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Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Jan 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids

IN SHAMBLES. This file photo shows a damaged building in the eastern Ghouta area, the target of near-daily air raids. It is one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country. AFP photo

Russian, U.S.-led strikes kill 35 civilians in Syria's Deir Ezzor – monitor

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:19 PM

UPDATED The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier reported a toll of 28 dead in Russian and US led strikes but raises the figure after new Russian raids on the village of Hawayej Thiab in the west of the province

Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries 'bloodbath'

Oct 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Aleppo is also the focus of a new French led United Nations draft resolution calling for the cessation of hostilities

'BLOODBATH.' Syrian volunteers carry an injured person on a stretcher following Syrian government forces airstrikes on the rebel held neighbourhood of Heluk in Aleppo, on September 30, 2016. Photo by Thaer Mohammed/AFP

Air raids on ISIS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians – monitor

May 03, 2016 - 10:51 PM

The Britain based monitor gives no immediate word on whether the strikes are carried out by the Damascus regime its ally Moscow or the US led coalition battling ISIS

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo not in fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians and pushed a landmark February 27 ceasefire to the verge of collapse

FIGHTING FREEZE? Syrians at the site of airstrikes in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Bustan Al Qasr in Aleppo, Syria, April 28, 2016. Photo by Zouhir Al Shimale/EPA

Dozens dead in heaviest east Syria strikes since war began – monitor

Nov 21, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights describes the raids as the worst bombardment of the region since the start of the uprising in 2011

'HEAVIEST STRIKES.' A handout frame grab from video footage published on the official website of the Russian Defence Ministry 18 November 2015 shows smoke rising after a strike carried out by Russian warplanes against columns of what Russia says were Islamic State (ISIS or IS) tanker vehicles transporting oil products in Syrian territory. Handout photo by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service/EPA

Syria war death toll now more than 200,000 – monitor

Dec 02, 2014 - 9:22 PM

Rami Abdel Rahman: Of the total 63 074 of the killed were civilians including 10 377 children

REFUGEE. A Syrian refugee man walks after crossing the border to Turkey during fighting between Islamic State militants and Kurdish YPG fighters near Kobane, Syria, at Suruc district in Turkey, 03 November 2014. Photo by Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA

Hungry Syrians clash with rebels over food cache

Nov 15, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Residents of Douma town in Damascus province attempt to storm food depots belonging to a charity linked to the Army of Islam rebel brigade

Air strike kills senior ISIS jihadist in Syria – monitor

Sep 27, 2014 - 8:47 AM

A coalition warplane fired on a motorbike with two men on it after it left a headquarters One of the men on the bike was an important IS official an Arab national says Rami Abdel Rahman of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

NEW AIR STRIKES. A handout picture made available by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on September 25, 2014 shows a formation of US Navy F-18E Super Hornets leaving after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq, September 23, 2014. These aircraft were part of a large coalition strike package that was the first to strike Islamic State (IS or ISIL) targets in Syria. File photo by DOD/US AIR FORCE/SGT. SHAWN NICKEL HANDOUT/EPA

Qaeda unit in Syria border town joins ISIS

Jun 25, 2014 - 10:25 PM

After months of clashes between the the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the Al Nusra Front in several parts of Syria Nusra s Albu Kamal branch pledged loyalty to ISIS


Toll from Syria rebel attack on Daraa rally up to 37 – NGO

May 24, 2014 - 4:25 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which had initially reported a death toll of 21 says the attack also wounded dozens

21 killed as Syria rebels shell Assad poll rally

May 23, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Pro government militiamen are among those killed in the mortar attack reportedly carried out by an Islamist rebel brigade says a monitoring group

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Deal for Syria rebels to withdraw from Homs bastion

May 03, 2014 - 8:26 AM

The agreement comes after government forces began an assault against the few remaining rebel held areas in the city last month

WITHDRAW FROM HOMS. Syrian policemen and citizens inspect the damage at the site of a car bomb explosion in the Abbasid neighborhood, Homs province, Syria, April 29, 2014. Photo by STR/EPA

Australian killed fighting alongside Syrian rebels: watchdog

Jan 02, 2013 - 4:44 PM

An Australian citizen fighting with Syrian rebels in their battle against President Bashar al Assad s regime has been killed in the northwest of the country a watchdog said on Wednesday