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BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Daesh fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the extremist group. Reuters witnesses, a war monitor and state television reported intense fighting including artillery bombardment and small arms fire.
Syrian state media is reporting that government forces have pushed into a Damascus neighborhood held by the Islamic State group from different directions and captured buildings on several street blocks and tunnels used by the extremists. State news agency SANA said Thursday that dozens of ISIS ...

The offensive in southern Damascus coincides with preparations by rebels to evacuate towns in the Qalamoun region, east of the capital, following an agreement that allows them to relocate to opposition-held areas in northern Syria. It marks the latest rebel capitulation, after the sprawling eastern Ghouta ...
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian media said international chemical weapons inspectors on Tuesday entered the town of Douma, where an alleged poison gas attack was carried out earlier this month, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only a U.N. security team visited the Damascus suburb. The reported attack ...
The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta. Recovering the Yarmouk camp and neighbouring areas located ...
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports from Northern Syria as the nation awakens after the US announced, along with France and the UK, strikes against targets at three sites in Syria after a week of threats of retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in Douma. Source: CNN ...

Explosions have been reported in Damascus, just hours after Donald Trump confirmed he had ordered coalition airstrikes. Pictures show the sky glowing a fiery orange and there were reports of blasts over Mount Qasioun. Pro-Assad officials says around 30 missiles were fired at Syria during the attack, and ...
DAMASCUS: Syrian state media slammed Western strikes on Saturday (Apr 14) as illegal and "doomed to fail," after the US, France, and Britain launched a joint operation against the Damascus government. "The aggression is a flagrant violation of international law, a breach of the international community's ...
Video appears to show weapons in the skies over Damascus after the US, France and the UK say they've launched military strikes against Syria and its chemical weapons program. Source: CNN. CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. HFR SEPTEMBER ...
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. A few hours earlier, ...
Associated Press reporters saw smoke rising from east Damascus and the lit-up sky turning orange for the blasts. A huge fire could be seen from a distance to the east. Syrian television said the attacks targeted a scientific research center in Barzeh, near Damascus, and an army depot near Homs.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Trump may punish the Assad regime for an apparent chemical weapons attack that was carried out against civilians in Syria. While the threat of a U.S. military strike may be on minds there, it's not showing much. Medical student Khaled al-Anaz, 23, says he hasn't done ...
Syrian state TV dismissed the reports as "theater," and Damascus locals that spoke to CNN said the reports "made no sense." "There definitely wasn't a chemical attack in Ghouta, for the simple reason that the regime doesn't need to chemically attack Ghouta in order to recapture it," said one man in his ...
A chemical attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta killed dozens of people, a medical relief organisation and a rescue service said, and Washington said the reports — if confirmed — would demand an immediate international response. A joint statement by the medical relief organisation Syrian ...
The Russian military has threatened action against the U.S. is it strikes Syria's capital city of Damascus, according to multiple news reports. The threat, by Chief of Russia's General Staff Valery Gerasimov, was widely reported by Russia media sites such as state news agency RIA and Tass. It said Gerasimov ...
Military Media, a news outlet controlled by Lebanon's Hezbollah group allied to Damascus, said buses had transported around 300 fighters from the Ajnad al-Sham group and their families to rebel-held Idlib province in the north. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said hundreds of ...
This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a boy who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Sunday, March. 11, 2018. Syrian government forces ...

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, speaks during a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Mekdad denied opposition charges that government forces used poison gas in their attacks on eastern Ghouta.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States pushed the United Nations Security Council on Monday to demand a ceasefire in Damascus and rebel-held eastern Ghouta, where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces say they are targeting "terrorist" groups who are shelling the capital. The United ...
Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, warned on Monday that if the Security Council fails to act on Syria, Washington "remains prepared to act if we must," just as it did last year when it fired missiles at a Syrian government air base over a deadly chemical weapons attack. "It is not the path we prefer, ...
The eyewitness account from Mr. Malik, who heads operations for the United Nations refugee agency from the Syrian capital, Damascus, underscored that combatants on both sides are responsible for the horrific situation of civilians in eastern Ghouta. And this despite a Security Council resolution last week ...
This frame grab from video provided by Syrian rebels Army of Islam media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows flames rising from a Syrian government forces airstrike attack, in eastern Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria, Friday, March 9, 2018. Relief workers used a brief lull in ...
This photo released by the Syrian Red Crescent shows a convoy of vehicles of the Syrian Red Crescent arriving to Douma, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Monday, March. 5, 2018. Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for ...
Desperate for food and medicine, Syrian civilians in the war-ravaged eastern suburbs of Damascus hoped for relief Monday as a 46-truck aid convoy began entering the rebel stronghold, the first such shipment in months. The U.N.'s humanitarian office said the convoy with health and nutrition supplies, ...
The airstrikes have been unrelenting in a Damascus suburb, where frames of bombed buildings loom over ghostly streets. Hundreds of lives have been lost in less than two weeks of a government siege of the suburb, eastern Ghouta. Dozens of children are among the dead. Many have been crushed by the ...
As the Damascus suburb joined protests against the regime of Bashar Assad during the Arab Spring, the government cracked down, and rebels took up arms. Regime forces were pushed out of the area in late 2012 and replied with a siege that prevented food, medicine and people from entering or leaving.
Another wave of airstrikes pounded the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta Saturday, killing at least 24 people and increasing the civilian death toll over the past week to more than 500, including more than 120 children, a Britain-based monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...
23, 2018 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia ...
Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400. At the United Nations, a vote on a Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day ...
Israeli warplanes have fired missiles at a Syrian military position near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media report. A Syrian military statement said its air defence systems blocked most of the missiles, but gave no further details. A monitor said ammunition depots in Jamraya were hit. It is the location of a ...
LONDON -- At least 70 civilians, including 18 children, have died in a series of airstrikes targeting one of the largest rebel-held territories in Syria near Damascus, activists say. Everyone knows what's coming when they hear Russian and Syrian warplanes overhead, signaling another strike. Then, there's a ...
Airstrikes pounded an insurgent-held area near Damascus on Sunday, footage broadcast by state TV stations showed, as the Syrian government stepped up efforts to wipe out the insurgency's last foothold near the capital. Thick clouds of smoke rose from the al-Hajar al-Aswad district as the sound of jets ...
A five-hour truce ordered by Syria's Russian allies to allow civilians to flee a besieged, opposition-held enclave near Damascus failed to result in aid deliveries or medical evacuations Tuesday, while deadly airstrikes and shelling continued in the region. The U.N. and aid agencies criticized the unilateral ...
This photo released on Tuesday Feb. 20, 2018 provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian paramedics treat an injured man who was wounded by the shelling of the Syrian ...
Dozens of mortars in Damascus cause civilian casualties and spread fear. We cannot let history repeat itself." "The humanitarian situation of civilians in East Ghouta is spiraling out of control," said Panos Moumtzis, the U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis, in a statement late Monday.
The U.N. envoy for Syria is decrying a recent upsurge in violence, expressing concerns that the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus could fall victim to widespread bloodshed like that in northern Aleppo more than a year ago. Staffan de Mistura says world powers are not doing enough to halt the fighting ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government, seizing on a chance to reclaim territory lost in its ever-escalating civil war, has loosed a devastating bombardment on a rebel-held Damascus suburb, killing at least 200 people, many of them children, aid workers said Tuesday. Syrian officials vowed to show no ...
20, 2018 which provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense run to help survivors from a street that attacked by airstrikes and shelling of the Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. A Syrian monitoring group ...
Saturday's confrontation signals "a different level of self confidence in Tehran and Damascus in terms of them having the upper hand in Syria," said Ofer Zalzberg, ... He said Iran, Israel and Syria would likely continue to test each other's boundaries as each tries to “define the new rules of the game.”.
The SAA has even faced airstrikes from Israel and the United States, although neither Tel Aviv nor Washington have officially declared war on Damascus. Although opposed to Kurdish efforts to create an autonomous state, reports suggest that Syrian President Bashar Assad has been quietly aiding Kurdish ...
This file photo provided on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a plume of smoke while civil defense workers arrive after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria. (Syrian Civil ...
A source familiar with the situation told Sputnik on Thursday that the Syrian Armed Forces would enter the territory near the border with Turkey in the district of Afrin in the next few days. "The agreement has been reached on the deployment of the Syrian Armed Forces at the Syrian-Turkish border in Afrin in ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:36 P.M.) – New forces of the Syrian Arab Army are rushing their main assault units to eastern Damascus amid a looming offensive operation against militant groups operating in the region. Military-affiliated sources state that the main storming regiments and fire support units of key ...
Last month, it was more chemical weapons attacks against innocent civilians in the eastern suburbs of Damascus. For months before, the Syrian government has blocked humanitarian aid to communities that support the opposition. Perhaps the Trump administration believes it has no other choice than to ...
BEIRUT: Syria's Kurds said Monday they have "no problem" if the regime in Damascus intervenes on their side to help push back an assault by Turkey in the Afrin region. Ankara has been waging an offensive against Syria's Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the frontier region since Jan. 20.
Meanwhile, the Damascus ally, Lebanese Hezbollah, said in an official statement that the shootdown of the Israeli warplane by the Syrian Air Defense ... “We condemn the enemy's [Israel's] blatant support of terrorism and radical groups and its interference in the Syrian crisis by aggression and threats, we ...
Passersby and shoppers walk in a marketplace in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 10, 2018, just hours after Israeli airstrikes and missile fire targeted Syrian military positions on the outskirts of Damascus on Saturday. Photo:Xinhua ...
There was also what sounded like the launch of rockets or missiles from Mezze air base, in Damascus. Syrian state television said the Syrian military's antiaircraft guns were responding to Israeli airstrikes. Later Saturday, air-raid sirens sounded in the Israeli-held Golan Heights and in the Galilee area of ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – For the second time today, the Israeli Air Force and Syrian Air Defense are battling one another within in the souwthwestern countryside of Damascus. According to a military source in Damascus, the Israeli Air Force launched a powerful attack in southwestern Damascus, ...
The French leader "asked Vladimir Putin to do everything so that the Syrian regime puts an end to the unbearable deterioration in the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta and Idlib" to the east of the capital Damascus, the statement said. Macron is concerned by signs that chlorine gas may have been ...


 

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