Seventy Syrian troops killed, 40 militants killed in fighting

Islamic State fighters killed at least 70 government troops in a major assault by the militant group on Syrian army-held areas in the central Syrian province of Homs, and at least 40 militants also were slain, a human rights monitor said on Wednesday.

Syrian army turns to women on Damascus front lines

Perched on a makeshift bench taking turns with a sniper rifle, the Syrian army`s top markswomen await their "prey" on the front line in east Damascus.

Rocket from Syria clashes explodes inside Turkey, injuring five: Army

  A rocket fired during clashes between rebels and Syrian government forces wounded five people in Turkey on Wednesday after straying across the border and exploding, the Turkish military said.

Syrian army retakes three towns from rebels

The Syrian army Wednesday recaptured three towns from the rebels in southern Syria, as part of the wide-scale onslaught it has waged since Sunday in that part of the war-torn country.

Bomb attack kills 2 troops on Syria border: Lebanon army

A bomb attack on a Lebanese military patrol killed two soldiers and wounded three others Friday near the border with war-torn Syria, the army said.

Syrian Army, rebels fight on Golan where peacekeepers held

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels on the Golan Heights, where 44 peacekeepers from Fiji are being held by militants and scores of their fellow blue helmets from the Philippines escaped after resisting capture.

Syria defector shows war `torture` photos to US lawmakers

US lawmakers saw graphic images of the brutal conflict in Syria as an Army defector gave an eyewitness account of the horrors he was forced to photograph.

Syrian Army retakes industrial city in Aleppo province

The Syrian army has recaptured an industrial city in the northern province of Aleppo, a media report said Friday.

Jihadists execute three Syria rebel officers: Monitor

Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have executed three officers of the Western and Arab-backed rebel Free Syrian Army, a monitor said Saturday.

Syria air raid on displaced persons camp kills 12: NGO

Nearly half of Syria`s population has fled their homes since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad`s rule erupted in March 2011.

Syrian army crushes rebel push near Turkish border

Government forces flushed opposition fighters from their last redoubts in northwestern Syria near the Turkish frontier on Sunday, capturing two villages and restoring government control over the border crossing, activists and state media said.

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.

Syrian rebels free hundreds in attack on prison

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison on Thursday and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates.

UN confirms humanitarian agreement on Homs

United Nations confirmed on Thursday that there would be a "humanitarian pause" in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, allowing civilians to leave.

246 dead in 5 days of barrel bombing of Syria`s Aleppo: NGO

At least 246 people, including 73 children, have been killed in five days of Syrian Army barrel bombing of rebel-held held areas of second city Aleppo, an NGO said Thursday.

Syria`s Assad making gains, admits Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was making gains on the ground, but denied US policy in Syria was failing.

Syria misses chemical weapons handover deadline

Syria on Wednesday missed a deadline to hand over all the toxic materials it declared to the world`s chemical weapons watchdog.

Syria to ship out more chemical weapons in February: Russia

Russia said Tuesday the Syrian government was poised to ship out a large stockpile of chemical weapons before the end of the month.

Syrian forces hit mosque with crude bomb, kill 11

Men pull a girl from the rubble and haul her onto a dirty sheet of plastic, the grisly aftermath from the dropping of a crude "barrel bomb" by Syrian forces on the city of Aleppo.