Syria

From Bangladesh shopping area fire to Venice Carnival: Pictures of the week

Here are a few pictures from different parts of the globe that made news this week.

published on : 23rd February 2019

Islamic State reverting to insurgency tactics after losing caliphate

Nearly defeated on the battlefields, IS  has reverted to what it was before its spectacular conquests in 2014 - a shadowy insurgent network that targets civilian populations with guerrilla-style attacks and exploits state weaknesses.

published on : 12th October 2018

Tension heightens in Syria's Halawanji village as Turkish and US lock horns

The front line has grown more tense in recent days as Turkey threatens to advance on the town to clear it of the US-backed fighters.

published on : 30th March 2018

After Syrian civil war: Turkey establishes 29 aid distribution centers in Afrin

Turkey and allied Syrian opposition fighters captured the city of Afrin nearly two months after the launch of an operation to clear the area of the main Syrian Kurdish forces.

published on : 26th March 2018

Syrian civil war: Rebel group clashes with President Bashar al-Assad's government forces

Many of the fighters entrenched in the Damascus are originally from the area and move around using an elaborate network of underground tunnels, giving them an advantage against President Assad's forces.

published on : 1st March 2018

Syrian civil war: Photographs that define the country

After days of diplomatic wrangling, the Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria without delay to allow for aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

published on : 27th February 2018

Stop bombing Ghouta: People throng outside Russian Consulate in Istanbul to protest against Syrian airstrikes

At least 14 civilians including three children were killed in strikes on Sunday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, bringing the total number of dead in the week to 530, among them over 130 children.

published on : 26th February 2018

Syria toll touches 500 as eastern Ghouta bombing continues, 130 children amongst dead

President Bashar al-Assad's forces launched a major bombing campaign against the enclave on the edge of Damascus a week ago, and have since killed more than 500 people.

published on : 26th February 2018

US-led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

The US-led anti-jihadist coalition carried out strikes in "self-defense" against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, leaving an estimated more than 100 dead.

published on : 8th February 2018

Road to Idlib: Life in jeopardy in the northern Syrian city as Russia-backed government forces press for victory

Syrian government forces and allied militiamen are advancing on the largest remaining rebel-held territory in the country's north, forcing thousands of civilians to flee toward the border with Turkey amid a crushing offensive just as the cold winter weather sets in.

published on : 7th January 2018

Turkish policeman fatally shoots Russia's ambassador to Turkey

The gunman appeared to condemn Russia's military role in Syria, shouting: "Don't forget Aleppo! Don't forget Syria!".

published on : 20th December 2016