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Alleged chemical attack strikes rebel-held Douma in Syria
by Philip Issa - April 9, 2018 - 1:13am
An alleged gas attack killed at least 40 people in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, local responders said on yesterday. Syrian state media, meanwhile, reported that rebels there have agreed to give up their last...
Syrian troops look to split rebel-held enclave near capital
by Philip Issa - March 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Government forces advanced against rebels in the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus and will try to divide the besieged enclave in two, Syria's state news agency said yesterday.
World leaders urge Syria cease-fire as fighting escalates
by Philip Issa - February 23, 2018 - 9:55am
World leaders called Thursday for an urgent cease-fire in Syria as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in...
New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital
by Philip Issa - February 22, 2018 - 1:19am
New airstrikes and shelling of the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens more on yesterday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said
Syrian troops step up attacks on rebel-held areas
by Philip Issa - February 6, 2018 - 2:17am
Syrian government forces and their Russian allies stepped up attacks on rebel-held areas on yesterday, killing at least 23 civilians east of Damascus and striking at hospitals and residential buildings in the northwestern...
Protests put spotlight on Iran's vast, shadowy Syria war
by Philip Issa - January 6, 2018 - 8:00am
In demonstrations across Iran, chants are going up against the military's vast and shadowy war in Syria, one of Tehran's closest allies and a front-line state in its confrontation with its archenemy, Israel.
Exchange of bodies ahead of Syria-Lebanon border plan
by Philip Issa - July 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Hezbollah and a Syrian affiliate to Al-Qaida began exchanging the bodies of dead fighters along the Lebanese-Syrian border on yesterday in the first stage of a settlement to restore order to a contested frontier...
Syrian troops pound Daraa after rebel attack
by Philip Issa - June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
Syrian government forces pounded parts of the southern city of Daraa with air strikes and artillery fire, activists reported yesterday, one day after rebels attacked government positions in the southern city.
Kurdish-led forces say they will advance on IS capital
by Philip Issa - May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
A Kurdish-led Syrian force backed by the US expects to advance on the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria this summer, a commander said yesterday
Marginal progress for Turkish-backed forces in north Syria
by Philip Issa - February 12, 2017 - 5:18am
Turkish troops and allied Syrian opposition forces have managed to capture just one-tenth of a north Syrian town from Islamic State militants, a conflict monitoring group said Saturday, despite reaching its outskirts...
Syria war seethes despite cease-fire
by Philip Issa - February 10, 2017 - 3:44am
Syria's fronts are on fire despite a cease-fire reached in December between rebels and the government.
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