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Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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

Air strikes kill 19 civilians in northwest Syria: Monitor

Overnight air strikes killed 19 civilians, seven of them children, in a residential district of a town in northwestern Syria, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

Air raids in Syria kill 19 civilians: Monitor

A wave of Syrian air strikes on Sunday killed at least 19 civilians and wounded dozens across the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, a monitor said.

Dec 03, 2017, 23:00 PM IST

IS attack kills 26 displaced people in Syria: Monitor

A car bombing blamed on the Islamic State group killed at least 26 displaced people in eastern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Nov 18, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

At least 75 dead in IS attack in Syria's Deir Ezzor

At least 75 civilians were killed in an Islamic State group car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria, a monitor said Sunday.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

Russian strike kills 38 fleeing civilians in east Syria: Monitor

A Russian air strike killed 38 civilians Wednesday as they tried to cross the Euphrates river to escape fighting in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

Oct 04, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

30 civilians dead in anti-ISIS strikes in Syria: Monitor

At least 30 civilians were killed today in separate bombing raids by the US-led coalition and pro-regime warplanes on jihadist-held territory in Syria, a monitor said.

Jul 19, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

Jul 11, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

US, Russia, Jordan reach ceasefire deal for southwest Syria

The ceasefire will go into effect on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Jordan's Petra news agency said.

Jul 08, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

20 Islamic State militants killed in Syria bombing

At least 20 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a bombing near the Koniko gas field, the largest one in Syria, a UK-based war monitor said on Friday.

Jun 30, 2017, 13:54 PM IST

Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10: War monitor

The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory.

Jun 25, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Bomb attack on powerful Syrian Islamist rebel group kills 14: Syrian Observatory

Two blasts including at least one suicide attacker hit the base in a village east of Saraqeb in Idlib province, the British-based Observatory reported.

May 21, 2017, 20:05 PM IST

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district: Report

Syrian rebels and their families began leaving a northern district of the capital on Monday, state television said, in the first evacuations from Damascus in the country`s six-year war.

May 08, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing: Report

The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns resumed on Wednesday after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reported.

Apr 19, 2017, 12:09 PM IST

Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after deadly blast

More than 3,000 Syrians are expected to be evacuated on Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer that was briefly stalled the day before by a deadly blast that killed scores of people, most of them government supporters.

Apr 17, 2017, 12:44 PM IST

Strike kills 15 near Syria's Islamic State-held Raqa: Monitor

At least 15 civilians, including four children, were killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike on Saturday near the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, a monitor said.

Apr 08, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

IS counter-attacks to defend north Syria town: Monitor

The Islamic State group launched a counter-attack on Tuesday against US-backed fighters closing in on a key jihadist-held town in northern Syria, a monitor said. 

Mar 28, 2017, 17:48 PM IST

Bomb kills 11 at Syria-Jordan border camp: Monitor

A car bomb blast killed at least 11 people at a camp for displaced Syrians by the border with Jordan on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Jan 22, 2017, 00:04 AM IST

Eight dead in raids on rebel-held Syrian town: Monitor

Air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria killed eight people on Saturday, a monitor said, the latest to hit the area where Al-Qaeda`s former affiliate has a strong presence.

Jan 14, 2017, 17:38 PM IST

Car bomb in Syria coastal regime bastion kills 15: Monitor

State television showed a burning car surrounded by onlookers. 

Jan 05, 2017, 19:14 PM IST