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May 23, 2022, 7:29 PM

Turkey's Erdogan threatens new incursion into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to launch a new military operation in Syria to secure Turkey's southern border
May 23, 2022, 7:29 PM
Turkey's Erdogan threatens new incursion into Syria
May 17, 2022, 8:16 AM

Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

The Siyam family believed for many years that their adult son was being held.
May 17, 2022, 8:16 AM
Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families
May 13, 2022, 1:06 PM

Report: Missile attack kills 10 Syrian soldiers in the north

Syrian state-run media and an opposition monitor say 10 Syrian soldiers were killed in a missile attack in the country's north
May 13, 2022, 1:06 PM
Report: Missile attack kills 10 Syrian soldiers in the north
May 8, 2022, 9:20 AM

Syrians in desperate need of aid hit hard by Ukraine fallout

Fallout from the 2-month-old war in Ukraine is worsening long-term humanitarian crises elsewhere, including in Syria
May 8, 2022, 9:20 AM
Syrians in desperate need of aid hit hard by Ukraine fallout
May 3, 2022, 1:36 AM

Biden meets with parents of American journalist Austin Tice who was abducted in Syria

After a public plea for support over the weekend, President Joe Biden wasted no time, saying on Monday he would meet with them "today."
May 3, 2022, 1:36 AM
Biden meets with parents of American journalist abducted in Syria
1 month ago

UN invites Syrian opponents to constitution talks on May 28

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he has sent invitations to the Syrian government and the opposition for an eighth round of talks from May 28 to June 3 in Geneva, aimed at revising the constitution of the conflict-torn country
1 month ago
UN invites Syrian opponents to constitution talks on May 28
1 month ago

Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war

Russia could bring in greater numbers of battle-hardened fighters from Syria.
1 month ago
Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war
1 month ago

Israeli strike near Syrian capital causes material damage

Syria says Israel has fired several missiles toward military positions near Damascus, causing material damage
1 month ago
Israeli strike near Syrian capital causes material damage
2 months ago

Attack in east Syria injures 2 US-led coalition members

The U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria says artillery has hit a base housing U.S. troops there, lightly injuring two members of the coalition
2 months ago
Attack in east Syria injures 2 US-led coalition members
2 months ago

Shelling of rebel village in northern Syria kills 4 students

Syrian opposition activists say government forces shelled a rebel-held village in northwestern Syria, the country’s last major opposition stronghold, killing four students on their way to school
2 months ago
Shelling of rebel village in northern Syria kills 4 students
2 months ago

In war-torn Syria, a charity offers hope to kids with cancer

The beds fill up fast at a hospital ward in Syria's capital operated by BASMA, a private charity association that supports Syrian children with cancer
2 months ago
In war-torn Syria, a charity offers hope to kids with cancer
2 months ago

Clashes in Syrian camp housing IS families kill at least 3

A Syrian Kurdish official and an opposition war monitoring group say clashes between U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters and members of the Islamic State group have killed at least three people
2 months ago
Clashes in Syrian camp housing IS families kill at least 3
2 months ago

Syria's Assad visits UAE, 1st trip to Arab country since war

The Syrian presidency says President Bashar Assad has travelled to the United Arab Emirates, marking his first visit to an Arab country since Syria’s civil war erupted in 2011
2 months ago
Syria's Assad visits UAE, 1st trip to Arab country since war
3 months ago

Syria militants attack military bus, killing 13 troops

18 soldiers were also wounded.
3 months ago
3 months ago

In Syria's capital Damascus, shopping mall fire kills 11

State media says a fire broke out in a shopping mall in the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing 11 people and injuring seven others
3 months ago
In Syria's capital Damascus, shopping mall fire kills 11
3 months ago

Poverty, fear drive exodus from Syria's one-time IS capital

Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State group, is now free but many of its residents are fighting to leave
3 months ago
Poverty, fear drive exodus from Syria's one-time IS capital
3 months ago

Bomb blasts military bus in Syrian capital, killing 1

Syrian state TV says a bomb attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops in Damascus has exploded and killed one soldier
3 months ago
Bomb blasts military bus in Syrian capital, killing 1
3 months ago

Syrian boy kidnapped 3 months ago freed after ransom paid

Syrian state media says that kidnappers in the country's south have released a boy they had held for over three months after his family paid ransom
3 months ago
Syrian boy kidnapped 3 months ago freed after ransom paid
4 months ago

Watchdog says 100s of boys missing from Kurdish Syria prison

An international human rights group says hundreds of boys are missing from a Syrian Kurdish prison that held members of the Islamic State group and their families, after the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces fought IS militants for 10 days to retake the facility
4 months ago
Watchdog says 100s of boys missing from Kurdish Syria prison
4 months ago

Biden details US raid in Syria that left ISIS leader dead

President Joe Biden said Thursday morning a U.S. Special Forces operation in Syria left the leader of ISIS dead.
4 months ago
Biden details US raid in Syria that left ISIS leader dead
4 months ago

US special forces mission in Syria

ABC News’ chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reports on the latest details of the aftermath of a counterterrorism mission conducted in Syria.
4 months ago
US special forces mission in Syria
4 months ago

Strategy behind raid in Syria to bolster US allies

ABC News’ Mary Bruce reports the latest details behind the raid which was a symbolic show of force as Russia continues to threaten nearby Ukraine.
4 months ago
Strategy behind raid in Syria to bolster US allies
4 months ago

US-allied Syria force says it foiled major IS comeback plot

A U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force says that a prison overrun by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria is now fully under its control
4 months ago
US-allied Syria force says it foiled major IS comeback plot
4 months ago

Syria reports new Israeli missile barrage near Damascus

Syria's official news agency says the country's air defenses have confronted Israeli missiles targeting an area near the capital, Damascus, downing some of them
4 months ago
4 months ago

Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq

Islamic State group militants carried out two of their boldest attacks in years last week
4 months ago
Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq
4 months ago

Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

The prison has been controlled by militants for days.
4 months ago
Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing
4 months ago

US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

Officials and activists say Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria’s northeast
4 months ago
US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria
4 months ago

UN hails landmark conviction of senior Syrian official

A former Syrian secret police officer has been convicted by a German court of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago
4 months ago
Syrian man guilty of crimes against humanity
4 months ago

For victims, Syria torture trial is 1st step toward justice

Victims of torture in Syria and human rights activists say they hope the upcoming verdict in a landmark trial will be a first step toward justice for countless Syrians who suffered abuse in the country’s long-running conflict
4 months ago
For victims, Syria torture trial is 1st step toward justice
5 months ago

Syrian media: Militants attack bus in desert, kill 5 troops

Syrian state media are reporting that militants have attacked a bus carrying soldiers on a desert highway in central Syria, killing five and wounding 20
5 months ago
5 months ago

4 Syrians die after burning coal for heat in south Lebanon

An official in a Lebanese rescue group says a mother and her three children died in their sleep after inhaling toxic fumes from burning coal to warm their room in a village in southern Lebanon
5 months ago
4 Syrians die after burning coal for heat in south Lebanon
5 months ago

UN chief: Cross-border aid to Syrians remains 'essential'

A U.N. report says humanitarian aid delivery from Turkey to rebel-held northwestern Syria is tightly monitored and remains critical
5 months ago
6 months ago

Syria says Israeli warplanes hit Latakia port containers

Syria’s military says Israeli warplanes fired missiles on the port of the coastal city of Latakia, causing fire without inflicting any human losses
6 months ago
7 months ago

Syria says it executed 24 for igniting deadly wildfires

Syria's Justice Ministry says authorities have executed 24 people for igniting deadly wildfires last year
7 months ago
7 months ago

Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries

 A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack Wednesday, but U.S. officials say no American troops stationed there were injured or killed
7 months ago
Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries
7 months ago

UN: Syria government, opposition to begin drafting charter

The draft would include constitutional reforms for the war-torn country.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Syrian shelling of rebel-held areas close to Turkey kills 4

A truce reached in March last year has been repeatedly violated in recent weeks.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4

Rescue workers and a war monitor are reporting that at least four people were killed when a car bomb exploded in a market in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters
7 months ago
Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4
8 months ago

Syria's Assad calls Jordan's king amid thaw in relations

Jordan’s King Abdullah II received a call from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
8 months ago
8 months ago

UN tallies 350K dead in Syria war, admits toll likely higher

The United Nations human rights chief says that her office has documented the deaths of 350,209 people, both civilians and combatants, in Syria’s civil war over the last decade
8 months ago
UN tallies 350K dead in Syria war, admits toll likely higher
8 months ago

Russia's Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has slammed the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country
8 months ago
Putin and Syria's Assad hold talks in Moscow on rebel area
9 months ago

Amnesty: Syria refugees suffered abuse, torture upon return

Amnesty International says Syrian security forces have subjected Syrians who return home to detention, disappearance and torture
9 months ago
Amnesty: Syria refugees suffered abuse, torture upon return
9 months ago

Government shelling of northwestern city in Syria kills 4

Syrian opposition activists say government shelling of rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria has killed four people, including a child and a woman
9 months ago
9 months ago

Amnesty: Syria refugees suffered abuse, torture upon return

Amnesty International says Syrian security forces have subjected Syrians who return home to detention, disappearance and torture
9 months ago
9 months ago

Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria's coast

Syria's state news agency says an oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country
9 months ago
10 months ago

Syrian government forces hit last rebel enclave, killing 9

Syrian rescue workers and a war monitor say government rockets killed at least nine civilians in the last rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria
10 months ago
8 killed in renewed strikes on Syria's last rebel enclave
10 months ago

UN approves 1-year extension of aid from Turkey to Syria

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution extending the delivery of humanitarian aid for a year from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria, where the U.N. says 3.4 million people are in desperate need of food and other assistance
10 months ago
UN approves 1-year extension of aid from Turkey to Syria
1 year ago

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria attacked; 2 injured

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they and American forces have foiled an attack with drones on a base housing members of the U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria
1 year ago
Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria attacked; 2 injured
1 year ago

US military denies American troops in Syria were attacked

o one was hurt in the attack in which two rockets were fired at al-Omar field.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Syria government shelling kills 8, mostly children, in Idlib

Rescue workers and a war monitor say artillery fire from government-controlled territory and airstrikes have killed at least eight civilians in Syria’s last rebel enclave
1 year ago
Syria government shelling kills 8, mostly children, in Idlib