Syria


More than 10 000 flee rebel-held Aleppo

2016-12-11 12:31

Fierce fighting and heavy bombardment saw more than 10 000 people flee rebel-held areas of the battleground Syrian city of Aleppo since midnight, a monitoring group says.

Syria army pounds Aleppo rebels as Russia vows no let-up

2016-12-09 22:59

Syrian warplanes have launched fresh raids on the last rebel-held districts in Aleppo, as key regime ally Russia vowed the assault would continue until opposition fighters left the battleground city.

Syria president says victory in Aleppo won't end the war

2016-12-08 20:04

Syrian President Bashar Assad has said that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war.

Syrian government, ally Russia warn rebels in city of Aleppo

2016-12-06 19:34

The Syrian government and its ally Russia have issued stark warnings to rebels in besieged eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo.

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.

US-led coalition admits 54 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq strikes

2016-12-02 07:28

The US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq said that 54 civilians had been "inadvertently killed" in seven air strikes between March and October.

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.

UN says 16 000 flee east Aleppo, calls situation 'chilling'

2016-11-29 13:30

Up to 16 000 civilians have fled strife-torn parts of eastern Aleppo as the rebels lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold, the UN said, describing the situation as "chilling".

Egypt foreign ministry denies troops deployed in Syria

2016-11-28 11:41

Egypt has denied Arab media reports claiming that it had a military presence in Syria, days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his support for the Syrian army.

Election throws US plans for Syrian refugees into question

2016-11-27 18:02

Donald Trump's election has thrown into question plans by US cities to take in Syrian refugees.

 

Thousands more flee Syria's Aleppo

2016-12-11 05:57

Russia says about 50 000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo over the past two days as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition.

UN to vote on 'too little, too late' Syria ceasefire

2016-12-09 13:20

The UN General Assembly is set to vote on a draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Syria and access for humanitarian aid, a measure one diplomat described as "too little, too late."

US, Western leaders calling for immediate Aleppo ceasefire

2016-12-07 21:59

The US and five other Western powers are calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and accusing Russia of blocking efforts to halt the bloodshed.

Russian field hospital hit in Syria's Aleppo, nurse killed

2016-12-05 17:20

Rebel shelling of the Syrian government part of Aleppo has killed a Russian nurse, while a Russian fighter jet crashed off Syria's coast.

Race against time as nearly 20,000 children flee Aleppo: UN

2016-12-02 21:28

Nearly 20 000 children have fled their homes in battered east Aleppo in recent days, the UN says, warning that time is running out to provide them with the help they desperately need.

Russia proposes humanitarian corridors for Aleppo: UN

2016-12-01 18:42

Russia has proposed setting up four humanitarian corridors to Syria's battered eastern Aleppo to allow in aid and for hundreds of desperately needed medical evacuations, the United Nation says.

Intel errors led to coalition strike on Syria forces: US

2016-11-30 08:43

The Pentagon says intelligence errors resulted in a US-led coalition air strike in Syria in September that reportedly killed around 90 Syrian government forces.

Nearly 10 000 civilians flee east Aleppo

2016-11-28 12:31

Nearly 10 000 civilians have fled battered eastern Aleppo towards government-held districts and the Kurdish-controlled neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, a monitoring group said.

Israeli military kills 4 ISIS militants in Syria after ambush

2016-11-27 22:22

The Israeli military says it has killed four Islamic State-affiliated militants in Syria, after the militants opened fire on a military patrol on the Israeli side of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Germany detains Syrian on suspicion of planning attack

2016-11-25 09:07

German police have arrested a Syrian man on suspicion he was planning to carry out an attack after discovering that he had obtained material which could be used to build weapons or bombs.

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