Syria in conflict

More than two years on, opposing forces remain locked in combat
2 days 4 hours ago
Syria will hold presidential elections that are expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office on June 3, the country's parliamentary speaker said on Monday. Read Full Article
3 days 4 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Easter Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maalula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said. Read Full Article
1 week 2 days ago
President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that Syria's three-year conflict was at a "turning point" due to his forces' military gains against rebels, state media said. Read Full Article
1 week 2 days ago
Syrian warplanes on Sunday launched a fierce offensive against a string of opposition bastions on the edges of the capital, a monitoring group said. Read Full Article
2 weeks 2 days ago
Syria's regime is no longer in danger of being toppled and the risk of the country being divided has passed, the head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said in remarks published Monday. Read Full Article
4 weeks 17 hours ago
A Syrian refugee mother of four, desperate to receive food aid, set herself on fire at a UN registration centre in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said. Read Full Article
1 month 1 day ago
Turkish anti-aircraft fire shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday as it bombed rebels fighting to seize control of a border post in northwestern Syria, an NGO said. Read Full Article
1 month 1 day ago
Syrian forces and rebels battled Sunday for a third straight day for control of a key crossing on the northern border with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Read Full Article
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Islamist fighters in Syria battled President Bashar al-Assad's forces for control of a border crossing with Turkey close to the Mediterranean on Saturday. Read Full Article
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Syrian regime forces were Monday readying an assault on the last rebel-held areas in the Qalamoun Mountains after overrunning key opposition bastion Yabrud. Read Full Article

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