Syria in conflict

More than two years on, opposing forces remain locked in combat
2 days 12 hours ago
Japan's government said Monday it was investigating a video posted online that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being roughly interrogated by Syrian militants. Read Full Article
6 days 8 hours ago
Syrian government forces have retaken most of a key Damascus suburb they have been fighting for months to recapture from rebel forces. Read Full Article
1 week 10 hours ago
Jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group have taken control of a string of villages in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. Read Full Article
1 week 13 hours ago
Australians are becoming key players in the successful "social media wars" being waged from Iraq and Syria increasingly acting as "English-language Islamic extremist propagandists. Read Full Article
1 week 3 days ago
At least 16 civilians were killed in violence in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Saturday, residents and a monitoring group said. Read Full Article
1 week 5 days ago
Islamic State jihadists captured the key Brigade 93 Syrian army base in Raqa province overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. Read Full Article
4 weeks 1 day ago
Eastern Damascus was hit Tuesday by its fiercest fighting in months, a monitor said, as rebels stepped up a bid to break a siege and pro-regime forces tried to stop them. Read Full Article
1 month 5 days ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new seven-year term, warning Western and Arab governments they will pay dearly for backing those who took up arms against him. Read Full Article
1 month 3 weeks ago
Syria's opposition government has fired the Free Syrian Army command over corruption allegations. Read Full Article
2 months 3 days ago
Syrian army helicopter fire killed 12 people -- eight of them children -- on Wednesday in a camp near the Jordanian border housing civilians. Read Full Article


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