Syria


Twin bombings kill 10 civilians in central Syria

2016-05-05 13:26

A double bomb attack in central Syria killed at least 10 civilians and wounded 40 others, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

22 air strikes near Syria capital as fighting 'freeze' ends

2016-05-04 17:59

At least 22 air strikes have pounded a key rebel bastion east of the Syrian capital after a local freeze on fighting expired overnight, a monitoring group says.

Ferocious fighting in Syria's Aleppo after rebel offensive

2016-05-04 11:28

Fierce clashes raged overnight on the edges of Syria's second city Aleppo after a major rebel offensive, an AFP correspondent says.

Air raids on ISIS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians

2016-05-03 21:57

Heavy air strikes throughout the night on the Islamic State group's de facto Syria capital Raqa have killed 19 civilians and 10 jihadists, a monitor says.

German jihadist goes on trial for war crimes in Syria

2016-05-03 16:23

A 21-year-old German jihadist has gone on trial for war crimes in Syria after allegedly posing for photographs next to the severed heads of two victims of the conflict.

Syrian army extends Damascus ceasefire

2016-05-02 21:35

Syrian state media say the army has extended its ceasefire around Damascus and opposition strongholds as a humanitarian convoy delivered aid.

ISIS beheads four young 'spies' in Syria's Raqa

2016-05-01 18:05

The Islamic State group has beheaded four teenagers and young men in its Syria stronghold of Raqa for allegedly providing intelligence to the US-led coalition.

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.

Carnage in Aleppo

2016-04-28 22:19

Airstrikes and artillery have killed more than 60 people in Aleppo in the past 24 hours, including dozens at a hospital.

14 killed in Syrian regime strike on Aleppo

2016-04-28 08:42

At least 14 civilians have been killed in a Syrian regime strike on a hospital and nearby residential building in the city of Aleppo, civil defence volunteers known as the White Helmets says.

 

Syria to respect 48-hour Aleppo truce

2016-05-04 23:15

Syria's army says it will abide by a two-day ceasefire in second city Aleppo agreed between the United States and Russia.

Turkey ready to send troops to Syria

2016-05-04 17:02

Turkey is ready to send ground troops into Syria if necessary after weeks of deadly rocket strikes on a Turkish region from jihadists across the border.

ISIS may be making chemical weapons - watchdog

2016-05-03 22:34

There are "extremely worrying" signs that the Islamic State group may be making its own chemical weapons and may have used them already in Iraq and Syria, a global watchdog says.

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.

Rebel rocket fire kills 4 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

2016-05-03 14:01

Rebel rocket fire on government-held districts of Syria's Aleppo has killed at least four civilians but an AFP correspondent reported no regime air strikes on rebel areas as ceasefire efforts intensify.

US in desperate bid to save Syria truce

2016-05-02 10:58

Renewed air strikes are pummelling the Syrian city of Aleppo as US Secretary of State John Kerry made a desperate bid to salvage a two-month ceasefire.

US forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

2016-05-01 16:12

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for its desired outcome.

Second medical facility hit by strike in Syria

2016-04-29 16:03

An air strike has hit a clinic in a rebel-held district of Aleppo, the civil defence said, the second time this week a medical facility in Syria's second city has been hit.

MSF condemns attack on Aleppo hospital

2016-04-28 18:17

Doctors Without Borders has condemned an air strike on a hospital it was supporting in the war-torn northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Aid enters besieged central Syria town: Red Cross

2016-04-27 22:31

An aid convoy for besieged civilians has entered a rebel-held town in central Syria for the first time in a year, the Red Cross says.

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