Fourteen dead following bomb blast on military bus in Syrian capital of Damascus

A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in years, quickly followed by army shelling in rebel-held Idlib which rescue workers said killed 12 people. The bus carrying troops was blown up near a bridge in the centre of Damascus.… Read More Fourteen dead following bomb blast on military bus in Syrian capital of Damascus

Two Turkish soldiers killed, two injured following attack in northern Syria

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an attack on their armoured vehicle in northern Syria, and Turkish forces immediately launched retaliatory fire, Turkey’s defence ministry said on Saturday. “Our punitive fire against terrorist positions is continuing,” the statement on Twitter on said. It said the attack was in the region where… Read More Two Turkish soldiers killed, two injured following attack in northern Syria

At least thirteen dead, several injured as artillery attacks hit hospital in northern Syria

At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical sources and Turkey’s government said. The first attack struck a residential area, while the second hit a hospital shortly afterwards, civil defence sources said. Video footage on social media showed… Read More At least thirteen dead, several injured as artillery attacks hit hospital in northern Syria

At least five dead, several injured following bomb explosion in Syrian town of Afrin

At least five people were killed and scores wounded when a car bomb detonated in the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, the Turkish defence ministry and local civil defence said. The ministry said in a statement the bomb attack took place in an industrial site at the center of the town and wounded… Read More At least five dead, several injured following bomb explosion in Syrian town of Afrin

Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants

Iraq is tightening security along its 600 km (400 mile) border with Syria to curb the movement of Islamic State militants, drug smuggling and other illegal activities. Iraqi commanders on Monday toured the remote desert frontier controlled by various different forces, including the Iraqi military, Iran-aligned militias, the Syrian army, anti-Damascus rebels, and U.S.-backed Kurdish… Read More Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants

Twenty-eight dead following bus attack in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

Twenty-eight people were killed in an attack on a bus along a main highway in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province that borders Iraq, Syrian state media said on Wednesday, an incident that residents and defectors say was an ambush on an army vehicle. There were no more details of the incident in an area where mostly… Read More Twenty-eight dead following bus attack in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

Soldier killed, two injured as two U.S. helicopters attack army checkpoint in Syria

Two U.S. helicopters on Monday attacked a Syrian army checkpoint in northeastern Syria near the Kurdish-held city of Qamishli, killing one soldier and injuring two others, state media said. The incident happened shortly after a U.S. patrol was prevented from passing by an army checkpoint in the area, state media said. Northeastern Syria is mainly… Read More Soldier killed, two injured as two U.S. helicopters attack army checkpoint in Syria