Syria truce

Attacks hit Syria as truce takes hold

The first major truce in Syria's five-year civil war comes into effect, but Syrian TV says shells hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus.

April 17, 2016
April 17, 2016

11 civilians dead in attacks in Syria's Aleppo: monitor

At least 11 civilians were killed in Syria's second city Aleppo in one of the highest single tolls since a fragile truce came into force, a monitor says.

February 27, 2016
February 27, 2016

Attacks hit Syria as truce takes hold

The first major truce in Syria's five-year civil war comes into effect, but Syrian TV says shells hit residential areas of the capital, Damascus.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

US, Russia announce Syria truce from Saturday

A landmark truce is to take effect in Syria on Saturday, the United States and Russia announced, but the "cessation of hostilities" does not include the Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front, the main jihadist factions.