ARTICLES RELATING TO SYRIA CONFLICT

SA government condemns recent attacks in Syria

2018-04-16 13:19

The South African government says the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot justify military airstrikes in a territory of a sovereign state without the authorisation of the UN Security Council.

Trump claims success in Syria, but chemical weapons remain

2018-04-15 09:23

US President Donald Trump has declared "Mission Accomplished" following a missile strike launched against Syria by US and allies France and Britain.

Turkish-led forces seize centre of Syria's Afrin

2018-03-18 14:29

Turkish-backed rebels have seized the centre of Afrin city in northern Syria, as they made rapid gains in their campaign against Kurdish forces.

Aid convoy enters Syria's battered Ghouta - Red Cross

2018-03-09 16:19

An aid convoy has entered Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said.

Syrian capital, its suburbs calm after UN cease-fire vote

2018-02-25 17:14

Syrian activists and residents say Damascus and its suburbs are relatively calm after the UN Security Council's cease-fire resolution.

Tillerson says US, Turkey 'will work together' in Syria

2018-02-17 07:20

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said NATO allies Turkey and the US would work together in Syria after a spike in tensions over the conflict.

Russia slams 'criminal' US-led strikes in Syria

2018-02-09 17:49

Russia's UN ambassador has slammed as "criminal" the US-led coalition strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria that left more than 100 dead.

Syria raids kill nearly 30, as war of words escalates over chlorine use

2018-02-06 07:44

Regime bombardment has killed nearly 30 people in a rebel enclave near Damascus as Syria's seven-year conflict left civilians paying a heavy price.

World powers step up pressure on Syria, Russia over chemical attacks

2018-01-24 23:06

Two dozen countries have agreed to push for sanctions against perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Russia "ultimately bears responsibility" for such strikes.

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria

2018-01-06 19:49

Syria and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital have killed at least 17 civilians, a war monitor says.

 

Russia faces fresh sanctions for Syria chemical attack, says US ambassador

2018-04-16 06:45

The US is set to announce fresh sanctions on Russia related to its involvement in Syria’s use of chemical weapons, according to its UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

UN weighs measure to rid Syria of chemical weapons

2018-04-13 11:00

Sweden has circulated a draft UN resolution on sending a UN mission to Syria to rid the country of chemical weapons "once and for all," according to the text obtained by AFP.

Syrians evacuated from Ghouta fear for family left inside

2018-03-13 08:00

At a shelter outside Syria's battered Eastern Ghouta, civilians evacuated by the army from the rebel enclave are wracked with anguish over the loved ones they left behind.

UN tested with elusive Syria truce

2018-03-09 11:20

A ceasefire resolution for Syria has failed to take hold as Syrian forces, backed by Russia, make gains in Eastern Ghouta.

77 dead as Syria enclave pounded ahead of expected ground assault

2018-02-20 10:01

Heavy Syrian bombardment have killed at least 77 civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor says, as regime forces appeared to prepare for an imminent ground assault.

US pushes for home countries to take back detainees in Syria

2018-02-12 15:08

The US wants to see foreign fighters being held by Syrian Democratic Forces turned over to their home countries.

Two British ISIS 'Beatles' fighters captured in Syria

2018-02-09 14:57

Two British Islamic State fighters, members of a kidnapping cell dubbed "The Beatles" that was notorious for videotaping beheadings, have been captured in Syria, a US defence official has confirmed.

US says Syria making new chemical weapons despite 2013 deal

2018-02-02 14:50

The Trump administration is accusing Syrian President Bashar Assad's government of producing and using new types of weapons to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish its program in 2013

Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

2018-01-21 08:03

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has "de-facto" launched a new operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave.

Putin extols Russia's 'principal' role in defeating Islamic State

2017-12-28 13:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has made the key contribution to defeating the Islamic State group in Syria, adding its military campaign also boosted morale in the armed forces.

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