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January 28, 2020, 3:36 PM

Syrian troops enter key rebel-held town amid airstrikes

Syrian pro-government media and opposition activists say government forces have entered a key rebel-held town in the country's northwest after surrounding it from three sides
January 28, 2020, 3:36 PM
Syrian troops surround rebel-held town on 3 sides
January 27, 2020, 12:31 PM

US Army Reserve soldier serving in Syria dies from injuries sustained in rollover accident

A 22-year-old U.S. Army soldier serving in Syria has died from injuries he sustained in a rollover accident.
January 27, 2020, 12:31 PM
US soldier serving in Syria dies from injuries sustained in rollover accident
January 26, 2020, 8:22 AM

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

The show has launched a new, locally produced Arabic TV program.
January 26, 2020, 8:22 AM
'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war
January 26, 2020, 4:30 AM

Defense Department: Soldier dies in accident in Syria

The accident occurred during route-clearing operations, the Pentagon said.
January 26, 2020, 4:30 AM
January 25, 2020, 11:40 PM

General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against IS

The top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances.
January 25, 2020, 11:40 PM
January 23, 2020, 10:12 PM

Meet the new 'Sesame Street' Muppets comforting children displaced by Syrian war

In its efforts to comfort kids across Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, Sesame Workshop has launched a new Arabic television program, "Ahlan Simsim."
January 23, 2020, 10:12 PM
Meet the new 'Sesame Street' Muppets comforting children displaced by Syrian war
January 22, 2020, 4:47 PM

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

“Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse
January 22, 2020, 4:47 PM
January 11, 2020, 6:30 PM

Syria airstrikes kill 10 in rebel-held area despite truce

Government warplanes struck several rebel-held areas in the country's northwest.
January 11, 2020, 6:30 PM
January 10, 2020, 2:18 PM

Airstrikes hit rebel-held Syrian town despite new cease-fire

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have struck a major rebel stronghold in the country's northwest. That's despite a day-old truce brokered by Russia and Turkey
January 10, 2020, 2:18 PM
Airstrikes hit rebel-held Syrian town despite new cease-fire
January 8, 2020, 3:03 AM

Russia's Putin visits Syria to meet Assad, a key Iran ally

Russian President Vladimir Putin has traveled to Syria to meet with President Bashar Assad, a key Iranian ally
January 8, 2020, 3:03 AM
Russian president visits Syria, meets officials
1 month ago

Shelling hit school killing 6 in rebel-held Syrian village

The attack took place in Idlib, which is dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants.
1 month ago
Shelling hit school killing 6 in rebel-held Syrian village
1 month ago

Trump sends warning to Assad and his allies against Syrian military offensive

On Twitter Thursday, President Donald Trump warned Syria's Bashar al Assad and his backers, Iran and Russia, to halt an operation on the Idlib province.
1 month ago
Trump sends warning to Assad and his allies against Syrian military offensive
1 month ago

Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria

Syrian state media says the country's air defenses are responding to a missiles attack from inside Israel
1 month ago
Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria
1 month ago

Syria says possible drone attacks hit 3 oil, gas facilities

Syria's oil ministry and state TV say attacks believed to have been carried out by drones have hit three government-run oil and gas installations
1 month ago
1 month ago

After US withdrawal, a heartbreaking look at growing humanitarian crisis in Syria

Turkish forces have swarmed the region, hitting vulnerable U.S.-allied Kurdish forces hard. “Nightline” met with two families who suffered unspeakable loss amid the ongoing violence.
1 month ago
After US withdrawal, a heartbreaking look at growing humanitarian crisis in Syria
1 month ago

Airstrikes, shelling kill 16 in Syria's rebel-held areas

Opposition activists say airstrikes and artillery shelling in northwest Syria killed at least 16 civilians, including six members of the same family
1 month ago
Airstrikes, shelling kill 11 in Syria's rebel-held areas
2 months ago

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill at least 18 people

A Syrian war monitor and an opposition paramedic group say airstrikes on towns and villages in the last major rebel stronghold in the country's northwest have killed at least 18 people
2 months ago
2 months ago

Doctor describes fighting to save her people in underground hospital 'targeted' by Assad regime

Dr. Amani Ballour became "The Cave's" lead doctor at only 28 years old.
2 months ago
Doctor describes saving lives in underground hospital 'targeted' by Assad regime
2 months ago

Female Syrian doctor saved lives in an underground hospital during airstrikes: Part 1

Dr. Amani Ballour speaks with “Nightline” about helping thousands of civilians who were injured by bombing and chemical attacks in a hospital 65 feet below the surface known as “The Cave.”
2 months ago
Female Syrian doctor saved lives in an underground hospital during airstrikes: Part 1
2 months ago

Syrian doctor starts new life as refugee in Turkey: Part 2

Dr. Amani Ballour, who led a subterranean hospital known as “The Cave” in Syria, reflects on those she left behind and the memories she still carries with her.
2 months ago
Syrian doctor starts new life as refugee in Turkey: Part 2
2 months ago

Syrian troops capture village from insurgents in Idlib

Syrian state media and opposition war monitor say government captured village
2 months ago
2 months ago

Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

Israeli military says it intercepted 4 rockets fired toward its territory from Syria
2 months ago
2 months ago

Car bomb kills at least 18 in Syrian town held by Turkey

Syrian opposition activists and Turkey’s Defense Ministry say a car bomb has killed at least 18 in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters
2 months ago
Activists: Car bomb in northeast Syria kills at least 12
3 months ago

Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says about 500 or 600 U.S. troops will remain in Syria to counter Islamic State fighters
3 months ago
Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria
3 months ago

Despite smaller footprint, military objective remains the same in Syria: Gen. Milley

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley sits down with ABC's "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz in his first interview since assuming the post.
3 months ago
Despite smaller footprint, military objective remains the same in Syria: Gen. Milley
3 months ago

'Inappropriate,' but not impeachable: GOP lawmaker on Trump's actions

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, is interviewed on "This Week."
3 months ago
'Inappropriate,' but not impeachable: GOP lawmaker on Trump's actions
3 months ago

Over 500 troops to remain in Syria: Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley

In a preview of his first interview since assuming the post, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley sits down with "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz.
3 months ago
Over 500 troops to remain in Syria: Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley
3 months ago

Syrian Kurdish leader says Turkish attacks continue, contradicting Trump administration claims

The leader of the Syrian Kurds' civilian government accused Turkey and its forces of continuing its offensive into northern Syria, despite ceasefire agreements.
3 months ago
Syrian Kurdish leader says Turkish attacks continue, contradicting US claims
3 months ago
54% credit Trump for ISIS leader’s death but broader doubts on Syria policy: POLL
3 months ago

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

U.S. armored vehicles and infantry troops have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a new deployment to defend oil facilities from falling into the hands of ISIS.
3 months ago
US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities
3 months ago

The Syrian refugee crisis hits the stage with 'Zauberland'

"Zauberland" with music by Robert Schumann and Bernard Foccroulle, tells the story of a Syrian refugee, sung by Julia Bullock, who has relocated to Germany.
3 months ago
Mixing old and new music to tell a very modern story
3 months ago

'We're keeping the oil' in Syria, Trump says, but it's considered a war crime

President Trump says the U.S. will take Syrian oil, and a senior official said the U.S. is looking at it-- but U.S. law and treaties say that would be a war crime.
3 months ago
'We're keeping the oil' in Syria, Trump says, but it's considered a war crime
3 months ago

IS leader's death ushers in new phase for the group

The demise of IS leader ushers in a new phase for the group: choosing a new leadership and priorities
3 months ago
Syrian Kurdish forces say they killed close al-Baghdadi aide
3 months ago

'We are not done with ISIS yet': Retired Adm. Stavridis on the death of ISIS leader

Retired Gen. Joseph Votel and retired Adm. James Stavridis join "This Week" to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria.
3 months ago
'We are not done with ISIS yet': Retired Adm. Stavridis on the death of ISIS leader
3 months ago

Defense secretary offers more details on military raid in Syria, al-Baghdadi's death

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper appeared on ABC's "This Week" after President Trump announced the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
3 months ago
Defense secretary offers more details on military raid in Syria, al-Baghdadi's death
3 months ago

President Trump says 'we're doing very well' in Syria, Turkey

President Donald Trump continues defending his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria on Friday, saying the administration is doing "very well" amid conflict.
3 months ago
Trump says 'we're doing very well' in Syria, Turkey
3 months ago

Turkey forcibly returned refugees to war-torn Syria: Report

Amnesty International report today says Turkey has been forcibly returning refugees to war-torn Syria over the past few months.
3 months ago
Turkey forcibly returned refugees to war-torn Syria: Report
3 months ago

Tumult in the Middle East after US withdraws from Syria

Kurdish allies express disappointment after Trump lifted sanctions on Turkey and withdrew troops from Northern Syria.
3 months ago
Tumult in the Middle East after US withdraws from Syria
3 months ago

Trump declares major success in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey

The White House claimed victory on a “permanent” ceasefire in Syria while Kurds still feel betrayed by the U.S.’s withdrawal.
3 months ago
Trump declares major success in Syria, lifts sanctions on Turkey
3 months ago

US Syria envoy: Over 100 ISIS fighters escaped, reports of Turkish war crimes since US withdrawal

James Jeffrey, special envoy for Syria, told lawmakers about the risks of withdrawing troops in Syria as President Trump touted the ceasefire deal with Turkey.
3 months ago
US Syria envoy warns of risks of troops withdrawing as Trump touts ceasefire deal
3 months ago

Kurds acting like 'ingrates' in disrespecting US troops, GOP Sen. Rand Paul says

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told ABC News' Powerhouse Politics podcast that he feels Kurds are acting like 'ingrates' in disrespecting U.S. troops.
3 months ago
Kurds acting like 'ingrates' in disrespecting US troops, Sen. Rand Paul says
3 months ago

Russia moves in as US troops pull out of Syria

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan cemented their control of Northern Syria and brokered a new deal after a six-hour meeting.
3 months ago
Russia moves in as US troops pull out of Syria
3 months ago

Turkey announces new deal with Russia as US says its Syria ceasefire has succeeded

Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement to share control of Syria's northern border, superseding a deal Turkey made with the U.S. last week.
3 months ago
Turkey announces new deal with Russia as US says its Syria ceasefire has succeeded
3 months ago

7,000 Syrian refugees arrive in Iraq in 7 days: UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said 7,000 Syrian refugees arrived in Iraq in seven days as Turkish and Kurdish forces fought.
3 months ago
Thousands of refugees left Syria within days: UN
3 months ago

US troops leave Syria as ‘ceasefire’ set to end

U.S. soldiers re-deploy to Iraq as a five-day-long “pause” agreement made by the U.S. and Turkey ends, and President Donald Trump considers leaving some troops in Syria to protect oil.
3 months ago
US troops leave Syria as ‘ceasefire’ set to end
3 months ago

'America is running away': Syrian withdrawal turns chaotic

Angered by U.S. withdrawal, residents of northeastern Syrian pelt troops as they drive out
3 months ago
3 months ago

Ceasefire in Syria set to expire as US troops leave

The five-day pause in fighting negotiated by the U.S. and Turkey is coming to an end as both sides have accused the other of previously breaking the agreement.
3 months ago
Ceasefire in Syria set to expire as US troops leave
3 months ago

Desperate Kurds angry as US troops leave northern Syria

The departing convoy was pelted with potatoes and screams; President Trump said that the U.S. “never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives.”
3 months ago
Desperate Kurds angry as US troops leave northern Syria
3 months ago

Pentagon weighs keeping US troops near Syrian oil fields

The U.S. military is considering an option that would leave several hundred U.S. troops in eastern Syria near oil facilities.
3 months ago
Pentagon weighs keeping US troops near Syrian oil fields
3 months ago

High stakes for Putin, Erdogan summit on northeast Syria

Turkey's president heads to Russia Tuesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in talks crucial to the outcome of Turkey's incursion into northern Syria, and to the broader Syrian war
3 months ago