Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

World Jan 17, 2020

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive, shattering truce

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday toward a key town in the country's last rebel bastion. The latest violence, which followed airstrikes that killed 19 civilians on Wednesday, buried a cease-fire deal ...

Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

World / Politics Jan 8, 2020

Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Syria to meet with President Bashar Assad and other officials, said Syrian state media and a Kremlin spokesman The visit to Syria, a key ally of Iran, came amid soaring tensions in the Middle East between Iran and the ...

Regime airstrikes kill nine civilians in northwest Syria, monitor says

World Jan 6, 2020

Regime airstrikes kill nine civilians in northwest Syria, monitor says

Syrian regime airstrikes killed nine civilians in the embattled opposition stronghold of Idlib on Sunday, a war monitor said. Jihadi-dominated Idlib has come under mounting bombardment in recent weeks, displacing tens of thousands of people in the northwestern region home to some 3 million. The regime ...

Syria regime fire kills eight in school turned into refugee shelter

World Jan 2, 2020

Syria regime fire kills eight in school turned into refugee shelter

Land-to-land missiles fired by Syrian regime forces killed eight civilians, including four children, in a school in northwestern Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. Part of the building in the town of Sarmeen had been turned into a shelter for the displaced, the Britain-based ...