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September 24, 2021, 2:19 PM

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
September 24, 2021, 2:19 PM
UN tallies 350K dead in Syria war, admits toll likely higher
September 14, 2021, 3:31 PM

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
September 14, 2021, 3:31 PM
Putin and Syria's Assad hold talks in Moscow on rebel area
September 8, 2021, 12:55 PM

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
September 8, 2021, 12:55 PM
Amnesty: Syria refugees suffered abuse, torture upon return
September 8, 2021, 3:00 AM

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
September 8, 2021, 3:00 AM
September 7, 2021, 8:34 AM

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
September 7, 2021, 8:34 AM
1 month 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
1 month ago
2 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
2 months ago
8 killed in renewed strikes on Syria's last rebel enclave
3 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
3 months ago
UN approves 1-year extension of aid from Turkey to Syria
3 months 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
3 months ago
Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria attacked; 2 injured
3 months 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.
3 months ago
3 months 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
3 months ago
Syria government shelling kills 8, mostly children, in Idlib
4 months ago

13 killed in hospital attack in opposition-held Syria town

The northern Syrian is town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters.
4 months ago
5 months ago

Syria says Israeli missile attack kills 1 person, wounds 6

Syria's state media says Israeli missiles have struck locations in northwestern towns, killing one person and wounding six
5 months ago
5 months ago

The children of Syria devastated by a decade of civil war

ABC News’ James Longman reports on the impact the civil war has had on Syria's children after more than 10 years, and the aftermath of ISIS.
5 months ago
The children of Syria devastated by a decade of civil war
5 months ago

Syrian court accepts 3 candidates to run for president

The largely symbolic election is certain to be won by President Bashar Assad.
5 months ago
Syrian court accepts 3 candidates to run for president
5 months ago

Syria's Assad grants amnesties before presidential election

The amnesty came days before Muslims celebrate Eid el-Fitr,
5 months ago
5 months ago

First woman ever applies to run for president of Syria

A woman from the capital Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria
5 months ago
1st woman applies to run for Syria's presidential elections
6 months ago

UN official: Airstrikes on NW Syria border area worrying

A U.N. official says airstrikes in northwest Syria near the Turkish border that killed a person and set afire trucks used to distribute aid targeted areas considered the safest in the rebel-held region
6 months ago
6 months ago

Decade of death in Syria’s civil war

ABC News’ Ian Pannell looks back at the origins and impact of 10 years of deadly conflict in Syria.
6 months ago
Decade of death in Syria’s civil war
6 months ago

10 years into Syrian civil war, warning of 'catastrophic' conditions in last rebel stronghold of Idlib

Doctors and aid workers told ABC News that the situation inside Idlib, the last rebel stronghold after ten years of the Syrian civil war, are 'catastrophic.'
6 months ago
Conditions in last rebel stronghold 'catastrophic' after 10 years of Syrian war
6 months ago

Hospitals in Syria's capital full with coronavirus patients

Syria's Health Ministry says intensive care units in public hospitals in the capital Damascus are full with coronavirus patients amid a sharp rise of infections in the country leading to the transfers of some to hospitals in other provinces
6 months ago
Hospitals in Syria's capital full with coronavirus patients
6 months ago

War's timeline as Syrians mark 10 years since uprising began

Syrians are marking 10 years since peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad’s government erupted in March 2011, touching off a popular uprising that quickly turned into a full-blown civil war
6 months ago
7 months ago

Syrian president, wife test positive for coronavirus

The office of Syrian President Bashar Assad says he and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus
7 months ago
7 months ago

UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

A U.N. commission on Syria says in a new report that tens of thousands of civilians were arbitrarily detained in enforced disappearances during the country's 10-year conflict
7 months ago
7 months ago

Fire kills 3 children in Syrian camp housing IS families

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Airstrike in Syria faces pushback from Democrats

Joe Biden faces pushback from Democrats about the airstrike in Syria.
7 months ago
Airstrike in Syria faces pushback from Democrats
7 months ago

US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria

Structures were targeted in Al Bukamal, Syria.
7 months ago
US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria
8 months ago

Car bomb kills 4 in rebel-held town in northern Syria

Syrian opposition activist say a car bomb has killed at least four people in a rebel-held town in northern Syria
8 months ago
Car bomb kills 4 in rebel-held town in northern Syria
8 months ago

Exclusive look inside US patrols in northeastern Syria

ABC News' James Longman reports from the frontlines of northeastern Syria amid the partial U.S. troop withdrawal.
8 months ago
Exclusive look inside US patrols in northeastern Syria
8 months ago

2 Syrians charged with terrorism over army officer's killing

Prosecutors say two Syrians have been charged in Germany for alleged links to a terrorist organization on suspicion they were involved in the killing of an army officer in their homeland in 2012
8 months ago
2 Syrians charged with terrorism over army officer's killing
1 year ago

Shelling in Syria rebel enclave kills 7, including children

Syrian rescuers and activists say at least seven people, including four children, were killed in government shelling of the last rebel enclave in the country’s northwest
1 year ago
Shelling in Syria rebel enclave kills 7, including children
1 year ago

Assad makes rare visit to areas hit by fires in west Syria

Syria's state media says President Bashar Assad has made a rare public visit to the coastal province of Latakia where he toured areas that suffered heavy damage in last week’s deadly wildfires
1 year ago
Assad makes rare visit to areas hit by fires in west Syria
1 year ago

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany that asks prosecutors to investigate two chemical weapons attacks in Syria
1 year ago
Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks
1 year ago

Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger

An international aid group is warning that an additional 700,000 children in Syria face hunger because of the country's badly damaged economy and the impact of coronavirus restrictions
1 year ago
Aid group warns that 700,000 children in Syria risk hunger
1 year ago

Syria minister calls Turkey main terrorism sponsor in region

Syrian minister said it is guilty of “a war crime and a crime against humanity."
1 year ago
1 year ago

US sends Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Syria to boost security for troops following Russian encounter

U.S. military sending Bradley fighting vehicles and more protection to U.S. troops in Syria following tense encounter with Russian troops.
1 year ago
US sends Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Syria to boost security for troops
1 year ago

Russian delegation in Syria to expand trade, economic ties

Russia's deputy prime minister says a senior Russian delegation in Damascus has discussed the expansion of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries to circumvent U.S. sanctions
1 year ago
Russian FM in Syria, meets Assad in first visit since 2012
1 year ago

4 US troops injured after collision with Russian vehicle in Syria

Four U.S. military personnel injured in a collision with a Russian vehicle during a tense encounter with Russian troops in Syria says a U.S. official.
1 year ago
4 US troops injured in tense encounter with Russian troops in Syria
1 year ago

Blast hits pipeline in Syria, causing wide power outages

The electricity supply for the entire country has been disrupted.
1 year ago
Electricity cut in Syria after explosion hits gas pipeline
1 year ago

Syria says U.S. forces clash with Syrian troops, killing 1

Syrian state media says U.S. forces attacked Syrian troops in the northeast, killing one and wounding two others
1 year ago
Reports: US helicopter attacks Syrian army checkpoint
1 year ago

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

Ancient mosaic was looted from war-torn Syria, value falsely underestimated.
1 year ago
1 year ago

US confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian jetliner above Syria, leading to passenger injuries

A U.S. F-15 fighter jet came within a kilometer of an Iranian airliner, leading the Iranian pilots to execute a rapid descent that injured several passengers.
1 year ago
 US confirms fighter jet flew close to Iranian jetliner above Syria
1 year ago

Blast kills 5, wounds dozens in rebel-held north Syria

A car bomb went off near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing with Turkey.
1 year ago
1 year ago

More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave

A monitoring group says at least two doctors in Syria's opposition-held northwest have been infected with the coronavirus
1 year ago
More COVID-19 cases in Syria's overcrowded rebel enclave
1 year ago

Donors urged to dig deep as economic chaos, virus hit Syria

Aid organizations are appealing to world leaders to boost financial support for conflict-torn Syria on the eve of a major donor conference
1 year ago
1 year ago

US sanctions Assad, his wife, others in bid to shut down foreign investment for Syrian regime

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his wife, others in the first use of law named for a Syrian military defector.
1 year ago
US sanctions Assad, his wife, others in 1st use of law named for military defector
1 year ago

Syria activists: After 3 months, Russian strikes hit Idlib

Syrian opposition activists say Russian warplanes have carried out airstrikes for the first time in three months on the last remaining rebel-held territory, in and near the country's northwestern Idlib province
1 year ago
Syrian activists report Russian airstrikes on Idlib province
1 year ago

EU renews Syria sanctions with conflict in its 10th year

The European Union is prolonging its sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his associates for a year over the continued crackdown on the civilian population
1 year ago
1 year ago

Online English classes revive ties severed by war in Syria

A group of Syrian teachers from opposition-held areas is bringing back their English language school online, recreating a community that was shattered by the country's grueling civil war
1 year ago
Online English classes revive ties severed by war in Syria
1 year ago

For 2nd time, Syrian elections delayed over coronavirus

Syria's president has issued a decree postponing the country's parliamentary elections until July because of concerns over the spread of coronavirus
1 year ago