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(Beirut) - Homemade landmines have killed and injured hundreds of civilians, including more than 150 children, in Raqqa, Syria since the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) was pushed out of the city in October 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. ISIS had planted the antipersonnel mines when it ...
Israeli jets carried out what is believed to be the country's first direct engagement with Iranian forces in Syrian territory. ... Our correspondent visited Kobani, a city in northern Syria, where the local Kurdish government plans to preserve downtown ruins as a monument of the battle against the Islamic State.

Israel said it hit eight Syrian Army targets and four Iranian sites in Syria, including an Iranian command trailer at the so-called T4 base, near the ancient city of Palmyra, from which the drone was launched early Saturday. Israeli Apache helicopters downed the drone, and four f-16 jets were dispatched into ...
Baghdadi is hiding out in the desert on the Syrian side of the Syria-Iraq border northeast of Deir Ezzor province, said Abu Ali al-Basri, director general of Iraq's ... Russia had claimed it killed the reclusive leader, who has not been seen in public since declaring ISIL's caliphate from the Iraqi city of Mosul in July ...
KOBANI, Syria - The blood moon rose over a scene of bombed-out buildings reduced to boulder-size rubble, with newly printed street signs noting the names of people who had died here in this little Syrian city of Kobani. Soon dusk would draw its cloak over the sad tableau, in a neighborhood now called ...
Turkish and Free Syrian Army forces on Sunday cleared another village from PYD/PKK terrorists in northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border. ... the Turkish Armed Forces and Free Syrian Army have managed to capture 48 different strategic areas from terrorists including a town center, 31 villages, three ...
In response, Israel said it attacked Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, during which an F-16 jet was fired upon, Israel says, causing it to crash. The two pilots were able to parachute to safety before it came down in an empty field near the town of Harduf in northern Israel. It is unclear how exactly the plane ...
The ISIS fight ended just a few months after we visited Raqqa with Klara, one of the commanders from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. But what ISIS has left in its wake is deadly and prevents return: a city full of mines designed to make it impossible for people to go home. The United States ...
With US Special Operations Forces in Northern Syria (CNN) It was not the freshness of the meat or piquancy of the sauce that made the chicken kebab ... and Kurdish officials the US has helped install as a civilian mayoralty in a city still very much dominated by the Syrian Kurdish fighters who kicked out ISIS.
A correspondent and a photographer of The New York Times, traveling with American generals in northern Syria, visited a city where armed conflict is now possible between the United States and Turkey. MANBIJ, Syria -- Two senior American generals came to the front line outside the Syrian city of Manbij ...
The Syrian Army says Israeli warplanes have fired rockets from Lebanese airspace targeting an army position in a rural area near Damascus. ... day after United Nations war crimes experts said they are investigating numerous reports of alleged chlorine attacks against civilians in rebel-held towns of Syria.
Zurich is welcoming the newest Syrian family to the area. ... Omer family was originally sponsored to live in the United States, but once there they were placed in Baltimore in "a real sketchy neighbourhood" and mistreated, experiencing worse trauma than when they were in Syria, according to Overholt-Tait.
The United Nations has called for a month-long ceasefire amid the seven-year civil war engulfing Syria, as an upsurge of attacks have pushed besieged areas into one of the worst points seen in the crisis. On Tuesday, the U.N. Resident, Humanitarian Coordinator and U.N. Representatives in Syria called ...
One kilometer (less than a mile) away are Syrian rebels backed by Turkey, which considers the Syrian Kurds around Funk to be terrorists. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the US Special Operations Forces that Funk commands leave Manbij immediately. But here they remain, ...
human rights experts are investigating reports of alleged chlorine bomb attacks on civilians in two Syrian towns, Douma in Eastern Ghouta and Saraqeb in Idlib, the UN's commission of inquiry on Syria said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of chemical weapons said Wednesday that recent allegations ...

The death toll in the conflict between the Turkish military and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria continues to rise. VOA's Heather Murdock has this report from the Turkish-Syria border region where she met with families of victims, some of whom are refugees who thought they would be safe in the border ...
This week, the Syrian government and its Russian ally pummeled towns and villages in the opposition-held northern Syrian province of Idlib with air ... On Monday, Raed Fares, an activist in Kafranbel, an opposition-held town about 8 miles from the nearest front line in Idlib province, said he woke up to ...
Syrian police sources meanwhile said rebel mortar fire from the enclave killed a woman in the government-controlled Bab Touma district of Damascus' Old City. Government and Russian forces stepped up their attacks on rebel-held areas after al-Qaeda-linked jihadists said they had shot down a Russian ...
Manbij is a key flashpoint in northern Syria -- located northeast of Aleppo and around 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Jarabulus, which sits on the Syrian-Turkish border. Turkey launched a ground operation across the border into Syria a week ago in an attempt to drive US-allied Kurdish militia from the ...
Beirut, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon was invited Thursday to participate in peace talks on Syria in the Russian town of Sochi this month, the National news agency reported. Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zaspikin extended the invitation during a meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister ...
In towns and villages around Sinjar, houses and villas were destroyed during the Syrian advance north. ... later in the provincial capital of Idlib, fate unknown - Syrian soldiers found that the Nusrah groups had taken their families out of the town and torn up the single-track Damascus-Aleppo railway line.
On the strategic road linking the northern Syrian border city of Azzaz to Turkey, Syrian rebel fighters backed by Ankara check vehicles to ensure Kurdish rebels do not infiltrate into Turkey. In Syria's mountainous Barsayah region, on a ridge overlooking Azzaz -- a historic city on the Syrian side of the ...
Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched an offensive on Saturday to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out of the Afrin region of north-western Syria. The BBC's Mark Lowen and cameraman Goktay Koraltan are the first international journalists to be granted access to the rebel-held border town of Azaz, ...
Nine civilians, including a three-year-old child, were killed by mortars fired by rebel fighters at the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, state media say. ... Monday that one civilian had been killed and six others injured in air strikes on the town of Arbin, and that many more civilians were injured in al-Marj.
The start of Ankara's ground operation in the region of Afrin against armed groups of Syrian Kurds which Turkey regards as terrorists has prompted strong ... Kurdish village al-Hilalia near the Syrian city of Qamishli, which borders with Turkey in the north-east, was shelled on Tuesday by Turkish artillery, the ...
Such sounds seem incongruous in the city, where food is scarce and bombing attacks routine, and in a region the United Nations envoy for Syria has ... Forces loyal to Assad have laid siege to the rebel-held town since 2013, limiting the movement of people and the entry of food, fuel, humanitarian aid, and ...
Nine civilians, including a three-year-old child, were killed by mortars fired by rebel fighters at the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, state media say. Another 21 people were wounded in the attack on Bab Touma, a predominantly Christian district of the Old City. police said the shellfire came from the ...
Torn flags fly at a traffic circle in Raqqa, Syria, where ISIS declared it had taken the city in 2013 and the Syrian Democratic Forces declared victory in October. Michele ... Centcom commander Joseph Votel (left) stands with USAID Administrator Mark Green during a media tour of Raqqa, Syria, on Monday.
U.S. Promises To Help Rebuild Syrian city Of Raqqa ... Michele Kelemen 2010 · Michele Kelemen · twitter. Raqqa was once an ISIS stronghold, but Syrian rebels -- backed by a U.S. air campaign -- pushed ISIS out last year. Before residents can move back, landmines and booby traps must be dealt with.
Turkish forces have captured a number of villages in north-western Syria, on the third day of an offensive to oust Kurdish fighters, Turkish media report. Troops, accompanied by allied Syrian rebels, reportedly seized control of several areas in Afrin on Monday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said ...
(CNN) Turkey warned the United States before carrying out airstrikes against U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province, Defense Secretary James ... Syrian president Bashar al-Assad denounced what he called "Turkish brutal aggression on the Syrian city of Afrin," according to the state-run Syrian ...
Earlier Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the military offensive is in its early phase. He said forces will next move on the Syrian town of Manbij, east of Afrin, on the Turkish border. "We know that without security in Syria, there cannot be security in Turkey," Erdogan told members of his ...
A car bomb exploded in Syria's provincial capital of Idlib, starting fires, damaging buildings and killing at least 23 people in a rebel-held city where ... Guard says it has suppressed the anti-government protests that sprang up on December 28 and spread across 80 cities and towns over the course of a week.
8 (Xinhua) -- The United Nation's humanitarian affairs chief, Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock, is about to make his first visit to Syria where he is expected to meet with government representatives ... Homs is Syria's third-largest city and was a rebel bastion before government forces recaptured the city.
The Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria has delivered several tonnes of humanitarian aid, mainly food, to the village of Bukain in Syria's western province of Rif Dimashq, a Sputnik correspondent reported Monday. The settlement has been under control of outlawed armed groups.
Beirut, Lebanon (8:45 A.M.) - In an ongoing Saga, Syrian military Spies have once against publicly released photos showing their presence deep inside jihadist-held territory. The latest series of photos to be unveiled were taken from within a city in northeast Idlib province. On late Monday afternoon, ...
The Russian Defense Ministry said Monday that unknown militants used 10 sophisticated, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to target the Hmeymim air base located near the Syrian city of Latakia and three more against the naval facility in Tartus. The aircraft was reportedly defeated before inflicting ...
After nearly seven years of war, as Syria looks toward a massive reconstruction project, neighboring Lebanon sees an economic opportunity. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports from Lebanon as the task of rebuilding Syria begins to take shape - and the lingering regional divisions that will haunt ...
After the conflict broke out in Syria, the city came under fire by the terrorist group Daesh on the other side of the border and was a gateway for a Turkey-backed offensive against the group by the Syrian opposition in 2016. Statistics show that number of refugees account for 29 percent of population in Hatay, ...
At least 40 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion and a series of air strikes across the rebel-held north Syrian province of Idlib. The blast, on Sunday night outside the headquarters of the Islamist rebel faction Ajnad al-Qawqaz in the city of Idlib, left 25 people dead. The cause was not clear but ...
Damascus [Syria], Jan 7 (ANI): More than 1,500 families out of those forced to leave their homes due to the violence in war-torn Syria have returned to the city of Al-Zabadani after the security forces restored peace in the region. According to the Syrian Arab news agency (SANA), Damascus Countryside Governor Alaa ...
He is driving into the devastation, into the stench -- into Raqqa. The city lies deathly quiet and empty beneath the autumn sun. He is driving slowly into the graveyard that was once the "caliphate's" Syrian stronghold. Behind the SUV is a gray minibus carrying two pharmacists and a doctor, all of whom are ...
Beirut, Lebanon (6:50 P.M.) - The Iraqi armed forces launched an important offensive in the western part of the country, today, targeting the Islamic State's (IS) last pocket near the Syrian border. Led by the army and Hashd Al-Sha'abi, the Iraqi armed forces have scored a major advance against the so ...
The U.S. military allowed thousands of Islamic State militant group (ISIS) fighters to flee from their de facto capital of Raqqa, Syria, in a secret deal that boosted the U.S. fight against the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, according to a Pentagon-backed Kurdish commander, who has since switched ...
One particular checkpoint on the main thoroughfare connecting the province of Homs to northeastern Syria -- the cities of Deir al-Zour, Al Mayadeen, and Abu Kamal -- is manned by a Syrian soldier, a Russian soldier, and an Afghan fighter. At the entrance of the recently recaptured town of Sukhnah ...
Jan Egeland, Special advisor to the UN Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press during Intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. ... Assistance to other Syrian towns and cities, including Foua and Kefraya - which are besieged by armed opposition groups - and Yarmouk, besieged by many groups, including forces loyal ...
Moadamiya was one of the first Syrian cities to revolt against the regime--soon after Dera'a in the south, where the regime tortured children who wrote anti-Assad graffiti. It began here as a local protest demanding that the government return lands it had seized without compensation east of the city and in ...
The combined forces of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad have completely wiped out the Islamic State in Syria, the defence ministry has said. ... While the terrorist group has been forced out of Syrian cities, it is able to stage attacks on government and other rebel forces from these desert areas, he said.


 

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