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DAMASCUS Nike Air Jordan 1 Off White Italia , June 24 (Xinhua) -- The U.S.-Russian relations have witnessed another round of rising tension as both stepped up support to the rivaling sides in Syria, a Syrian politician told Xinhua in an exclusive interview on Saturday.
Anas Joudeh, the head of the opposition Nation Building Movement, said the U.S. and Russia have long been at odds, including in the battlefields of the Syrian crisis, where Russia is backing the Syrian government forces Nike Presto Off-White Italia , and the U.S. is behind the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
Both sides are in a declared fight against the Islamic State (IS), which is said to be facing its demise under the heavy blows of the powers.
The Russian-backed Syrian army is making progress against IS in the sprawling Syrian Desert, in an operation aiming to end the presence of IS and other rebel groups on the Syrian-Iraqi borders, and along the Jordanian frontier as well.
They have captured thousands of square kilometers in the Syrian Desert, succeeding to control border points with Iraq and Jordan in an operation dubbed "the Great Dawn."
The army also captured key gas and oil fields near the ancient city of Palmyra, in the desert in central Syria.
Meanwhile Nike Air Max 97 Off White Italia , the U.S.-supported SDF, a group of Arab, Kurdish and Assyrian fighters, declared a fully-fledged war on IS capital of Raqqa city in northern Syria two weeks ago, succeeding to capture several areas in the eastern and western parts of Raqqa.
They have also captured the southern bank of the Euphrates River, managing thus to circle the entire city of Raqqa.
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Despite the fact that both are separately fighting IS militants, their supposed common enemy, instances happened when they had come face to face, Joudeh noted.
In a recent statement, the SDF charged the Syrian army of attacking its positions in Raqqa repeatedly, warning that it will use its right of self-defense against any future attacks by the Syrian army.
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Experts said that the U.S. is trying to keep the Syrian army away from areas Washington and its allies deem of interest, particularly in the desert close to the Iraqi borders.
"Even when the IS is defeated, the conflict between both powers will continue. Both parties are trying to draw red lines or agreements for each other, in terms of making their interests and goals clear in this country for the post-IS time Nike Air Max 90 Off White Italia ," Joudeh said.
He added that "fighting terrorism" is just a title, under which, plans to secure further interests are hiding.
"The actual power and strength of IS ... won't largely exceeds the power of any other armed group in Syria, but the banner of fighting terrorism is being used by those who will invest in the post IS era, in terms of who will have control and sway in certain areas after the IS defeat," he said.
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LONDON, July 30 (Xinhua) -- A miniature railway that once whisked more than 4 million letters and parcels a day deep beneath London is to be brought back into use, as a heritage tourist attraction.
From the 1920s the network of rail tunnels was operational day and night along the little known "Post Office" railway, linking major postal sorting offices in the capital.
Tickets have now gone on sale for the first journeys along the route when it officially opens to visitors on Sept. 4.
The rail journey Scarpe Nike Off White Italia , in a specially built miniature rail carriages, is expected to become the star attraction at London's new Postal Museum which opened Friday to tell the story of Britain's Royal Mail.
The museum, opened by the Postal Heritage Trust, brings five centuries of British communications history to life, with displays and objects, such as a hand pistol issued to postmen in the past to protect them from robbers known as highwaymen.
The trust is now responsible for the massive collection of memorabilia Nike Off White Italia Scontate , much of it on public display at the museum in Phoenix Place, Farringdon in central London.
Tickets are already selling fast for the railway experience, travelling on the 11-kilometer long "secret" rail network, that criss-crossed London's more famous Underground Rail network. The subterranean train network stretched from Whitechapel to Paddington, employing a staff of more than 200 postal workers. It enabled mail to be moved around London away from the crowded and busy streets above,.
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One of the first people to be given a sneak preview of the new railway trains was Queen Elizabeth's daughter, the Princess Royal.
Because of the narrow width and height of the tunnels, two new trains have been adapted from the original design to enable them to carry passengers in miniature wagons.
A spokesman at the museum said: "For more than 75 years, the postal rail was a vital artery in Britain's communication network, hidden from view. Now our visitors will be able to experience it from Sept. 4.