07 Nov 2022

White Helmets accuse Russia over deadly strikes on camps

Syria’s military and its ally Russia have been accused of killing nine civilians in strikes on camps in the north-west of the country. First responders, the White Helmets said cluster bombs hit camps for displaced peoples in Idlib province on Sunday. Women and children were among those killed in the

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13 Oct 2022

Syrian soldiers killed in army bus bombing near Damascus

At least 16 Syrian government soldiers have been killed in a bomb blat near the capital of Syria, Damascus. This is one of the deadliest attacks in months in the country. 20 or more other soldiers were injured in the blast.  The bomb detonated on Thursday morning on an army

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23 Sep 2022

Dozens of migrants killed as boat sinks off Syrian coast

71 migrants’ bodies have been found after a boat carrying them sank off Syria’s coast. 20 survivors are being treated in a hospital in the city of Tartus in Syria. Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian nationals were believed to be on board when the boat snak on Thursday.  A rescue attempt

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13 Sep 2022

UN warns of ‘serious threat’ from Syria cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak has posed a serious threat to people in Syria and the wider area according to the United Nations. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria Imran Riza said the cholera outbreak is believed to be linked to contaminated irrigation water that has been watering crops, or from

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19 Aug 2022

Civilians killed in northern Syria marketplace missile attack

At least 14 civilians were killed in a rocket attack in the town of al-Bab in northern Syria. Dozens others were injured according to the opposition’s Syrian Civil Defense. The town is held by Turkey-backed opposition fighters and the attack came days after an air attack killed Syrian troops and

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16 Jun 2022

US-led coalition capture senior IS leader in north Syria raid

A senior leader of the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has been captured in an overnight raid in Syria according to US-led coalition forces. The leader’s name was Hani Ahmed al-Kurdi and the coalition stated he was an experienced bomb maker and operational facilitator.  Troops arrived in two helicopters in

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10 Jun 2022

Turkish-backed Syrian forces expect military operation soon

Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces are expecting a new Turkish military operation in Syria to start soon and has announced they are ready for battle. The Syrian National Army units (SNA) paraded through Azaz, a town in the northern Aleppo province to show preparedness for the operation. The operation has been

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10 Jun 2022

Syria’s Damascus airport flights suspended after Israeli attack

All flights have been suspended out of Damascus International Airport in Syria after an Israeli air attack near the compound. The attack on Friday left damage on the runway of the airport according to the Al-Watan newspaper.  Syrian state media did not mention the airstrike but said flights were suspended

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11 May 2022

US to provide more than $800M in new humanitarian assistance to Syria

The US has announced plans to allocate more than $800 million in new humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people. The aid aims to continue to help those impacted by the Syrian war, according to US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Thomas-Greenfield read a statement confirming the aid package in

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28 Apr 2022

Several dead in suspected ISIL attack on northeast Syria iftar

Gunmen, suspected to be affiliated with ISIL (ISIS) killed seven people and wounded four others at a Ramadan iftar gathering in Deir Az Zor Province in Syria. The former spokesperson of the Syrian Democratic Forces, Nouri Hamish, had hosted the dinner to mark the end of the day’s fasting in

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