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29 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

February 28, 2020 12:02 pm

The deaths were a serious escalation in the direct conflict between Turkish and Russia-backed Syrian forces that has been waged since early February.

Nine children freeze to death in largest exodus of Syrian war

February 27, 2020 9:51 am

In the half-finished concrete shell that had been home since they ran for their lives across northwest Syria, the Leila family had spent three weeks enduring nighttime temperatures that barely rose above 20.

Turkey, Russia face conflicts over Syria's push into Idlib

June 01, 2019 4:26 pm

Turkey, which is already hosting more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees, is facing strong pressure from Syria, Iran and Russia to deliver on its pledge to control the armed rebel factions in Idlib.

New report shows 41 million displaced by conflict, tensions

May 10, 2019 4:56 pm

The report released Friday focuses on internally displaced people, not refugees who have fled their home countries.

Israel, Russia to cooperate on foreign troop exit from Syria: Benjamin Netanyahu

March 03, 2019 9:31 pm

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) published on Sunday, said the situation in Syria had visibly stabilised after operations by Syrian government forces with Russian aerial support.

Iran says US presence in Syria damaged peace, security

December 22, 2018 6:20 pm

In a tweet, Trump on Wednesday announced he was pulling all 2,000 US troops out of Syria. A senior Kurdish politician on Friday called on France to play a larger role in Syria following the U.S. withdrawal.

250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

December 11, 2018 6:48 pm

Some 5.6 million Syrian refugees remain in neighbouring countries - Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - Amin Awad, UNHCR director for the Middle East and North Africa.

Syria: Intense government bombing in Nawa kills 12

July 18, 2018 1:22 pm

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an overnight 'frenzied' bombing campaign continued into Wednesday, with at least 350 missiles lobbed into Nawa and its surrounding areas.

Four soldiers killed, five wounded in Syria: Russian Defence Ministry

May 28, 2018 8:36 am

Russia has provided crucial military support to President Bashar Assad's forces, helping them to roll back mainstream rebels as well as the Islamic State group. Russia and Syria both refer to the armed opposition as "terrorists.''

Syria gas attack: More than 35 dead, government calls it 'fake news'

April 08, 2018 9:08 am

A US State Department official said the Syrian government's history of using chemical weapons against its own people was not in dispute. 'Russia bears responsibility for the brutal targeting of countless Syrians with chemical weapons,' he said.