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Turkish troops to stay until Syrian army regains control

Turkish troops will continue their military operation in Syria until the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA) regains control of Jarabulus town, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday.

Syrian army recaptures falling military positions in Aleppo

Syrian army recaptures falling military positions in Aleppo

The Syrian army recaptured military positions the rebels had stormed earlier on Saturday in southern Aleppo province in northern Syria, according to pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV and a military source.

Syrian army kills 60 IS militants

The Syrian army carried out offensive against a town held by the Islamic State (IS) group in Deir al-Zour on Tuesday, killing 60 of them.

Syrian army extends ceasefire for 72 hours

The Syrian army extended an ongoing ceasefire in the country for an additional 72 hours, officials said.

Fierce fighting for key Aleppo road despite Syria truce

Fierce fighting for key Aleppo road despite Syria truce

The army had earlier announced that it was observing a 72-hour nationwide ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

2 medics among 31 dead in Syria army reprisal for slain pilot

2 medics among 31 dead in Syria army reprisal for slain pilot

The bombardment struck the town of Jayrud, 60 kilometres northeast of Damascus, where the army says Islamist rebels killed the pilot after he was forced to eject on Friday.

Strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill 14 civilians: Civil defence

Air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods in Syria's second city Aleppo on Friday killed at least 14 civilians and wounded more than a dozen others, the local civil defence said.

'Army seizes key ISIS bastion in central Syria'

'Army seizes key ISIS bastion in central Syria'

Syrian troops on Sunday seized the key Islamic State group bastion of Al-Qaryatain, dealing the jihadists a new blow in the country's centre a week after expelling them from Palmyra, state television said.

Syrian army enters key Islamic State-held city near Palmyra

The Syrian army on Sunday stormed a key city in the central province of Homs near the ancient city of Palmyra, following intense battles against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a military source said.

Mass grave found in Syria's Palmyra after city recaptured from Islamic State

Mass grave found in Syria's Palmyra after city recaptured from Islamic State

SANA said the grave, which contained many women and children, was in the north-eastern edge of Palmyra. Some of the bodies had been beheaded.

Syrian army command says Islamic State beginning to collapse

Syrian army command says Islamic State beginning to collapse

Syria`s military command said on Sunday it had taken full control of the city of Palmyra, in a victory it said marked the beginning of the collapse of the Islamic State group.

Syrian army retakes ancient Palmyra city

 The Syrian army fully recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria on Sunday, following days of intense battles against the Islamic State (IS) group.

Syrian Army retakes village in Aleppo province from Islamists: Monitor

Nusra Front is not covered by the US-Russia truce agreement to halt the fighting in Syria and Moscow.

Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt

Russia, Syrian army pound rebels ahead of fighting halt

The "cessation of hostilities" agreed by the US and Russia is due to take hold on Saturday morning from midnight.

Syrian army recaptures town in Aleppo province from IS group

Syrian government troops backed by Russian airstrikes recaptured a town in Aleppo province from Islamic State militants on Thursday in a key advance just two days ahead of a US and Russia-engineered cease-fire that is to take effect in Syria.

500 killed so far in military campaign in Syria's Aleppo

500 killed so far in military campaign in Syria's Aleppo

As many as 500 people have been killed since the Syrian army launched a wide-scale offensive in the province of Aleppo, a monitor group reported on Wednesday.

Syrian army captures new rebel bastion in Aleppo

Syrian army captures new rebel bastion in Aleppo

In its latest victory against militant groups, the Syrian army has fully captured the town of Ratyan in Aleppo province, the media reported on Friday.

Syria regime forces cut rebel supply route in Aleppo

Syria regime forces cut rebel supply route in Aleppo

The Syrian army on Wednesday cut the last supply route linking opposition forces in the northern city of Aleppo to the Turkish border, a military source said, in a major blow to the rebels.

Hundreds of IS family members flee Syrian city

Hundreds of IS family members flee Syrian city

As many as 300 family members of the Islamic State militants fled a northern Syrian city following the recent military progress made by the Syrian army.

Putin says Russia backs Free Syrian Army alongside Assad troops

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia is supporting the opposition Free Syrian Army, providing it with air cover, arms and ammunition in joint operations with Syrian troops against Islamist militants.