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US accuses Al-Assad government of using chemical weapons in Ghouta
Syrian government troops have clashed with opposition forces in Aleppo, a day after rebels breached a regime blockade in the embattled northern city. The government has responded with a major airstrike campaign.
Amnesty International says some Syrian opposition groups are carrying out abductions, torture and summary killings. The rights group called on international backers to stop sending arms to some Syrian rebels.
A new alliance of rebel groups has started to retreat from the border town after suffering heavy casualties. Anti-IS forces have stepped up operations to uproot the militant group in Iraq and Syria.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said all measures will be taken to prevent missile fire in Kilis. The town, bordering an IS-controlled region in Syria, has repeatedly come under fire in recent weeks.
Ask anyone for their abiding memory of 2015 and they will most likely recall a negative one. Some will recall the horrifying stories of death and destruction caused by conflicts around the world, most notably in Syria where over 250,000 people have lost their lives and almost 11 million people have been displaced. Others will …
Obama has refused to publicly specify exactly how Washington will increase aid to the Syrian opposition, after his government said it would offer military support for the first time after determining President Bashar Al-Assad had used chemical weapons.
The Syrian uprising erupted in March 2011 with peaceful pro-democracy protests, inspired by the Arab Spring
The army aims to take total control of Damascus
A video posted on the Internet by activists appeared to show one wrecked helicopter, while a rebel shoots rockets at the airport
Russia has warned that providing the coalition with weapons would be a “gross violation” of international law
Arabi met UN and League peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on Tuesday for a briefing on his regional visit as efforts for a political solution to the Syrian crisis floundered.
“Assad should be replaced by Vice President Faruq al-Shara.” says Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
By Dmitry Zaks / AFP MOSCOW: US President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to send “non-lethal” aid to the Syrian rebels while peace envoy Kofi Annan piled diplomatic pressure on the regime by seeking the backing of its ally Russia. The announcement was the most overt show of US support for the rebels to date and is …
DAMASCUS: Regime forces on Thursday pressed assaults on rebel zones around Syria, despite a UN Security Council statement urging both sides to implement “fully and immediately” envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a 17-year-old boy was killed and dozens wounded in an army assault on the town of …
By AFP DAMASCUS: Syrian troops Tuesday pressed an assault on rebel strongholds in the Turkish border region, as the opposition urged foreign military intervention after dozens of women and children were killed in Homs. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian forces used heavy machineguns to rake the town of El-Baraa in the …
By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr has warned that arming rebel fighters in Syria would lead to a civil war, his ministry said on Wednesday. Arming the ill-equipped rebels, mainly Syrian army defectors, would “lead to an escalation in the military conflict and spark a civil war in Syria”, Amr said, according …
By Alistair Lyon / Reuters BEIRUT: Elite Syrian forces trying to destroy rebels besieged in Homs pounded the shattered district of Baba Amro on Thursday, despite international alarm at the plight of civilians trapped there. Snow blanketed the city, slowing down the military assault, but also worsening conditions for civilians, activists said. “We have not seen …