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Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Rebels and allied jihadists, led by former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, attacked government positions in the Jobar district. 

Fierce shelling, clashes in east of Syria capital

Fierce shelling, clashes in east of Syria capital

"The Syrian army is blocking an attack by armed groups that tried to enter the capital's east via Jobar... Leading to intense clashes and rocket fire," a military source told AFP.

70 fighters dead in clashes around Syria's Aleppo

At least 70 fighters have been killed in less than 24 hours of fierce clashes between pro-regime forces, jihadists and rebels in Syria's Aleppo province, a monitor said on Wednesday.

US-backed Syria rebels unleash offensive against IS capital

US-backed Syria rebels unleash offensive against IS capital

Syrian Democratic Forces and allied militant groups on Tuesday unleashed a campaign against the de-facto capital of the Islamic State in Syria`s Al-Raqqa province.

At least 88 dead in two days of clashes in Syria`s Daraa: Monitor

At least 88 rebel and regime forces have been killed in two days of clashes for control of strategic sites in Syria`s southern Daraa province, an monitoring group said Saturday.

Renewed Syria-linked clashes kill 2 in Lebanon`s Tripoli

Two people were killed overnight in renewed clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli tied to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a security source told AFP on Friday.

Syria regime forces seize famed Crusader fort: State TV

Syrian regime forces seized renowned Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers on Thursday, state television said, after deadly fighting with rebels in the area near the border with Lebanon.

Toll in Syria-linked clashes in Lebanon rises to 11

Eleven people have been killed in three days of clashes in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli linked to the conflict in Syria, security sources and the Lebanese Army said Sunday.

10 dead in Syria-linked clashes in Lebanon`s Tripoli

Ten people have been killed in 48 hours of clashes in Lebanon`s northern town of Tripoli linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a security source said on Saturday.

91 men evacuated from Syria`s Homs still held: Governor

Less than 100 men evacuated from besieged, rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Homs earlier this month are still being held for questioning, governor Talal Barazi said Thursday.

Syrian Army readies ground assault on Yabrud: Report

Syria`s Army is preparing to assault a key rebel bastion near Damascus, a pro-regime newspaper said Thursday, as activists reported heavy shelling and fighting there.

`No progress` in peace talks: Syrian foes

A fresh round of UN-brokered peace talks between Syria`s government and opposition has made no progress, the two sides said on Friday.

Convicted Australian terrorist flees to Syria: Reports

Australian officials on Sunday blamed a "fairly major breakdown" in border security for the reported escape of a convicted terrorist through Sydney Airport to join the conflict in Syria.

New Zealand offers home to Syrian refugees

Up to 100 refugees in need of urgent protection in Syria will be resettled in New Zealand, the government announced here Tuesday.

War on Syria’s civilians unchecked: Report

The Syrian government’s policy of waging war by killing civilians, and increasing abuses by rebel groups, elicited horror in 2013 but not enough pressure from world leaders to end atrocities and hold perpetrators to account, Human Rights Watch has said.

UN invite to Iran sparks Syria peace talks storm

The United Nations invited Iran to attend this week`s Syria peace conference, provoking a pull-out threat from the opposition and a warning from the United States.

US thinks it can coax opposition to Syria peace talks

The United States is "reasonably confident" that it can persuade the Syrian opposition to join peace talks slated for later this month, US diplomats said.

Syria peace talks to open in Montreux: UN

The long-delayed "Geneva II" peace conference for Syria will open in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux because of a lack of hotel space in Geneva, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Syrian forces bomb Aleppo, kill 83: Opposition group

The Syrian government forces bombarded Aleppo with bombs on Sunday killing at least 83 people and injuring 50 others, the opposition group has said.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon exceeds 832,000

The number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Lebanon has reached 832,000, according to the latest UN report.