'Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus now 34'

The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians including 12 children, a monitoring group said.

Toll from Syria regime strikes near Damascus now 34: Monitor

 The toll from heavy government bombardment of a rebel stronghold outside the Syrian capital rose on Sunday to 34 civilians including 12 children, a monitoring group said.

20 civilians dead in Syria regime bombardment near Damascus: Report
20 civilians dead in Syria regime bombardment near Damascus: Report

Shelling and air raids by Syrian government forces killed at least 20 civilians and wounded or trapped 200 on Saturday in rebel-held Douma east of Damascus, a monitoring group said.

UN backs Syria peace plan after deadly regime strikes

The UN Security Council has backed a push for Syrian peace talks in a rare show of unity after widespread condemnation of regime air strikes that killed nearly 100 people.

Toll in Syria regime raids near Damascus rises to 96: Monitor

The toll in a deadly series of Syrian government air raids on a rebel-held town outside Damascus rose to 96 people early Monday morning, a monitoring group said.

Syrian forces uncover tunnel in Damascus

The Syrian army has discovered a long tunnel underneath a rebel-held eastern Damascus district, the state-run TV reported.

At least 70 dead in Syria regime raids near Damascus: Monitor

 At least 70 people were killed Sunday in a string of Syrian government air strikes on a marketplace in Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, a monitoring group said.

Shelling hits Syrian towns as ceasefire breaks down

Shelling resumed on Saturday in two government-held villages in northwest Syria and a rebel town near Damascus, state media and a monitor said, as a ceasefire for the areas collapsed.

Syria regime raids kill 37 civilians near Damascus: Report
Syria regime raids kill 37 civilians near Damascus: Report

At least 37 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes Wednesday on the Eastern Ghouta region near Damascus as a barrage of deadly rebel rocket fire hit the capital, a monitor said.

UN Security Council approves Syria chemical weapons probe

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Friday to set up a panel to identify who is behind deadly chlorine gas attacks in Syria, which the West blames on the Damascus regime.

US warning to Syria army met with scepticism in Damascus

 A US warning that it would use its air power to defend Pentagon-trained rebels against Syrian troops was met with scepticism by officials in Damascus on Tuesday.

Syrian reporter killed by rebel fire in Damascus

 A Syrian journalist working for pro-government media was killed early on Monday as he was reporting on clashes in east Damascus, state media and a monitoring group said.

Assad says Syrian army 'fatigued' but will prevail
Assad says Syrian army 'fatigued' but will prevail

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad acknowledged the shrinking ranks of his government's army in a rare public speech on today, but insisted the force was still capable of beating rebel fighters.

21 killed in Syrian airstrikes

 At least 21 people, including children and women, were killed on Tuesday in military airstrikes in Syria`s Aleppo city.

Syria`s Assad in rare public appearance for Eid al-Fitr
Syria`s Assad in rare public appearance for Eid al-Fitr

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance on Friday for holiday prayers at a Damascus mosque, state media reported.

Lebanese Hezbollah, Syrian army enter rebel-held border city

The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters said on Sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of Zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the Beirut-Damascus highway.

Syrian army and Hezbollah lay siege to rebel-held border city

The Syrian army and Lebanese group Hezbollah said they had launched a major ground and air assault on the rebel-held Syrian city of Zabadani on Saturday and were closing in on the insurgents holed up inside.

31 rebels killed in Syria blast

 An explosion at a rebels` meeting in Syria`s northwestern province of Idlib killed 31 of them, a monitor group reported on Saturday.

Yasin Bhatkal calls wife from Hyderabad jail, talks of 'help from Damascus'

Indian Mujahideen Yasin Bhatkal who is serving time in Hyderabad jail in a phone call to his wife said he will be out of the prison soon with help from Damascus.

Militants, rebels in Syria announce new push for Aleppo

Islamic militants and rebels in Syria launched fresh attacks on government-held neighborhoods in Aleppo on Friday, setting off some of the heaviest fighting in months in the contested northern city, activists and state media said.