Gulf Times - Syria
Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Iran says planned US-backed force inside Syria would fan war

Iran said on Tuesday a new US-backed, 30,000-strong force inside Syria would "fan the flames of war", echoing the vehement response of Syria, Turkey and Russia to the plan.

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive

Turkey urges Russia, Iran to stop Syrian army offensive

Nearly 3 million people are believed to be in the Idlib region, their numbers swelled by fighters and civilians who fled Syrian army advances elsewhere in Syria.

Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles

Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles

Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons.

Syria regime takes on two rebel bastions

Syria regime takes on two rebel bastions

Regime forces upped the pressure on two of the last rebel bastions in Syria on Monday, pounding the Eastern Ghouta enclave near Damascus and the northern province of Idlib.

Russia says militants used drones to attack its bases in Syria

Russia says militants used drones to attack its bases in Syria

Russia said on Monday militants had used drones to attack its naval and air bases in Syria on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported.

Eight children among 21 killed in Idlib strikes

Eight children among 21 killed in Idlib strikes

The strikes carried out on Sunday were the latest against jihadists and rebels in a week-old regime offensive on Idlib, the last province in Syria to escape government control.

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria mortar attack

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria mortar attack

Russia's defence ministry on Thursday said two servicemen were killed in a mortar attack by Islamist militants in Syria on New Year's Eve, but denied media reports seven military planes were destroyed.

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said Monday.

Two mass graves found in Raqqa: Syrian state media

Two mass graves found in Raqqa: Syrian state media

Two mass graves containing dozens of bodies of civilians and Syrian troops killed by Islamic State jihadists have been found in the west of Raqqa province, state news agency SANA reported Friday.

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Aid workers completed a series of medical evacuations from a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus Friday as part of a controversial deal that saw patients swapped for hostages and prisoners.

Fighting in northwestern Syria kills 66

Fighting in northwestern Syria kills 66

Clashes pitting mainly jihadist and rebel fighters against regime forces backed by Russian warplanes killed at 66 people on the edge of Syria's northwestern Idlib province, a monitor said Friday.

Medical evacuations begin from besieged Syria rebel bastion

Medical evacuations begin from besieged Syria rebel bastion

Aid workers have begun evacuating emergency medical cases from Syria's besieged rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta, the Red Cross said on Wednesday, after months of waiting during which the United Nations said at least 16 people died.