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Bringing some hope for deaf Syrian refugee children
Orient News - 2017-03-30 02:07

Turkey ends Euphrates Shield military campaign in Syria
BBC - 2017-03-30 00:53
The Euphrates Shield operation targeted Islamic State fighters and also Syrian Kurdish militias. ...

Syrian Kurds pull out from Geneva negotiations in protest against Syrian opposition - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-30 00:18

US Turned Syrian Kurds Into 'Double-Edged' Sword Targeted Against Assad, Daesh
Sputnik - 2017-03-29 19:55

Syrian opposition, Russia discuss reinforcing ceasefire
Reuters - 2017-03-29 18:07
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition and a senior Russian diplomat agreed on Wednesday that Syria's fragile ceasefire needed to be shored up amid growing violations in the multi-sided civil war. ...

Syrian army captures Islamic State village near Aleppo
Reuters - 2017-03-29 17:53
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army captured the small town of Deir Hafer east of Aleppo from Islamic State on Wednesday, a Syrian military source said, part of its operations to drive back the jihadist group and consolidate its control in that area. ...

IS targets the maintenance team sent to the Euphrates Dam
ANHA - 2017-03-29 16:15
The mercenaries of IS targeted the engineers and the team of Syrian Red Crescent who headed to Euphrates Dam to determine its state. ...

ISIS gangs target the engineers working at Tabqa Dam
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 15:22
A team of engineers and Syrian Red Crescent staff have entered the Tabqa Dam for inspections and works to eliminate the dangers caused by attacks of the ISIS gangs. ...

Saudi King says Syrian subjected to 'killing' urges U.N. based political deal
Reuters - 2017-03-29 13:08
AMMAN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday his country supported a political settlement to the bloody six year conflict in Syria based on U.N. Security Council resolutions. ...

Islamic State shelling forces engineers to evacuate Syrian dam: Reuters witness
Reuters - 2017-03-29 13:08
TABQA DAM, Syria (Reuters) - Islamic State shelled positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates River on Wednesday, forcing the evacuation of engineers who were on site to open spillways, a Reuters wit ...

Kurds best to fight against IS, YPG representative tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-03-29 13:03
The representative of the Syrian Kurdish Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG) in the anti-IS coalition stated that cooperation between Kurds in Syria and the coalition led by the U.S. is based on common interests and stated that Kurds are the best choice to fi ...

Arabs Make Up Bulk of PYD Security Forces in Rojava: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-29 12:14
PYD implements all the decisions of the Syrian regime ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) Security Forces in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) mainly consists of Arabs affiliated with the Syrian Baathist regime, according to a source from ...

Raqqa-Tabqa road under SDF control
ANF/English - 2017-03-29 10:30
YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken control of the highway between Raqqa and Tabqa cities. ...

Syria deal to evacuate Shi'ites and Sunnis from towns: source, Observatory
Reuters - 2017-03-29 10:03
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Shi'ite populations of two pro-Syrian government towns are to be evacuated in exchange for the evacuation of Sunni rebels and their families from two opposition-held towns in a mediated deal between the warring sides, a pro-governme ...

UN Secretary-General visits Syrian refugee camp in Jordan
Orient News - 2017-03-29 02:03

Arab League ministerial meeting: Syrian blood shed must end Orient Net Arab foreign ministers have endorsed all items included on the agenda of their meeting which ..
Orient News - 2017-03-29 02:03

Strike in Syria hit militants, not civilians: U.S. general
Reuters - 2017-03-29 00:48
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Iraq told reporters on Tuesday that a strike near the Islamic-State-held Syrian city of Raqqa last week appears to have killed dozens of militants and not civilians. ...

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Dengê Amerîka - 2017-03-28 20:07
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In pictures: Kurdish fighters pose in front of abandoned Syrian jets at Tabqa Airbase
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-28 19:21

Raqqa will soon be encircled from four fronts: Rojda Felat
ANHA - 2017-03-28 17:59
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander Rojda Felat stated said they took a major step to liberate Raqqa city with the operation of Tabqa city and Tabqa Dam. ...

Guns silent as engineers work to ease pressure on Syrian dam
Reuters - 2017-03-28 17:52
TABQA DAM, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian engineers worked on Tuesday to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates River, amid a pause in a U.S.-backed assault to capture it from Islamic State, a Reuters witness said. ...

Images from the Tabqa Military Airport liberated by SDF
ANF/English - 2017-03-28 17:34
Fighters of the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the Tabqa Military Airport from ISIS the day before and they have finalized the mop-up operations in the airbase. ...

Iran's Rouhani says Syrian peace talks to continue in Kazakhstan
Reuters - 2017-03-28 16:52
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Syrian peace talks sponsored by Tehran, Russia and Turkey would continue in Kazakhstan without specifying a date for the next round of negotiations. ...

Syrian opposition: Assad and associates aren’t part of Syrian solution
Rûdaw - 2017-03-28 15:31
“We cannot accept any role for Bashar al-Assad ...

PYD co-chief says Raqqa to be part of Rojava’s Federation
Waar Media - 2017-03-28 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Rojava’s Democratic Union Party (PYD) Co-chair Salih Muslim said on Monday that the northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed ...

Syrian refugees build new lives in Turkey
NRT - 2017-03-28 11:39

Raqqa could be part of Syria’s Kurdish federation: Salih Muslim
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) stated that the northern Syrian city of Raqqa could join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State (IS). ...

Syrian troops control large part of Sweida province
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
Syrian troops freed a great swathe of southern Sweida province from the Islamic State (IS) on Monday as the terrorists’ retreat continued. ...

Russian FM encourages countries involved in Syrian crisis to work together
NRT - 2017-03-28 07:45

Spanish court to investigate state terrorism case against Syrian security officials
Rûdaw - 2017-03-28 04:14
This 'brings hope to the thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict' ...

Spain to investigate Syrian officials for alleged torture
BBC - 2017-03-28 04:07
A judge has decided Spain has the authority to investigate alleged crimes by Syria. ...

U.S.-coalition sees no 'imminent risk' to Syria's Tabqa dam
Reuters - 2017-03-28 02:23
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition said on Monday it saw no imminent danger to a major hydroelectric dam that allied Syrian militias are fighting to take from Islamic State, unless the jihadists planned to blow it up. ...

Syrian asylum seekers in UK forced into poverty
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

UK Parliament gives Syrian youths platform to voice opinion
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

Berlin: Syrian Kurds protest PYD, say it should be classified as terror group
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

Opposition’s Nasr al-Hariri: Syrian revolution did not and would not accept any role of Bashar Assad
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

FSA liberates more ground from ISIS in the Syrian Desert
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

PYD Increasing Forces in Towns to Pressure Rivals
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:34
ERBIL — Armed forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have been deployed to different areas of Rojava so as to increase the pressure on rival political parties and activists, an official said. Part of the forces are withdrawn ...

U.S.-backed Syrian forces say pause operations near Tabqa dam
NRT - 2017-03-27 21:04

Ahrar al-Sham claims shot downing Regime’s helicopter in Latakia countryside
Waar Media - 2017-03-27 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: A Syrian Free Army faction announced on Monday it had downed an Assad regime aircraft in El Lazeqeya countryside while dropping explosive barrels on civilians, Syrian opposition-linked Orient News reported. Ahrar al-Sham faction claims it sho ...

First images from the Tabqa Airport liberated by SDF
ANF/English - 2017-03-27 18:10
First images have been released from the Tabqa Airport liberated by Syrian Democratic forces on Sunday. ...

Islamic State tunnels under al-Bab point to hard fighting ahead
Reuters - 2017-03-27 17:22
AL-BAB, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian rebels who drove Islamic State from the town of al-Bab in northwest Syria this year discovered an extensive network of tunnels dug by militants as part of their defenses, a tactic that has slowed the military campaign agai ...

PYD Mobilizes Forces in Rojava Against Rivals
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) offshoot in the Syrian Kurdish region (Rojava) has withdrawn part of its forces from the vicinity of Raqqa and has mobilized them in the cities of Rojava, in a move to place its rivals under pressure, said a Syria ...

PYD Forces Raid House of Rival Politician in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-27 17:19
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), raided the house of a rival politician in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). While raiding the house, which belongs to Abd ...

Al-Raqqa Civil Council undertakes the liberated areas administration
ANHA - 2017-03-27 15:13
After the eastern countryside of al-Raqqa had been liberated by Democratic Syrian Forces, its administration was given to Al-Raqqa Civil Council. ...

Syria's Raqqa expected to join Kurdish-led federalism: Kurdish leader
Reuters - 2017-03-27 14:21
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The northern Syrian city of Raqqa is expected to join a decentralized system of government being set up by Syrian Kurdish groups and their allies once it is freed from Islamic State, a leading Kurdish politician told Reuters on Monday. ...

Kurdish US-backed forces take ISIS-held airport near Raqqa
Waar Media - 2017-03-27 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria (Rojava), a spokesman said. The capture of Tabqa airbase comes as ...

Are Syrian Kurds the Key to Defeating ISIS? | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com
Algemeiner - 2017-03-27 12:53

Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion: monitor
Reuters - 2017-03-27 12:26
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said. ...

Talal Silo: We act carefully to avoid damage on the Euphrates Dam
ANHA - 2017-03-27 11:29
NEWS DESK – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo stated that they are acting carefully to not damage the Euphrates Dam in their ongoing operation in the region. The SDF Spokesman refuted reports on the international coalition aircraft s ...

Syrian Kurds accuse Iraqi Kurds of preventing media covering Raqqa operation - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-27 08:21

Geneva: Syrian opposition denounces Assad killing machine
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

SDF fighters encircle the Tabqa Airport
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Tabqa Airport has been encircled by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates aiming to liberate the Raqqa city and surroundings. ...

SDF Spokesman: We act carefully to not damage the Euphrates Dam
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 22:34
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo stated that they are acting carefully to not damage the Euphrates Dam in their ongoing operation in the region. ...

⁠⁠⁠Female Battalion of Syrian Baath Party in Qamishlo Wraps Up Training
BAS News - 2017-03-26 22:28
The Kurdish city of Qamishlo is under PYD control QAMISHLO — The Syrian army announced the graduation of the battalion of 'Khansawat of Syria' consisting solely of female fighters from Qamishlo city in northern Syria. The new female battalion made up of ...

Syrian opposition 'fed up with terrorists', seeks help against Assad
Reuters - 2017-03-26 22:17
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition rejects terrorism and is "fed up" with banned militants but they cannot be stopped if Syria continues evicting populations of besieged areas, opposition negotiator Basma Kodmani said on Sunday. ...

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-03-26 21:52

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base | The Sacramento Bee
Sacbee - 2017-03-26 20:29

The Latest: Syrian Kurdish forces battle IS over air base | Miami Herald
Miamiherald - 2017-03-26 19:30

U.S-backed forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-26 19:26
AMMAN (Reuters) - A United States-backed alliance of militias fighting Islamic State have stormed the Tabqa military airport held by militants, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman said on Sunday. ...

Kılıçdaroğlu says gov’t to give citizenship to 4 mln Syrians
Waar Media - 2017-03-26 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Saturday that the government would give Syrian refugees in Turkey citizenship after a critical referendum on April 16 that will introduce an executive ...

Abu Omar al-Almany was killed
ANHA - 2017-03-26 16:34
The prince of IS' mercenaries in al-Tabqa area Abu Omar al-Almany who is German was killed with 3 elements of IS' mercenaries during clashes erupted in the surrounding of Euphrates Dam on Saturday night. Moreover, The Democratic Syrian Forces are still pr ...

Syrian Kurds call for independence or confederation in Geneva
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-26 14:30

SDF fighters liberate two more villages east of Tabqa
ANF/English - 2017-03-26 14:21
Two more villages have been cleared of ISIS gangs in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates by YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). ...

Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk of collapse
Reuters - 2017-03-26 14:16
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has warned that the Tabqa dam, which a U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab militia is trying to capture from the militant group, is at imminent risk of collapse because of airstrikes and increased water levels. ...

U.S.-backed Syrian militia makes gains against Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-03-26 13:40
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Kurdish and Arab Syrian militia backed by the United States has captured the town of Karama as it prepares for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa that it expects to take place in early April, it said on Sunday. ...

Syrian Kurds Discuss Constitution in Geneva, Want Independence or Confederation
Sputnik - 2017-03-26 11:27

Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says
NRT - 2017-03-26 11:08

PYD Continues to Crack Down on Rivals in Rojava: DCHRK
BAS News - 2017-03-26 10:10
PYD armed men abducted two people in Derik, Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules Rojava, the Syrian Kurdish region, continues its human rights abuses against the Syrian Kurdish political parties considered by PYD as ...

Syrian refugees get a warm welcome in Scotland
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

Syrian Kurds criticize UN, say Kurdish cause not well addressed
Rûdaw - 2017-03-25 23:40
The KNC stated the solution to the division of power in Syria was too vague. ...

Kurdish-led SDF forces advance in Raqqa
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) made a fresh progress on Friday against the Islamic State (IS) group in the countryside of the northern city of Raqqa, a Kurdish official told Mayadeen TV. ...

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday. ...

SDF: A future Syrian national army?
Kurdish Question - 2017-03-25 22:21
SDF: A future Syrian national army? ...

Syrian Regime Delegation Meets with PYD in Rojava
BAS News - 2017-03-25 19:45
ERBIL — A delegation from the Syrian Regime met with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) officials in Rojava to discuss the governance of the Kurdish areas in the north of the country. A local source, who wished to remain anonymous for security reasons, con ...

10 ISIS members captured alive during clashes near Tabqa
ANF/English - 2017-03-25 17:28
As YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces continue advancing towards the Tabqa Dam, 10 ISIS members were captured alive during last night's clashes. ...

Syrian gov. recaptures positions lost to rebels last week in Damascus
NRT - 2017-03-25 14:51

PYD Steps Up Threats Against ENKS Members
BAS News - 2017-03-25 14:00
PKK pressures PYD to close down ENKS headquarters in Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), has threatened the political parties in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) with expulsion and withdrawal of their licenses. Khalid Ali, a memb ...

Syrian rebels resume evacuation of Homs: governor
Reuters - 2017-03-25 13:23
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels in Homs resumed their evacuation as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government, a senior official and a war monitor said on Saturday. ...

Syrian army pushing back insurgent offensive, military source says
Reuters - 2017-03-25 10:57
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies retook a village near Hama on Saturday, a Syrian military source said, as the government tries to turn back a major insurgent offensive, but bitter fighting continued, a war monitor said. ...

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison - Observatory
Reuters - 2017-03-25 09:29
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said on Saturday. ...

Syrian Human Right Organizations Concerned at PYD Policies
BAS News - 2017-03-24 23:48
ERBIL — Seven human rights organizations in Syria have voiced concern over ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) policies towards rival political factions and civic organizations. In a joint statement, the human rights organizations said the PYD bans every ...

Damascus condemns US military cooperation with SDF
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 23:40
Only way to fight terror is to cooperate with Syrian Arab Army, says Damascus rep ...

Syrian Kurds reject UN envoy's paper, say it ignores Kurdish rights - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-24 22:55

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials
Reuters - 2017-03-24 21:11
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday. ...

Social justice 'warriors' jump into Kurdish-Syrian struggle | Fox News
Foxnews - 2017-03-24 19:51

Syrian negotiator puts 'terrorism' at center of Geneva talks
Reuters - 2017-03-24 19:50
GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's chief negotiator at U.N. peace talks in Geneva on Friday delivered a 40 minute polemic attacking the political and armed opposition and their foreign backers, labeling them all "terrorists". ...

Battles for Mosul and Raqqa: Challenges and comparisons
Seth Frantzman - 2017-03-24 19:39
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On March 22nd US forces helped transport elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces across lake Assad behind ISIS lines. Coming ashore around 30 kilometers from Raqqa, […] ...

Kurdish-led SDF welcomes Syrian Army participation in coming Raqqa offensive
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-24 18:41

Farsat Abdûlismail village liberated in Wrath of Euphrates
ANHA - 2017-03-24 15:00
RAQQA – Syrian Democratic Forces advancing towards Raqqa in the Operation Wrath of Euphrates have liberated another village in eastern Raqqa. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces advancing on the Abu Khasab front have liberated the village of Farsat A ...

Raqqa-Aleppo-Deir ez-Zor road liberated
ANHA - 2017-03-24 15:00
RAQQA – Four villages in western Tabqa and the Raqqa-Aleppo-Deir ez-Zor road has been captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters. The International Coalition Agentry stated that in the Wrath of Euphrates operation, Abû Hara, Al-Moshêrfa, Kirê ...

Syria's Ja'afari says U.S. action on Raqqa would be illegitimate
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
GENEVA (Reuters) - Any U.S.- or Turkish-backed attack on Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa would be illegitimate unless coordinated with President Bashar al-Assad's government, the Syrian chief negotiator at peace talks in Geneva said on Friday. ...

Syrian SDF forces reach Tabqa dam: Raqqa campaign spokeswoman
Reuters - 2017-03-24 14:46
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached the entrance to the Tabqa dam where they are clashing with Islamic State, Jihan Sheikh Ahmed, the SDF's spokeswoman for the campaign to drive the jihadist group from Raqqa, sai ...

Russians bombing Syrian rebels near Hama, Syrian military source says
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:19
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian warplanes are taking part in air strikes against insurgents to help repel a major attack on Syrian government-held areas near the city of Hama, a Syrian military source said on Friday. ...

French defense minister sees Raqqa battle starting in coming days
Reuters - 2017-03-24 08:58
PARIS (Reuters) - A battle against Islamic State to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa is likely to start in the coming days, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday. ...

Al-Xasansiye village liberated, progress continues
ANHA - 2017-03-24 07:24
RAQQA – SDF fighters advancing towards Raqqa in the third phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrates campaign on Thursday liberated the village of al-Xasaniye. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), advancing towards Raqqa in the third phase of th ...

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra
BBC - 2017-03-24 02:08
Lyse Doucet finds the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city's famous ruins. ...

Erdogan Says Upset About Interest Moscow, Washington Showing to Syrian Kurds
Sputnik - 2017-03-24 02:05

Jihan Sheikh Ahmad: Tabqa operation to continue until entire liberation
ANHA - 2017-03-24 00:18
RAQQA ─ The Operations Room Wrath of Euphrates Spokeswoman Jihan Sheikh Ahmad stated on Thursday that the Tabqa air operation which was carried out jointly by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Coalition forces was successful. The SDF spokeswoman of t ...

PKK Moves Fighters from Qandil to Sinjar: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has started mobilizing its armed forces from Qandil mountainous areas to the Yezidi town of Sinjar, and from there to the neighboring Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), an official said. “The PKK continues causing troubles ...

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