28 government troops killed in ambush near Damascus

Jul 21, 2017

28 government troops killed in ambush near Damascus

A Syrian military unit was ambushed on Thursday by insurgents near the capital, Damascus, triggering a firefight that killed 28 government troops, activists said. The ambush followed days of intense fighting as rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital have come under a government offensive. The ...

Bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

Jul 3, 2017

Bomber kills 18 after car chase in Damascus

A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months. Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group ...

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 was ...