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July 2, 2022, 5:41 PM

Iran's top diplomat in Syria, slams Israel, Turkish threats

Iran’s foreign minister has condemned Israel's latest airstrike on Syria and criticized threats from Turkey about another planned incursion by Ankara in northern Syria
July 2, 2022, 5:41 PM
Israeli airstrike on coastal Syrian village wounds 2
June 28, 2022, 2:01 PM

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.
June 28, 2022, 2:01 PM
US forces kill senior terrorist leader in Syria
June 28, 2022, 12:05 PM

UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria's conflict

The conflict began with anti-government protests that broke out in March 2011.
June 28, 2022, 12:05 PM
UN: More than 300,000 civilians killed in Syria's conflict
June 28, 2022, 11:40 AM

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.
June 28, 2022, 11:40 AM
US forces kill senior terrorist leader in Syria
June 22, 2022, 12:51 AM

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.
June 22, 2022, 12:51 AM
US airman arrested in connection with Syria base attack that injured 4 other troops
June 20, 2022, 8:58 AM

Syrian military: Attack on bus kills 13, most of them troops

Syrian state media say an attack on a civilian bus in the country's north has killed 13 people, including 11 soldiers, and wounded three troops
June 20, 2022, 8:58 AM
Syrian state media say attack on army bus kills 13 troops
June 16, 2022, 12:35 PM

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.
June 16, 2022, 12:35 PM
US military ground raid in Syria captures top ISIS leader
1 month ago

Syrian and Russian air forces conduct joint drill over Syria

Syria's Defense Ministry says the air forces of Russia and Syria have conducted a joint drill over the war-torn country
1 month ago
Syria's state TV says Israeli missiles targeted Syrian army
1 month ago

US-backed Syrian Kurds to turn to Damascus if Turkey attacks

The U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria say they will turn to the government in Damascus for support should Turkey go ahead with its threat to launch a new incursion into the war-torn country
1 month ago
US-backed Syrian Kurds to turn to Damascus if Turkey attacks
1 month 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
1 month ago
US service member is 'possible suspect' in attack that wounded 4 troops in Syria
1 month ago

Rocket attack in rebel-held Syrian town kills at least 3

Syrian opposition activist say a rocket struck  a residential area in a town in northern Syria controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters, killing at least three people and wounding several others
1 month ago
Rocket attack in rebel-held Syrian town kills at least 3
1 month ago

Turkey's Erdogan threatens new incursion into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to launch a new military operation in Syria to secure Turkey's southern border
1 month ago
Turkey's Erdogan threatens new incursion into Syria
2 months ago

Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families

The Siyam family believed for many years that their adult son was being held.
2 months ago
Massacre video reopens wounds for missing Syrians' families
2 months ago

Report: Missile attack kills 10 Syrian soldiers in the north

Syrian state-run media and an opposition monitor say 10 Syrian soldiers were killed in a missile attack in the country's north
2 months ago
Report: Missile attack kills 10 Syrian soldiers in the north
2 months ago

Syrians in desperate need of aid hit hard by Ukraine fallout

Fallout from the 2-month-old war in Ukraine is worsening long-term humanitarian crises elsewhere, including in Syria
2 months ago
Syrians in desperate need of aid hit hard by Ukraine fallout
2 months ago

Biden meets with parents of American journalist Austin Tice who was 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 months ago
Biden meets with parents of American journalist abducted in Syria
2 months ago

UN invites Syrian opponents to constitution talks on May 28

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he has sent invitations to the Syrian government and the opposition for an eighth round of talks from May 28 to June 3 in Geneva, aimed at revising the constitution of the conflict-torn country
2 months ago
UN invites Syrian opponents to constitution talks on May 28
3 months ago

Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war

Russia could bring in greater numbers of battle-hardened fighters from Syria.
3 months ago
Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war
3 months ago

Israeli strike near Syrian capital causes material damage

Syria says Israel has fired several missiles toward military positions near Damascus, causing material damage
3 months ago
Israeli strike near Syrian capital causes material damage
3 months ago

Attack in east Syria injures 2 US-led coalition members

The U.S.-led coalition in eastern Syria says artillery has hit a base housing U.S. troops there, lightly injuring two members of the coalition
3 months ago
Attack in east Syria injures 2 US-led coalition members
3 months ago

Shelling of rebel village in northern Syria kills 4 students

Syrian opposition activists say government forces shelled a rebel-held village in northwestern Syria, the country’s last major opposition stronghold, killing four students on their way to school
3 months ago
Shelling of rebel village in northern Syria kills 4 students
3 months ago

In war-torn Syria, a charity offers hope to kids with cancer

The beds fill up fast at a hospital ward in Syria's capital operated by BASMA, a private charity association that supports Syrian children with cancer
3 months ago
In war-torn Syria, a charity offers hope to kids with cancer
3 months ago

Clashes in Syrian camp housing IS families kill at least 3

A Syrian Kurdish official and an opposition war monitoring group say clashes between U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters and members of the Islamic State group have killed at least three people
3 months ago
Clashes in Syrian camp housing IS families kill at least 3
3 months ago

Syria's Assad visits UAE, 1st trip to Arab country since war

The Syrian presidency says President Bashar Assad has travelled to the United Arab Emirates, marking his first visit to an Arab country since Syria’s civil war erupted in 2011
3 months ago
Syria's Assad visits UAE, 1st trip to Arab country since war
4 months ago

Syria militants attack military bus, killing 13 troops

18 soldiers were also wounded.
4 months ago
4 months ago

In Syria's capital Damascus, shopping mall fire kills 11

State media says a fire broke out in a shopping mall in the Syrian capital of Damascus, killing 11 people and injuring seven others
4 months ago
In Syria's capital Damascus, shopping mall fire kills 11
4 months ago

Poverty, fear drive exodus from Syria's one-time IS capital

Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State group, is now free but many of its residents are fighting to leave
4 months ago
Poverty, fear drive exodus from Syria's one-time IS capital
5 months ago

Bomb blasts military bus in Syrian capital, killing 1

Syrian state TV says a bomb attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops in Damascus has exploded and killed one soldier
5 months ago
Bomb blasts military bus in Syrian capital, killing 1
5 months ago

Syrian boy kidnapped 3 months ago freed after ransom paid

Syrian state media says that kidnappers in the country's south have released a boy they had held for over three months after his family paid ransom
5 months ago
Syrian boy kidnapped 3 months ago freed after ransom paid
5 months ago

Watchdog says 100s of boys missing from Kurdish Syria prison

An international human rights group says hundreds of boys are missing from a Syrian Kurdish prison that held members of the Islamic State group and their families, after the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces fought IS militants for 10 days to retake the facility
5 months ago
Watchdog says 100s of boys missing from Kurdish Syria prison
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Biden details US raid in Syria that left ISIS leader dead
5 months 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.
5 months ago
US special forces mission in Syria
5 months ago

Strategy behind raid in Syria to bolster US allies

ABC News’ Mary Bruce reports the latest details behind the raid which was a symbolic show of force as Russia continues to threaten nearby Ukraine.
5 months ago
Strategy behind raid in Syria to bolster US allies
5 months ago

US-allied Syria force says it foiled major IS comeback plot

A U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force says that a prison overrun by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria is now fully under its control
5 months ago
US-allied Syria force says it foiled major IS comeback plot
5 months ago

Syria reports new Israeli missile barrage near Damascus

Syria's official news agency says the country's air defenses have confronted Israeli missiles targeting an area near the capital, Damascus, downing some of them
5 months ago
5 months ago

Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq

Islamic State group militants carried out two of their boldest attacks in years last week
5 months ago
Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq
5 months ago

Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing

The prison has been controlled by militants for days.
5 months ago
Syria Kurdish forces close in on IS-controlled prison wing
5 months ago

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
5 months ago
US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria
6 months ago

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
6 months ago
Syrian man guilty of crimes against humanity
6 months ago

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
6 months ago
For victims, Syria torture trial is 1st step toward justice
6 months ago

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
6 months ago
6 months 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
6 months ago
4 Syrians die after burning coal for heat in south Lebanon
7 months 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
7 months ago
7 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
7 months ago
8 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
8 months ago
8 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
8 months ago
Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries
9 months ago

UN: Syria government, opposition to begin drafting charter

The draft would include constitutional reforms for the war-torn country.
9 months ago
9 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.
9 months ago
9 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
9 months ago
Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4
9 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.
9 months ago