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Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

Syrian rebels withdraw from area in NW after government advance

Syrian rebels withdraw from area in NW after government advance

Syrian rebels withdrew from a town in southern Idlib province and from their last remaining territory in neighbouring Hama province after government troops advances in the area

At least 15 reported killed as Syrian government, rebels exchange fire

At least 15 reported killed as Syrian government, rebels exchange fire

At least 15 people were reported killed on Sunday in shelling by government and insurgent forces in northwestern Syria, further straining a Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal for the region.

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Syria rebels deny withdrawing arms from north under deal

Syrian rebels denied on Sunday they had pulled any heavy arms from a major opposition bastion in the north, as the deadline to implement a demilitarisation deal there draws closer.

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province

The Syrian army and its allies made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border, state television and rebels said on Saturday.

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday.

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages complete

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages complete

The evacuation of thousands of people from two loyalist Syrian villages that were besieged by rebels in the northwest is complete, state media said on Thursday, with the government expected to release hundreds of detainees in return.

Air strikes kill 12 civilians in south Syria rebel holdout

Air strikes kill 12 civilians in south Syria rebel holdout

Unidentified air strikes have killed 12 civilians in a rebel-held pocket of southern Syria as regime ally Russia presses talks for Damascus to retake the area, a monitor said Wednesday.

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria

Air strikes kill seven civilians in southern Syria

Air strikes on Tuesday killed seven civilians in a sensitive southwestern province of Syria bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said.

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee.

Syrian rebels say in talks with Russia for southwest deal

Syrian rebels say in talks with Russia for southwest deal

Syrian rebels are negotiating with Russia to return state sovereignty in areas they control in the southwestern Deraa province, where the army has made rapid advances this month, insurgents said on Saturday.

Syrian rebel warns of "volcanoes of fire" if Assad attacks south

Syrian rebel warns of "volcanoes of fire" if Assad attacks south

Syrian government forces and their Iran-backed allies will face "volcanoes of fire" if they launch a threatened offensive in the opposition-held southwest, a rebel commander told Reuters on Tuesday.