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Syrian rebel groups say will attend Astana peace talks

Syrian rebel groups will attend talks in the Kazakh capital next week aimed at bringing an end to the country's nearly six-year war, rebel officials said today. "All the rebel groups are going. Everyone has agreed," said Mohammad Alloush, a leading figure in the Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) rebel group.

Jan 16, 2017, 16:45 PM IST

Russia agrees US to attend Syria talks as ceasefire tested

Russia has agreed the United States should be involved in talks on Syria`s future planned for this month, Turkey`s top diplomat said, as a series of explosions rocked Damascus.

Jan 13, 2017, 08:21 AM IST

Impossible to refuse jihadist help in Aleppo: Syria opposition

People stuck in war-ravaged Aleppo do not have the luxury of refusing help from jihadists, a high-level member of Syria`s main opposition said, lashing out at international "inaction" in breaking the siege.

Nov 01, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

Rebel rockets kill 38 civilians in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Another 250 civilians have been wounded in heavy bombardment by anti-government factions since Friday morning, according to the Britain-based group.

Oct 30, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries `bloodbath`

Syrian regime forces advanced in the battleground city of Aleppo on Friday, backed by a Russian air campaign that a monitor said has killed more than 3,800 civilians in the past year.

Oct 01, 2016, 00:48 AM IST

US declares French jihadist Diaby `global terrorist`

The United States on Friday designated French jihadist recruiter Omar Diaby a "global terrorist" subject to US economic sanctions, the State Department said.

Sep 16, 2016, 22:58 PM IST

Save the Children-supported Syria maternity hospital bombed

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a jihadist from Al-Nusra Front, which has changed its name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, was killed in the raid.
 

Jul 29, 2016, 23:31 PM IST

Al Qaeda and Syria branch split up

The Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra Front, said on Thursday it was breaking ties with the global terror network, in a video showing its leader Abu Mohamad al-Jolani for the first time.

Jul 29, 2016, 10:13 AM IST

15 civilians dead in strikes on Syria Qaeda-held town: Monitor

A child was among at least 15 civilians killed in air strikes on an Al-Qaeda-held town in northwestern Syria on Friday, a monitoring group said.

Jul 08, 2016, 16:45 PM IST

70 fighters dead in clashes around Syria's Aleppo

At least 70 fighters have been killed in less than 24 hours of fierce clashes between pro-regime forces, jihadists and rebels in Syria's Aleppo province, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Jun 15, 2016, 15:36 PM IST

Blast kills Hezbollah military chief in Syria

Lebanon`s Hezbollah announced Friday that its top military commander had been killed in an attack in Syria where the Shiite militant group has deployed thousands of fighters backing the Damascus re

May 13, 2016, 20:46 PM IST

120,000 Palestinian refugees flee Syria during war: UN

The Yarmouk camp is a large district in southern Damascus. It has recently become a stage of intense battles between the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State group.

May 13, 2016, 07:03 AM IST

Air strikes on Syria's Idlib kill 16 jihadists: Monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 60 air raids targeted the Abu Duhur military airport in Idlib province which Al-Nusra and allied Islamist fighters seized in September.

May 13, 2016, 03:29 AM IST

Russia-US cooperation will lead to fundamental changes in Syria: Putin

According to the president, the situation in Syria "remains complicated," with the Russia-US-backed ceasefire still not fully implemented.

May 11, 2016, 07:16 AM IST

Kerry demands Russia rein in Syrian forces

US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to demand that Moscow press its Syrian allies to respect a crumbling ceasefire.
 

Apr 16, 2016, 01:16 AM IST

Battles around Syria`s Aleppo cast shadow over peace talks

The clashes on several fronts have put a strain on a fragile ceasefire in place since February 27.

Apr 15, 2016, 17:08 PM IST

More than 200 killed in fighting near Syria`s Aleppo this week: Monitor

At least 210 combatants in Syria`s civil war have died in a surge in violence around the second city of Aleppo this week, a monitoring group said on Friday.

Apr 15, 2016, 16:36 PM IST

Syria rebel group downs warplane, captures pilot

On Friday, Al-Nusra and its allies pushed regime loyalists out of Al-Eis, a strategic town in Aleppo province.
 

Apr 06, 2016, 01:35 AM IST

Syria's Qaeda spokesman killed as army pushes anti-IS advance

Air strikes have killed several Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra Front members including its spokesman and regime forces have retaken a strategic town from the Islamic State group in the latest setbacks for jihadists in Syria.

Apr 04, 2016, 19:12 PM IST

Syria regime says will attend peace talks starting March 14

Syria`s regime said on Monday it would attend renewed peace talks in Geneva starting March 14, but the opposition was still considering whether to go despite a major lull in fighting.

Mar 08, 2016, 10:20 AM IST