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Warplanes press attack on rebel-held eastern Aleppo

Warplanes mounted a new wave of heavy air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources, a rescue worker and a war monitor reported, pressing a major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military to take back the whole city.

Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

Syrian and Russian aircraft pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday, a monitor said.

Air raids on Syrian army position kill 30 soldiers: Monitor

Air raids on Syrian army position kill 30 soldiers: Monitor

"The strikes near the Deir Ezzor airport killed between 30 and 35 Syrian army soldiers, but we could not identify which warplanes carried them out," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

Syrian army and allies regain southern Aleppo district: Monitor

Syrian army and allies regain southern Aleppo district: Monitor

If sustained, the advance in Ramousah would reverse nearly all gains rebels made in a push last month.

Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers: Monitors

Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers: Monitors

A United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inquiry found that Syrian govt forces were responsible for two toxic gas attacks in 2014 and 2015 involving chlorine.

Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria Army

Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria Army

"The Syrian army completely controls Daraya and has entered all of the town. There isn't a single armed man there," a source requesting anonymity said.

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.