Syria


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.

Bloody battle for Raqa continues

2017-06-22 22:02

The bloody battle for Syria's Raqa is continuing unabated with the toll of casualties putting pressure on medical facilities.

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Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

2017-06-19 08:36

Iran says it has launched a series of missiles into Syria in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by the Islamic State group.

Russian army says may have killed ISIS chief

2017-06-16 12:09

The Russian army on Friday said it hit Islamic State leaders in an airstrike in Syria last month and was seeking to verify whether ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed.

Report: ISIS chemical weapons capability degraded

2017-06-13 14:33

A London-based military analysis group says the siege of Mosul and targeted killings of experts in US-led airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State group's ability to produce chemical weapons.

Feeling war is winding down in Damascus

2017-06-02 22:30

In Syria's capital these days, people are breathing a little easier.

Algeria to take in Syrian refugees stranded at border

2017-06-01 20:56

Algeria has agreed to take in 41 Syrian refugees trapped since mid-April in a desert area that borders neighbouring Morocco, the foreign ministry says.

 

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.

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

2017-06-23 10:09

Russia's Defence Ministry says it has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on ISIS positions in Syria.

Unicef names first goodwill ambassador who is a refugee

2017-06-20 13:03

The UN children's agency has appointed its youngest goodwill ambassador - Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan.

US shoots down Syria warplane that 'hit allies'

2017-06-19 14:29

An American fighter jet has for the first time downed a Syrian warplane that Washington accused of attacking US-backed fighters, in a new escalation between the US and regime forces.

Syria, Iraq troops link at border for first time in years

2017-06-19 06:05

Syrian troops and allied militias have met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against ISIS.

Rights group warns US-led force on white phosphorus use

2017-06-15 10:35

The Human Rights Watch organisation has urged the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to protect civilians from the effects of white phosphorus.

'Surf Syria' - a refugee in Lebanon finds a dream at sea

2017-06-12 12:09

Ali Kassem had never seen the sea before he fled his home in Syria for Lebanon, but now he's a regular in the waves and dreams of his own surf school.

19 dead in blast, shelling in south Syria - monitor

2017-06-01 23:03

A roadside bomb and government shelling kill at least 19 people, most of them rebel fighters, in southern Syria's Daraa province.

UN aid chief accuses Syria of using suffering as war tactic

2017-05-31 15:39

The UN humanitarian chief is accusing Syria's government of increasingly using civilian suffering as 'a tactic of war'.

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