, a spokesman told AFP. "The Southern Front has liberated Al-Thaala military airport and is carrying out mopping-up ...

News Syria » Sweida: Activists: Al Qaeda affiliate kills 20 members of minority sect in Syria

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/11/activists-al-qaida-nusra-front-kills-20-members-druze-sect-in-syria.html
Publication date: hursday 11 June 2015

Meanwhile, in southern Syria, Western-backed rebels entered for the first time the predominantly Druze province of Sweida, which has been spared Syria's four-year civil war that has killed more than 220,000 people. Activists said the rebels entered the ...

News Syria » Sweida: Syrian Druse stand between ISIS and Israeli border, Druse sheikh warns

News channel or source: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/Syrian-Druse-stand-between-ISIS-and-Israeli-border-Druse-sheikh-warns-415445
Publication date: Sunday 06 September 2015

Israeli Druse leaders told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday that the southern Syrian Druse city of Sweida serves as the last barrier separating Islamic State from Israeli territory on the Golan Heights. If Islamic State gets past Sweida, it puts Jordan and the ...