Syria

At least 7, including 4 children were killed in Syria barrel bomb attack

Children were killed and wounded in Aleppo on Sunday in a barrel bomb attack that destroyed a building where students were sitting exams, residents and rights groups said. At least seven people were killed, including four children and a school teacher, and dozens were wounded in the air strike that targeted the Seif al-Dawla teaching centre. Rebel authorities accused the ...

A suicide bomber blew himself targeting Syrian military supplies

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday in a central neighborhood of the Syrian capital targeting the head of Syrian military supplies. The blast occurred in an area where major security compounds are housed, according to a Syrian army source speaking to Reuters news agency. The army source told state television the security forces had killed all the members ...

US says no Syrian civilians killed in coalition air strike

The US military denied Sunday a report that strikes led by Washington had killed at least 52 civilians in northern Syria earlier this week, saying those killed were actually fighters. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor director Rami Abdel Rahman had told AFP that seven children were among the dead from US-led coalition strikes overnight Thursday into Friday on the ...

Airstrikes on a marketplace kill 40 Syrian

Airstrikes on a marketplace in Idlib province Sunday killed at least 40 civilians, including women and children, as Syrian forces stepped up attacks on rebels a day after losing a key town. There were fears the death toll would mount from the bombing raids on Darkoush, a rebel-held town near the Turkish border, which also wounded dozens of people, a ...

Syrian rebels dropped barrel bombs in Aleppo, more than 80 people were killed

Syrian rebels and regime forces in Aleppo fought fierce battles near the headquarters of Air Force intelligence Monday evening on the third day of the regime’s stepped-up “barrel bomb” offensive against the northern city, prompting officials to close schools for a week in rebel-held areas. The Shamiah Front rebel alliance claimed responsibility for the second detonation of the Air Force ...

18,000 civilians in Yarmouk refugee camp are slowly starving to death

The fate of 18,000 civilians trapped in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria – now mostly controlled by the Islamic State – remains in the balance, with the United Nations describing the situation as “catastrophic”. Those left are slowly starving to death as the fighting rages around them, with aid agencies unable to negotiate a safe passage into the ...

Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurds

Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the country’s north who were taken captive on Sunday, a Kurdish official said on Monday. Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish PYD party in Europe, said by phone that the “men were released by the Islamist militant groups who were holding them”. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, which ...

Syrian rebels fired bombs in Aleppo killing at least 13

Syrian rebels fired mortar bombs into government-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo during rush hour Monday, killing 13 people and wounding dozens, state-run TV and a monitoring group said. The violence was the latest in the flare-up in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and once its commercial hub. Last month, Syrian troops and pro-government militias launched an offensive in an attempt ...

Syrian President rejected calls by the US secretary of negotiating solution for Syria war

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rejected calls by the US secretary of state that he should take part in talks, insisting that “declarations from outside do not concern us”. But then John Kerry himself faced criticism for “alienating” US allies. Assad’s rebuff came after Kerry declared on Sunday that the US would “have to negotiate in the end” with the Damascus ...

The third donors conference in Kuwait aimed at raising billions of dollars aid for Syria

As many as 78 nations and 40 international organisations will attend the third donors conference aimed at raising billions of dollars for war-torn Syria, host country Kuwait said Monday. The March 31 gathering at foreign ministers level will be opened by Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, a foreign ministry official told the KUNA news ...

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