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56 civilians killed in US-led air raids in Syria

At least 56 civilians were killed on Tuesday in air strikes north of the besieged Islamic State-held city of Manbij in northern Syria, and residents said they believed the attack was carried out by US

20 Jul 2016 12:13 AM

13,000 civilians flee ISIS bastion Manbij

At least 13,000 civilians have fled ISIS bastion of Manbij in northern Syria since the launch of a US-backed offensive there, a monitor said Monday.

05 Jul 2016 12:38 AM

43 killed in Army raids in Syria’s Jayrud

Fierce government bombardment of an Opposition-controlled Syrian town has killed 43 people, among them children and medical staff, a monitoring group said pn Sunday.

04 Jul 2016 5:39 AM

Syrian Army shelling kills over 30

Heavy regime bombardment of a rebel-held Syrian town on Saturday killed more than 30 people, including two medical staff, as a two-year local truce broke down.

03 Jul 2016 6:06 AM

Tourists haul turtle from sea to take selfies, beat him with stick

When it was found by its saviours, the turtle had a very evident spot on the top of his head where he was hit by the tourists.

24 Jun 2016 4:08 PM


French, German forces in Syria

The Syrian government said on Wednesday that German special forces were present, alongside French and American military personnel, in northern Syria, an accusation denied by Germany.

16 Jun 2016 9:26 AM

28 dead in IS counter-attack on Syria regime forces: monitor

Last week, IS fighters had sent reinforcements of fighters and weapons into Tabqa in anticipation of a fierce battle to defend the town.

14 Jun 2016 10:55 AM

Residents flee as Syria troops near Manbij

Thousands of civilians on Tuesday fled a key town along ISIS supply lifeline in northern Syria as US-backed fighters closed in from three sides.

08 Jun 2016 7:18 AM

Ramzan begins, many observe it under cloud of war

More than a billion Muslims observed the start of Ramzan on Monday, but in the besieged cities of Syria and Iraq residents were struggling with how to mark the holy month.

07 Jun 2016 10:02 AM

Syrian Army pushes into ISIS bastion

Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into the ISIS group’s bastion province Raqa on Saturday, threatening to catch the jihadists in a pincer movement as US-backed Kurdish-led fighters advance from the

05 Jun 2016 7:23 AM


Syria Kurds block fleeing civilians: UN

Civilians fleeing an ISIS offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held ar

01 Jun 2016 1:49 AM

Syria rebels attacked by ISIS, govt troops

Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by ISIS against Opposition rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday.

30 May 2016 7:07 AM

150 US-led airstrikes hit ISIS near Syria’s Raqqa

Warplanes from a US-led coalition have conducted at least 150 air strikes on the Islamic State group to bolster a major offensive on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor said on Friday

28 May 2016 6:15 AM

Pressure builds on ISIS in Syria and Iraq

US-backed Syrian fighters and Iraqi forces pressed twin assaults against the ISIS group on Wednesday, in two of the most important ground offensives yet against the jihadists.

26 May 2016 3:22 AM

2 Syria rebel groups agree on truce

Two Syrian rebel groups which have been fighting each other near Damascus have negotiated a ceasefire in Qatar, statements published by the two groups said.

26 May 2016 3:20 AM


US, Russia try to save truce

Toll in Monday bombings hits 161

25 May 2016 6:31 AM

ISIS bombs kill 148 in 2 Syrian cities

Bomb blasts killed scores of people in Jableh and Tartous on Syria’s Mediterranean coast on Monday and wounded many others in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian military bases, mon

24 May 2016 4:25 AM

ISIS attacks Syria hospital, kills 20 troops

ISIS on Saturday overran a government-controlled hospital in eastern Syria, killing 20 members of pro-regime for-ces and taking medical staff hostage, a monitor said.

15 May 2016 6:55 AM

Lebanon's Hezbollah most senior commander killed in Syria

The slaying though, was unlikely to lead Hezbollah to reduce its role in Syria.

14 May 2016 11:49 AM

Syria rebels seize Alawite village, kidnap civilians

Insurgents captured an Alawite village from government control in western Syria on Thursday and abducted civilians living there, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

13 May 2016 5:15 AM