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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

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