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Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison: Amnesty

Most of the victims were civilians believed to be opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

07 Feb 2017 11:05 AM

Russia gets UN backing for Syria truce, Kazakhstan talks

President Putin has said he would reduce Moscow's military contingent in Syria, which has been fighting for the government since 2016.

01 Jan 2017 8:34 AM

Bashar al-Assad visits orphanage on Christmas

The rebel withdrawal from east Aleppo last week marked Assad’s biggest victory since Syria’s crisis began in 2011.

26 Dec 2016 1:21 PM

In Aleppo, Assad supporters shout their joy after regime victory

The final phase of the evacuation ended when a convoy carrying nearly 150 people departed towards rebel-held areas outside the city.

23 Dec 2016 9:39 AM

After Aleppo, Assad likely to target Idlib

President Assad pursued a policy of siege, truces and forced surrenders, deporting thousands of rebels and opposition to Idlib.

18 Dec 2016 3:50 PM


1,000 evacuate Aleppo in buses, ambulances; arrive in opposition territory

Ambulances carrying the first evacuees from Aleppo left remaining rebel-held territory in the city on Thursday under a fragile exit deal.

15 Dec 2016 7:53 PM

A look at Palmyra: Historic Syrian city retaken by ISIS

Palmyra boasts 2,000-year-old towering Roman-era colonnades and priceless artifacts.

12 Dec 2016 10:17 AM

Syrian troops shell Aleppo’s rebel enclave

Civilians continued to stream out of the ever-shrinking enclave, residents and opposition groups said.

09 Dec 2016 2:46 PM

US-led raid kills 20 civilians near Raqa

A displaced Iraqi girl, who fled Mosul due to the government forces’ planned military operation to retake the city from ISIS, waits to receive food aid at al-Khazar camp in the village of Hasan Sham, east of Arbil. (Photo: AFP)

10 Nov 2016 6:26 AM

For Syrian women under siege, a special struggle: Their periods

Like many women, Huda dreads her menstrual period every month. But it isn’t simply inconvenient or painful: She lives under siege near Syria’s Damascus, without sanitary pads or even clean water.

30 Oct 2016 6:22 AM


Convoy strike chokes aid to Syria

Moscow says no evidence of strike, UN suspends shipments after 20 killed.

21 Sep 2016 6:41 AM

4 air strikes hit Aleppo since truce

Four air strikes hit rebel-held parts of Syria’s Aleppo on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first raids on the battered city since a truce took effect.

19 Sep 2016 4:59 AM

Airstrike kills top jihadist rebel leader in Syria

The commander of Syria’s largest rebel coalition has been killed in an airstrike near Aleppo, in what analysts say is the biggest blow to the alliance since its formation.

10 Sep 2016 7:07 AM

ISIS top strategist killed in airstrike

Islamic State group spokesman and top strategist Abu Mohamed al-Adnani was killed in Syria, the group said, with both Washington and Moscow claiming credit over his death.

01 Sep 2016 4:05 AM

40 dead in Syria after Turkish shelling, raids

Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey’s intensifying campaign in Northern Syria.

29 Aug 2016 6:58 AM


24 civilians killed as Russia bombs ISIS

Russian airstrikes on the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa in northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 30 people, including 24 civilians, a monitoring group has claimed.

12 Aug 2016 2:18 AM

Hundreds join key battle for Aleppo

Syrian regime forces and rebel factions sent hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo on Monday as Opposition fighters anno-unced an all-out offensive to take the country’s second city.

09 Aug 2016 6:27 AM

5 people die as Russian copter downed in Syria

Five people on board a Russian military helicopter were killed Monday when it was shot down over Syria, in the single deadliest incident for Moscow since it intervened in the war.

02 Aug 2016 6:19 AM

Syrian Opposition calls for end to US-led airstrikes

The head of the Opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the US-led air campaign against Islamic State in Syria while reports of dozens of civilian deaths from airstrikes around

22 Jul 2016 7:07 AM

ISIS claims German train axe hit

The ISIS group on Tuesday released a video purportedly showing the Afghan refugee — who slashed people on a German train and was later shot dead — threatening “infidel” countries and saying he would c

20 Jul 2016 1:10 AM