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January 24, 2022, 9:00 PM

Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

The prison has been controlled by militants for days.
January 24, 2022, 9:00 PM
Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing
January 22, 2022, 6:34 PM

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
January 22, 2022, 6:34 PM
US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria
January 13, 2022, 6:14 PM

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
January 13, 2022, 6:14 PM
Syrian man guilty of crimes against humanity
January 12, 2022, 5:29 PM

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
January 12, 2022, 5:29 PM
For victims, Syria torture trial is 1st step toward justice
January 3, 2022, 10:35 AM

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
January 3, 2022, 10:35 AM
1 month 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
1 month ago
4 Syrians die after burning coal for heat in south Lebanon
1 month 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
1 month ago
2 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
2 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries
3 months ago

UN: Syria government, opposition to begin drafting charter

The draft would include constitutional reforms for the war-torn country.
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
4 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
4 months ago
Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4
4 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.
4 months ago
4 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
4 months ago
UN tallies 350K dead in Syria war, admits toll likely higher
4 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
4 months ago
Putin and Syria's Assad hold talks in Moscow on rebel area
5 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
5 months ago
Amnesty: Syria refugees suffered abuse, torture upon return
5 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
5 months ago
5 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
5 months ago
5 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
5 months ago
6 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
6 months ago
8 killed in renewed strikes on Syria's last rebel enclave
7 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
7 months ago
UN approves 1-year extension of aid from Turkey to Syria
7 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
7 months ago
Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria attacked; 2 injured
7 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.
7 months ago
7 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
7 months ago
Syria government shelling kills 8, mostly children, in Idlib
7 months ago

13 killed in hospital attack in opposition-held Syria town

The northern Syrian is town controlled by Turkey-backed fighters.
7 months ago
9 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
9 months ago
9 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.
9 months ago
The children of Syria devastated by a decade of civil war
9 months ago

Syrian court accepts 3 candidates to run for president

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

Syria's Assad grants amnesties before presidential election

The amnesty came days before Muslims celebrate Eid el-Fitr,
9 months ago
9 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
9 months ago
1st woman applies to run for Syria's presidential elections
10 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
10 months ago
10 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.
10 months ago
Decade of death in Syria’s civil war
10 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.'
10 months ago
Conditions in last rebel stronghold 'catastrophic' after 10 years of Syrian war
10 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
10 months ago
Hospitals in Syria's capital full with coronavirus patients
10 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
10 months ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year ago

Fire kills 3 children in Syrian camp housing IS families

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Airstrike in Syria faces pushback from Democrats

Joe Biden faces pushback from Democrats about the airstrike in Syria.
1 year ago
Airstrike in Syria faces pushback from Democrats
1 year ago

US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria

Structures were targeted in Al Bukamal, Syria.
1 year ago
US carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria
1 year 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
1 year ago
Car bomb kills 4 in rebel-held town in northern Syria
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Exclusive look inside US patrols in northeastern Syria
1 year 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
1 year 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