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US strikes Syria to protect British soldiers

US warplanes have struck Syrian pro-regime forces in a mission to protect British and American soldiers in the country’s southeast. The airstrikes, which killed Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militia, occurred close to the border with Iraq. In a...
Syria war: IS attack in Hama on government forces

Syria war: IS attack in Hama on government forces

Syria war: IS attack in Hama on government forces 18 May 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war More than 50 people are reported to have been killed in heavy fighting in Syria after so-called Islamic State launched an attack in Hama...
Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes

Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes

Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes 11 May 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption The suspect is said to have claimed responsibility for 20 deaths in Homs An asylum seeker has been...
Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa

Syria war: US to arm Kurds in battle for Raqqa 9 May 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The SDF is pressing IS back in the key city of Tabqa US President Donald Trump has approved supplying...
Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force

Syria: Safe zones plan comes into force 5 May 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Violence has continued unabated in places despite the declared ceasefire A deal unveiled by Russia’s military to set...
Rebels storm out as Syria safe zone pact signed

Rebels storm out as Syria safe zone pact signed

Russia, Iran and Turkey have signed an agreement to create safe zones in Syria – but the chances of it succeeding already appear bleak after rebel groups stormed out of the public signing. The pact, which will come into force on Saturday, is the latest attempt...
Deadly IS suicide attack on Syria refugee camp

Deadly IS suicide attack on Syria refugee camp

At least 32 people have been killed by Islamic State militants who attacked a refugee camp in northeast Syria near the border with Iraq. The extremists launched the deadly pre-dawn suicide raid on a makeshift encampment that is home to around 300 families waiting to...
Trump and Putin to discuss Syria crisis

Trump and Putin to discuss Syria crisis

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are to hold talks on Syria later when they speak for the first time since the US President ordered a missile strike on the country. Last month’s American attack on a Syrian government airbase from where a deadly chemical attack...

Israel's Patriot missile hits 'drone' from Syria

Israel has shot down an incoming projectile from Syria over the Golan Heights, as tension between the two countries escalates. An anonymous defence official said Israel’s Patriot missile defence system had hit a drone, but it is unclear whether it was a Russian...
Turkey hits Iraq and Syria in anti-PKK campaign

Turkey hits Iraq and Syria in anti-PKK campaign

Turkey has said it killed around 70 militants in the Iraqi town of Sinjar and in northern Syria, as it stepped up its campaign against groups linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). While the airstrikes on Syria appeared to hit their intended...
Syria war: Evacuations resume after deadly bombing

Syria war: Evacuations resume after deadly bombing

Syria war: Evacuations resume after deadly bombing 19 April 2017 From the section Middle East Related Topics Syrian civil war Image copyright AFP Image caption Residents from opposition-held areas are also being evacuated Evacuations from two government-held areas of...
Syria: Boris Johnson calls Assad a 'monster'

Syria: Boris Johnson calls Assad a 'monster'

Boris Johnson has likened Syrian president Bashar Assad to a ‘monster’ who needs ‘decapitating’. The Foreign Secretary was asked in the Commons how Mr Assad could be punished for using chemical weapons without allowing a “virulent...
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