conflict in syria - updates

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11 Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive in Syria

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:54 AM

The fatalities follow Turkey sending troops and launching air strikes against Kurdish militia in Northern Syria

More than 55,000 killed in Syria in 2015 – monitor

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Since the war began in March 2011 the Observatory has documented the deaths of 260 758 people including more than 76 000 civilians

SYRIAN CONFLICT. Residents look at their town destroyed by an airstrike in Syria. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Syria rebels reject Russia help against IS, new elections

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Claiming it only targets the Islamic State group and other terrorists Moscow began an aerial campaign in Syria on September 30

AIR STRIKES. A video grab made on October 15, 2015, shows an image taken from a footage made available on the Russian Defense Ministry's official website, purporting to show an explosion after airstrikes carried out by Russian air force on what Russia says was an Islamic State facility in the Syrian province of Idlib.

Iraqi brothers smuggled to Greece wore burqas to escape ISIS

Aug 15, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Tayib and his brother Mustafa travelled from the east of Syria across to the northwestern border with Turkey — an epic journey riddled with danger at least 600 kilometers long

Fiji says captured peacekeepers moved from UN territory

Aug 30, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Fiji military officials confirmed on Saturday that they no longer know the whereabouts of 44 peacekeepers seized by Al Qaeda linked Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights

KEEPING THE PEACE. The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) mission in Syria. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

UN aid to enter Syria's Homs after first evacuations

Feb 08, 2014 - 9:54 AM

According to the United Nations 83 civilians were evacuated under a 3 day humanitarian pause

More than 100 killed in new Syria 'massacre'

Jan 18, 2013 - 7:08 AM

The deaths came when the army swept through farmlands north of Homs city says a watchdog

Car bomb kills 9 in Damascus

Jan 04, 2013 - 8:08 AM

The attack in the Syrian capital hurts many and the death toll may climb

Dim hope of success for Syria peace envoy, say analysts

Sep 08, 2012 - 12:40 PM

With the international community still divided and conflict in Syria worsening the second man to take on the job of international peace envoy to the country is said to have little chance of success

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

UN ends Syria mission; attacks persist

Aug 17, 2012 - 6:00 AM

The UN has called an end to its observer mission in Syria while activists report more bloodletting

Italian journalist survives Syria attack, cop killed

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:27 PM

An Italian journalist with ANSA news agency survives a bomb attack in Syria

Syria declares Western diplomats persona non grata

Jun 05, 2012 - 8:06 PM

Syria declares Western diplomats persona non grata in response to the expulsion of its own diplomats

Obama talks Syria, Euro crisis with Merkel, Hollande

May 31, 2012 - 8:10 AM

President Obama holds a video conference with German and French counterparts tackling Syria and the euro crisis

UN Council condemns Syrian gov't over massacre

May 28, 2012 - 7:22 AM

The UN Security Council condemns Syria for the Houla massacre that left at least 108 people killed

Raging clashes ahead of Syria pullout deadline

Apr 10, 2012 - 7:35 AM

Clashes raged in Syria ahead of a UN deadline for the Assad regime to pull its troops out of protest areas