Gulf Times - Damascus
Syrian state media says electrical fault behind airbase blasts

Syrian state media says electrical fault behind airbase blasts

An electrical fault caused a series of loud blasts early on Sunday near a military airbase outside the Syrian capital Damascus, a Syrian military source cited by state media and an Iranian official said.

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation

Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit.

Syrians flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south

Syrians flee to makeshift camps as bombing escalates in south

Their belongings piled nearby, elderly displaced Syrians struggled against the wind as they fastened a white tarpaulin on the metal frame of their makeshift new home in the country's south.

Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib - monitor

Air strikes kill at least 44 in Syria's Idlib - monitor

The death toll is expected to increase as some of the 60 injured in the strikes were in a critical condition, he said.

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

Syrian police deploy in south Damascus after IS defeat

The government on Monday seized the Yarmuk Palestinian camp and adjacent neighbourhoods of Tadamun and Hajar al-Aswad, putting Damascus fully under its control for the first time since 2012.

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State militant group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

Syria out to crush resistance, denies evacuation deal

The recovery of the enclave south of Damascus would mark another milestone in President Bashar al-Assad's war effort, crushing the last besieged rebel enclave in western Syria.

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

First IS fighters evacuate south Damascus: monitor

A first batch of Islamic State group fighters left their final stronghold in Syria's capital early Sunday under a deal struck after weeks of fierce combat, a monitor said.

Damascus shelling, bomb blast kill two

Damascus shelling, bomb blast kill two

A car bomb and shellfire in Syria's capital Damascus killed two people and wounded several others on Wednesday, state television said.

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills 8 Iranians

Suspected Israeli strike on Syria kills 8 Iranians

The death toll of a suspected Israeli strike on the outskirts of Damascus has risen to 15 non-Syrian pro-regime fighters including eight Iranians, a Britain-based war monitor said Wednesday.

30 regime forces killed fighting IS in Syria capital

30 regime forces killed fighting IS in Syria capital

More than 30 Syrian government troops have been killed in a southern district of the capital in a fierce counter-offensive by Islamic State group fighters, a monitor said Monday.

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus: state media

Syria regime, rebels reach evacuation deal in southern Damascus: state media

The Syrian government and rebels have reached a deal to evacuate opposition fighters from an area of southern Damascus near the site of a regime offensive against jihadists, state media said Sunday.