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July 10, 2024 at 1:19 PM

Syria, Saudi Arabia resume regular commercial flights as part of a thaw in relations

Regular flights between the Syrian capital of Damascus and Saudi Arabia have resumed for the first time in more than a decade as part of a thaw in relations between the countries
July 10, 2024 at 1:19 PM
3 months ago

US military acknowledges errant drone strike killed civilian, not al-Qaeda leader

U.S. Central Command acknowledged that one year ago Friday, it mistakenly struck a civilian in a strike in Syria, not the al-Qaeda leader it was looking for.
3 months ago
The seal for the U.S. Central Command is displayed on Feb. 6, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.
4 months ago

In northwest Syria, unexploded ordinances and drone strikes make daily life perilous

Abdelkader Madirati was only 8 years old when he was the victim of a cluster bomb which caused the amputation of his right hand and most of his leg.
4 months ago
Abdelkader Madrati, 10, is prepped by a physical therapist before a session on March 19, 2024, at the Happy Steps Center in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo, Syria.
4 months ago

Pentagon says Israel conducted strike against Iran in Syria

Israel has not said it conducted the strike that killed a top Iranian commander.
4 months ago
 An ambulance is parked outside the Iranian embassy after a suspected Israeli strike on Monday on Iran's consulate, adjacent to the main Iranian embassy building, which Iran said had killed seven military personnel including two key figures in the Quds Force, in Damascus, Syria, on April 2, 2024.
4 months ago

7 aid workers killed in Gaza

Seven aid workers with World Central Kitchen were killed during an Israel Defense Forces attack in Gaza, the food-relief organization said, adding it is pausing Gaza operations following the attack.
4 months ago
VIDEO: 7 aid workers killed in Gaza
4 months ago

Survival and hope in war-torn Syria from activist Dr. Amani Ballour’s new memoir

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with author Dr. Amani Ballour about her new book, "The Cave: A Secret Underground Hospital And One Woman's Story Of Survival In Syria."
4 months ago
VIDEO: Survival and hope in war-torn Syria from activist Dr. Amani Ballour’s new memoir
6 months ago

US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

The U.S. hit 85 targets after a drone attack killed three U.S. service members.
6 months ago
VIDEO: US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
6 months ago

US condemns Iran for missile strikes in Iraq and Syria

U.S. officials condemned the strikes, saying that the "initial indications are that this was a reckless and imprecise set of strikes."
6 months ago
A picture shows a view of a damaged building following a missile strike launched by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the Kurdistan Region's capital of Arbil, on Jan. 16, 2024.
8 months ago

This invasive flower is threatening the livelihoods of farmers, fishermen

The water hyacinth, nicknamed the Nile flower, is choking off the only natural water source in northwestern Syria's war-torn Idlib province.
8 months ago
Bahjat al-Bakru tries to remove some of the Nile flowers that have surrounded his fruit trees on the banks of the Orontes River in Idlib province, northwestern Syria, on Nov. 30, 2023.
8 months ago

Latest US airstrikes in Syria were 1st deadly retaliatory measure

The strikes in the region on Sunday night are expected to have killed roughly half a dozen militants, ABC News has learned.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Latest US airstrikes in Syria were 1st deadly retaliatory measure
8 months ago

US airstrikes target facilities in Syria being used by Iranian-backed militants

The U.S. military also hit a safe house that the Pentagon says served as a headquarters for proxy groups.
8 months ago
VIDEO: US airstrikes target facilities in Syria being used by Iranian-backed militants
8 months ago

US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria

A U.S. official says this third round of airstrikes targeted Iran-backed forces in Syria, including a command and control center.
8 months ago
VIDEO: US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria
9 months ago

Video of US airstrike in Syria released

The Pentagon released video footage of F-15 strikes targeting a weapons storage facility in Syria.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Video of US airstrike in Syria released
9 months ago

Pentagon releases clip of retaliatory airstrike in Syria

The U.S. military has released video of a retaliatory airstrike in Syria on Wednesday that officials said targeted a facility used by Iranian-backed militias in attacks on American troops.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Pentagon releases clip of retaliatory airstrike in Syria
9 months ago

4 more attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria: Official

Plus, Former President Donald Trump ahead in national polls, Sen. Joe Manchin’s political future, and our panel spotlights a tentative end to strikes nationwide.
9 months ago
VIDEO: BREAKING NEWS: Four more attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria
9 months ago

US launches retaliatory airstrike in Syria

Two U.S. F-15 fighter jets launched missiles at a weapons storage facility in eastern Syria, which the Pentagon says was being used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard and its proxies.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US launches retaliatory airstrike in Syria
9 months ago

US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria

The Pentagon announced the U.S. has launched retaliatory strikes after Iranian-backed forces targeted American troops in both Syria and Iraq.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria
9 months ago

US shoots down drone in Iraq after troops targeted again

Attacks on American troops in Middle East continue.
9 months ago
This picture taken on July 8, 2021 shows a view of the Ain al-Assad air base hosting US forces in Iraq.
9 months ago

US forces shoot down drone over Middle East base

The drone is likely in response to U.S. airstrikes that took out two weapons depots used by Iran-backed forces in Syria, officials said.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US forces shoot down drone over Middle East base
9 months ago

US launches airstrikes in Syria

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz joins "GMA3" to discuss the latest on the U.S. airstrikes on Syria and what’s to come.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US launches airstrikes in Syria
9 months ago

US airstrikes in Syria target Iran-backed groups

ABC News’ Luis Martinez has the details on U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed groups in Syria.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US airstrikes in Syria target Iran-backed groups
9 months ago

US carries out airstrikes on Syria

The military carried out strikes in Syria against facilities associated with Iranian-backed militant groups believed to be responsible for more than a dozen rocket and drone attacks on American troops.
9 months ago
VIDEO: US carries out airstrikes on Syria
9 months ago

Giving birth in a war zone: The struggles of many Syrian mothers

Bombing, displacement and devastating earthquakes have created a hostile environment for pregnant women and mothers in northwestern Syria.
9 months ago
Wajeeha Rahum works as a nurse in Idlib.
10 months ago

US fighter jet shoots down armed Turkish drone over Syria

A U.S. F-16 fighter jet shot down a Turkish drone armed with air-to-surface missiles that was flying extensively in the area of U.S. ground troops in northeast Syria.
10 months ago
An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 85th Test Evaluation Squadron shoots an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile, or AMRAAM over testing ranges near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 19, 2019.
1 year ago

ISIS leader killed in drone strike while riding motorcycle

U.S. officials say the drones that killed terrorist leader Usamah al-Muhajir near Aleppo, Syria were harassed by Russian aircraft on the same day.
1 year ago
VIDEO: ISIS leader killed in drone strike
1 year ago

Dramatic video released of Russian fighter jets 'harassing' US drones over Syria

The U.S. military released dramatic video of Russian fighter jets "harassing" three American military drones in eastern Syria, officials said
1 year ago
Russian SU-35 fighter aircraft close in on U.S. MQ-9 aircraft, July 5, 2023, over Syria.
1 year ago

22 US troops injured in Syria in helicopter 'mishap,' military says

Twenty-two U.S. service members were injured on Sunday in northeastern Syria in a "mishap," military officials said Monday.
1 year ago
The Pentagon is seen from the air in Washington, March 3, 2022.
1 year ago

22 US troops injured in helicopter ‘mishap’ in Syria

The U.S. military says no enemy fire was reported; 15 soldiers were transferred to a military hospital in Germany, according to a U.S. official.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 22 US troops injured in helicopter ‘mishap’ in Syria
1 year ago

US retaliates with airstrikes after drone attack on American base in Syria

U.S. intelligence officials said the deadly attack was conducted by a “one-way attack drone” made by Iranian militants.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US retaliates with airstrikes after drone attack on American base in Syria
1 year ago

Additional attacks on American bases in Syria Friday after US retaliatory airstrikes

The U.S. military carried out airstrikes in Syria after a drone attack killed a U.S. contractor and wounded six others, including five American service members.
1 year ago
In this Dec. 8, 2021, file photo, American soldiers drive a Bradley fighting vehicle during a joint exercise with Syrian Democratic Forces at the countryside of Deir Ezzor in northeastern Syria.
1 year ago

US military base in Syria hit by deadly rocket attacks

ABC News' senior Pentagon reporter provides updates on the rockets fired at a U.S. base known as Green Village in eastern Syria as the U.S. strikes back.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US military base in Syria hit by deadly rocket attacks
1 year ago

Pentagon holds briefing following multiple drone strikes in Syria

Two separate attacks on U.S. bases are believed to have come from drones of Iranian origin.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pentagon holds briefing following multiple drone strikes in Syria
1 year ago

US military carries out airstrikes in Syria after drone kills American contractor

The U.S. launched an airstrike targeting Iranian-backed groups in Syria who they say are responsible for a series of attacks against American forces.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US military carries out airstrikes in Syria after drone kills American contractor
1 year ago

The US strikes back after deadly attack in Syria

An American contractor is dead, and another is injured along with five US service members after Iranian-backed forces attacked an American base.
1 year ago
VIDEO: he US strikes back after deadly attack in Syria
1 year ago

4 US service members wounded in helicopter raid that killed IS leader in Syria

Four U.S. service members were wounded by an explosion during a helicopter raid in northeast Syria Thursday night.
1 year ago
In this file photo from 2019, A helicopter takes off from a US military base at an undisclosed location in eastern Syria, Nov. 11, 2019.
1 year ago

Who are the White Helmets? A group of ordinary Syrians doing the extraordinary

When disaster strikes in war-ravaged Syria and the world watches from afar, a group of ordinary Syrians don their trademark white helmets and rush in to save lives.
1 year ago
A member of the Syrian civil defence, known as the White Helmets, carries a child rescued from the rubble following an earthquake in the northwestern Syrian Idlib province, early on Feb. 6, 2023.
1 year ago

War-ravaged Syria faces 'dire' humanitarian crisis after deadly quake

The earthquake in Syria has added to the humanitarian tragedy of the region, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
1 year ago
Residents search for victims and survivors amidst the rubble of collapsed buildings in a view from above, following an earthquake in the village of Besnia in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on the border with Turkey, Feb, 6, 2022.
2 years ago

Failed rocket attack targets US military base in Syria, CENTCOM says

There was a failed rocket attack on the U.S. military base known as Green Village in northeast Syria, officials said.
2 years ago
This file handout photo released by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) shows a pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles flying over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria.
2 years ago

US sends message to Iran with counterattacks in Syria

The United States said Wednesday that although it "does not seek conflict with Iran," it will continue to "defend" its troops against Tehran-backed militias in Syria.
2 years ago
A U.S. AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies over Bradley Fighting Vehicles (BFV) on patrol in the countryside of the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province, on April 20, 2022. President Joe Biden ordered air strikes in eastern Syria targeting facilities used by Iranian-backed militias on Aug. 23, according to a US military spokesman.
2 years ago

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in Syria

The U.S. military said it carried out airstrikes on Tuesday targeting areas of eastern Syria controlled by Iran-backed militias.
2 years ago
The U.S. military said it carried out airstrikes on Tuesday targeting areas of eastern Syria controlled by Iran-backed militias.
2 years ago

US airstrikes target Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria

The U.S. military said it carried out airstrikes on Tuesday targeting areas of eastern Syria controlled by Iran-backed militias.
2 years ago
This file handout photo released by the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) shows a pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles flying over northern Iraq early in the morning of Sept. 23, 2014, after conducting airstrikes in Syria.
2 years ago

US says drone strike kills ISIS leader in Syria

A U.S. military drone strike has killed the top ISIS leader in Syria, an official said Tuesday.
2 years ago
The streets of Jindaris, northern Syria, are pictured in a Feb. 12, 2018 image.
2 years ago

US forces kill senior terrorist leader in Syria

U.S. Central Command said the target of the strike, Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, was a senior leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group known as Hurras al-Din.
2 years ago
Fighters affiliated with the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group in Syria inspect the site of a reported drone attack which targeted a motorcycle on the eastern edge of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, early on June 28, 2022. The U.S. military said it carried out a "kinetic strike" targeting a leader of the Hurras al-Din jihadist group, an Al-Qaeda affiliate, in the Syrian province of Idlib.
2 years ago

US forces kill senior terrorist leader in Syria

U.S. Central Command said the target of the strike, Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, was a senior leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group known as Hurras al-Din.
2 years ago
U.S. Central Command said the target of the strike, Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, was a senior leader of an al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group known as Hurras al-Din.
2 years ago

US airman arrested in connection with Syria base attack that injured 4 other troops

An Air Force service member was arrested in the U.S. on Thursday in connection with an April attack at a base in Syria that injured four other troops.
2 years ago
The Pentagon building stands in Washington, Aug. 29, 2020.
2 years ago

US military ground raid in Syria captures top ISIS leader

The U.S. military conducted a ground raid in northwestern Syria that captured a top ISIS leader, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
2 years ago
The U.S. military conducted a ground raid in northwestern Syria that captured a top ISIS leader, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
2 years ago

US service member is 'possible suspect' in attack that wounded 4 troops in Syria

The military has identified a U.S. service member as a "possible suspect" in an April 7 attack in Syria that injured other American troops
2 years ago
The Pentagon building stands in Washington, Aug. 29, 2020.
2 years ago

Biden meets with parents of American journalist 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."
2 years ago
Freelance journalist Austin Tice went missing in Syria in 2012 and has not been heard from since.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
President Joe Biden speaks about a counterterrorism operation in Syria targeting the leader of ISIS, from the Roosevet Room at the White House on Feb. 3, 2022, in Washington, D.C.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: US special forces mission in Syria