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Damascus, Syria (8:15 P.M.) - Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted a series of hit-and-run operations on jihadist-held positions around Deir Ezzor city while artillery and missile units pounded rearguard Islamic State positions.
After the outbreak of civil war in Syria in 2011, the PYD's paramilitary, the YPG, emerged as a significant fighting force, warding off fundamentalist Sunni Arab militias and establishing a semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Syria, which locals call ...
Currently, Syria has lost infrastructure, economy, along with exponential increasing poverty sans basic necessities. Although, the Syrian crisis has started at the local level, but now it has taken the shape of a global problem. Currently, the Syrian ...
This week war hawk US Senator Lyndsey Graham after a dinner with President Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "nutjob," while Trump earlier labeled Syrian leader Bashar Assad an "animal." Now the two "evil dictators" are bonded in ...
Jihadists had embarked on a campaign of destruction against archeological sites after they seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in a lightning 2014 offensive. (AHMAD ... "A war crime is defined as a crime committed in an armed conflict whilst atrocities ...
Israel deployed its Patriot missile defence system and media reported the target was a drone. The earlier strike had damaged what Syrian rebels said was an arms depot run by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. Israel said the explosion was "consistent" with ...
The recapture of Soran and the ultimate restoration of the frontline in Northern Hama to November 2016 positions has proven not to be the only ambition of the Syrian high command with the initial pro-government counteroffensive now transforming into a ...
(TASS) Russia's weapons export contracts have been growing largely on the effective use of military hardware in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the military-industrial commission on Tuesday. Interest ...
President Woodrow Wilson, like President Donald Trump, didn't want the U.S. involved in Syria. Wilson wanted to stay out of World War I, which gave birth to Syria. Trump was adamant about staying out of the Syrian civil war. But his hand was forced by ...
The U.S. announced Monday sweeping sanctions against Syrian scientists weeks after blaming the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack on rebel-held territory.
A rebel-held neighborhood in Daraa, Syria, after air strikes on Sunday. Members of a United Nations commission investigating war crimes in Syria have not been allowed to visit the country. Credit Mohamad Abazeed/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images.
An Al Jazeera correspondent said Sunday's attacks targeted fighters loyal to the Syrian government in the Naba al-Fawwar area of Quneitra province, which is located in the 30 percent of the Golan Heights that is not under Israeli occupation.
Six years into a civil war whose humanitarian and geo-political consequences have been devastating, it is easy to forget that the Syrian revolution began nonviolently. In March 2011, after a group of kids in Dera'a province (close to the Jordanian ...
And nowhere perhaps is this more evident than in his approach to the Syrian civil war. Mr Trump has long opposed US foreign military intervention.
US troops have targeted and killed a leading member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in a commando raid in Syria, military officials say.
currently known as the worst humanitarian crisis of our time, the on-going Syrian civil war has not only eroded the nation in its entirety but also defaced its cultural identity.
One of the largest evacuations in Syria's civil war had been tied to the fate of 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, who had been held by a Shia militia in Iraq and were released on Friday.
civil war has devastated the cities of Syria, destroying entire neighbourhoods and leaving civilians with crushed limbs, shrapnel wounds and other life-altering injuries.
The Syrian civil war took a sudden and nasty turn earlier this month as dozens of civilians were killed in a suspected chemical attack against the rebel-held city of Khan Sheikhoun in the country's northwest.
The conflict that caused the largest refugee crisis since WWII and killed over 400,000 people has been littered with violations of international humanitarian law (IHL).
When President Barack Obama demanded formally in the summer of 2011 that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad step down, it was not the first time Washington had sought regime change in Damascus.
Before she died, blind clairvoyant Baba Vanga made a chilling prophecy about the use of nuclear weapons and World war 3.
After having as many as 24 of its planes destroyed in a salvo of 59 cruise missiles from US Navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea on April 7, Syria has repositioned its jets to bases protected by Russian missile defenses, according to CNN. "The Syrian ...
Any lesson learned by the North Koreans in Syria, of course, could be applied to future battles on the Korean peninsula. "Korean analysts should take note of how chemical weapons were used in the Syrian civil war because this is likely going to be a ...
"Incontrovertible" test results show sarin gas or a similar substance was used in the chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the Organisation for the Prohibition of chemical Weapons (OPCW) says. Samples from 10 victims had been analysed ...
Evacuations from two government-held areas of Syria have resumed, monitors and reports say, days after an attack on a convoy carrying evacuees killed 126 people, many of them children.
Samples from 10 victims had been analysed at four laboratories, OPCW head Ahmet Uzumcu said. The attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun killed at least 87 people.
"Iran, the US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey - we all have to join hands to work towards security, dialogue and peace in Syria. And secondly, to help fulfill the will and sovereignty of the Syrian people. We have to respect Syrian sovereignty and let ...
What happened next was captured by a fellow photographer and shared widely online, with the harrowing images becoming yet another window into Syria's brutal six-year civil war. Habak said he picked up the child who appeared to still be breathing and ...
Up until now, the US has set its sights on defeating IS, but Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons in early April 2017 led to Donald Trump launching the first direct foreign attack on the Syrian regime. But with Moscow and Tehran on Assad's speed ...
Since it broke out six years ago, the disastrous war in Syria has claimed about 400000 lives, with the victims being more civilians than fighters.
A teenage refugee from Syria will share her harrowing story of how she and her sister fled the civil war and began new life in Europe.
To make things worse, much of the weaponry sent to rebel groups was captured by ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN), which is al-Qaida's branch in Syria. In 2014, JAN acquired antitank missiles, because two CIA-supported militias surrendered to them. Beyond ...
Evacuations from two government-held areas of Syria have resumed, monitors and reports say, days after an attack on a convoy carrying evacuees killed 126 people, many of them children.
"We add our voice to the condemnation of the attack near Rashideen near western rural Aleppo Governorate that hit a convoy carrying people from the besieged Syrian towns of Fuha and Kefraya to government-controlled areas, killing dozens of people.
After almost two weeks of virtual deadlock, the pro-government forces operating in northern Hama have resumed their offensive against the combined militant groups of Hai'yat Tahrir al-Sham, the Free Syrian Army, including its various sub-franchises and ...
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz met with the head of Russia's upper house Sunday in a meeting that emphasized the two sides' differences over the role of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in a resolution to the Syrian civil war. Valentina Matviyenko ...
At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say.
"I don't want to see us dragged into another war in Syria when kids in this country cannot afford to go to college, when our infrastructure is collapsing, when 28 million Americans have no health insurance - we have got to start paying attention to ...
At least 68 children were among 126 people killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian towns, activists say. A vehicle filled with explosives hit the convoy near Aleppo. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human ...
A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said.
A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said.
Downward spiral Six years of conflict have brought the Syrian health service, once one of the best in West Asia, close to collapse.
Three tons of captured Syrian government documents, providing a chilling and extensive catalog of the state's war crimes, are held by a single organization in Europe. A Syrian police photographer fled with pictures of more than 6,000 dead at the hands ...
Beirut - A stalled population transfer resumed Saturday after a deadly explosion reportedly killed at least 100 people, including dozens of children, government supporters and opposition fighters, at an evacuation point - adding new urgency to the ...
They plan to press Trump to explain whether he will conduct future attacks against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime as well as push for Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to declare war, congressional aides and lawmakers on the ...
They plan to press Trump to explain whether he will conduct future attacks against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime as well as push for Congress to reassert its constitutional authority to declare war, congressional aides and lawmakers on the ...


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