Assad's forces clear rebels out of key city of Homs

May 22, 2017

Assad's forces clear rebels out of key city of Homs

Syria’s government announced Sunday the country’s third-largest city, Homs — once named the capital of the revolt against President Bashar Assad — had been cleared of armed opposition for the first time in more than five years. The announcement follows the completion of the ...

Intense Russian airstrikes kill four civilians in Homs, Syria activists say

Oct 19, 2015

Intense Russian airstrikes kill four civilians in Homs, Syria activists say

Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded targets in central and northern Syria, killing at least four civilians Sunday as ground troops battled insurgents and seized new territory, activists and the government said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and activist news platform Syrian Revolution ...

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids

Oct 2, 2014

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids

Twin bombings near an elementary school in Syria killed at least 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second blast going off as screaming parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and ...