Syria

US forces kill three Islamic State leaders in two Syria strikes

The US conducted an airstrike in northern Syria, killing Abu Ala, the No. 2 Islamic State leader in Syria, and Abu Mu’ad al Qahtani, another IS leader.

published on : 7th October 2022

73 dead in migrant shipwreck off Syria after leaving Lebanon

Around 150 people, mostly Lebanese and Syrians, were on board the small boat that sank Thursday in the Mediterranean Sea off the Syrian city of Tartus.

published on : 23rd September 2022

Ex-prisoners describe horrors of 'salt rooms' in Syrian prisons which housed corpses

The Association of Detainees and the Missing in Sednaya Prison found that there were at least two salt rooms used for the bodies of those who died under torture, from sickness or hunger.

published on : 15th September 2022

A tribute to Mary Roy, the Goddess of big triumphs

Roy as a lone woman fought against the repressive Tranvancore Christian Succession Act which barred Syrian Christian women from obtaining a decent inheritance from their father's property.

published on : 4th September 2022

Satellite image shows damages caused by Israeli attack on Syrian airport runway

Nearby tarmac appeared burned. Syria, like many Middle East nations, have dual-use airports that include civilian and military sides. Flights at the airport have been disrupted by the attack.

published on : 2nd September 2022

Ship that Ukraine alleges has stolen grain likely off Syria

Ships are supposed to keep their AIS trackers on, but vessels wanting to hide their movements often turn theirs off. Those heading to Syrian ports routinely do so.

published on : 19th August 2022

German woman jailed for travelling to Syria to join IS along with toddler

The child was lucky to emerge unscathed from two bombing attacks during their time with IS, judges found.

published on : 26th July 2022

Israeli airstrike in Syria targets military, Hezbollah bases; 3 soldiers killed

In June, Israeli airstrikes temporarily put Damascus International Airport out of commission.

published on : 22nd July 2022

Syria breaks diplomatic ties with Ukraine in support of its close ally Russia

Ukrainian President Zelensky already announced he was severing ties with Syria late last month after Syria recognised the Russian-backed breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.

published on : 20th July 2022

Putin heads to Tehran for talks with leaders of Iran, Turkey 

As the West heaps sanctions on Russia and the costly campaign drags on, Putin is seeking to bolster ties with Tehran, a fellow target of severe US sanctions and a potential military and trade partner.

published on : 19th July 2022

UN delays vote on Turkey's aid to Syria's northwest  

Russia, one of the veto members, is demanding an aid extension of only six months, while many other council members, the U.N. secretary-general are pushing for another year-long mandate.

published on : 8th July 2022

Russia proposes six month cross-border aid renewal for Syria

Russia proposed amendments to a draft resolution by Ireland and Norway reducing their year-long time frame for deliveries.

published on : 7th July 2022

Attack on army bus kills 13 troops: Syrian state media 

According to the Syrian state media, the attack occurred in the province of Raqqa, which was once controlled by the extremist Islamic State group.

published on : 20th June 2022

Missile attack kills 10 Syrian soldiers in the north: Report

The area is dominated by the al-Qaida-linked militant group, Hayaat Tahrir al-Sham.

published on : 13th May 2022

Record 12.3 million Syrian children need aid: UN

"Many families struggle to make ends meet. Prices of basic supplies including food are skyrocketing, partially as a result of the crisis in Ukraine."

published on : 8th May 2022

Syrians in desperate need of aid hit hard by Ukraine fallout

Food prices around the world were already rising, but the war in Ukraine has accelerated the increase since Russia's invasion began on February 24.

published on : 8th May 2022

Russia says Turkey warned in advance about Syria flights ban

The ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that Turkey had asked Russia more than a month ago not to send Syria-bound planes over its territory.

published on : 28th April 2022

Syrian fighters to join Russia in next phase of Ukraine war

So far, only a small number of Syrians appear to have arrived in Russia for military training ahead of deployment on the front lines.

published on : 18th April 2022

US military changes explanation of attack on base in Syria 

The reference to "deliberate placement" of explosive charges on the base appeared to raise the prospect of infiltration and a lapse of base security.

published on : 15th April 2022

Church disowns bishop’s opinion on SilverLine

The Jacobite Syrian Church (JSC) has issued an official statement disowning the remarks of Metropolitan Gregorios Mar Coorilos against the state’s SilverLine project. 

published on : 28th March 2022
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