Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Jan 14, 2017

Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document seen by Reuters. A joint inquiry for the United Nations and ...

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

Jan 8, 2017

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to find survivors amid the wreckage, opposition activists said. Rescuers and ...

Despite truce, car bomb kills 10 in Assad stronghold

Jan 6, 2017

Despite truce, car bomb kills 10 in Assad stronghold

A large explosion rocked a Syrian government-held coastal town on Thursday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens — an attack that was a stark remainder of the prevailing insecurity in the war-torn country despite a nearly week-old cease-fire brokered by Russia and ...

Dec 29, 2016

Russian Embassy in Damascus hit by two mortar rounds

Two mortar rounds were fired at the Russian Embassy in Damascus on Wednesday, the foreign ministry in Moscow said, adding that no casualties or damage had been caused. “From 1:00 pm to 1:19 pm Moscow time (1000 GMT to 1019 GMT), the Russian embassy ...