strikes on Syria - updates

Rappler's latest stories on strikes on Syria


Israeli strikes kill 23 Syrian, foreign fighters in Syria

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:58 PM

The reported Israeli strikes come as government forces press a blistering offensive against Syria's last major rebel bastion, in the Idlib region in the northwest

ISRAELI STRIKES. This image grab taken from a video released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on February 6, 2020, shows an explosion following an Israeli air strike on an undisclosed location in Syria. AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA

Turkey-led strikes kill 14 civilians in northeast Syria

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustefa Bali says Turkey is clearly violating the terms of the agreement reached during a visit to Ankara by US Vice President Mike Pence

INJURED. A man who was injured during the ongoing Turkish offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria receives treatment at a hospital in Tal Tamr, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain, October 18, 2019. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

U.S.-led strike hits regime positions in east Syria – state media

May 24, 2018 - 2:49 PM

'Some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes,' a military source says

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

Apr 18, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari tells a meeting of the UN Security Council that the team of experts will begin work on Wednesday, April 18, once they receive the all-clear from the security detail

DOUMA. The former rebel Syrian town of Douma on the outskirts of Damascus is seen on April 17, 2018 after the Syrian army declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, following a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave. AFP/STRINGER

U.N. rejects Russia bid to condemn strikes on Syria

Apr 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

The Russian measure would have condemned the 'aggression' against Syria and demanded that US, UK, and France refrain from any further strike

UN VOTE. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley vetoes a Russian proposed draft resolution that would 'condemn the aggression against Syria by the US and its allies' during a UN Security Council emergency meeting concerning the situation in Syria, at the UN headquarters, April 14, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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

U.S.-led warplanes hit Syria forces

May 19, 2017 - 10:03 AM

The strike by the coalition fighting the Islamic State group happens on the same day ISIS jihadists killed more than 50 people in attacks on two government held villages elsewhere in the country

North Korea blasts U.S. strikes on Syria

Apr 09, 2017 - 12:28 AM

North Korea says the US missile strikes proves a million times over that strengthening its nuclear program was the right choice reports state media KCNA

US STRIKE. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross fires a tomahawk land attack missile while conducting naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert S. Price

Congress may be focus of debate on U.S. force against Syria

Apr 08, 2017 - 10:19 AM

The cruise missile targeting of a Syrian regime air base has rekindled the debate in Congress over the use and legality of America s military might

DEBATE. US Congressman Paul Ryan (R), R-Wisconsin, stands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (L), D-California, after being elected Speaker of the House during the opening of the 115th US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, January 3, 2017. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

U.S. threatens further strikes in Syria

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The United States took a very measured step last night We are prepared to do more but we hope it will not be necessary says US Ambassador Nikki Haley

'HORRIFIC ACTS.' In this file photo, Nikki Haley (center), United States Permanent Representative to the UN and President of the Security Council for April, addresses the meeting of the council on the alleged use of chemical weapons in an April 4 airstrike in Idlib, Syria, April 5, 2017. File photo by Rick Bajornas /UN Photo

Air strikes kill 11 civilians in central Syria – monitor

Mar 04, 2017 - 9:41 PM

They are probably Russian air strikes says the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 45 people are also wounded

US strikes may have killed 119 civilians in Iraq, Syria – Pentagon

Nov 10, 2016 - 9:19 AM

The United States which carries out 80 of the coalition bombing says it uses precision guided munitions that limit civilian casualties

AIR STRIKES. A picture taken on April 28, 2016 shows a general view of the damaged Al-Quds hospital building (R) following reported airstrikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Sukkari in the northern city of Aleppo. File photo by Karam Al-masri/AFP

US-Russia talks on verge of ending as Aleppo faces catastrophe

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:45 AM

Russia and the United States have traded blame for last week s collapse of a ceasefire deal that would have marked the first step in a new effort to end the war that has killed 300 000 people since 2011

AID. Syrians refugees gather to receive food, provided by relief organizations, at the Nour camp north of Aleppo on the Syrian-Turkish border on September 28, 2016. Photo by  Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP

US and Russia agree Syria truce plan

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:10 AM

UPDATED Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country had long been calling for closer cooperation with the US to fight Al Nusra Al Qaeda s Syrian affiliate and the Islamic State

JOINT AIR STRIKES. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. File photo by EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

France carries out first air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Sep 27, 2015 - 4:56 PM

The office of French President Francois Hollande says the strikes are aimed at targets identified during surveillance missions conducted since September 8

File photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

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

Republicans call for broader air campaign in Iraq, Syria

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Republican hawks call for a broader air campaign against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria to head off a threat to the US homeland with one warning he sees an American city in flames

REPUBLICAN HAWK. Senator John McCain criticizes President Barack Obama as not going far enough in launching limited air strikes this week to protect refugees and American interests in Iraq's northern Kurdish region. Photo by AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam

Why 3,300 Pinoys refuse to leave Syria

Sep 05, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Higher wages hold back potential repatriates the DFA says

Flee Syria, Pinoys warned amid planned attack

Sep 02, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Get out of harm s way DFA tells Filipinos in Syria

'Over 20 killed' in air strike in Syria

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:16 AM

Air strikes in Aazaz which lies just to the north of Syria s commercial hub Aleppo kills over 20 The area is often used as rear base by rebel Free Syrian Army fighters