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Russia boosts Syria air defence after downing of Russian plane

Russia said it would supply the Syrian army with an S-300 air defence system and would jam radars of hostile warplanes.

published on : 25th September 2018

30,000 flee in Syria as UN fears century's 'worst' crisis

President Bashar al-Assad has now set his sights on Idlib, and his forces have stepped up bombardment of the densely populated province since the beginning of the month.

published on : 11th September 2018

Angela Merkel, Donald Trump share concerns about Syrian developments

The region has been hit by a wave of air strikes and shelling this month in a possible prelude to a full-scale government offensive.

published on : 28th August 2018

Syria jihadist chief warns Idlib rebels against talks with regime

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) chief Abu Mohamed al-Jolani spoke after President Bashar al-Assad warned that he aimed to retake control of the northwestern province on the Turkish border.

published on : 22nd August 2018

Syria rebels arrest dozens over collusion with Bashar al-Assad​ regime

Some 60 per cent of the northwestern province is controlled by the jihadist alliance of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, led by Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate.

published on : 6th August 2018

Israel says Bashar al-Assad back in charge, Syrian front likely to be quieter

Israel's defence minister described Syria's return to its pre-civil war situation as a given on Thursday, and predicted that the Golan Heights frontier would be quieter.

published on : 2nd August 2018

Israel struck military post in Hama province, says Syrian state television

Last week, Syrian state media said Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.

published on : 23rd July 2018

Evacuations begin from besieged pro-regime Syria towns

Starting on Wednesday morning, a series of barricades on the road leading into the towns were removed to let dozens of buses in.

published on : 19th July 2018

Israel "not ruling out" eventual ties with Syria's Bashar al-Assad

Assad's Russia-backed forces have advanced in southwest Syria and are on course to reach Quneitra, a rebel-held district abutting the Golan Heights frontier with Israel.

published on : 10th July 2018

Families flee as Syria bombs southern city of Daraa

Russia-backed regime forces have been preparing an offensive to oust rebels from Syria's south, a strategic area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

published on : 26th June 2018

UN chief Antonio Guterres appeals for end to fighting in south Syria

President Bashar al-Assad has set his sights on retaking rebel-controlled parts of southern Syria.

published on : 23rd June 2018

Thousands flee as Bashar al-Assad regime steps up shelling in south Syria

President Bashar al-Assad has set his sights on retaking rebel-controlled parts of southern Syria, whether through negotiations or a military operation.

published on : 21st June 2018

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Israel, US preventing south Syria settlement

Bashar al-Assad has said that talks led by Moscow on the future of the south of the country were ongoing, but warned that Israel and the United States were preventing a negotiated settlement.

published on : 14th June 2018

Syria President Bashar al- Assad denies Moscow running the show in Syria 

Moscow intervened militarily in Syria's conflict in 2015, when Assad's forces were struggling to hold territory against rebel fighters.

published on : 10th June 2018

Germany issues arrest warrant for close ally of Syrian President Assad: Report

German prosecutors have issued an international arrest warrant for a top Syrian intelligence officer accused of overseeing the torture and murder of hundreds of detainees.

published on : 9th June 2018
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