Gulf Times - Palmyra
Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare

Israeli warplanes hit targets in Syria as tensions flare

Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Syria early Friday, prompting retaliatory missiles launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

Syria army retakes ancient Palmyra from IS

Syria army retakes ancient Palmyra from IS

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group Thursday, the Kremlin said, in another blow to the jihadists.

Syrian army takes Aleppo districts amid intense bombardment

Syrian army takes Aleppo districts amid intense bombardment

The Syrian army and its allies made sweeping advances in Aleppo overnight, subjecting rebels in the city to the heaviest bombardment in days and pushing them to the brink of collapse, state media and a monitoring group said.

Thousands flee heavy fighting in Aleppo

Thousands flee heavy fighting in Aleppo

Thousands of civilians poured out of rebel areas of Aleppo on Sunday as Syria's army pushed to take the last remnants of opposition-held territory in the devastated city.

Air strike destroys 168 IS oil trucks in Syria

Air strike destroys 168 IS oil trucks in Syria

A US-led coalition air strike destroyed a fleet of 168 oil tankers being used by the Islamic State group to ferry illicit fuel in Syria, the coalition said Friday.

IS kills 15 Syria regime fighters near Palmyra

IS kills 15 Syria regime fighters near Palmyra

Islamic State group jihadists killed 15 Syrian soldiers and allied fighters near Palmyra Friday, taking the government's losses in 24 hours of clashes to at least 49, a monitor said.

Russian strikes kill 18 IS fighters in Syria

Russian strikes kill 18 IS fighters in Syria

Russian air strikes have killed 18 Islamic State group fighters in central Syria, including near the historic city of Palmyra, over the past 24 hours, a monitor said on Friday.

Russian planes bomb IS outside Palmyra

Russian planes bomb IS outside Palmyra

Russia on Tuesday bombed targets linked to the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria near the historic city of Palmyra, killing "a great number" of personnel, the defence ministry said.

Recreation of destroyed Palmyra arch unveiled in London

Recreation of destroyed Palmyra arch unveiled in London

A meticulous recreation of the 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, Syria, destroyed by Islamic State militants last year, has been erected in Trafalgar Square.

Syrians return home to Palmyra after IS ousted

Syrians return home to Palmyra after IS ousted

Hundreds of displaced Syrian residents of Palmyra returned home Saturday to inspect their houses for the first time since the Russian-backed army captured it from the Islamic State group two weeks ago.

Army seizes key IS bastion in central Syria: state TV

Army seizes key IS bastion in central Syria: state TV

Syrian troops on Sunday seized the key Islamic State group bastion of Al-Qaryatain, dealing the jihadists a new blow in the country's centre a week after expelling them from Palmyra, state television said.

Mass grave of victims of IS found in Syria's Palmyra

Mass grave of victims of IS found in Syria's Palmyra

The Syrian army has found a mass grave containing the bodies of 42 civilians and soldiers executed by the Islamic State jihadist group in Palmyra, a military source said Saturday.