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Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Syrian and Russia aircraft were no longer seen flying over Idlib following the truce hailed by Moscow

U.S., France, Britain launch strikes on Syria

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:43 AM

(UPDATED) The countries launch a series of air strikes in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks

TRUMP. The US, Britain, and France launch strikes against Syria in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks that US President Donald Trump called 'crimes of a monster.' File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave: monitor

Jan 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids

IN SHAMBLES. This file photo shows a damaged building in the eastern Ghouta area, the target of near-daily air raids. It is one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country. AFP photo

472 civilians dead in month of U.S.-led Syria strikes – monitor

Jun 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the period between May 23 and June 23 saw the highest civilian death toll in coalition raids for a single month since they began on September 23 2014

AIR STRIKES. Smoke rises around buildings following a reported air strike on a rebel-held area in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, on June 22, 2017. Photo by Mohamad Abazeed/AFP

Trump gave Syria attack order 'during dessert'

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:09 AM

Given word that US warships in the Mediterranean were locked and loaded Trump says the decision was made then to do it so the missiles were on the way

FIRING THE MISSILES.  President-elect Donald Trump gave the order for an air strike against Syria over desert. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Dozens dead in U.S.-led north Syria air strike as coalition meets

Mar 22, 2017 - 7:45 PM

UPDATED A Pentagon spokesman on Wednesday says the coalition will investigate the alleged strike

THE LOOK OF AN AIR STRIKE. A general view shows moke rising from buildings following an air strike on Jobar, a rebel-held district on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 21, 2017. Photo by Ammar Suleiman/AFP

8 dead in raids on rebel-held Syrian town – monitor

Jan 14, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes were carried out by Russian or Syrian government aircraft

STRIKES. Syrian men and Civil Defence volunteers, also known as the White Helmets, search for survivors amid the rubble of a building following an air strike on the village of Maaret al-Numan, in the country's northern province of Idlib, on January 7, 2017. Photo by Mohamed al-Bakour /AFP

Britain, France, US seek urgent Security Council meeting on Syria

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:02 AM

The meeting was likely to be held at 10 am on Sunday September 25

NEW WAVE OF AIR STRIKES. Smoke billows from the debris of a building following air strikes on rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo on September 24, 2016. Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Air raids on ISIS Syria bastion kill 19 civilians – monitor

May 03, 2016 - 10:51 PM

The Britain based monitor gives no immediate word on whether the strikes are carried out by the Damascus regime its ally Moscow or the US led coalition battling ISIS

Netherlands to join US-led air strikes in Syria – official

Jan 30, 2016 - 12:15 AM

In order to make the fight against ISIS in Iraq more efficient it has been decided to carry out air strikes against ISIS in eastern Syria the foreign and defense ministries say

AMSTERDAM F-16 JETS. Two F-16 fighter jets from the Air Force land for a military exercise on one of the runways of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 26, 2016. Photo by Remko de Waal/EPA

Syria accuses US-led coalition of killing regime troops

Dec 08, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Syria s foreign ministry writes to the United Nations Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki moon to condemned what it called a flagrant aggression that killed at least three soldiers

Pressure mounting on Dutch to join Syria air strikes

Dec 04, 2015 - 8:29 AM

The Dutch cabinet says it will reach a decision to take part in the US led operation only once all military and political aspects of the Syrian conflict are discussed

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Dec 03, 2015 - 7:30 PM

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UK begins Syria air strikes after parliament vote

Dec 03, 2015 - 6:46 AM

UPDATED Prime Minister Cameron s government is backed by 397 lawmakers compared to 223 who opposed the bombing

YES TO AIR STRIKES. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) speaking at the dispatch box in the House of Commons in central London on December 2, 2015 during the debate on a motion to join air strikes on Islamic State (IS) group targets in Syria. AFP PHOTO / PRU

Anti-war protesters march in London on eve of Syria strikes vote

Dec 02, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Around 4 000 join the second major London protest on the issue in 4 days

STOP THE WAR. British actor Mark Rylance speaks to crowds during a protest against British bombing of Syria outside Downing Street in London, Britain, 28 November 2015. Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Obama deportation shield, Syria air strikes, Ferguson cop | The wRap

Nov 26, 2014 - 9:00 PM

About 40 thousand Filipinos are eligible for US President Obama’s deportation shield Syria fires air strikes at ISIS capital Raqa leaving 63 dead The Ferguson cop who killed a black teen says his conscience is clear

US-led strikes hit ISIS oil targets as coalition grows

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The Pentagon says air strikes had disrupted lucrative oil pumping operations that have helped fund the militants

NEW AIR STRIKES. Airstrikes carried out on late September 24, 2014 against Islamic State targets in Syria hit oil refineries that the US says provide a revenue stream for the militants, the Pentagon says. File photo by DOD/US AIR FORCE/SGT. SHAWN NICKEL HANDOUT/EPA

US targets ISIS training camp in Iraq: Centcom

Sep 19, 2014 - 7:55 AM

It was the first time US aircraft had targeted a training camp since the air campaign began on August 8

FIGHTING ISIS. US President Barack Obama addresses the media following briefings with US Central Command officials on the Islamic State (IS) militant group during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, USA, 17 September 2014. Brian Blanco/EPA

10 children killed as air raid hits Syria school: NGO

Apr 30, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The children were holding a drawing exhibition when two air strikes 10 minutes apart struck the school