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27 killed as Syrian jet crashes into market

Monday 3 August 2015 14:01

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held North Western town of Ariha.


Turkey reinforces Syria border

Friday 3 July 2015 11:02

Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said.


Erdogan warns of risks, new poll if Turkey govt coalition delayed

Sunday 21 June 2015 20:16

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday cited instability among neighbouring states to urge political parties to form a coalition government quickly.


Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north: Monitoring group

Sunday 31 May 2015 05:49

A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to a monitoring group.


Syrian air raids kill dozens of civilians in north - monitoring group

Saturday 30 May 2015 14:50

A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to a group monitoring the war.


 Smoke rises due to what activists said was shelling from Islamic State fighters on Palmyra city, Syria.
Islamic State has full control of Syria's Palmyra

Friday 22 May 2015 06:03

Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi.


US raid in Syria kills senior Islamic State leader

Sunday 17 May 2015 11:32

American special operations forces killed a senior Islamic State leader in a raid in Syria, U.S. officials said on Saturday.


Islamic State attacks army-held areas in central Syria

Wednesday 13 May 2015 11:39

Islamic State fighters launched an attack on Syrian army-held areas in Homs province overnight, a Syrian military source and an organisation tracking the war said.


 Samples taken by experts from the OPCW tested positive for chemical precursors needed to make the toxic agents.
Weapons inspectors find undeclared sarin in Syria

Saturday 9 May 2015 08:06

International inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria that had not been declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog.


‘Islamic State takes 90 percent of Damascus refugee camp’

Saturday 4 April 2015 14:13

Islamic State has taken control of 90% of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilians have suffered years of bombing.


Canadian Parliament backs air strikes on Islamic State in Syria

Tuesday 31 March 2015 07:20

Canadian legislators on Monday voted to back the government's plans to bomb Islamic State positions in Syria, a move that opposition parties say threatens to drag Canada into a long war.


Smoke rises around the Syrian southern town of Bosra al-Sham.
Mainstream Syrian rebels seize historic town in south - monitor

Wednesday 25 March 2015 17:56

Insurgents have seized a historic town in southern Syria from the government,


 The unrest in Syria has killed around 200 000 people.
Gunmen kill more than 12 Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

Sunday 8 March 2015 14:19

Unidentified gunmen attacked Islamic State militants in the eastern Syrian town of al-Mayadin overnight


Bashar al-Assad ready to work with the United States and others to combat terrorism in the Middle East.
Syria to West: Accept that Assad is here to stay

Saturday 7 March 2015 07:17

Syria's envoy to the United Nations (UN) says it is time for the United States and other Western powers to accept that President Bashar al-Assad is here to stay.


Rami Abdulrahman said 43 members of the Syrian army and allied groups had also died, including 12 officers
Scores dead in intensified fighting in southern Syria

Sunday 15 February 2015 13:13

Intense clashes in southern Syria have killed scores of pro-government and insurgent fighters in the past week, with forecasts of even fiercer violence to come as the weather clears.


Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

Friday 16 January 2015 09:00

The US military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State.


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) talks to soldiers during a visit to Jobar, northeast of Damascus, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA.
Syria's Assad thanks troops

Thursday 1 January 2015 16:25

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited a district on the outskirts of Damascus and thanked soldiers fighting "in the face of terrorism".


Rocket fire kills 50 in Aleppo

Monday 2 June 2014 14:36

Syrian rebel rocket fire on government-controlled areas of Aleppo killed 50 people over the weekend, a monitoring group said on Monday.


Russia, China veto UN bid to refer Syria to ICC

Friday 23 May 2014 11:45

Russia and China vetoed on Thursday a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity.


At least 51 killed in Syrian government-held areas

Tuesday 29 April 2014 15:44

Car bombs and mortar attacks killed at least 51 people in Syrian government-held areas of Damascus and the central city of Homs on Tuesday.


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