Syria’s US-protected Rukhban camp dwindles as Russia blocks supplies amid ongoing Moscow-Washington tussle
The population of Rukban camp in a US-protected desert zone in southeast Syria has dwindled to a quarter. The fate of the camp and its residents, highlights the tussle for influence in the region between Russia and the United States. 'The situation is very, very bad and food supplies are not available', said Mahmoud al Humeili, a prominent local figure in the camp who fled Homs.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's son killed fighting govt forces in Syria’s Homs, claims Islamic State
The Islamic State news channel claimed on 3 June that the son on their chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria's Homs
Syria's air defences confront new 'aggression', shoot down missiles in Homs region, says state media
Syria's state-run media reported that the country's air defenses confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the central region of Homs early on Tuesday.
Islamic State seizes Al-Qaryatain town in central Syria in surprise attack, shows monitor
The Islamic State group on Sunday seized a town in central Syria known as a symbol of religious coexistence in a surprise attack against regime forces, a monitor said.
Syria conflict: 22 civilians killed in air strikes in Idlib, Hama provinces in 48 hours, says human rights monitor
At least 22 civilians have been killed in 48 hours of heavy air strikes by Syria's regime and its ally Russia in northwestern Syria
Syria conflict: Russia-backed operation kills 25 Islamic State militants, says human rights monitor
A commando operation backed by Russian warplanes and helicopters has killed 25 members of the Islamic State jihadist group in central Syria.
Russia says truce reached in Syria's Homs province after safe zone agreement
Syrian regime forces and "moderate" rebels will cease fire in northern parts of Homs province on Thursday after Russia struck a deal.
Syria conflict: Nearly half a million displaced Syrians return home, says UN report
The agency said it had seen "a notable trend of spontaneous returns to and within Syria in 2017."
Islamic State has lost 60% of territory, 80% revenue since its inception in 2014: Analysts
In January 2015, Islamic State jihadists controlled about 90,800 square kilometres, but by June 2017, that number dropped to 36,200, said IHS Markit.
Explosions in Syria's Damascus and Homs kill four, injure over two dozen; Islamic State claims responsibility
An explosion claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday killed at least four people and wounded more than two dozen, Syria's state media and the militant group reported.
Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime recaptures key city of Homs from rebels
The Syrian regime on Sunday regained total control of the central city of Homs with the evacuation of rebels from the last area they had controlled.
Syria: Former Al-Qaida branch threatens rebel groups on safe zone deal with govt forces
An alliance dominated by Al-Qaeda's former Syrian branch has warned rebel groups against implementing a deal on safe zones, saying they would be considered traitors.
US missile attack on Syria: Angela Merkel says action understandable given Syrian suffering
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that the attack by US on a Syrian airbase was 'understandable' given the Syrian people's suffering.
Syria: Suicide attacks on two security service bases in Homs kill 42
Suicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria's government-held third city of Homs killed 42 people on Saturday, overshadowing peace talks in Geneva, state television and a monitor said.
Syria's President Assad makes rare public appearance outside capital on Eid
Syria's Bashar al-Assad joined Eid prayers at a mosque in Homs on Wednesday in a rare public appearance outside the capital for the end-of-Ramadan holiday.
Syrian army targets Islamic State in Raqqa in new offensive: Reports
The Syrian army aims to target Islamic State in Raqqa province in a new offensive focusing on areas that a US-backed alliance
Landmark UN backed ceasefire in war-torn Syria goes into effect
A landmark UN-backed ceasefire across parts of war-torn Syria held through the night, with residents waking up to calm on Saturday morning, AFP correspondents said.
Islamic State in Syria: At least 142 killed in suicide bombings in Damascus and Homs
A string of suicide bombings near a Shiite shrine outside Syria's capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed at least 142 people Sunday, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.
Twin bomb blasts by Islamic State leave more than 20 people dead in Syria
Multiple bombing claimed by Islamic State targeted a government-run security checkpoint in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday.
Syrian security officials 'fired' after school bombing
The Britain-based monitoring group said the firings came after residents took part in angry demonstrations over the deadly October 1 attack at a school that killed 48 children, most of them under the age of 12, and four adults.