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UN report says Syria or allies likely to blame for attacks

A U.N. investigation says it is “highly probable” that the Syrian government or its allies were responsible for attacks on five facilities in the last opposition stronghold in the northwest in 2019
April 6, 2020, 8:20 PM
UN report says Syria or allies likely to blame for attacks

Activists say IS prison riots break out again in Syria

Syrian activists say imprisoned Islamic State militants have rioted again at a jail in northeastern Syria, hours after the Kurdish-led forces running the site said they had restored order there
April 2, 2020, 8:23 AM
Spokesman: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria

'There is nothing now': Syrians in Idlib fear end nearing

The city of Idlib is the last urban area still under opposition control in Syria, located in a shrinking rebel enclave in the northwestern province of the same name
March 20, 2020, 1:53 PM
'There is nothing now': Syrians in Idlib fear end nearing

Turkey-Russia patrols start amid protests on Syrian highway

The joint patrols along a key highway are part of an agreement.
March 19, 2020, 8:51 PM

Turkish, Russian troops to start Syria patrols on Sunday

Turkey's defense minister says Turkish and Russian troops will begin jointly patrolling a key highway in northwest Syria on Sunday
March 18, 2020, 2:20 PM
Turkish, Russian troops to start Syria patrols on Sunday

Fuel tanker collides with two buses in Syria, kills 30

Syria's official news agency says a fuel tanker has collided with two passenger buses and several other cars on a highway near the capital Damascus, killing 30 people
1 month ago
Fuel tanker collides with two buses in Syria, kills 30

Turkey and Russia agree to ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to establish a ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idlib.
1 month ago
Turkey and Russia agree to ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province

Airstrike in northwest Syria kills 15 ahead of Moscow summit

Syrian opposition activists say an airstrike in rebel-held northwest Syria has killed at least 15 people, including children
1 month ago
Airstrike on rebel-held village in northwest Syria kills 15

US ambassador to UN makes visit to Syrian border, announces $108M of new aid

A high-level U.S. administration official traveled to Syria's border for the first time in a show of support for Turkey's fight against the regime.
1 month ago
US envoy makes visit to Syrian border, announces $108M of new aid

Report: Iran Revolutionary Guard commander killed in Syria

An Iranian semiofficial news agency and an opposition war monitor report that an official with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard who took part in battles around war-torn Syria has been killed near the Syrian capital
1 month ago
Report: Iran Revolutionary Guard commander killed in Syria

Russia sought UN backing for Syria cease-fire, but failed

Russia has sought U.N. Security Council backing for its agreement with Turkey aimed at establishing a cease-fire in Syria’s northwest
1 month ago
Russia sought UN backing for Syria cease-fire, but failed

Thousands bury Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Idlib

Thousands of mourners have thronged the coffins of five Hezbollah fighters whose funeral was held in southern Beirut
1 month ago
Thousands bury Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria's Idlib

UN chief urges Syria cease-fire but Russia and China oppose

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has again called for an immediate cease-fire in northwestern Syria  “before the situation gets entirely out of control.”
1 month ago
UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Syria

Turkey opens gates into Europe as migrants gather on border

Migrants played a cat-and-mouse game with border patrols through the night.
1 month ago
Turkey's Erdogan says Europe borders open as refugees gather

Turkey downs Syrian fighter jet in northwest Idlib

Turkey's Defense Ministry and Syrian state-run media say Turkish forces have shot down a Syrian government warplane in northwestern Syria
1 month ago
Turkey downs Syrian fighter jet in northwest Idlib

Turkey's Erdogan hopes to broker Syria truce in Moscow

Turkey's president says he hopes to broker a cease-fire in Syria later this week in Moscow when he meets with his Russian counterpart
1 month ago
Syrian troops retake key northwestern town from rebel forces

29 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

The government offensive has displaced almost 950,000 people.
1 month ago
Syrian opposition fighters retake key town from government

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
1 month ago

Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria

Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria
1 month ago
Russia denies responsibility after strikes kill at least 33 Turkish troops in Syria

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
1 month ago
Syrian troops push into last rebel area, hit civilian sites

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.
1 month ago
US embassy in Syria commemorates killed journalist as humanitarian disaster worsens

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
2 months ago
Syria reopens highway linking largest cities after 8 years

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.
2 months ago
As fighting in Syria intensifies, pressure is rising for US intervention

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
2 months ago
Syria military hails advance against rebels in 'record time'

Assad's forces make advances, further securing Aleppo region

State media reported significant advances against rebel held enclaves.
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

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

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.
2 months ago
Exclusive look inside US patrols in northeastern Syria

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.
2 months ago
Gunmen open fire on US military at Syrian checkpoint

US troops clash with pro-government group in northeast Syria

Syria's state-run news agency says a civilian was killed and another wounded.
2 months ago
Syria: US troops open fire on locals in northeast, killing 1

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.
2 months ago
US forces come under fire while on patrol in Syria

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
2 months ago
Insurgents shoot down Syrian helicopter amid offensive

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
2 months ago
Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway

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.
2 months ago
Over half a million displaced as fighting in Syria intensifies despite US warnings

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
2 months ago
Syrian troops surround rebel-held town on 3 sides

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.
2 months ago
US soldier serving in Syria dies from injuries sustained in rollover accident

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

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

Defense Department: Soldier dies in accident in Syria

The accident occurred during route-clearing operations, the Pentagon said.
2 months ago

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

The top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances.
2 months 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."
2 months ago
Meet the new 'Sesame Street' Muppets comforting children displaced by Syrian war

'Sesame Street' comforts children displaced by Syrian war

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

Syria airstrikes kill 10 in rebel-held area despite truce

Government warplanes struck several rebel-held areas in the country's northwest.
3 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
3 months ago
Airstrikes hit rebel-held Syrian town despite new cease-fire

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
3 months ago
Russian president visits Syria, meets officials

Shelling hit school killing 6 in rebel-held Syrian village

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

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.
3 months ago
Trump sends warning to Assad and his allies against Syrian military offensive

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
4 months ago
Syrian state media says Israel is firing missiles into Syria

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
4 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.
4 months ago
After US withdrawal, a heartbreaking look at growing humanitarian crisis in Syria

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
4 months ago
Airstrikes, shelling kill 11 in Syria's rebel-held areas