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Syria troops converge as rebels ready for Aleppo showdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:59

Elite government forces backed by Hezbollah converged Tuesday on the north Syrian city of Aleppo as rebels bolstered their own fighters in readiness for a major showdown, a monitor said.

Government troops advance in Syria`s largest city

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:56

Syrian troops advanced in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Monday in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to rebel-held parts of the country`s largest city, activist said.

Syrian Army retakes industrial city in Aleppo province

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 12:27

The Syrian army has recaptured an industrial city in the northern province of Aleppo, a media report said Friday.

ISIL crucifies 9 men in Syria`s Aleppo: NGO

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:29

A jihadist group in Syria has publicly executed and crucified nine men, eight of them rebels fighting both President Bashar al-Assad`s regime and the jihadists, a monitor said on Sunday.

31 dead in Syria barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo: NGO

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:27

Syrian regime helicopters on Monday dropped barrel bombs on opposition-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 31 people including several children, an NGO said.

Syrian rebels kill 20 troops in tunnel blast

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 20:00

Syrian rebels blew up a tunnel packed with explosives in the northern city of Aleppo killing at least 20 pro-government fighters, activists and rebels has said.

Food aid for 30,000 people in Syria: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:26

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said a 15-truck convoy delivered food aid for 30,000 people in opposition-held areas of Syria.

Jihadists kidnap nearly 200 Kurds in Syria: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 00:31

Syria`s most extremist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have kidnapped nearly 200 Kurdish civilians from the Aleppo area, a monitor said on on Friday.

Air raids on Syria`s Aleppo kill almost 2,000 in 2014

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 14:31

Barrel bombings and other Syrian government air raids on rebel districts of Aleppo and surrounding areas have killed 1,963 civilians since January, including 567 children, a monitoring group said Friday.

Syrians stream to embassies to vote in controversial poll

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 01:17

Syrian expats streamed to their embassy in Beirut Wednesday to vote in a controversial presidential election, as war raged at home and bombs killed more than 40 people in the city of Aleppo.

Syria Army breaks year-old Aleppo prison siege

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 01:35

Syria`s army broke a siege of Aleppo prison Thursday, cutting off a major rebel supply route, as Damascus allies China and Russia vetoed a bid to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Syrian troops reach besieged prison in Aleppo

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 14:42

Syrian troops reached a besieged prison today in the northern city of Aleppo, ending a months-long attempt by rebels to free the inmates inside, a Syrian activist group and pro-government television stations reported.