EASTERN GHOUTA: A shocking video from war-torn Syria has surfaced online showing two children fleeing Eastern Ghouta in the night before they were helped by the Syrian Army. The video, shared by Sputnik, was reportedly sent by the Syrian army to Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides. The footage shows that a girl and a boy managed to escape through the humanitarian corridor on Friday night with army being able to pick them and organize cover as the militants were shooting at them. In one of the…
GENEVA: The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports of Syrian government troops and allied Iraqi militia killing civilians in eastern Aleppo, including 82 people in four different neighbourhoods in the last few days. Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the UN human rights office, voiced deep fear of retribution against thousands of civilians still believed to be holed up in a "hellish corner" of less than a square kilometre of opposition-held areas. "In all, as of yesterday (Monday) evening we have received reports…
ALEPPO: The Syrian army and its allies advanced on Sunday in southeast Aleppo and a rebel official said insurgents face "death or surrender" in an ever smaller enclave, with large numbers of civilians under very fierce bombardment. Russian and US officials are meeting in Geneva on Sunday for more talks on an elusive deal for civilians and fighters to leave the city, diplomats said, but the rebel official said the Aleppo insurgents had no word yet on their progress. The fall of all of Aleppo to President Bashar al-Assad…
BEIRUT: Syrian rebels have lost all of the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in eastern Aleppo, a monitor said on Monday, as the army pushed an offensive to retake the battered city. The army captured the Sakhur, Haydariya and Sheikh Khodr neighbourhoods on Monday, while Kurdish forces took the Sheikh Fares district from rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Kurdish forces in Aleppo are not officially allied with the regime, but the opposition regards them as cooperating with the government in…
DAMASCUS: Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes.
BEIRUT: Air strikes blamed by Moscow and Damascus on the US-led coalition hit a Syrian army position in the east on Saturday, killing more than 60 soldiers, the Russian army said.
BEIRUT: Fighting between the Syrian army and Kurdish forces intensified late on Friday and into Saturday, creating the risk of yet another front opening in the multi-sided civil war.
AMMAN: The Islamic State group launched a counter attack against fighters trying to capture the Syrian city of Manbij on Monday, inflicting heavy casualties on the U.S.-backed forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the militants said.
DAMASCUS: Russian warplanes bombed Syrian rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria and government forces pounded a suburb of the capital on Thursday, ahead of a planned halt to fighting that rebels predicted Damascus and Moscow would ignore.
BEIRUT: A group monitoring the Syrian war said at least nine people including five children were killed in a Syrian army air strike that hit a school in a rebel-held area of the country's second city Aleppo on Sunday, though the army denied the report.