Syrian troops shell, bomb parts of Damascus as rebels renew attack

Mar 22, 2017

Syrian troops shell, bomb parts of Damascus as rebels renew attack

Airstrikes and artillery fire shook Damascus on Tuesday as government forces tried to repel a second rebel attack on the Syrian capital in three days. The military deployed tanks along the city’s leafy Fares al-Khoury Avenue leading to the eastern Jobar and Qaboun neighborhoods, ...

Al-Qaida upping attacks against Assad government's strongholds

Mar 21, 2017

Al-Qaida upping attacks against Assad government's strongholds

Under pressure from fellow insurgents and escalating airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, Syria’s al-Qaida branch is stepping up violence against President Bashar Assad’s strongholds with precise, high-profile attacks, including a surprising breach of the capital in the most serious infiltration in years. Sunday’s attack, ...

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 ...