DAMASCUS: Syrian pro-government forces were poised to launch an assault to retake the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra, as Washington and Moscow meet Thursday to discuss the fraught peace talks.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
BEIRUT: Eleven people were killed in evening rebel rocket fire on the Syrian capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.
BEIRUT: Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from Syria's northwestern Idlib province "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
BEIRUT: New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time.