U.S. to provide over $596million humanitarian aid for Syria crisis

The United States will provide more than $596 million in new humanitarian aid to respond to the Syrian crisis, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. The assistance is designed to help many of the estimated 13.4 million Syrians inside Syria, as well as 5.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq,… Read More U.S. to provide over $596million humanitarian aid for Syria crisis

Seven dead, several injured following Syrian army shelling of hospital in northwest Syria

Seven civilians were killed and at least 14 medics were injured when artillery shelling from a Syrian army outpost hit a hospital in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, medics and rescuers said. They said a woman and a child were among those killed when several mortar rounds hit the hospital in the… Read More Seven dead, several injured following Syrian army shelling of hospital in northwest Syria

Syria condemns U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities

Syria said U.S. air strikes against Iranian-backed militias in the east of the country on Friday were a cowardly act and urged President Joe Biden not to follow “the law of the jungle”. An Iraqi militia official close to Iran said the strikes killed one fighter and wounded four. U.S. officials said they were limited… Read More Syria condemns U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities

U.S. carries out airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities in eastern Syria

U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed at least one fighter and wounded several others in what U.S. officials said was a calibrated response to rocket attacks against American personnel in Iraq. The attacks, which took place early on Friday Middle Eastern time, were deliberately limited in scope and designed to show… Read More U.S. carries out airstrikes on Iran-backed militia facilities in eastern 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

U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Syria in bid to end civil war

The United States on Tuesday slapped fresh sanctions on Syria, targeting its central bank and blacklisting several people and entities in a continued effort to cut off funds for President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The latest action, building on sanctions imposed on Syria earlier this year, marked another round in a U.S. campaign to push Assad’s… Read More U.S. imposes fresh sanctions on Syria in bid to end civil war