Syria conflict

US diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

More than 50 State Department diplomats signs an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its...

November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017

Putin and Trump agree on Syria at brief meeting in Vietnam

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet briefly on the sidelines of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam and agree on the need for a political solution to Syria’s...

June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016

US diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

More than 50 State Department diplomats signs an internal memo sharply critical of US policy in Syria, calling for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's government to stop its...

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

Air strike on Syria refugee camp 'kills 28'

At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria, monitors say.

February 15, 2016
February 15, 2016

23 killed in Syria hospital air strikes

At least 23 civilians are killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns today, residents say, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensify their push toward the...

February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016

Assad vows to retake all of Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he intends to retake "the whole country".

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016

IS kills dozens in new Syria assault

Dozens of people have died in an offensive by so-called Islamic State on government-held areas of Deir al-Zour in eastern Syria, local media say.

December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015

Russia air strikes ‘kill 200 Syria civilians’

At least 200 civilians are killed in Russian air strikes in Syria, an Amnesty International report says, quoting witnesses and activists.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Kerry seeks end to Syria ‘war hell’

The US is intensifying diplomatic efforts to end the "hell" of Syria's civil war even as it increases support for moderate rebels, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

Syria strikes 'will fuel extremism'

Members of the US-led coalition against Islamic State call on Russia to cease air strikes they say are hitting the Syrian opposition and civilians.