Pro-regime forces seen pounding rebel-held Damascus suburbs despite truce

Aug 9, 2017

Pro-regime forces seen pounding rebel-held Damascus suburbs despite truce

Pro-government forces intensified their assault on the rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital, activists said Tuesday, a day after rebels beat back an attempted government advance, killing several soldiers. The fighting threw into sharp relief the fragility of a "cease-fire" that was supposed to bring ...

Syrian Army takes last Islamic State-held town in Homs province

Aug 6, 2017

Syrian Army takes last Islamic State-held town in Homs province

Syria's army seized the last Islamic State group stronghold in the country's Homs province on Saturday, clearing their path to attack the jihadis in the country's east, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometers (45 miles) northeast of the famed ancient city of Palmyra, is ...

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

Aug 5, 2017

An estimated 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Raqqa, Syria

About 2,000 Islamic State fighters are estimated to remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa, fighting for their survival in the face of an offensive by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Brett McGurk, U.S. special envoy for ...

Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

/ Jul 27, 2017

Ceasefire deal reached on Lebanon-Syria border

A cease-fire deal has been reached that will see jihadist fighters withdraw from the Syria-Lebanon border, a top Lebanese official said Thursday after a weeklong operation there by the Hezbollah movement. The powerful Shiite militant group began the assault on fighters from al-Qaida's former Syrian ...