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

Syrian forces defeat Islamic State, capture final enclave of self-proclaimed caliphate

U.S.-backed forces said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory in eastern Syria at Baghouz on Saturday, ending the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate after years of fighting. “Baghouz has been liberated. The military victory against Daesh has been accomplished,” Mustafa Bali, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman, wrote on Twitter, declaring the total elimination… Read More Syrian forces defeat Islamic State, capture final enclave of self-proclaimed caliphate

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announces resignation following withdrawal of troops from Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned on Thursday, effective February 28, 2019, over disagreements in policy following President Donald Trump’s recently announced decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. The following are the key highlights from his resignation letter: “One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably… Read More U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announces resignation following withdrawal of troops from Syria

U.S. likely to end air campaign against ISIS in Syria

The United States will likely end its air campaign against Islamic State in Syria when it pulls out troops, U.S. officials said, sealing an abrupt reversal of policy which has alarmed Western allies as well as Washington’s Kurdish battle partners. NATO allies France and Germany warned that Washington’s sudden change of course on Syria risks… Read More U.S. likely to end air campaign against ISIS in Syria

Scores dead, injured as car bomb attack rocks Syria’s Idlib province

A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a gathering of jihadist rebels near the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday, killing and injuring scores, rebel sources said. They said the blast ripped a textile factory where members of Hayat Tahrir al Sham, an alliance of rebel groups whose backbone is… Read More Scores dead, injured as car bomb attack rocks Syria’s Idlib province

Syrian Army announces ceasefire in south to foster peace talks

The Syrian army said on Monday it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday to help a new round of peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana. The army general command said in a statement carried on state television the ceasefire began at midday (0900 GMT) on Sunday and was to support “reconciliation… Read More Syrian Army announces ceasefire in south to foster peace talks