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UN calls on Syria warring sides to stop targeting civilians

The United Nations on Sunday called on Syria's warring sides to stop targeting civilians in the capital Damascus and nearby neighbourhoods, where escalating bombardment has killed dozens in recent days.

Nov 19, 2017, 23:42 PM IST
Syrian army takes full control of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State: Observatory

Syrian army takes full control of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State: Observatory

The Syrian army and its allies have taken full control of Deir al-Zor city from Islamic State, the largest and most important city in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

Nov 03, 2017, 09:24 AM IST
All about Syria conflict

All about Syria conflict

Syria`s 300,000-strong pre-war army has been halved by deaths, defections and draft-dodging.

Oct 17, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Islamic State targets Damascus police HQ with suicide bombers

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police headquarters in Syria's capital Damascus today, killing at least two people, the interior ministry said.

Oct 15, 2017, 07:20 AM IST

ISIS targets Damascus police HQ with suicide bombers

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police headquarters in Damascus on Wednesday.

Oct 12, 2017, 00:18 AM IST

Suicide bombers attack near Damascus police centre: Media

The suicide bombers tried to storm the police command centre and clashed with guards before detonating their explosive devices outside

Oct 11, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Suicide bombers blow themselves up near police headquarters in Damascus

Two attackers blew themselves up near the police headquarters in Damascus on Wednesday.

Oct 11, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Deadly suicide bombings hit Damascus police station

More than 330,000 people have been killed in Syria since its conflict began with protests that were met with a harsh government crackdown.

Oct 02, 2017, 22:11 PM IST
Russian general killed fighting IS in east Syria

Russian general killed fighting IS in east Syria

The ministry said Assapov would be posthumously decorated for his service.

Sep 25, 2017, 06:06 AM IST

Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons

Syria`s government claims it no longer possesses chemical weapons after a 2013 agreement under which it pledged to surrender its chemical arsenal.

Sep 07, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Syria government behind sarin gas attack in April: UN probe

Syria government behind sarin gas attack in April: UN probe

"All evidence available leads the Commission to conclude that there are reasonable grounds to believe Syrian forces dropped an aerial bomb dispersing sarin in Khan Sheikhun," the report said.

Sep 06, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
No relations with Syria for countries backing rebels: Bashar al-Assad

No relations with Syria for countries backing rebels: Bashar al-Assad

The United States and most European countries shut their embassies in Damascus after the government`s bloody crackdown on protests that erupted in March 2011.

Aug 20, 2017, 17:43 PM IST

Rebel rockets kill five in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

More than 330,000 people have been killed and millions more displaced.

Aug 15, 2017, 22:24 PM IST

Court finds defrauding Islamic State is a crime in Germany

A German court has found a Syrian refugee guilty of attempting to defraud Islamic State, a court spokeswoman said on Monday, granting legal protection to a group viewed as terrorists by the European Union.

Aug 14, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

60 civilians killed in US airstrikes in Syria

The anti-terror coalition has been striking the Islamic State group's positions in northern Syria since 2014.

Aug 01, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Syria army at gates of Islamic State-held town on road to east: Monitor

The Syrian army has reached the last jihadist-held town on the road to its besieged garrison in the east, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Syria activists: Despite truce, strikes near Damascus kill 8

Syrian opposition activists and a paramedic group say that airstrikes in a Damascus suburb have killed eight people, including children.

Jul 25, 2017, 17:01 PM IST

Air strikes, shelling strain Moscow-backed Damascus truce

Air strikes killed at least nine people in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus overnight and insurgent shelling from the rebel-held area landed near the Russian embassy on Tuesday, a war monitor reported.

Jul 25, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

Syrian army declares ceasefire in several areas near Damascus

The Syrian army announced the cessation of hostilities in several areas of a rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus.

Jul 23, 2017, 10:08 AM IST

Russia may deploy military in Syrian buffer zones within weeks

Russia may deploy its military to police the borders of planned de-escalation zones in Syria within two to three weeks after finalising an agreement with Turkey and Iran, Russian negotiator Alexander Lavrentyev said on Tuesday.

Jul 04, 2017, 23:22 PM IST