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Syrian government steps up air strikes in northwest, seizes small town

Syrian government forces pounded positions in the northwest of the country on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in the heaviest day of air strikes since launching a major campaign against the rebel-held territory nearly four weeks ago. 

May 27, 2019, 00:18 AM IST

Russian air strikes kill 21 civilians in east Syria: Monitor

Russian air strikes killed 21 civilians early Wednesday in a village held by the Islamic State group near the Euphrates River in eastern Syria, a monitor said. 

Dec 06, 2017, 20:14 PM IST

Hariri, back in Beirut, attends national day parade

  Saad al-Hariri attended independence day celebrations in Beirut on Wednesday after returning to Lebanon for the first time since resigning as prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

Islamic State jihadists retake nearly half of Syria border town Albu Kamal

Islamic State group jihadists have retaken nearly half of Albu Kamal in eastern Syria in a counter-attack on what had been the last significant town under their full control, a monitor said Friday.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

Three Lebanese kidnapped in Iraq freed: Ministry

Three Lebanese nationals kidnapped in the Iraqi capital Baghdad last week have been freed and were expected to arrive in Beirut later on Sunday, Lebanon`s interior ministry said.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

Suicide bombers attack near Damascus police centre: Media

The suicide bombers tried to storm the police command centre and clashed with guards before detonating their explosive devices outside

Oct 11, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Iranian President Rouhani defends nuclear deal, says Trump can not undermine

No one can turn that back, not Mr Trump or anyone else.

Oct 07, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

3,000 killed in Syria in September, deadliest month of 2017: Monitor

Syria`s war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year.

Oct 01, 2017, 16:38 PM IST

58 Syria government fighters killed in IS attacks: Monitor

The attacks by the jihadists came as they face multiple offensives against the last bastions of their self-proclaimed caliphate -- by US-backed fighters and Russian-backed government forces in Syria and by troops and paramilitaries in Iraq.

Sep 29, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

58 Syria government fighters killed in Islamic State attacks: Monitor

The Islamic State group killed at least 58 Syrian government troops and militia as the jihadists put up fierce resistance to a Russian-backed offensive against some of its last bastions, a monitor said Friday.

Sep 29, 2017, 12:46 PM IST

Air strikes kill 22 in northwest Syria in 48 hours: Monitor

At least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Thursday.

Sep 21, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

Russian, US-led strikes kill 39 in Syria's Deir Ezzor: Monitor

The strikes hit several parts of the eastern province, where separate Russian and US-backed ground offensives are underway against the Islamic State group.

Sep 14, 2017, 23:32 PM IST

US-backed SDF attacks Islamic State in Syria's Deir al-Zor province

The statement from the Deir al-Zor Military Council, fighting as part of the SDF, said assaults would aim to drive the jihadist militants out of areas they hold north and east of the Euphrates river.

Sep 09, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Russia says airstrike kill 4 Islamic State leaders in Syria

President Bashar Assad's troops on Tuesday broke the nearly three-year militant blockade of parts of the city, marking a significant advance against the extremists. 

Sep 08, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

Syria army nears regime enclave besieged by Islamic State

Syria's army battled the Islamic State group on the edges of Deir Ezzor Monday, seeking to break the siege of a government enclave and oust the jihadists from a key stronghold.

Sep 04, 2017, 18:00 PM IST

US-led coalition says still monitoring IS convoy in Syria

The Islamic State fighters in the border pocket accepted a truce and evacuation deal after simultaneous but separate offensives by the Lebanese army on one front and the Syrian army and Hezbollah on the other.

Sep 02, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

64 dead in clashes between Syria regime and IS: Monitor

The Syria army operation in the area, backed by air support from ally Russia, is separate from the battle for provincial capital Raqa city.

Aug 30, 2017, 15:34 PM IST

Rebel rockets kill five in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

More than 330,000 people have been killed and millions more displaced.

Aug 15, 2017, 22:24 PM IST

Hezbollah says seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

The Syrian army and Hezbollah recaptured the area around the town of Fleita on the Syrian side of the border on Sunday.

Jul 24, 2017, 13:47 PM IST

Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells US in response to Donald Trump

Last October, an Iranian court sentenced 46-year-old Siamak Namazi and his father Baquer Namazi, 80, to 10 years in prison on charges of spying and cooperating with the United States.

Jul 23, 2017, 00:23 AM IST