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Syrian army 'capture' last IS stronghold

Syrian army 'capture' last IS stronghold

The Syrian army has captured the last major Islamic State-held town, Albu Kamal, the country’s media said. The pro-Assad alliance commander confirmed the last urban centre in Syria was now free. He said: “The last stronghold of Daesh (Islamic State), Albu...
IS driven out of last major city by Syrian forces

IS driven out of last major city by Syrian forces

Islamic State has been pushed out of the last major city where it had a presence, as the group loses further ground in Syria and Iraq. After months of fighting, the army has regained “full control” of the eastern city of Deir el Zor on Friday, Syrian state...
US backed forces seize major Syrian gas field

US backed forces seize major Syrian gas field

The Syrian Democratic Forces have seized Syria’s largest gas field from Islamic State militants, a senior commander has said. Ahmed Abu Khawla of the Syrian Democratic Forces said the Conoco gas field and plant came under full control of the group on Saturday...
Israeli jets 'hit Syrian chemical weapons base'

Israeli jets 'hit Syrian chemical weapons base'

Israeli jets have reportedly targeted a suspected chemical weapons factory in western Syria. The Syrian National Army said four IAF warplanes hit a military site in Hama province, near Masyaf, in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing two soldiers and causing...
Israeli jets 'hit Syrian chemical site'

Israeli jets 'hit Syrian chemical site'

Israeli jets ‘hit Syrian chemical site’ 7 September 2017 From the section Middle East Syria says Israeli jets have hit a military base in the west of the country, amid reports of a strike on a chemical weapons factory. An army statement said rockets fired...
YouTube 'deleted Syrian war crime evidence'

YouTube 'deleted Syrian war crime evidence'

YouTube has been criticised for deleting video evidence relating to potential war crimes in Syria as part of its work to remove terrorist content and propaganda from the platform. Thousands of videos have been uploaded to YouTube since 2011 giving “rare insight...
Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany

Syrian people traffickers jailed in Germany 11 August 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright Reuters Image caption A dingy filled with migrants that arrived safely in the Greek islands in the same year A German court has...
Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire

Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire

Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon destroyed by fire 2 July 2017 From the section Middle East Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLittle was left after the fire swept through almost 100 tents At least one person has died and a number of people...
Syrian town's Ramadan feast among rubble

Syrian town's Ramadan feast among rubble

Syrian town breaks Ramadan fast with Iftar among rubble By Lamia Estatie BBC News 19 June 2017 Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption Residents in the besieged, rebel-held town of Douma gather outside for an Iftar meal Striking images have been...
US jet shoots down Syrian warplane in Syria

US jet shoots down Syrian warplane in Syria

A US military jet has shot down a Syrian warplane that dropped bombs near US-backed fighters in Syria, the US has said. US Central Command said in a statement that the plane was shot down “in collective self-defence of Coalition-partnered forces”. The...
US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa

US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa

US coalition downs Syrian army plane in Raqqa 18 June 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A F/A-18E Super Hornet (similar to the one pictured) shot down the Syrian Army plane The US-led coalition in Syria has shot down a Syrian...
Fight to oust IS from Syrian lair intensifies

Fight to oust IS from Syrian lair intensifies

Raqqa has been hit by fresh airstrikes as US-backed forces intensified the fight to remove Islamic State from their Syrian stronghold, according to activists. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not known how many people were injured in the...
The Syrian Airfield The US Hit Is Back In Business

The Syrian Airfield The US Hit Is Back In Business

U.s. Navy / Getty Images The Syrian military has begun moving planes back to the airfield struck by US Tomahawk missiles last month, two US defense officials told BuzzFeed News. In the past week, the Syrians began returning Su-22 and MiG-23 fighter jets back to...
US airstrikes on Syrian forces anger Russia

US airstrikes on Syrian forces anger Russia

US airstrikes targeting pro-Assad forces close to the Iraqi border have been branded “completely unacceptable” by Russia. Coalition warplanes targeted a convoy of Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militia close to the Iraq border on Thursday. The...
Turkey slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Turkey slams Trump's decision to arm Syrian Kurds

Turkey’s Prime Minister has bitterly criticised the US government over its support for Kurds fighting so-called Islamic State in Syria just a few days ahead of a summit between Donald Trump and is own president. Binali Yildirim said on a visit to London that the...
Greece struggles to help injured Syrian children

Greece struggles to help injured Syrian children

Charities estimate there are thousands of high risk migrant and refugee children in Greece who need specialist care but Greece can not cope with them. We travelled to Athens and met a number of Syrian children needing treatment, including a burns victim requiring...
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