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February 28, 2020, 3:16 AM

29 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

The government offensive has displaced almost 950,000 people.
February 28, 2020, 3:16 AM
Syrian opposition fighters retake key town from government
February 27, 2020, 4:14 PM

Syria: Israel drone strike kills civilian near Golan Heights

Syrian state TV says an Israeli drone fired a missile at a car in southern Syria killing one person
February 27, 2020, 4:14 PM
February 27, 2020, 12:22 AM

Syrian army hits civilian sites in relentless Idlib campaign

Syrian troops have bombed civilian targets in the northwestern Idlib province, pushing ahead with their military campaign to recapture the last rebel stronghold in the country
February 27, 2020, 12:22 AM
Syrian troops push into last rebel area, hit civilian sites
February 24, 2020, 5:33 PM

US embassy in Syria commemorates killed journalist as humanitarian disaster worsens

The U.S. embassy in Syria tweeted support for the slain journalist Marie Colvin, as the humanitarian situation worsens eight years after her death.
February 24, 2020, 5:33 PM
US embassy in Syria commemorates killed journalist as humanitarian disaster worsens
February 22, 2020, 5:15 PM

Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years

Syria's transportation minister says the highway that links the Syrian capital with the northern city of Aleppo is open for public use for the first time in nearly eight years
February 22, 2020, 5:15 PM
Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years
February 20, 2020, 9:30 PM

As fighting in Syria intensifies, pressure is rising for US intervention amid the crisis

As fighting over Syria's last rebel-held stronghold intensifies and puts Turkey in direct conflict with Russia, there is a growing pressure for the U.S. to do something.
February 20, 2020, 9:30 PM
As fighting in Syria intensifies, pressure is rising for US intervention
February 20, 2020, 7:20 PM

After gains in northern Syria, Assad predicts total victory

Syrian President Bashar Assad is congratulating his troops for consolidating control over the northern province of Aleppo
February 20, 2020, 7:20 PM
Syria military hails advance against rebels in 'record time'
February 19, 2020, 4:25 AM

Assad's forces make advances, further securing Aleppo region

State media reported significant advances against rebel held enclaves.
February 19, 2020, 4:25 AM
February 15, 2020, 12:04 PM

US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

U.S. forces and unknown individuals exchanged small arms fire on patrol near Qamlishi in Syria, with the situation now de-escalated.
February 15, 2020, 12:04 PM
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria
February 14, 2020, 12:20 PM

For many Kurds, the US is all they have left: Reporter's Notebook

An ABC News correspondent returns to Syria four months after a Turkish invasion.
February 14, 2020, 12:20 PM
For many Kurds, the US is all they have left: Reporter's Notebook
February 14, 2020, 5:10 AM

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.
February 14, 2020, 5:10 AM
Exclusive look inside US patrols in northeastern Syria
February 13, 2020, 5:19 AM

Gunmen open fire on US military at Syrian checkpoint

U.S. convoys continue to patrol the area and said they're determined to maintain progress made against ISIS.
February 13, 2020, 5:19 AM
Gunmen open fire on US military at Syrian checkpoint
February 12, 2020, 7:25 PM

US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

Syria's state-run news agency says a civilian was killed and another wounded.
February 12, 2020, 7:25 PM
Syria: US troops open fire on locals in northeast, killing 1
February 12, 2020, 5:34 PM

US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

The troops were on patrol near Qamishli, by the Turkish-Syrian border, when they encountered a checkpoint occupied by pro-Syrian regime forces on Wednesday.
February 12, 2020, 5:34 PM
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria
February 11, 2020, 9:58 PM

Rebels shoot down Syrian helicopter as fighting intensifies

Syrian opposition activists say rebels have shot down a government helicopter gunship in the northwestern part of the country, where Syrian troops are waging an offensive in the last rebel stronghold
February 11, 2020, 9:58 PM
Insurgents shoot down Syrian helicopter amid offensive
February 8, 2020, 5:19 PM

Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway

Syrian state media and opposition activists say government forces have captured new areas from insurgents in their efforts to control a key highway in the northwest
February 8, 2020, 5:19 PM
Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway
February 6, 2020, 1:48 AM

Over half a million displaced as fighting in Syria's last rebel stronghold intensifies despite US warnings

As Syrian President Bashar al Assad pushes further into the last rebel stronghold, hundreds of thousands are fleeing amid the bleak humanitarian crisis.
February 6, 2020, 1:48 AM
Over half a million displaced as fighting in Syria intensifies despite US warnings
1 month ago

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
1 month ago
Syrian troops surround rebel-held town on 3 sides
1 month ago

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.
1 month ago
US soldier serving in Syria dies from injuries sustained in rollover accident
1 month ago

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

The show has launched a new, locally produced Arabic TV program.
1 month ago
'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war
1 month ago

Defense Department: Soldier dies in accident in Syria

The accident occurred during route-clearing operations, the Pentagon said.
1 month ago
1 month ago

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

The top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances.
1 month ago
1 month ago

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."
1 month ago
Meet the new 'Sesame Street' Muppets comforting children displaced by Syrian war
1 month ago

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

“Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse
1 month ago
2 months ago

Syria airstrikes kill 10 in rebel-held area despite truce

Government warplanes struck several rebel-held areas in the country's northwest.
2 months ago
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Airstrikes hit rebel-held Syrian town despite new cease-fire
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Russian president visits Syria, meets officials
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Shelling hit school killing 6 in rebel-held Syrian village
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Trump sends warning to Assad and his allies against Syrian military offensive
2 months 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
2 months ago
Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria
2 months 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
2 months ago
2 months 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.
2 months ago
After US withdrawal, a heartbreaking look at growing humanitarian crisis in Syria
2 months 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
2 months ago
Airstrikes, shelling kill 11 in Syria's rebel-held areas
3 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
3 months ago
3 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.
3 months ago
Doctor describes saving lives in underground hospital 'targeted' by Assad regime
3 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.”
3 months ago
Female Syrian doctor saved lives in an underground hospital during airstrikes: Part 1
3 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.
3 months ago
Syrian doctor starts new life as refugee in Turkey: Part 2
3 months ago

Syrian troops capture village from insurgents in Idlib

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

Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

Israeli military says it intercepted 4 rockets fired toward its territory from Syria
3 months ago
3 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
3 months ago
Activists: Car bomb in northeast Syria kills at least 12
4 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
4 months ago
Top US general says 500-600 American troops to stay in Syria
4 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.
4 months ago
Despite smaller footprint, military objective remains the same in Syria: Gen. Milley
4 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."
4 months ago
'Inappropriate,' but not impeachable: GOP lawmaker on Trump's actions
4 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.
4 months ago
Over 500 troops to remain in Syria: Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley
4 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.
4 months ago
Syrian Kurdish leader says Turkish attacks continue, contradicting US claims
4 months ago
54% credit Trump for ISIS leader’s death but broader doubts on Syria policy: POLL
4 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.
4 months ago
US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities
4 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.
4 months ago
Mixing old and new music to tell a very modern story
4 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.
4 months ago
'We're keeping the oil' in Syria, Trump says, but it's considered a war crime
4 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
4 months ago
Syrian Kurdish forces say they killed close al-Baghdadi aide