Syria violence - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Syria violence


Rebels reach north Syria after south evacuations

Jul 21, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Air strikes by regime ally Russia on a southern jihadist holdout kill 6 civilians

CONFLICT. Evacuated Syrians from the area of Fuaa and Kafraya in the Idlib province, look out of a broken bus window as it passes the al-Eis crossing south of Aleppo during the evacuation of several thousand residents from the two pro-regime towns in northern Syria on July 19, 2018. Photo by STR/AFP

Syria's Aleppo set ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:28 PM

Key players in the Syrian peace process are to meet in New York later Thursday with the clock ticking down as the UN warns undelivered aid for desperate civilians in Aleppo will expire in 4 days

EVACUATION. Syrian opposition fighters and their families wait to board a bus in the rebel-held Waer neighborhood in the central city of Homs before crossing a Syrian army checkpoint during an evacuation operation on September 22, 2016. Photo by Mahmoud Taha/ AFP

'Jihadi John' should have been tried, says UK group who knew him

Nov 13, 2015 - 10:53 PM

State sponsored targeted assassinations undercut the judicial processes that provide the lessons by which spirals of violence can be stopped says a London rights group

NUMBER THREE. An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (ISIS) and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on September 13, 2014 purportedly shows British aid worker David Haines dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape speaking to the camera before being beheaded by a masked militant (R). SITE Intelligence Group/Handout/AFP

Syria barrel bombs kill 71 civilians as regime army in retreat

May 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM

The Syrian government s use of the crude weapons has come under fire by rights groups who say they are indiscriminate and often kill many civilians

Toll from Syria rebel attack on Daraa rally up to 37 – NGO

May 24, 2014 - 4:25 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which had initially reported a death toll of 21 says the attack also wounded dozens

Ban condemns water cuts in Syria's Aleppo

May 17, 2014 - 8:14 AM

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon says depriving civilians essential supplies such as water is a clear breach of international humanitarian and human rights law

May 4, 2014 file photo

Syria rebels blow up Aleppo hotel turned army base

May 08, 2014 - 10:01 PM

A spokesman for Syria s biggest rebel alliance the Islamic Front told Agence France Presse via the Internet from Aleppo that its fighters carried out the attack

'Poison' attack on central Syria town

Apr 13, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a regime strike in Hama province of central Syria caused suffocation and poisoning

New batch of PH peacekeepers for Golan Heights

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:09 PM

It s the first batch to leave for the volatile region after the Philippines threatened to pull out the troops because of the security situation there

OFF TO GOLAN: A new batch of 336 Filipino peacekeepers leave for the Golan Heights. Photo from the Philippine Army

At least 20 rebels dead in army ambush north of Damascus

Sep 03, 2013 - 12:05 AM

At least 20 rebels were killed on Monday in an army ambush in Adra northeast of Syria s capital reports the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Syria says US evidence of chemical attack fabricated

Aug 31, 2013 - 8:18 AM

Damascus said Friday that a US intelligence report concluding that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in an onslaught that killed close to 1 500 people was entirely fabricated

Turkish pilots abducted in Beirut

Aug 10, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Turkey condemned the pre dawn abduction and urged its citizens to leave Lebanon

Syria rebels hold out in Homs, deadly blast in Hama

Jul 02, 2013 - 9:20 AM

Syrian President Bashar al Assad s troops pressed a fierce 3 day assault against rebels in the central city of Homs but failed make headway

Fighting displaces 70-80% of Palestinians in Syria

May 22, 2013 - 10:39 PM

The conflict in Syria has displaced more than two thirds of Palestinian refugees living in the country the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees said on Wednesday

Syria army steps up operations in Aleppo, Damascus

Oct 03, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Syria s army rained shells on rebel bastions in and around Damascus Tuesday October 2 and sent extra troops to second city Aleppo as a watchdog said the death toll from 18 months of violence now topped 31 000

The Syrian flag flutters above Damascus on September 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA

Air strike kills children as Syrian war rages

Oct 02, 2012 - 10:12 AM

Shelling and air raids killed dozens of Syrian civilians including children on Monday October 1 a watchdog said while rebels and loyalists fought close quarter battles in Aleppo s main souk

The Syrian flag flutters above Damascus on September 20, 2012. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA

Syria's Aleppo rocked by 'unprecedented' fighting

Sep 28, 2012 - 10:49 PM

Rebels unleashed an unprecedented barrage of mortar fire against troops in Aleppo after announcing a decisive battle for Syria s second city

Syria rebels kill 18 soldiers, clash near Aleppo airport

Sep 12, 2012 - 11:42 PM

Soldiers were killed in a car bomb and ground attack on a military position in Idlib province of northwest Syria says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Syria's Aleppo pounded as civilian refuge 'targeted'

Sep 11, 2012 - 4:26 PM

Bombardments by troops saw fighting ground to a standstill on Tuesday September 11 in Syria s second city Aleppo a watchdog said amid reports a civilian refuge was targeted in the same province

ALERT IN ALEPPO. A fighter with the Free Syria Army (FSA) holds his weapon during heavy clashes with government forces in Izza neighborhood of the embattled northern city of Aleppo on September 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ZAC BAILLIE

U.S. reporter detained by Syrian gov't

Aug 31, 2012 - 8:39 AM

An American freelance journalist is being held by the Syrian government says the Washington Post

Pro-opposition Syrian journalist killed by army

Aug 22, 2012 - 11:55 PM

4 foreign journalists have been killed in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar al Assad

Japanese reporter killed in Syria

Aug 21, 2012 - 7:03 AM

A female Japanese journalist was killed while covering clashes in Aleppo Syria while 3 other reporters were missing

(UPDATED) Feared regime forces assault Damascus

Jul 23, 2012 - 6:20 AM

The regime is collapsing the speed at which it is falling has increased That means it will use greater violence in order to try and save itself

Ban in China seeking tougher action on Syria

Jul 18, 2012 - 6:45 AM

UN chief Ban Ki moon is expected to press China s leaders Wednesday July 18 to back tougher action to stop violence in Syria before a Security Council showdown over a resolution threatening sanctions

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as he records a video message in his office, 23 May 2012, United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Killer blasts hit Syria, UN in humanitarian bid

Mar 19, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Bombings as experts from the UN and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation began a mission to assess the humanitarian impact of the year long conflict