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Syrian state media: Israel carried out airstrikes on west Damascus

Israeli planes fired two rockets at the outskirts of Damascus early Wednesday, state media reported, citing a Syrian military source.

Syrian government: 484 rebel fighters in Aleppo surrender

According to a member of parliament close to the Syrian government, 484 rebel fighters have surrendered in eastern Aleppo.

Six civilians killed in Aleppo airstrike, rocket attack

At least six civilians were killed on Sunday in an airstrike and rocket attack in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

Monitor: Syrian government recaptures rebel gains in Aleppo offensive

Syrian government forces have recaptured all the areas of western Aleppo taken by rebels in a major offensive aimed at breaking the siege of the opposition-held east of the city, a monitoring...

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels start assault on Islamic State-held Dabiq

Syrian rebels, backed by Turkish tanks and airstrikes, launched Saturday a major assault on the Islamic State-held town of Dabiq, where the jihadis believe an end-of-times battle will take place,...

Russia says embassy attack in Syria a "consequence" of US actions

Russia's Foreign Ministry partially blamed the United States on Tuesday for a recent mortar attack on the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Aid reaches rural Damascus for first time since UN convoy bombing

For the first time since a lethal attack on a UN aid convoy this week, aid trucks were again rolling inside Syria to bring food and medical supplies to tens of thousands of people in rural ...

Shelling across frontlines on the outskirts of Damascus shakes truce

Rebels and government forces engaged in heavy shelling across frontlines on the outskirts of Damascus, testing Syria's fragile truce, a monitoring group said, confirming at least two fighters were...

Turkey sends more tanks into Syria as rebels advance on Islamic State

Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Saturday, Syrian opposition sources said, as rebels backed by Ankara said they were moving to seize the last stretch of territory held by Islamic...

Syrian civilians evacuated from rebel-held Damascus suburb

At least 300 civilians were evacuated from a rebel-held area near the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday under a deal with the government, state media and a monitoring group reported.

Syrian regime takes control of Damascus suburb amid full evacuation

The Syrian army took control of Daraya near the capital Damascus on Saturday after completing the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from the town, monitors and state media reported.

Locals, rebels bused out of Damascus suburb after 4-year siege

The first buses carrying local residents and rebel fighters left the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday under a deal that will see the area evacuated after a four-year siege by government forces...

Evacuation of rebel-held Damascus suburb to start, watchdog says

Buses entered the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday to evacuate civilians and rebels from the rebel-held area, a monitoring group said, after a deal reached between fighters and the government...

Kurdish-led Syrian group plans to retake key town from Islamic State

A US-backed Syrian alliance, which dealt a major setback to Islamic State this week, announced on Sunday the formation of a military council to capture a strategic northern town from the extremist...

Syrian forces, rebels battle in Aleppo, watchdog says

Syrian government forces and Islamist rebels engaged in fierce fighting in the contested northern province of Aleppo on Sunday, a monitoring group reported.