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US-led coalition strikes kill 14 civilians in east Syria

The death toll is likely to rise due to the number of seriously wounded.Strikes on the area intensified following an attempted jihadist attack on a coalition base in the nearby village of Al-Bahra. Meanwhile , a UN aid convoy has reached a camp for displaced Syrians near the Jordanian border. ... Read More »

UN urges Syria to allow aid to 2 million in desperate need

Mark Lowcock told the UN Security Council the situation in Idlib, one of the opposition’s last remaining footholds in Syria, is “alarming” with airstrikes, clashes between armed groups, overcrowding and severely stretched basic services. Idlib has suffered deteriorating security in recent months as rebel and jihadist factions battle with the ... Read More »

Syria says capital ‘completely secure’, IS ousted

Pro-Syrian government forces have been battling for weeks to recover al-Hajar al-Aswad district and the adjacent Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp since driving rebels from eastern Ghouta in April. A state television presenter said the recovery of al-Hajar al-Aswad meant the area south of Damascus had been completely cleared of insurgents. ... Read More »

IS begins quitting last pocket of Syria’s capital

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used a combination of military pressure and evacuation deals in recent months to recapture territory around the capital from his armed opponents. Last month, troops and allied Palestinian militia launched a fierce offensive to oust IS from a cluster of districts in southern Damascus, including ... Read More »