Syrian Uprising

Over 10,000 Syrians escape to Turkey

More than 10,000 Syrians fled to Turkey in last 10 days as clashes escalated on the Turkish- Syrian border, a media report said Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2014, 07:49 AM IST

Syrian rebels killed 190 civilians in August dawn raid: HRW

Syrian rebels killed at least 190 civilians and took more than 200 hostage during an offensive in Latakia province in August, Human Rights Watch said.

Oct 11, 2013, 12:13 PM IST

Syria Army announces capture of key town Qusair

The Syrian army triumphantly announced on Wednesday the capture of a strategic town near the Lebanese border, telling the nation it has "cleansed" the rebel-held Qusair of "terrorists" fighting President Bashar Assad`s troops.

Jun 05, 2013, 13:31 PM IST

Iran condemns lifting of embargo for Syrian rebels

Iran has strongly condemned the European Union`s recent decision to lift its arms embargo against the Syrian rebels.

May 31, 2013, 08:01 AM IST

Residents risk massacre as Hezbollah `invading` Syria`s Qusair: Rebels chief

As many as 7000 Hezbollah fighters were involved in attacks on key Syrian town of Qusair, said the chief of rebel group Free Syrian Army, reports said Thursday.

May 30, 2013, 09:15 AM IST

`US to destroy Syrian air power if Geneva talks fail`

US Senator John McCain said on Saturday that if the second Geneva conference on the Syria issue failed, his country would act to take out the air power of the Syrian government.

May 25, 2013, 23:14 PM IST

Syrian civil war: 82,000 killed, 12,500 missing, says rights group

At least 82,000 people have been killed and 12,500 others are missing after two years of civil war in Syria, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

May 13, 2013, 13:18 PM IST

New video shows Syrian rebels using US SEALs` sniper rifle

New YouTube video from the Syrian battlefield has shown rebels firing what appears to be the same high-powered sniper rifle that is used by US Navy SEALs.

Apr 04, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

Syrian uprising marks deadliest month, 6000 dead in March

In what signals a steep escalation in Syrian civil war, March 2013 turned out to be the deadliest month so far with death toll pegged at 6000, said a key activist group.

Apr 02, 2013, 09:01 AM IST

Syrian regime missiles kill 140 in Aleppo: Rights group

Human Rights Watch says the attacks by the regime of President Bashar Assad on residential areas of Aleppo mark an "escalation of unlawful attacks against Syria`s civilian population."

Feb 26, 2013, 14:12 PM IST

UN pegs Syria death toll close to 70,000

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has said that the death toll in Syria is probably now approaching 70,000.

Feb 13, 2013, 13:45 PM IST

Fierce fighting in Syrian capital Damascus

Syrian civil war barged into the heart of the country with capital city of Damascus witnessing an intense day of fighting between the regime troops and the rebels on Wednesday.

Feb 07, 2013, 11:20 AM IST

I will live and die in Syria: Assad

The uprising against Assad`s regime began as mostly peaceful protests in March last year but quickly morphed into a civil war.

Nov 08, 2012, 22:08 PM IST

Syria: Pressure mounts on Assad at home and abroad

The move is partly designed to put pressure on China and Russia to take a stronger stand against Assad`s government.

Nov 30, 2011, 09:38 AM IST

Syrian attorney general resigns: Activists

Judge Adnan Bakkour resigned because security forces killed 72 prisoners in the city of Hama on July 31.

Sep 01, 2011, 16:01 PM IST

Twenty-five children among the dead in Syrian uprising

More than 25 children, some of them tortured, are among the victims of the Syrian govt`s deadly crackdown on an uprising that has killed more than 1,000 people over the past two months, an opposition group said.

May 26, 2011, 00:38 AM IST