Syria Army

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 army at gates of IS-held town on road to east: Monitor

The US-backed Syrian Defence Forces now control more than half of its most important remaining stronghold Raqqa.

Jul 28, 2017, 18:09 PM IST

Syria army reaches Iraq border after US tensions: Monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of pro-regime forces had arrived at the point on the Syria-Iraq border around 70 kilometres north of At-Tanaf, which is on the Syria-Iraq border.

Jun 09, 2017, 23:42 PM IST

Syria army takes Aleppo town from IS: military source

The capture of Maskana, on the western bank of Lake Assad, comes as part of a major Russian-backed military operation that began in mid-January to drive the jihadists from Aleppo province.

Jun 04, 2017, 22:21 PM IST

Syria army takes control of Damascus-Palmyra road: Monitor

The Syrian army is in full control of the highway from Damascus to ancient Palmyra for the first time since 2014 after driving out jihadists.

May 26, 2017, 22:01 PM IST

Syria army says six dead in US strike

Six people were killed and serious damage caused by a US missile strike on a Syrian air base in the centre of the country early Friday.

Apr 07, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

Thousands flee Syria army advance in north: Monitor

Tens of thousands of Syrian civilians have fled advancing Russian-backed regime forces fighting Islamic State group jihadists in the north over the past week.

Mar 04, 2017, 14:51 PM IST
Syria army, opposition announce nationwide truce

Syria army, opposition announce nationwide truce

Earlier, Russia`s President Vladimir Putin announced the deal, saying the Syrian regime and "main forces of the armed opposition" had signed on.

Dec 29, 2016, 20:27 PM IST

Syria army announces offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

The announcement came just minutes after the United States and Russia convened a last-ditch meeting in New York to save their Syria ceasefire plan and followed several hours of intensive bombardment that left Aleppo in flames.

Sep 23, 2016, 04:06 AM IST
Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

It was the first time that government troops had entered Raqa province since they were ousted by IS fighters in August 2014.

Jun 04, 2016, 18:33 PM IST
Syria army readies Aleppo offensive as civilian toll rises

Syria army readies Aleppo offensive as civilian toll rises

The Syrian army was preparing an offensive to retake the northern city of Aleppo, where 53 civilians were killed in fighting Thursday in a new blow to a tattered truce.

Apr 29, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

'Syria army seizes strategic town of Salma in Latakia'

Syria's army and allied forces on Tuesday took full control from rebel groups of the strategic town of Salma.

Jan 12, 2016, 23:21 PM IST

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.

Aug 04, 2015, 19:54 PM IST
Syria army plane crashes in rebel-held town, 31 dead: Monitor

Syria army plane crashes in rebel-held town, 31 dead: Monitor

A Syrian military aircraft crashed while on a bombing run over the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, leaving at least 31 people dead, a monitoring group said.

Aug 03, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Syria Army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city: Monitor

Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from the northeastern city of Hasakeh on Tuesday after more than a month of fighting, a monitoring group said.

Jul 28, 2015, 20:00 PM IST
Syria rebels take army centre in regime-held Aleppo: Monitor

Syria rebels take army centre in regime-held Aleppo: Monitor

 Syrian rebels have seized a strategic military centre in government-held western Aleppo city, as fierce battles rage between opposition and regime forces, a monitor said Saturday.

Jul 04, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

Syria army pushes IS back from Hasakeh

Syrian government forces have pushed Islamic State group fighters back after a bid by the jihadists to enter the city of Hasakeh in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

Jun 07, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Battered but hardened, Syria army adapts to guerilla war

The army has shrunk by nearly half since Syria`s conflict erupted in 2011 but experts say the remaining military force is now both more flexible and capable. 

Oct 21, 2014, 14:59 PM IST

Syria army kills 32 rebels in Daraa ambush: NGO

Syrian troops killed 32 rebels in an ambush in the southern province of Daraa early on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

Aug 25, 2014, 00:36 AM IST

Jihadists seize Syria army base, behead soldiers: NGO

Islamic State fighters have seized a Syrian army base in the northern province of Raqa, killing scores of troops and beheading some of them, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Jul 26, 2014, 23:04 PM IST