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Syria troops converge as rebels ready for Aleppo showdown

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:59

Elite government forces backed by Hezbollah converged Tuesday on the north Syrian city of Aleppo as rebels bolstered their own fighters in readiness for a major showdown, a monitor said.

Syrian troops, rebels agree on ceasefire ahead of Ramadan

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:50

Syrian troops and armed rebels in a central Syrian district have agreed on a truce during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, media reported Friday.

Obama promises to boost support for Syrian opposition

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 20:09

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to increase US support for the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad`s Syrian regime and to help them confront their extremist rivals.

Obama promises to boost support for Syrian opposition

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 20:09

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to increase US support for the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad`s Syrian regime and to help them confront their extremist rivals.

Syria troops retake Christian town of Maalula

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 15:56

Syrian regime troops retook the ancient Christian town of Maalula on Monday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the conflict was turning in his government`s favour.

Syrian troops kill 45 rebels in Homs: Activists

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 07:48

At least 45 rebel fighters were killed Thursday in Syria`s central province of Homs, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reportedly said.

Syria troops, militia kill 15 in Sunni village: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 15:11

Syrian troops backed by pro-regime militia killed at least 15 people in a Sunni village in the central province of Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syrian troops, opposition clash heavily in Damascus

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 18:23

Activists say opposition fighters are clashing with Syrian government forces in the capital Damascus for a second day.

Despite truce, Syria troops attack Homs: Activists

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 16:27

Activists say Syrian government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold with mortar fire, violating week-old cease-fire.

Russia urges Assad to start troop pullout

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 21:33

Sergey Lavrov`s statement appeared to reflect Moscow`s increasing impatience with Syrian ruler Bashar Assad.

Assad calls election, govt troops killed in ambush

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 21:40

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday announced a May 7 parliamentary election, even as violence raged.

Syrian troops kill 11 in restive town near Lebanon

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 00:26

The Syrian Army shot dead 11 people in a western town near the Lebanese border Thursday and stormed a northwestern town near Turkey`s border, activists said.