Evacuation deal reached for four Syrian towns

2017-03-29 18:10

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels in the latest of a series of deals.

Kremlin says Syrian forces, with air support, take Palmyra

2017-03-02 19:48

The Syrian army backed by Russian jets has completed the recapture of the iconic ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group.

Tanker truck bomb kills at least 43 in Syria

2017-01-07 19:28

A huge truck bomb has killed at least 43 people and wounded dozens more in the Syrian rebel-held town of Azaz, a monitor says.

Syria regime shelling kills 21 civilians in Aleppo

2016-11-30 21:10

A monitoring group says Syrian government artillery fire has killed 21 civilians, including two children, in an eastern district of Aleppo.

Regime bombardment kills 27 civilians in Aleppo

2016-11-19 19:52

A report says at least 27 civilians have been killed in regime air strikes, barrel bomb attacks and artillery fire on the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo city.

Kurdish fighters control much of ISIS stronghold

2016-08-06 22:19

Activists say predominantly Kurdish fighters are now in control of most of a stronghold of the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

Over 30 civilians dead in bombing of rebel Syria towns - monitor

2016-07-13 17:55

Fierce bombardment of two opposition-held Syrian towns has killed more than 30 civilians, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor has said.

Syria agrees to delivery of relief aid

2016-01-07 22:00

A UN official says the Syrian government has agreed to the delivery of relief aid to the besieged town of Madaya near Damascus.

Syria army advances against rebels in south

2015-12-29 17:36

Regime forces have seized a military base from rebels in southern Syria and are locked in heavy fighting in a nearby opposition stronghold.

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.


Desperate Syrians huddle among the trees

2017-03-04 22:00

Sheltering from the wind under a gnarled olive tree, young Jumana and her two children are among tens of thousands displaced by the fighting in Syria.

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in Homs

2017-02-26 19:02

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have pounded a rebel-held neighbourhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least three people.

Intense Syrian bombing pounds Aleppo

2016-12-04 21:15

Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds have pounded areas in the eastern rebel-held Aleppo enclave, killing at least three people.

Battle for Aleppo: 'All hospitals are destroyed'

2016-11-20 06:36

Officials in Syria say all medical facilities in Aleppo "have been taken out" as bombing intensifies, leaving dozens dead.

Bombs, rockets rain down on Aleppo

2016-10-29 22:08

Car bombs and rocket fire have shaken Aleppo as rebels battle to break a suffocating siege by the Syrian regime.

At least 500 fighters killed in Aleppo in 7 days

2016-08-06 17:08

A monitor says more than 500 rebels and government forces have been killed in one week of fierce fighting over Aleppo.

Syrian army advances towards Turkish border

2016-02-07 21:37

Syrian government troops are advancing to a rebel town near the Turkish border with the help of a Russian-backed offensive.

ISIS claims bombing of 2 restaurants in Syria

2015-12-31 15:58

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bombing of two restaurants in a predominantly Kurdish city in Syria, killing at least 16.

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.

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