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Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia again vetoes bid to renew Syria gas attacks probe

Russia cast a second veto in as many days at the United Nations Security Council on Friday to block the renewal of a probe to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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.

Air raids kill 21 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

Air raids kill 21 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

At least 21 civilians, including five children, were killed on Monday in air strikes on Syria's northern Aleppo province, despite a "de-escalation zone" in place there, a monitor said.

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Putin, Trump agree to fighting IS in Syria, Kremlin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump agreed a joint statement on Syria on Saturday that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated ...

IS counter-attack to save last Syria bastion

IS counter-attack to save last Syria bastion

Islamic State group fighters conducted a blistering counter-attack on Albu Kamal in eastern Syria Friday in a desperate bid to cling to the last urban bastion of their imploding "caliphate".

82 foreigners planning to go to Syria held in Istanbul

82 foreigners planning to go to Syria held in Istanbul

The suspects had previously been involved with Islamic State group extremists in "conflict zones", state-run news agency Anadolu said without giving further detail.

Syrian army starts assault on last IS stronghold

Syrian army starts assault on last IS stronghold

Syria's army and its allies began an asssault on the largest remaining stronghold of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday, Hezbollah-controlled media said, signalling the imminent fall ...

At least 75 dead in IS attack in Syria's Deir Ezzor

At least 75 dead in IS attack in Syria's Deir Ezzor

At least 75 civilians were killed in an Islamic State group car bombing that struck a gathering of people displaced by fighting in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Sunday.

Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village

Bomb attack kills 9 in Syria Golan Heights village

A suicide car bomb attack killed nine people in a government-held village in Syria's Golan Heights on Friday, state media said, reporting clashes between government forces and rebels afterwards.

Iraqi forces enter Al-Qaim, last IS bastion in Iraq

Iraqi forces enter Al-Qaim, last IS bastion in Iraq

Iraqi forces on Friday entered Al-Qaim, the main town in the Islamic State group's last bastion in the country, military commanders said.

Syrian government regains control over Deir Ezzor

Syrian government regains control over Deir Ezzor

Islamic State had for years besieged a government enclave in the city until the army relieved it in early September, starting a battle for the jihadist-held parts of the city.