ARTICLES RELATING TO SYRIAN OBSERVATORY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

70 IS jihadists killed in Syria clashes

2014-08-22 14:05

At least 70 Islamic State jihadist fighters have been killed in 48 hours of clashes with Syrian army troops in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group says.

Mortar shells kill 14 in central Damascus

2014-04-29 13:00

Four mortar shells have exploded in central Damascus, killing 14 people and wounding scores, state media says.

Rebel mortar fire in Syria kills child, hurts 40

2014-04-15 12:29

Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital has killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media says.

Assad cousin killed in clash with Syria rebels

2014-03-24 07:20

A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad has been killed in battles with Islamist rebels near the border with Turkey, activists and state media say.

Syria rebels release kidnapped nuns

2014-03-10 08:19

A group of nuns kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian town of Maalula in December were released early Monday thanks to Lebanese-Qatari mediation and handed to the Syrian authorities.

Qaeda splinter group retreats from Syria town

2014-02-28 13:06

Fighters from an al-Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), has withdrawn from a rebel-held Syrian town near the border with Turkey, a monitoring group says.

Syria seizes village after rebel atrocities

2014-02-19 08:34

Government troops have regained full control of a village in central Syria after ousting rebels accused of killing dozens of people there, state media says.

Free Syrian Army fires military chief

2014-02-17 10:38

The rebel Free Syrian Army says it has fired Selim Idriss as its military chief, citing the "difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution" in its battle with the government.

Toll rises as Syria bombs Aleppo: Monitor

2014-02-04 15:01

Syrian army helicopters have carried out new raids over the northern city of Aleppo, dropping explosive-packed barrel bombs as they press a punishing aerial assault, a monitoring group says.

Syria forces step up attacks on Aleppo

2014-02-03 11:24

Syrian forces have bombarded Aleppo with barrel bombs and air raids for a second day, with scores of people killed in 48 hours, a monitor says, after peace talks ended inconclusively.

 

Car bomb attack in Syrian city kills 36

2014-04-29 15:37

A Syrian government official says a car bomb has exploded in a predominantly Alawite district of the central city of Homs, killing 36 people.

UN must block flow of arms to Syria - HRW

2014-04-29 09:08

An international rights group has called for the UN Security Council to block the flow of weapons to the Syria government, which it says is launching attacks with "barrel bombs".

More than 150 000 killed in Syria conflict - NGO

2014-04-01 14:12

More than 150 000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group says in a new toll.

Jihadists 'execute' at least 22 in Syria

2014-03-12 07:19

Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have "executed" at least 22 persons, among them 12 rebels, in the north of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

Syria govt launches air strike on rebel bastion

2014-03-04 11:42

Syrian helicopters have dropped explosives-packed barrels near rebel-held Yabrud, a monitoring group says.

US policy on Syria aids terrorism: Moscow

2014-02-21 08:04

Moscow has accused Washington of prolonging the Syrian conflict by supporting the opposition ahead of a UN Security Council vote that threatens to further deepen big power divisions.

Govt retakes Alawite village in central Syria

2014-02-18 13:00

Syrian government forces have seized a village inhabited by a minority Alawite community from Islamist fighters in a central province, state media says.

Syria, UN in Homs aid deal amid Aleppo fighting

2014-02-07 08:02

Aid operations are due to start in besieged areas of Homs Friday, a US official says, as Syria and the UN agree to hold a "humanitarian pause" on fighting in the devastated city.

US denies Kerry said Syria policy failing

2014-02-04 08:08

The US administration stood by its policy on Syria, denying that Secretary of State John Kerry had called for a change of strategy and the arming of opposition rebels.

20 000 in Syria's Yarmuk camp face starvation

2014-01-29 08:26

Besieged since June, nearly 20 000 people in Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian camp are so desperate for food that many eat stray animals to survive.

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