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Syrian refugees in Turkey hoped the ruling AKP party would use their victory in last month's constitutional referendum to grant citizenship and labor rights to ...
Chairman of the Federation of the Syrian Chamber of Industry Fares Shahabi said that more than 15000 out of 60000 small businesses, which had operated in ...
The most recent advances in southern Syria have not only made Suweida province almost entirely insurgent-free, but have also enabled the Syrian Army to reach the heart of the Levantine Badiyah. An assault on the strategic Tanf region could be propelled ...
However, efforts to form said solution are not based on altruistic reasons, from each actor's desire to see substantial peace in Syria, and much of the "Syria Talks" resemble little more than a game between state Actors, each of whom has their own ...
By changing its name to Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has managed to secure its removal from the U.S.
A woman from Deir e-Zor walks in the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's Hasakah province in February 2017. Photo courtesy of Delil Souliman/AFP/Getty Images.
Blasts at Syrian rebel base kill 14 fighters (21 May, 2017) Two explosions hit an Ahrar al-Sham base in a village in east Idlib province, according to a monitoring group. Syrian rebels leave last opposition district in Homs (21 May, 2017) Hundreds of ...
In regime-controlled a-Suwayda province along Syria's southern border with Jordan, an estimated 110km west of a-Tanf, SAA forces and their allies captured the Zalaf dam and several small settlements east of a-Suwayda from US-backed rebels over the ...
Syria's myriad opposition groups and armed rebels are now concentrated in the rebel-held northern province of Idlib, and in rural Aleppo along the border with Turkey.
Syria was never a country whose 14 provinces and eight main communities were voluntarily bonded together by secularism and tolerance.
At least 23 members of a Syrian rebel group were killed on Sunday in two bomb attacks in Syria's Idlib province. Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said two blasts hit the headquarters of Ahrar al Sham rebel group in a village east of ...
Documents found in former militant-occupied buildings bear the group's black emblem and the designation "Homs province." The militants even produced handy scratchpads adorned with the Islamic State emblem and specifying "Homs branch." The Othman ...
Russian observers have registered 12 ceasefire violations in the Syrian provinces of Damascus, Hama and Daraa, Russia's Defense Ministry reported in its bulletin on Sunday.
A twin explosion, believed to be caused by a suicide attack, in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib province Sunday killed at least 14 members of a powerful ultraconservative insurgent group, Syria opposition activists said. It was not clear who was behind ...
Damascus, Syria (17:35 P.M.) - On Saturday, Iraqi military commander Shakir Abid said a unit of Norwegian special forces had been allowed to enter Syria through the Al-Waleed border crossing in western Anbar. The Norwegian unit arrived at the Al-Tanf ...
Raqqah is linked with the Syrian industrial capital of Aleppo, the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor, and the fertile area Hasakah through the M4 Highway.
Many were headed for insurgent-held Idlib province in Syria's northwest, or the town of Jarablus on the border with Turkey.
Damascus, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Army is shifting its focus toward securing the triangle of the Jordanian and Iraqi borders in southern Syria as such areas are crucial for the army to cut off the rebel supply lines and secure border areas ...
The largest de-escalation zone includes Idlib province and the adjoining districts of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia provinces as well as regions in southern Syria and areas in north of Homs and near Damascus. Russia, Turkey and Iran will form a joint ...
The development comes only a few days after US-led jets killed nearly two dozen civilians in an attack on an area in Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr near the border with Iraq. In September last year, US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian Army ...
Syrian officials have said that taking Deir el-Zour, an oil-rich province straddling the border with Iraq, from IS militants is a priority.
Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed in a memorandum signed on May 4 to establish four separate de-escalation zones in Syria for at least six months.
Beirut, Lebanon (5:30 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), resumed their offensive operations in the eastern countryside of Al-Sweida on Thursday, Al-Masdar's Majd Fahd reported from Damascus.
... then they might carry through on their threats to create a Mediterranean corridor through Idlib and Latakia provinces, which would bring the YPG/SDF into conflict with the SAA and spark an actual civil war between Syria's Arab and Kurdish populations.
Syrian government also responded to the recent killings of Syrian civilians by the US-led anti-ISIS coalition's airstrikes in the countrysides of Raqqah and Deir Ez Zour provinces. Earlier on Tuesday, Syrian Foreign and ... Yesterday, US-led anti-ISIS ...
The Islamic State group killed more than 50 people in an attack on two government-held villages in central Syria's Hama province today, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack on the villages of Aqareb and ...
Beirut -- The U.S. sent aircraft to strike Syrian regime vehicles on Thursday that violated a deconfliction zone set up around al-Tanf, an army base where special forces are training Syrian militias, CBS News national security correspondent David ...
The attacks come as government forces are on the offensive against the extremists in other parts of Syria, mostly in the northern province of Aleppo and the central Homs region and to the east. U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces are meanwhile marching ...
A tenth group of opposition fighters and civilians from the regime-held Al-Waer district in Syria's western Homs province have safely arrived in the nearby province of Idlib. On Wednesday, some 2,700 people aboard 65 buses -- including 520 families ...
The car bombs came just hours after air raids hit a Syrian border town in the eastern province of Deir Az Zor and killed at least 30 people, mostly civilians, according to a monitor, which tracks developments on Syria's conflict via a network of ...
The United Nations has convened a new round of indirect Syrian peace talks in Geneva, despite President Bashar al-Assad dismissing them as irrelevant.
The new allegation by the United States against the Syrian government came on the same day that, according to the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, US-led airstrikes in Syria's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr near the border with Iraq ...
Dawn air strikes on a Syrian border town in the Islamic State-held eastern province of Deir al-Zor killed at least 30 people, most of them civilians including more than a dozen children, a war monitoring group said on Monday.
Damascus, Syria (2:30 P.M.) - Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues its military operations against so-called "Islamic State" (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Homs countryside.
Dawn air strikes on a Syrian border town in the Islamic State-held eastern province of Deir al-Zor have killed at least 30 people, most of them civilians including more than a dozen children, a war monitoring group says.
In addition to the Eastern Ghouta, the de-escalation zones will cover rebel-held parts of Idlib province and adjoining areas of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia provinces; northern Homs province; and Deraa and Quneitra provinces in the south. It authorises the ...
Syria is reportedly moving troops to a desert region near its border with Iraq and Jordan amid reports that US and allied forces are consolidating positions in the ...
Barzan Hasan Lilani was abducted in the Rimelan region of Syria's northern Hasakah province on Sunday, the KDP -- a leading Kurdish party in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region -- declared on its official website on Monday.
pro-government forces, led by the Syrian Army Tiger Forces, have made significant progress against ISIS in the province of Aleppo. Last weekend, government troops liberated the Jirah Military Airbase after few days of clashes with ISIS terrorists.
Q: How did you first arrive in Turkey from Syria? When did you start the process to apply for a family reunification visa for your wife?
A Syrian Army soldier stands on top of a vehicle carrying a gun in Salma, Syria, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. Syrian government forces relying on Russian air cover have recently seized Salma, located in Syria's province of Lattakia, from militants. The ...
In addition to the Eastern Ghouta, the de-escalation zones will cover rebel-held parts of Idlib province and adjoining areas of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia provinces; northern Homs province; and Deraa and Quneitra provinces in the south. It authorises the ...
The Syrian Observatory for human right (SOHR) said Monday's deaths in Abu Kamal followed those of 12 women the previous day in a raid on Akayrshi, a village in the east of Syria's Raqqa province. SOHR director Rami Abdel Rahman said Monday's ...
We are dealing with a diabolical media agenda. The following reports point to the fabrication of fake videos and photos of an alleged chemical weapons attack, ...
De-escalation zones have been established in four areas, including the Idlib province, some parts of its neighboring areas in the Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces north of the city of Homs, eastern Ghouta, as well as the Daraa and al-Quneitra ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - About 13,000 refugees fled the territories of the northern Syrian province occupied by the Daesh (outlawed in Russia) terrorist group and came to the areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Raqqa ...
At least 12 people were killed and 30 others wounded on Friday by a fresh US-led airstrike on the northern Syrian province of Raqqa, state TV reported.
The plan, which came into effect at midnight on May 5, calls for the cessation of hostilities between militant groups and Syrian government forces. It covers the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, northeastern areas of the western coastal province ...
It provides for a ceasefire, rapid deliveries of humanitarian aid and the return of refugees after "de-escalation zones" are created across stretches of eight Syrian provinces. The Syrian government and rebel groups are not ... The agreement covers ...
Free Syrian Army fighters walk in the northern province of Quneitra, southwestern Syria, on April 18. Photo by Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters.


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