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Syrian conflict


U.N. human rights chief decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

October 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Food prices have rocketed since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took control of several neighbourhoods in May and destroyed tunnels that had been used to smuggle goods into the siege.

No role for Bashar Assad in Syria, his reign coming to end: Rex Tillerson

October 26, 2017 9:11 pm

The U.N.'s top envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said that new talks between Syria's government and opposition will start Novemeber 28 and also urged those with influence to press both sides to be ready "to negotiate substance.''

Syria regime backed by Hezbollah retakes key town outside capital

May 19, 2016 5:29 pm

Pro-regime fighters used clashes between rival rebel factions Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman as an opportunity to retake Deir al-Assafir, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Turkey’s Syria Challenge

February 19, 2016 12:23 am

Ankara can’t win against Moscow. It should instead focus on helping refugees.

51 killed in Syrian airstrikes, sniper fire in Aleppo

February 13, 2014 6:07 pm

Due to Syrian airstrikes and heavy artillery in the city of Aleppo, 51 people including 13 rebels have lost their lives.

UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

December 13, 2013 11:16 am

The UN mission said it collected evidence consistent with the probable use of chemical weapons.

Syria: Fighting near Damascus kills 160

November 24, 2013 4:32 pm

Rebels are reportedly trying to break the siege by state forces that have cut rebel supply lines.

Mortar shells hit near inspectors' hotel in Syria

October 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Syrian rebels routinely fire mortar shells from the outskirts of Damascus at city neighborhoods.

Syrian rebel groups reject SNC authority,call for Islamic leadership

September 25, 2013 3:27 pm

Fighters on the ground say the SNC has lost touch with civilians and become corrupt.