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.

Syria bloodshed: Army pummels Aleppo with barrel bombs, over 100 killed

At least 121 people died in bombardments using barrels of explosives dropped from helicopters on the weekend by the Syrian army over various sites in northern Aleppo province.

11 dead in Syria barrel bomb attacks: NGO

At least 11 people, including three children, were killed on Thursday by explosive-packed barrels dropped from Syrian army helicopters over the town of Daraya, a monitoring group said.

Syria`s Aleppo airport reopens after army victories

The airport in restive Aleppo in northern Syria resumed operations after the army recaptured its surrounding areas from rebel fighters.

Syrian forces take control of road needed to remove chemical weapons

Syrian Army has taken full control of a highway connecting Damascus to the coast which is needed to ship out chemical weapons from the country for destruction.

Smuggling of weapons rises sharply at Jordan borders

Smuggling of weapons across the Jordanian-Syrian borders rose by 300 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the Jordan Border Guards department.

Syrian Army takes town, and upper hand

Syrian troops recaptured the strategic town of Deir Attiyeh on Thursday, less than a week after losing it, taking the advantage in its bid to crush rebels just north of Damascus.