Barrel bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria's Aleppo - monitor

2016-08-25 18:47

Eleven children have been killed in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor says.

300+ civilians dead in recent Aleppo violence - monitor

2016-08-20 17:10

More than 300 civilians have been killed in a three-week surge of fighting and bombardment in Syria's devastated Aleppo city, a monitoring group said.

Syria's civil war: Russia 'ready' for Aleppo pause

2016-08-19 16:09

Moscow has agreed to UN envoy's plea for 48-hour aid access but is not willing to go back to weekly truces in battered city.

More than 30 Syrian rebels killed in ISIS suicide blast

2016-08-15 21:28

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that has killed more than 30 Syrian rebel fighters in a blast near the Turkish border.

US-backed Syrian force captures key ISIS stronghold

2016-08-13 20:00

US-backed fighters have seized a key Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria after two months of heavy fighting and freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields.

Airstrikes on IS-held village kills 30 - activists

2016-06-25 19:38

Opposition activists say airstrikes on an eastern Syrian village held by the Islamic State group have killed at least 30 people and wounded many others.

3 dead, 17 wounded by rebel fire on hospital in Syria's Aleppo

2016-05-03 16:23

Rebel fire on a hospital in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria's second city Aleppo killed three women and wounded another 17 people, state media reported.

Assad says he can form new Syria government with opposition

2016-03-31 11:10

President Bashar Assad says it would not be difficult to agree on a new Syrian government including opposition figures, but his opponents responded that no administration would be legitimate while he remained in office.

Syria: Assad ouster a 'red line'

2016-03-12 18:08

The Syrian government has said the ouster of President Bashar Assad remains a "red line", just two days ahead of renewed talks to put an end to the war.

Dozens die in double car bomb attack in Syria

2016-02-21 11:26

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens injured in a double car bomb attack in the central Syrian city of Homs, a monitor says.


Survivors of Libyan shipwreck report 7 Syrians dead

2016-08-21 06:55

The UN refugee agency has said that survivors of a shipwreck off Libya have reported at least seven people, including three children, has died when the small wooden boat carrying 27 people capsized.

Russia denies involvement in Aleppo attack that wounded boy

2016-08-20 15:54

The Russian defence ministry has denied responsibility for an attack on a neighbourhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo which has wounded a young boy whose rescue has been filmed and shared widely on social media.

EU calls for 'immediate halt' to Aleppo fighting

2016-08-18 19:30

The European Union has urged an "immediate halt" to fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow medical and humanitarian aid to reach an estimated 1.5 million trapped civilians.

Iranian official says at least 400 fighters killed in Syria

2016-08-14 10:34

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the families of at least 400 people killed fighting in Iranian brigades in Syria have been referred to the Martyr Foundation.

Russian helicopter shot down in Syria, killing 5

2016-08-01 21:17

A Russian helicopter has been shot down in Syria, killing all five people on board in the single worst incident for Russians in the Syrian conflict.

The Syrian civil war explained

2016-05-24 14:02

The Syrian civil war is the deadliest conflict the 21st century has witnessed thus far.

Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria's Aleppo

2016-04-30 21:01

Terrified residents have fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's divided city of Aleppo, as key regime backer Russia rejected calls to rein in its ally.

Syria forces retake Palmyra in major victory over ISIS

2016-03-27 13:26

Syrian troops backed by Russian forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group in a major victory over the jihadists.

Syrian refugees mass at Turkish border

2016-02-28 14:31

Thousands of people are stranded at the Bab al-Salam crossing after fleeing a government offensive in Aleppo.

Obama under fire for lack of leadership over Syria

2016-02-17 12:30

The United States is coming under increasingly bitter criticism for its perceived lack of leadership over Syria as the country's brutal civil conflict heads toward new levels of intensity.

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