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US-led coalition: More to do in Syria after ISIS loses Raqa

2017-07-24 05:16

The US-led coalition will have "a great deal more" to do in Syria even after defeating the Islamic State in its northern Raqa bastion, a deputy commander of the coalition says.

Fighting halt near Damascus

2017-07-23 06:17

Syria's army has announced a halt in fighting in parts of Eastern Ghouta after rebels and regime ally Russia agreed on how a safe zone will function for the besieged opposition enclave.

Syria says shells hit Russian embassy

2017-07-16 16:06

Syrian state media say shells have hit the Russian embassy in Damascus causing material damage.

WFP expands food aid deliveries in Syria's Raqa

2017-07-12 21:20

The UN's World Food Programme says it has resumed aid deliveries in parts of Syria's Raqa province for the first time in three years using a newly-opened land route.

Syria peace talks resume after ceasefire

2017-07-10 15:04

Syria's government and opposition meet Monday for a seventh round of UN-sponsored peace talks with little expectation of a breakthrough to end the six-year conflict.

Jihadist arrested in Spain wanted to buy weapons there

2017-07-04 08:14

A Danish man arrested in Spain on suspicion of fighting with Islamic State jihadists in Syria was planning to buy weapons in the country, the interior ministry says.

Syrian state TV: Car bombs rock capital, multiple casualties

2017-07-02 10:30

Syrian state TV says a series of car bomb explosions have rocked the capital, resulting in multiple casualties.

Israeli plane hits Syrian army in Golan

2017-06-30 18:31

An Israeli aircraft struck a Syrian army post hours after stray fire from Syria's civil war hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

US says Assad may be preparing chemical attack, warns 'heavy price'

2017-06-27 05:25

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing a chemical weapons attack that would result in the "mass murder" of civilians, the White House says, warning the regime would pay a "heavy price" if it goes ahead.

Israel launches raid on Syria

2017-06-25 08:00

An Israeli aircraft has carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights, an army spokesperson says.

 

Syria truce crumbles as air raids hit Eastern Ghouta

2017-07-23 14:15

Syrian government forces have carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area outside of Damascus, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area.

Syria war has killed more than 330 000

2017-07-16 22:33

More than 330 000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since it started six years ago, around a third of them civilians.

Former Occupy Wall Street protester killed fighting ISIS

2017-07-13 10:10

A former Occupy Wall Street protester and volunteer medic is one of two American volunteers killed while fighting against ISIS in Syria.

With global jihadi network, ISIS is likely here to stay

2017-07-11 19:26

Islamic State group's mix of local insurgency, digitally connected global jihadis gives it staying power.

Iraqi forces celebrate as Mosul offensive nears end

2017-07-08 22:32

Iraq will announce imminently a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists as celebrations broke out among police forces in the city.

Damascus rocked by suicide blast, 2 others foiled

2017-07-02 21:38

A suicide car bomb has killed at least eight people in a rare attack in the heart of Syria's capital, as authorities say they foiled a wider assault by intercepting two other explosives-laden vehicles.

Israel warns Syria after stray fire hits Golan

2017-07-02 07:29

The Israeli army has warned Syria after stray fire from its civil war hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in the latest of a string of incidents across the armistice line.

Pentagon: 'Active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

2017-06-28 14:50

The Pentagon says it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack.

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

2017-06-25 11:00

The Syrian government has released hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad.

472 civilians dead in month of Syria strikes

2017-06-24 07:30

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month.

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