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UN envoy warns east Aleppo facing total destruction

The UN`s Syria envoy on Thursday made an impassioned appeal to save eastern Aleppo, warning the city faced total destruction and urging Islamist fighters to leave so civilians can get aid.

Oct 06, 2016, 18:37 PM IST

Al-Nusra chief in Syria announces break with Qaeda

In a rare televised message, Al-Nusra chief Jolani said the new group "will have no links whatsoever with foreign parties".

Jul 28, 2016, 23:23 PM IST

Al Qaeda in Syria executes 14 `government forces`

Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has executed 14 captured men it accused of fighting for President Bashar al-Assad, in retaliation for a regime advance near Damascus.

Jul 21, 2016, 18:04 PM IST

More than 70 dead as Syria Army battles jihadists south of Aleppo

Fighting between Syrian regime forces and al Qaeda-affiliated jihadists and their allies has left more than 70 dead south of the battleground city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Friday.

May 06, 2016, 13:11 PM IST

Escalating Syria violence threatens ceasefire

Fighting escalated around Syria`s second city Aleppo on Thursday, as a Russian-backed government offensive strained a landmark ceasefire and threatened a new round of peace talks in Geneva.

Apr 15, 2016, 08:28 AM IST

Syria truce strained on eve of fresh peace talks

Syria's landmark ceasefire was threatening to fall apart on Tuesday amid a surge of fresh fighting, especially in northern Aleppo province, just as peace talks were set to resume in Geneva.

Apr 12, 2016, 23:30 PM IST

Fierce fighting kills 35 around Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

Clashes around Syria`s second city Aleppo have killed at least 16 pro-regime fighters and 19 members of Al-Qaeda`s affiliate and allied rebel groups in 24 hours, a monitor said Sunday.

Apr 11, 2016, 02:48 AM IST

US strike in Syria kills several al Qaeda militants: Pentagon

The US has carried out another raid against al Qaeda militants in Syria, on the heels of a strike that killed the spokesman of the group's Syrian branch, the Pentagon has said.

Apr 07, 2016, 10:07 AM IST

Syria`s Qaeda spokesman, 20 jihadists dead in strikes: monitor

It was not immediately clear if the raids were carried out by Syrian regime warplanes or their Russian allies.

Apr 04, 2016, 07:06 AM IST

Nine dead as Lebanese army clashes with jihadists

Lebanese army troops clashed with jihadists in the country`s northeast near the Syrian border Thursday, leaving one soldier and eight gunmen dead, a security official said.

Mar 10, 2016, 18:19 PM IST

Russian warplanes sit idle on Syria base during ceasefire

Dozens of Russian warplanes sat idle today on the tarmac at this Russian air base in Syria on the fourth day of a cease-fire brokered by Moscow and Washington.

Mar 01, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

Nearly 60 dead in Russia raids on Qaeda-run Syria jail

Russian strikes today on a prison complex run by Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate killed at least 57 people and wounded 30 others, many critically, a monitor said, giving a revised toll.

Jan 10, 2016, 01:59 AM IST

Syria regime, rebels agree new truce for three towns

A new 48-hour truce between Syrian regime forces and rebels in three towns entered into force on Thursday after negotiations, a mediator and a monitoring group said.

Aug 27, 2015, 12:17 PM IST

US-led air strikes kill seven Al-Nusra members in Syria: Monitor

Seven militants from Syria`s al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, including commanders, were killed in US-led air strikes Wednesday in the northwest of the conflict-riven country, a Britain-based monitoring group said.

Jul 09, 2015, 05:06 AM IST

Al-Nusra suicide bombing kills 25 soldiers in Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

A suicide bomber from al Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, killed 25 soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad`s regime in an attack on an army base in government-held western Aleppo on Monday, a Britain-based monitoring group said.

Jul 07, 2015, 05:11 AM IST

Syria rebels take army centre in regime-held Aleppo: Monitor

 Syrian rebels have seized a strategic military centre in government-held western Aleppo city, as fierce battles rage between opposition and regime forces, a monitor said Saturday.

Jul 04, 2015, 16:02 PM IST

Israel arrests several Druze after `lynching` of Syrian

 Israeli police said Wednesday they had carried out a "wave of arrests" of suspects involved in two attacks by Druze on military vehicles transporting wounded Syrians to hospital.

Jun 24, 2015, 16:49 PM IST

Qaeda, allies advance on Syrian regime bastion: Monitor

Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and other Islamist fighters made gains on Friday in a joint offensive on the last major regime bastion in the northwest province of Idlib, a monitor said.

Apr 25, 2015, 00:28 AM IST

Body of Lebanese hostage killed by jihadists handed over

The body of a Lebanese security officer killed by an al Qaeda-linked group three months ago was handed over to the army on Thursday, the military said.

Apr 02, 2015, 21:50 PM IST

Al-Nusra executed Lebanese soldier

 The al-Nusra Front, al Qaeda's wing in Syria, has killed a Lebanese soldier and vowed to kill more in retaliation to the arrest of women by the Lebanese authorities.

Dec 06, 2014, 14:39 PM IST