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Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Air strikes kill 31, including children, in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria strikes kill 28 civilians in rebel area near Damascus

Syria strikes kill 28 civilians in rebel area near Damascus

Regime air strikes killed 28 civilians in a rebel enclave near Damascus on Monday as Syria's seven-year-old conflict raged on several fronts with non-combatants paying a heavy price.

Insurgent shelling kills nine in old Damascus

Insurgent shelling kills nine in old Damascus

Nine Syrian civilians were killed on Monday by insurgent shelling of the old quarter of Damascus, Syrian state television said, citing a source from the capital's police.

Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

Russia begins partial withdrawal from Syria

Some were welcomed by small crowds holding patriotic banners in ceremonies with Soviet-era music in the background. Others were greeted by high placed military officials.

Air strikes kill 57 civilians including 19 children in Syria

Air strikes kill 57 civilians including 19 children in Syria

Syrian regime and Russian air strikes on Sunday killed 57 civilians, among them 19 children, in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region and in a village held by the Islamic State group in Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province, a monitor said.

Six children among 10 killed in shelling near Damascus

Six children among 10 killed in shelling near Damascus

The deaths were the result of the latest bout in an escalating cycle of tit-for-tat attacks between regime forces and the rebels holding the enclave on the Syrian capital's eastern outskirts.

Russia, Syria armies step up attacks on Damascus enclave-rebels

Russia, Syria armies step up attacks on Damascus enclave-rebels

The Syrian army backed by Russian jets on Wednesday stepped up shelling and air strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave in Damascus a day after rebels stormed an army base in the area, rebels, a war monitor and residents said.

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Aid enters besieged Syria region hit by hunger crisis

Dozens of trucks carrying aid for 40,000 people on Monday entered the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus, where residents and relief groups have warned a humanitarian crisis is escalating.

Triple suicide attack near Damascus police HQ: ministry

Triple suicide attack near Damascus police HQ: ministry

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up near the main police headquarters building in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least two people, the interior ministry said.

Deadly suicide bombings hit Damascus police station

Deadly suicide bombings hit Damascus police station

A double suicide bomb attack hit a police station in Syria's capital Damascus on Monday, state media said, with a monitor saying at least 11 people were killed.

Assad makes rare appearance for Eid prayers

Assad makes rare appearance for Eid prayers

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public appearance outside Damascus on Friday for morning prayers marking the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, state media reported.

Russia says embassy in Syria hit by rebel mortar attack

Russia says embassy in Syria hit by rebel mortar attack

Russia's foreign ministry said Wednesday that its embassy compound in Damascus came under mortar fire from "terrorist groups of fighters", causing no casualties.