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

Five dead, dozens injured following car bomb attack in northwest Syria

A car bomb attack in northwestern Syria’s Azaz region killed five people and wounded 85 others, a local hospital in Syria and Turkish state media said on Sunday. The incident took place in the village of Siccu, across the border from Turkey’s southern province of Kilis, Turkey’s Anadolu agency said. It said 15 of the… Read More Five dead, dozens injured following car bomb attack in northwest Syria

Ten dead following suicide bomb attacks at army post in western Syria

Suicide bombers disguised as farmers struck an army position in western Syria on Tuesday in an attack that killed three people and all the militants, state-run media said. The attack north of Hama city adds to pressures on Russian-Turkish agreements that have contained the war in northwestern Syria, the last major foothold of the insurgency… Read More Ten dead following suicide bomb attacks at army post in western Syria