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Syria regime takes two more rebel districts in Aleppo

Syria regime takes two more rebel districts in Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that nearly 1,700 civilians had fled to government-held parts of western Aleppo and another 2,500 to the Kurdish-controlled northern district of Sheikh Maksoud.

Nov 27, 2016, 22:26 PM IST
Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighbourhood from rebels

Syrian troops capture east Aleppo neighbourhood from rebels

The army said troops "have seized full control" of the eastern district in Syria's largest city.

Nov 26, 2016, 18:55 PM IST
Syria truce teeters on brink after US-led raid kills troops

Syria truce teeters on brink after US-led raid kills troops

The ceasefire's co-sponsors, Russia and the United States, have traded accusations over the fraying deal, with relations strained even further after the US-led raid killed scores of Syrian soldiers on Saturday. 

Sep 18, 2016, 17:38 PM IST
Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture

Turkey sends more tanks into Syria after IS-held town capture

The Turkish military on Wednesday launched an operation codenamed "Euphrates Shield" inside Syria to oust IS from the border region.

Aug 27, 2016, 17:44 PM IST

IS captures several villages from Syrian troops in Aleppo

The Islamic State group has captured more than a dozen villages and hills during a fresh offensive in norther Syria, opposition activists said on Saturday.

Apr 16, 2016, 23:51 PM IST

Syrian troops kill 70 al Qaeda-linked militants

The militants, with armoured vehicles outfitted with machine guns, were attempting to infiltrate several towns in northeastern countryside of Hama.

Mar 10, 2016, 18:55 PM IST
Tens of thousands flee as Syrian regime advances near Aleppo

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian regime advances near Aleppo

Tens of thousands of Syrians were apparently streaming towards Turkey on Friday as regime troops pressed a major Russian-backed offensive around Aleppo, while Moscow and Ankara traded barbs over the escalating crisis.

Feb 05, 2016, 11:24 AM IST
Syria army begins offensive near Aleppo with Russian support

Syria army begins offensive near Aleppo with Russian support

Syrian troops backed by Russian airpower and allied militias opened a new front today against rebels around second city Aleppo.

Oct 17, 2015, 03:38 AM IST

IS jihadists threaten Syria`s ancient Palmyra: Monitor

Islamic State group jihadists battled Syrian troops near ancient Palmyra Thursday, threatening the UNESCO world heritage site with destruction like that which it has already wreaked in Iraq, a monitoring group said.

May 14, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

IS jihadists threaten Syria`s ancient Palmyra: Monitor

Islamic State group jihadists battled Syrian troops near ancient Palmyra Thursday, threatening the UNESCO world heritage site with destruction like that which it has already wreaked in Iraq, a monitoring group said.

May 14, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

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.

Mar 29, 2015, 14:43 PM IST

15 killed in Syria airstrikes

As many as 15 people were killed and dozens wounded Monday in government airstrikes on a rebel-held area east of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group reported.

Feb 09, 2015, 21:20 PM IST

Syrian forces kill 54 rebels killed in Douma

At least 54 rebels were killed Wednesday when Syrian troops targeted rebel positions in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, media reported.

Feb 05, 2015, 04:51 AM IST

Syrian troops, al Qaeda-linked militants clash in Lebanon

Intense clashes were raging since Saturday morning between the Syrian troops backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants in Lebanon.

Jan 03, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

Tunnel blast kills, wounds troops in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

A powerful blast from explosives planted in a tunnel under the Old City of Aleppo, in northern Syria, killed or wounded 20 government troops on Tuesday, a monitor said.

Dec 30, 2014, 21:28 PM IST

Syrian troops halt Islamic State advance near key airbase

Syrian troops on Saturday halted the advance of the Islamic State (IS) militants near a key military airbase in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a monitoring group reported.

Dec 07, 2014, 02:59 AM IST

Syrian troops repel IS attack on eastern air base

Syrian forces repelled an attack by the Islamic State group on a major air base in the country's east on Saturday, in fighting that killed dozens on both sides, activists and state media said.

Dec 07, 2014, 01:12 AM IST

Syrian troops recapture key area in Damascus

The Syrian troops Monday dislodged the rebels from a strategic area in the eastern countryside of capital Damascus, state media reported.

Oct 06, 2014, 23:56 PM IST

Rebels advance in Syria's southern province

Armed militant groups, including Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, advanced in Syria's southern province of Qunaitera, as the Syrian troops stripped the rebels of key towns in the central province of Hama, activists said Saturday.

Sep 14, 2014, 02:27 AM IST

DNA: Shocking video of ISIS showing slaughter of Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State (IS) militants have released horrific video of some Syrian soldiers marching through a desert dressed only in their underwear, apparently on their way to be executed.

Aug 29, 2014, 23:51 PM IST