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Damascus, Syria (0:35 A.M.) - With rebel moral at an all-time low in the Syrian capital, an increasing number of jihadist militants are raising the white flag to avoid the onslaught of the Syrian Arab Army's (SAA) seasoned 4th Mechanized Division.
Beirut, Lebanon (3:15 P.M.) - At the end of March, the jihadist rebels were on a high across Syria, as their forces managed to recapture several sites in northern Hama and eastern Damascus. However, the jihadist rebels of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham would ...
Damascus, Syria (3:30 A.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) moved one step closer to liberating its capital on Sunday as government forces advanced significantly in the Al-Qaboun district, capturing many Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militants in the ...
Damascus, Syria (1:00 P.M.) - The Syrian armed forces continue to overrun Islamist rebels in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Qaboun amid heavy airstrikes and artillery shelling.
The US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said there can be "no doubt" that Syria retains chemical weapons. Gen Mattis also said the Syrian government had moved its warplanes in recent days, speaking during a visit to Israel. He said Syria would be ...
This frame grab from video provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows buses carrying opposition fighters leaving Zabadani, near Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April. 19, 2017, heading toward the northern rebel-held Idlib ...
Damascus, Syria (2:10 A.M.) - rebel factions in the Al-Qaboun neighborhood are being given little respite as so-called 'elephant rockets' continue to do the dirty work for the Syrian Arab Army's 4th Mechanized Division and the 105th Brigade of the ...
The findings show that stockpiles of sarin still exist in Syria. The OPCW was in 2013 responsible for overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon stockpile, following an attack in the Ghouta area of Damascus that activists say killed 1,400 ...
Damascus, Syria (1:20 P.M.) - Dozens of Islamist militants have been killed today in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Qaboun as the Syrian Army troops raided rebel positions in a bid to secure the insurgent-held district.
Amman: In a rebel-controlled, working-class suburb east of Damascus, Wardeh Hamdan is seven months pregnant with her first child, a boy.
Beirut, Lebanon (7:20 A.M.) - The departure of all hostile militants from the towns of Madaya and Al-Zabadani was a major boost for the Syrian Arab Army (S.
In an exclusive interview last week with AFP in Damascus, Assad said the suspected chemical attack was a.
Paris (AFP) - France will produce proof "in a few days" that the regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical strike on a Syrian village that killed 87 people earlier this month, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday. "We have elements ...
Damascus, Syria (12:00 A.M.) - Brand new footage has emerged depicting a so-called T-72 Adra tank completely destroyed by Failaq al-Rahman, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) group which operates in and around the Syrian capital.
According to sources in Syria, pro-government forces, led by units from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), are making progress against militants in Damascus.
After six years of war, people go about their business in Damascus but keep their heads down as peace stops and starts around them.
Beirut, Lebanon (6:45 A.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new assault inside the eastern districts of Damascus on Sunday morning, targeting the jihadist positions inside Al-Qaboun and Barzeh. Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized ...
Yet for the past three years, President Bashar Assad's forces have been unable to free opposition-held neighborhoods of the capital Damascus, where rebel fighters have built a labyrinth of secret tunnels, beyond the reach of airstrikes and connected to ...
Beirut, Lebanon (8:40 P.M.) - Two more towns in west Damascus have come under the control of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after the jihadist rebels of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham agreed to a population exchange.
"I am very attached to Syria. I feel as if my soul is connected to Damascus and its neighborhoods. I think this is why I have always had this dream of finding an old house in Jenin with a garden so I can renovate it and turn it into a Damascus-style ...
Beirut, Lebanon (1:35 A.M.) - The Israeli Air Force struck the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the Falita Barrens in northwest Damascus, a local source told Al-Masdar. The airstrike has not yet been confirmed by the Syrian Air Defense; however, loud ...
From his shop window, looking out on the storied Umayyad mosque and the remains of a 2,000-year-old Roman bath complex, Joseph Havera was contemplating what he considered a nightmare scenario: A U.S.
Beirut, Lebanon (2:25 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the Palestine Liberation army (PLA) and National Defense Forces (NDF), launched a powerful assault in the eastern districts of Damascus on Wednesday, targeting the last parts of ...
Beirut, Lebanon (10:30 A.M.) - The Russian military reportedly deployed to the Dumayr Airbase in the northeastern countryside of Damascus on Tuesday to increase the security around the Syrian capital. While Russian advisers were already present at ...
(Syrian Presidency via AP, File). FILE -- In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo released by the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tille.
On a good day it only takes about 90 minutes, and you don't normally get delayed going into Syria; it's going out where the queues form.
"We have information that a similar provocation is being prepared ... in other parts of Syria including in the southern Damascus suburbs where they are planning to again plant some substance and accuse the Syrian authorities of using (chemical weapons ...
... such provocations - I cannot call them otherwise - are being prepared in other regions of Syria, including in the southern outskirts of Damascus, where they are again planning to throw some kind of substance and accuse Syrian official authorities ...
Last week, a post on NextDoor brought another tragedy to light: Mahmoud Yasser Kassir, the owner of Damascus Grill, a three-location Middle Eastern restaurant, lost 10 family members in the latest bombing and gassing of civilians in Syria. Kassir was ...
Damascus, Syria (6:35 P.M.) - The Syrian government has reportedly entered into negotiations with Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in a southern suburb of Damascus to concluded an evacuation deal.
Moscow - If Russia once maintained at least a semblance of distance from President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, it rushed to his defense after the American missile strike ordered by President Trump on Thursday.
(AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends the summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan.
Damascus, Syria - ISIS launched a surprise offensive on the Tanf Border Crossing between Syria and Iraq following a powerful car bomb attack on the border outpost which killed three insurgents from the FSA's Osoud al-Sharqiyah (Lions of the East).
Beirut -- The Latest on Syria (all times local):. 5:15 p.m.. Dozens of Syrian students have gathered outside the offices of the United Nations in the Syrian capital Damascus to protest a U.S. missile attack on an air base.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks to French journalists in Damascus, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on January 9, 2017.
Beirut, Lebanon (9:15 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the Palestine Liberation army (PLA) and National Defense Forces (NDF), carried out a new assault in the East Ghouta region of Damascus on Saturday, targeting the defenses of the ...
In the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhun, site of an alleged chemical weapons attack on April 4, residents still mourning their dead welcomed US strikes earlier today as a way to pressure Damascus. The strikes targeting a Syrian forces airfield, ordered by ...
With smoke clearing from the Syrian airfield blasted Thursday night by American missiles, the diplomatic and military ramifications of the attack remained murky on Friday morning.
"I had tears in my eyes," said Laham, 26, an internal medicine resident who spent the first 13 years of his life in Damascus, Syria. "We've been waiting for this moment for so long." Other Houston-area residents with Syrian roots largely said they ...
Birmingham photographer Karim Shamsi-Basha spent his childhood in Damascus, Syria, but has lived in Alabama since 1989.
"Following this week's horrendous chemical weapons attacks in Khan Shaykhun, which killed dozens of people, including many children, the US launched a strike against Shayrat Airfield in Syria. The Syrian regime bears the full responsibility for this ...
SEBASTIAN GORKA: Everything changed January 20. We don't give our playbook away. What's going to happen next? Nobody knows outside of the president's closer circle -- Jim Mattis, Rex Tillerson, Steve Bannon, nobody knows that-- and we're not going ...
As seen in the above photo from Getty Images, the U.S. Navy launched a strike against the same Syrian military airfield base that reportedly sent a chemical attack that killed 100 or more civilians in Syria. The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles ...
Russia and the Syrian government are engaged into "a relationship of cooperation, of exchange of views and full mutual support," Peskov said, stressing that their relations are equitable and not hierarchical.
Damascus, Syria (4:20 P.M.) - The Syrian government forces continue to push deeper into the rebel-held neighborhood of Barzeh in northern Damascus as militants rained the capital with mortar shells.
Walid Muallem told the BBC it would have to be non-political, involve "many countries" and "start from Damascus" before his government could accept. He denied Syria had dropped chemical weapons from the air, despite facing widespread scepticism.
"Syria has the right to respond to any aggression against it. But our government believes the first step should be to inform the international community, international organizations, including the United Nations, and our allies, first of all Russia, in ...
Beirut, Lebanon (10:45 A.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their military operations inside the eastern sector of Damascus on Tuesday, targeting the jihadist rebel defenses inside the Tishreen District and Al-Qaboun neighborhood. Backed by ...






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