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Syria rebels surrender heavy arms in Daraa city: State media

Syrian rebels in the southern city of Daraa were surrendering their heavy weapons to government forces today, state media said, under a deal brokered by regime ally Russia.

Jul 14, 2018, 17:18 PM IST

Suspected Russian jets kill at least 20 near Syrian capital: Residents

Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.

Jan 04, 2018, 13:04 PM IST

Islamic State seizes town in central Syria: Monitor

The Islamic State group today seized a town in central Syria known as a symbol of religious coexistence in a surprise attack against regime forces, a monitor said.

Oct 01, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: Monitor

US-led coalition air strikes on two Syrian provinces targeting jihadists have killed 472 civilians over the past month, a monitor said Friday, more than double a previous 30-day toll. 

Jun 23, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

Deadliest month for Syria civilians in US-led strikes: Monitor

US-led air strikes on Syria killed a total of 225 civilians over the past month, a monitor said today, the highest 30-day toll since the campaign began in 2014.

May 23, 2017, 18:40 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

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 in Iraq attack

At least 33 people have reportedly killed execution-style by ISIS gunmen in eastern Syria, according to a monitoring group.

Apr 06, 2017, 16:44 PM IST

Syria deal to evacuate Shi'ites and Sunnis from towns: Report

The Shi`ite populations of two pro-Syrian government towns are to be evacuated in exchange for the evacuation of Sunni rebels and their families from two opposition-held towns in a mediated deal between the warring sides, a pro-government source and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Mar 29, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes are pounding a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least three and wounding dozens.

Feb 26, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Last batch of fighters evacuated, President Assad has taken control of Aleppo: Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took control of Aleppo city on Wednesday after the last batch of fighters was evacuated. 

Dec 22, 2016, 00:57 AM IST

Hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo, rebels block others from leaving: UN

The UN voiced concern Friday that hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing into government-controlled parts of Aleppo and said armed groups were reportedly blocking civilians from leaving the shrinking areas under their control.

Dec 09, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

Syria regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo: Monitor

Syrian government forces have recaptured all of the areas taken by rebel fighters in a recent assault intended to break the regime siege on eastern Aleppo, a monitor said Saturday.

Nov 12, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

Prisoners revolt in Syria's Hama jail, seize guards - Syrian Observatory

Syrian government troops surrounded Hama prison in the west of the country on Monday and fired tear gas after inmates revolted, seizing several guards, a monitoring group reported.

May 03, 2016, 06:47 AM IST

More than 500 dead in Syria regime`s Aleppo offensive: Monitor

More than 500 people, including dozens of civilians, have been killed since a major Russian-backed regime offensive in Syria`s Aleppo province began this month, a monitor said Wednesday.

Feb 10, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

IS captures parts of key regime-held Syria oilfield

Islamic State group jihadists have captured parts of the last major oilfield under government control, halting production at the site, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Monday.

Sep 07, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

Six foreign jihadists killed in Syria air strike: Observatory

One senior Tunisian Islamic State leader alongside five other foreign jihadists were killed in an air strike near the northeastern city of Hasaka, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday.

Jul 20, 2015, 10:07 AM IST

23 dead in Syria regime raids on IS-held town

At least 23 people, among them a child, were killed in government raids on the Islamic State group-held town of Al-Bab in northern Syria on Monday, a monitor said.

Jul 14, 2015, 01:43 AM IST

IS advances on key Syrian city despite regime air raids

Jihadists from the Islamic State group pressed their campaign Friday to capture Hasakeh, a provincial capital in northeast Syria, in fierce battles with government forces backed by air strikes.

Jun 06, 2015, 01:43 AM IST

Five million Syrians at high risk of explosive weapons: Study

About 5.1 million Syrians are living in areas at high risk from explosive weapons, some of which fail to detonate and so will pose a deadly threat for years to come, aid group Handicap International said.

May 12, 2015, 10:56 AM IST

Jihadists, Islamists in new assault on Syria`s Idlib: Monitor

Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate and Islamist factions launched a multi-front offensive Tuesday against the regime-held northwestern city of Idlib, a monitor and activists said.

Mar 25, 2015, 00:08 AM IST