unrest in Syria - updates

Rappler's latest stories on unrest in Syria


Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civilians

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The flare-up comes as Russian-backed regime forces tried to retake two villages seized by jihadists and allied rebels earlier in June

CONFLICT. A picture taken with a drone on June 14, 2019, shows damaged and destroyed buildings in the town of Ihsim, in Syria's Idlib region. Photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

U.S.-backed forces cut off last ISIS escape route from Raqa

Jun 30, 2017 - 2:36 PM

But ISIS fighters hit back with a counterattack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters trying to seize control of the city

RAQA. A fighter from the Syriac Military Council (SMC), a small minority of Christian fighters supporting the Syrian Democratic Forces in the combat against the Islamic State (IS) group, walks in the suburb of al-Rumaniya on the western outskirts of Raqa on June 27, 2017, after the area was seized from the jihadists. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Syrian army advances in Aleppo as civilians flee

Dec 03, 2016 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED After the recent advances the regime is comfortably in control of half of former rebel territory in the city s east says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights head Rami Abdel Rahman

EXODUS. Syrian residents fleeing the eastern part of Aleppo sit on the side of the road after arriving at the Jabal Badro crossing point, which was recently retaken from rebel fighters by the regime forces, on November 30, 2016. File photo by George Ourfalian/AFP

Russia denies role in bloody strike on Syria school

Oct 28, 2016 - 10:22 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon demands an immediate probe into the October 26 attack on the school in rebel held Idlib province that he says may amount to a war crime

WAR CRIME? A Syrian man checks the damage at a school after it was hit in an air strike in the village of Hass, in the south of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on October 26, 2016. Photo by Omar haj kadour/AFP

Syria opposition to miss start of key peace talks

Jan 29, 2016 - 8:26 AM

The Saudi backed High Negotiations Committee says it would not attend the Geneva negotiations until an agreement is reached on aid entering besieged towns

CIVIL WAR. Syrians inspect damages following an airstrike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, January 27, 2016. Photo by Mohammed Badra/EPA