Syrian troops, al Qaeda-linked militants clash in Lebanon

Intense clashes were raging since Saturday morning between the Syrian troops backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants in Lebanon.

Tunnel blast kills, wounds troops in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

A powerful blast from explosives planted in a tunnel under the Old City of Aleppo, in northern Syria, killed or wounded 20 government troops on Tuesday, a monitor said.

Syrian troops halt Islamic State advance near key airbase

Syrian troops on Saturday halted the advance of the Islamic State (IS) militants near a key military airbase in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, a monitoring group reported.

Syrian troops repel IS attack on eastern air base

Syrian forces repelled an attack by the Islamic State group on a major air base in the country's east on Saturday, in fighting that killed dozens on both sides, activists and state media said.

Syrian troops recapture key area in Damascus

The Syrian troops Monday dislodged the rebels from a strategic area in the eastern countryside of capital Damascus, state media reported.

Rebels advance in Syria's southern province

Armed militant groups, including Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, advanced in Syria's southern province of Qunaitera, as the Syrian troops stripped the rebels of key towns in the central province of Hama, activists said Saturday.

DNA: Shocking video of ISIS showing slaughter of Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State (IS) militants have released horrific video of some Syrian soldiers marching through a desert dressed only in their underwear, apparently on their way to be executed.

Syrian troops foil rebels` Damascus infiltration bid

Syrian troops Friday thwarted a rebel infiltration attempt into a main square east of the capital Damascus, pro-government activists and sources said.

Over 20 rebels killed, many injured in Syria army attack

At least 20 rebels were killed by the Syrian army in the northern part of the capital Damascus Monday, media reported.

Syrian troops recapture key town

Syrian troops have recaptured a key town in the central province of Homs, media reported.

Syrian troops kill 55 rebels

The Syrian troops Friday killed 55 armed rebels in separate operations across the country, the state media said.

Syrian troops kill 20 rebels

Syrian troops Friday killed 20 armed rebels in a new ambush in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, just a couple of days after eliminating more than 175 others in the same area, media reported.

War on Syria’s civilians unchecked: Report

The Syrian government’s policy of waging war by killing civilians, and increasing abuses by rebel groups, elicited horror in 2013 but not enough pressure from world leaders to end atrocities and hold perpetrators to account, Human Rights Watch has said.

Syrian troops kill 20 rebels in Homs province

The Syrian troops Saturday killed at least 20 rebels in the central province of Homs, as part of other heavy blows they have recently been dealing to the rebels in different areas, mainly the countryside of the capital Damascus, the official SANA news agency reported.

Syrian troops ambush, kill dozens of rebels

Syrian state TV and opposition activists say government forces have ambushed members of an al Qaeda-linked group.

Battle for Syrian Army base kills 24 rebels

Syrian activists say at least 24 rebels have died in battle for a military base near a northern opposition-held city but that government troops have managed to hold on to it.

Top Assad officials in Moscow to discuss Syria talks

A senior Syrian regime delegation was on Monday in Moscow to hold talks with top Russian diplomats on plans to hold a peace conference in Geneva to end the Syria conflict, the foreign ministry said.

Blast kills 31 Syrian troops: Watchdog

A rebel bomb attack on an army base near Damascus killed 31 Syrian soldiers on Sunday, as loyalist warplanes launched air raids on a town near the border with Lebanon.

Army advances as jihadists call to arms in north Syria

Syrian troops advanced on the Islamist-held northern village of Tal Hassel today, prompting jihadist rebels in nearby Aleppo to call for mass mobilisation to counter the offencive.

Syrian troops retake large parts of key military base

Syrian troops have recaptured "large swathes" of the Brigade 80 military base which was overrun by rebels in February in the northern city of Aleppo, activists said Friday.