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April 09, 2016
IS frees most of 300 abducted cement workers, kills 4
The Islamic State group has released most of the 300 cement workers it abducted near Damascus after questioning them to find ...
April 08, 2016
Prominent al-Qaida figure killed in US drone strike in Syria
A senior Egyptian al-Qaida figure fighting in Syria was killed in a U.S. drone strike this week, the latest to be killed in ...
April 07, 2016
IS abducts dozens of workers near Damascus, fighting worsens
In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their ...
April 06, 2016
Syria army launches counteroffensive south of city of Aleppo
The Syrian army and its allies have launched a counteroffensive to recapture a village south of the city of Aleppo that was ...
April 04, 2016
Destruction, razed monastery left behind by IS in Syria town
Syrian troops fired their guns in celebration amid smoldering buildings inside the town of Qaryatain on Monday, hours after ...
April 03, 2016
After Palmyra, Syrian troops take another IS-controlled town
A week after taking back the historic town of Palmyra, Syrian troops and their allies on Sunday captured another town ...
April 02, 2016
Syria cease-fire at risk as heavy fighting erupts
Syria's partial cease-fire appeared to be unraveling Saturday as fierce fighting between government forces and opposition ...
April 01, 2016
Syria's Palmyra: Ghost town bearing scars of IS destruction
Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic Roman ...
March 31, 2016
The Latest: British foreign minister scoffs at Assad's offer
The Latest on Syria's conflict (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Britain's foreign minister has scoffed at Syrian President Bashar ...
March 31, 2016
Syrian activists: Airstrikes hit east of Damascus, kill 23
Airstrikes hit near a school and a hospital east of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least 23 people ...
March 29, 2016
Syria's Assad tries to polish image with Palmyra's recapture
The recapture of Palmyra in central Syria from Islamic State militants puts government forces at the heart of the fight ...
March 27, 2016
A look at Palmyra, the historic Syrian town retaken from IS
A look at Palmyra, the archaeological gem that Syrian troops took back from Islamic State fighters. LOCATION A desert oasis ...
March 24, 2016
The Latest: Russian officer killed near Palmyra in Syria
The Latest on fighting against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq (all times local): 10:00 p.m. Russian news agencies are ...
March 24, 2016
Syrian army enters IS-held Palmyra, Mosul operation begins
Syrian government forces pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra, where Islamic State militants appeared on the verge of ...
March 23, 2016
Syrian army reaches outskirts of IS-held town of Palmyra
Syrian government forces backed by Russian airstrikes advanced swiftly in central Syria on Wednesday, seizing high ground ...
March 18, 2016
Syrian swimmer hopes to represent refugees at Rio Olympics
One year after swimming for her life in Greek coastal waters, Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini could be swimming at the Olympics.
March 16, 2016
Kurds plan to declare a federal region in northern Syria
Syrian Kurds are preparing a plan to declare a federal region in the area they control across northern Syria, saying ...
March 15, 2016
The Latest: Syrian opposition raises detainees at talks
The latest developments on ongoing Syria peace talks and the pullout of Russian forces from the country (all times local): ...
March 12, 2016
A look at the cost of 5 years of conflict in Syria
As the war in Syria enters its sixth year with no clear end in sight, here is a glance on what has been the cost of the war: ...
March 11, 2016
Main Syrian opposition groups to attend Geneva peace talks
Syria's main, Western-backed opposition groups said Friday they will attend the U.N.-sponsored indirect peace talks with the ...