Syria`s Assad pays tribute to soldiers despite setbacks

Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad has paid tribute to his army and a group of soldiers who escaped an almost month-long rebel siege, in comments which follow a series of regime losses.

Syrian insurgents seize last military base in Idlib province

Insurgents in Syria captured the last military base and several small villages in the northwestern province of Idlib today, marking the latest collapse of government troops in the region now almost entirely in opposition hands, activists said.

Syrian troops battle to free trapped forces: Monitor

Syrian government forces advanced Saturday towards the rebel-held town of Jisr al-Shughur, where around 250 regime force members and their families are trapped in a hospital building, a monitor said.

Hezbollah says will attack Nusra Front inside Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah`s leader said on Tuesday his Lebanon-based militant group will launch an attack inside Syria against al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the mountain region along the countries` border.

Islamist rebels say capture army base in Syria's Idlib province

A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a Syrian army base in northwestern Idlib province at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al Qaeda`s Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives inside and set it off.

60 Syria troops dead in battle for northwest town: Monitor

At least 60 Syrian government loyalists were killed in fighting as rebels overran their last major foothold in the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, a monitoring group said.

Qaeda, allies advance on regime in northwest Syria: Monitor

Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate and other Islamist fighters made gains Friday in a joint offensive on the last major regime bastion in northwest Idlib province, a monitor said. 

Rebels launch new offensive in northwestern Syria

Several hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against government forces in northwestern Syria on Thursday, less than a month after seizing control of the provincial capital there.

Syria gas attack video moves UNSC envoys to tears
Syria gas attack video moves UNSC envoys to tears

Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.

UN envoys hear doctor`s account of Syria chemical attack

The UN Security Council went into a closed-door meeting on Thursday to hear first-hand accounts of chemical attacks unleashed in Syria as it weighed possible action against those responsible.

Air raids kill 24 around battleground Syria city: Monitor

At least 24 people have been killed in a series of Syrian government air strikes around the city of Idlib, which rebels seized earlier this month, a monitoring group said today.

Syria troops regroup after Idlib loss: Security source

Syrian troops were regrouping outside Idlib city on Sunday, a day after it became the second provincial capital to fall from regime control, a security source and media said.

Al Qaeda seizes `majority` of Syria`s Idlib: Monitor

Al Qaeda`s Syria affiliate seized control of most of Idlib on Saturday after government forces pulled back to bases in the heart of the main northwestern city, a monitoring group said.

At least 71 dead as rebels advance on Syria's Idlib: Monitor

Islamist fighters have seized 17 checkpoints from Syrian forces in clashes around the city of Idlib that have cost at least 71 lives, a monitor said today.

Jihadists, Islamists in new assault on Syria`s Idlib: Monitor

Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate and Islamist factions launched a multi-front offensive Tuesday against the regime-held northwestern city of Idlib, a monitor and activists said.

Islamists capture Syria regime helicopter crew: Monitor

Islamist rebels captured four crew members of a regime helicopter which crashed in Idlib province of northwest Syria on Sunday, while a fifth serviceman was killed, a monitor said.

Nine militants killed in airstrikes in Syria

At least nine militants of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front were killed Sunday when the US-led coalition struck their positions in Syria`s northwestern province of Idlib, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

35 Syrian soldiers killed in plane crash: Monitor

At least 35 Syrian soldiers were killed overnight when an army cargo plane crashed in bad weather in the northwest of the country, a monitor said on Sunday.

Islamic fighters capture 2 army bases in NW Syria

Al Qaeda-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases today in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troops that killed dozens on both sides, activists said.

Qaeda seizes key army base in northwest Syria: Monitor

Syria`s Al-Qaeda affiliate on Monday seized the key army base of Wadi al-Deif in the country`s northwestern province of Idlib from government forces, a monitoring group said.