Recent News Headlines : Northwestern Syria

ISRAELI JETS ATTACK ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY IN SYRIA


He called it the first incident of Syrian forces targeting Israeli planes since the civil war began in 2011... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 65

ISIS MORAL POLICE 'WHIPPED, BEAT & JAILED' DEFIANT AL-MAYADEEN RESIDENTS, SURVIVORS TELL RT


The Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force, meanwhile continues to advance on the remaining pockets of terrorist resistance between Al-Mayadeen and Deir ez-Zor city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 443

EVACUATION DEAL AS ISIL DEFEAT IN SYRIA'S RAQQA NEARS


A US-led coalition battling ISIL in Syrian and Iraq specifically ruled out the exit of foreign fighters, while making no mention of local fighters... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 161

SYRIAN ARMY SENDS MORE TROOPS ACROSS EUPHRATES CLOSE TO US-BACKED FORCES


Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday Syrian government forces crossed the river for the first time in their offensive against Islamic State in Deir al-Zor province... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 289

RUSSIA DENIES AIRSTRIKE THAT WOUNDED SIX US-BACKED FIGHTERS


Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces say raid occurred on eastern side of Euphrates river in area liberated from Isis... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 250

SYRIAN FORCES CAPTURE KEY DISTRICT IN DEIR AL ZOR


On Sunday Sept. 17 the Syrian army and allied forces captured the al-Jafra district... READ MORE

18th September, 2017 6

PENTAGON: RUSSIA KNOWINGLY HIT US-BACKED SDF IN SYRIA


Russian munitions impacted a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers, the Pentagon said... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1843

RUSSIA KNEW U.S.-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES WERE IN AREA IT BOMBED


Russian munitions impacted a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers, the Pentagon said in a statement... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 16

SYRIAN WARPLANES STRIKE NEAR DAMASCUS DESPITE CEASEFIRE, SYRIAN OBSERVATORY SAYS


Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via Associated Press One rebel group in Eastern Ghouta quickly welcomed the ceasefire... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 322

U.S.-BACKED FORCES COME UNDER ATTACK FROM PRO-ASSAD FIGHTERS IN SYRIA


As the Islamic State's once-vast swathe of territory shrinks across Syria and Iraq, Deir al-Zour province has become a hub for the group's senior leaders... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 230

'US-BACKED MILITIA HIT BY AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA'S DEIR AL-ZOR,' SAY SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES


Syrian government or Russian air strikes targeted US-backed Syrian militias in Deir al-Zor province at dawn on Saturday, a militia official told Reuters... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 5

CLASHES BETWEEN TROOPS AND IS INTENSIFY IN CENTRAL SYRIA


In eastern Syria, government forces captured the al-Bogheliyah neighborhood on the northwestern edge of the city of Deir el-Zour, according to SCMM... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 0

U.S. WARPLANES ARE CALLED OFF SURVEILLANCE OF ISIS CONVOY, AT RUSSIA'S REQUEST


The vehicles had been stuck in the desert for days after U.S. airstrikes prevented them from reaching Islamic State terrritory... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 1460

SYRIA FORCES BEHIND KHAN SHEIKHOUN GAS ATTACK


The report also found that the Syrian government was responsible for at least 23 other chemical attacks in the war-ravaged country since March 2013... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 950

U.S.-BACKED FORCES SEIZE RAQQA'S OLD CITY FROM ISIS, BUT A TOUGH FIGHT STILL LIES AHEAD


After three months of fighting, Kurdish and Arab forces now control 60 percent of the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital... READ MORE

4th September, 2017 261

SYRIA ARMY GAINS IN ISIL'S LAST CENTRAL STRONGHOLD


Britain-based Observatory says Syrian army has taken other villages in the area, aided by Russian helicopters... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 69

RIGHTS GROUPS CALL FOR PROBE INTO SYRIA'S 'DISAPPEARED'


Human rights groups demand that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups disclose fate of disappeared people... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 1100

RIGHTS GROUPS CALL FOR PROBE INTO SYRIA'S 'DISAPPEARED'


Human rights groups demand that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups disclose fate of disappeared people... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 1100

RIGHTS GROUPS CALL FOR PROBE INTO SYRIA'S 'DISAPPEARED'


Human rights groups demand that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups disclose fate of disappeared people... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 1100

SYRIAN ARMY, ALLIES ADVANCE AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IN CENTRAL SYRIA


It was the last major town in Homs province that Islamic State held... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 0

ISIL MAKES GAINS AGAINST SYRIAN ARMY IN RAQQA PROVINCE


US-backed Syrian fighters are bearing down on Raqqa city from all sides... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 2092

SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR ASSAD REJECTS SECURITY COOPERATION WITH THE WEST


Speaking before dozens of Syrian diplomats in Damascus, Assad praised Russia, Iran, China and Lebanon's Hezbollah for supporting his government during the conflict... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 85

SIX PEOPLE KILLED IN MORTAR ATTACK AT DAMASCUS FAIR


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which tracks the conflict did not give further details of the incident which state media has not reported although social media was cited... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 99

THREE LEBANESE SOLDIERS KILLED IN LANDMINE ALONG BORDER WITH SYRIA


The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah also announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 38

LEBANESE ARMY: NO COORDINATION WITH HEZBOLLAH, SYRIA IN IS ATTACK


The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah declared its own assault against Islamic State militants from the Syrian side of the border on Saturday, in collaboration with the Syrian army... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 6

LEBANESE ARMY: NO COORDINATION WITH HEZBOLLAH, SYRIA IN IS ATTACK


The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah declared its own assault against Islamic State militants from the Syrian side of the border on Saturday, in collaboration with the Syrian army... READ MORE

19th August, 2017 6

PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD ADVISOR SAYS SYRIA WAR NEARING ITS END


Washington also has a garrison in the southeast Syrian desert, near a strategic highway border crossing with Iraq, to train local rebels to battle Islamic State... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 0

SYRIAN ARMY COMES CLOSER TO ENCIRCLING ISLAMIC STATE IN CENTRAL SYRIA DESERT


Syrian government forces advancing from the west have recently crossed into Deir al-Zor province from southern areas of Raqqa province... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 526

SYRIAN ARMY SECURES ISLAMIC STATE-HELD TOWN IN HOMS PROVINCE


Syrian government forces advancing from the west have recently crossed into Deir al-Zor province from southern areas of Raqqa province... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 124

SYRIAN ARMY GAINS GROUND ON JORDAN BORDER IN SOUTHWEST


Rebel groups, some of them backed by Western and Arab states, still control much of Syria's southwestern frontier with Jordan and Israel... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 19

Trending News Headlines : Northwestern Syria

TRUMP ENDS COVERT CIA PROGRAM TO ARM ANTI-ASSAD REBELS IN SYRIA, A MOVE SOUGHT BY MOSCOW


Just three months ago, after the United States accused Assad of using chemical weapons, Trump launched retaliatory airstrikes against a Syrian air base... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 85816

ACTIVISTS SAY GAS ATTACK KILLS 58 IN NORTHERN SYRIA, WITH VICTIMS 'FOAMING AT THE MOUTH'


The air strike comes as European Union is meeting to discuss funds for Syria's reconstruction... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 30527

WARPLANES RETURN TO SYRIAN TOWN DEVASTATED BY CHEMICAL ATTACK


At least 86 people were killed in Tuesday's attack on the northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun, which left hundreds choking, fitting or foaming at the mouth... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 13587

THE NEW SILK ROAD WILL GO THROUGH SYRIA


The China-Arab Exchange Association and the Syrian Embassy organized a Syria Day Expo crammed with hundreds of Chinese specialists in infrastructure investment... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 10047

RUSSIA QUIETLY BEGINS BUILDING THIRD MILITARY BASE IN SYRIA


Both were set up and expanded to support the Russians' military operations against ISIS, shortly after they officially entered the Syrian battlefield in September 2015... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 9432

SYRIA ATTACK PHOTOS SHOW THERE IS NO HIDING FROM HORROR


President Trump was moved to act by grim photos of children killed in Tuesday's chemical attack in Syria... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 8410

ISIS USED US MISSILE STRIKE TO LAUNCH NEW OFFENSIVE NEAR PALMYRA, HOMS GOVERNOR TELLS RT


ISIS used US missile strike to launch new offensive near Palmyra, Homs governor tells RT -- RT News... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 8131

CHEMICAL WEAPONS LIKELY USED IN IDLIB, SYRIA ATTACK, 58 DEAD


A Syrian military source said last week allegations that government forces were using chemical weapons were devoid of truth... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 4960

RUSSIA, SYRIA & IRAN DEMAND NO FURTHER US STRIKES ON SYRIA - FOREIGN MINISTERS


Washington ordered the attack after accusing Damascus of launching a chemical weapons attack at a rebel-held town in Idlib province from that airbase... READ MORE

14th April, 2017 4763

DEADLY NERVE AGENT SARIN USED IN SYRIA ATTACK, TURKISH HEALTH MINISTRY SAYS


The global chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday that it has initiated contact with Syrian authorities as it investigates the attack... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 4612

DEADLY ISRAELI STRIKES TARGET SYRIA'S QUNEITRA PROVINCE


Israeli forces have attacked pro-Syrian government groups in the countryside of Quneitra, two days after carrying out similar strikes in the same region... READ MORE

23rd April, 2017 4445

DOZENS KILLED AS BLAST STRIKES BUSES CARRYING EVACUATED SYRIANS


Dozens Killed as Blast Strikes Convoy Carrying Evacuated Syrians... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 4024

HOW TWO U.S. MARXISTS WOUND UP ON THE FRONT LINES AGAINST ISIS


A florist and an American University graduate didn't intend to fight, but they were sent into battle against the Islamic State in Syria... READ MORE

2nd April, 2017 3958

HUGE BOMB KILLS DOZENS OF EVACUEES IN SYRIA


A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 3680

HUGE BOMB KILLS DOZENS OF EVACUEES IN SYRIA


A huge car bomb has blasted a convoy of coaches carrying evacuees from besieged government-held towns in Syria, killing about 75 people, state media said... READ MORE

15th April, 2017 3680

TURKEY CALLS FOR NO-FLY ZONE OVER SYRIA - PRESIDENT'S SPOKESMAN


Previously, Washington had accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians in Idlib province... READ MORE

7th April, 2017 2286

RUSSIA SUSPENDS AGREEMENT THAT PREVENTS DIRECT CONFLICT WITH AMERICAN FORCES


Syrian troops have been killed in US missile strikes on a government air base thought to be the source of a devastating chemical attack... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 2182

RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL START TRACKING U.S. PLANES AFTER DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


Sunday's action was the first time an U.S. plane shot down a Syrian aircraft... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2170

CLASHES IN SYRIA'S DAMASCUS AFTER SURPRISE REBEL ATTACK


The ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham rebel faction said fighters had liberated the area... READ MORE

19th March, 2017 2019

CAR BOMB KILLS SCORES OF SYRIANS EVACUATING TOWN AFTER TWO YEARS OF SIEGE


Opposition officials have accused the Syrian government and its Iranian allies of using siege tactics to force demographic changes across the country, mostly along sectarian lines... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 1825

HEZBOLLAH, RUSSIA AND THE U.S. HELP SYRIA RETAKE PALMYRA


Islamic State defenses rapidly collapsed as Syrian army pushed into ancient city... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 1714

'CREW HELD' IN SYRIA HELICOPTER CRASH


In February, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that his forces used barrel bombs... READ MORE

22nd March, 2015 1689

US ACTIONS TO WEAKEN SYRIAN GOVT WILL EMPOWER ISIS - UK CONSULTANCY


According to IHS Markit, the area controlled by IS in Syria and Iraq has shrunk by almost 40 percent over the last two years... READ MORE

22nd April, 2017 1631

AIR STRIKES KILL 10 IN SYRIA'S EASTERN GHOUTA


The assault took place in the Eastern Ghouta region, which has been partially besieged by the Syrian government since 2013... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1560

DOZENS KILLED AS SUICIDE BOMBER HITS CONVOY OF CIVILIANS EVACUATING BESIEGED SYRIAN TOWNS


The bombing took place at Rashideen, a rebel area near the city of Aleppo, which has been fully under regime control since December last year... READ MORE

16th April, 2017 1548

EVACUATION OF HOMS' AL WAER ENCLAVE RESUMES


But the opposition describes them as a tactic of forcibly displacing people who oppose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after years of bombardment and siege... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 1501

REBELS 'ONLY PEOPLE WHO BENEFITED' FROM IDLIB CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK - ANALYST


The Syrian government was quickly blamed by the West after the opposition-controlled Idlib region saw a chemical attack that reportedly killed dozens of civilians... READ MORE

5th April, 2017 1360

DEADLY CAR BOMBING KILLS SYRIAN CIVILIANS IN IDLIB


Idlib is controlled by armed groups, including al-Qaeda-linked fighters, who are at odds with both the Syrian government and ISIL, also known as ISIS... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1358

US AND RUSSIAN TROOPS PATROL NEIGHBORING VILLAGES IN SYRIA


They intensified their patrols and brought in armoured vehicles, Sharfan Darwish, a spokesman for the Manbij Military Council said... READ MORE

6th March, 2017 1242

SYRIA EVACUATIONS RESUME AFTER DEADLY BOMB ATTACK


A large convoy of buses from Foua and Kefraya reached the edge of the rebel-held transit point of Rashidin outside the city of Aleppo... READ MORE

19th April, 2017 1219


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