Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights as fighting rages nearby

World Feb 20, 2020

Syria's Aleppo airport resumes flights as fighting rages nearby

A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of domestic flights between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government's onslaught continued nearby with airstrikes reported in several rebel-held towns and villages. The flight ...

Assad vows to defeat rebels as forces control most of Aleppo region

World Feb 17, 2020

Assad vows to defeat rebels as forces control most of Aleppo region

Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Sunday his government was determined to win back all Syrian territories, as state media reported significant advances against the last rebel-held enclaves in the country's northwest. The Syrian government offensive has piled pressure on opposition forces backed by Turkey. ...

Eight Turkish personnel and 13 Syrian troops killed in north Syria clash

World Feb 4, 2020

Eight Turkish personnel and 13 Syrian troops killed in north Syria clash

Turkey hit targets in northern Syria, responding to shelling by Syrian government forces that killed at least eight Turkish soldiers and civilian contractors, Turkey's president said Monday. A Syrian war monitor said 13 Syrian troops were also killed. Syrian activists said airstrikes in the country's ...

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill 14 civilians, monitor says

World Feb 3, 2020

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill 14 civilians, monitor says

Air strikes by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally on Sunday killed 14 civilians in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in the country's northwest, a war monitor said. Moscow-backed government forces have upped their deadly bombardment of the jihadi-dominated region in recent ...