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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

Syria's besieged Daraya to get first aid since 2012: Red Cross

Daraya had a pre-war population of around 80,000 people but that has dropped by almost 90 percent.

12 May 2016 3:06 PM

ISIS beheads four young ‘spies’ in Syria’s Raqa

ISIS has beheaded four teenagers and young men in its Syria stronghold of Raqa for allegedly providing intelligence to the US-led coalition, a monitoring group said on Sunday.

02 May 2016 6:25 AM


Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Aleppo

People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo: AFP)

29 Apr 2016 2:15 AM

ISIS captures Syrian pilot after plane ‘shot down’

ISIS on Friday captured a Syrian pilot alive after shooting down his plane east of Damascus, the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency said.

24 Apr 2016 5:49 AM

UN: Conditions in Damascus are desperate

22 civilians dead in Aleppo attacks

18 Apr 2016 6:18 AM

Syria Opposition rejects UN proposal for Bashar al-Assad to stay

Syria’s Opposition has rejected a proposal from the UN envoy that would have kept Bashar al-Assad as President during a political transition, with three deputies of his opponents’ choosing.

17 Apr 2016 7:19 AM

ISIS advances near Turkish border, Aleppo

ISIS se-ized a hilly area southeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, it and monitors said on Friday, aft-er making advances near the border with Turkey that the UN said forced inhabitants to flee.

16 Apr 2016 6:25 AM