US, Turkey agree to 5-day ceasefire in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw from safe zone along border
Turkey has agreed to suspend its Syria offensive for five days and will end the assault if Kurdish-led forces withdraw from a safe zone along the border, Mike Pence and Turkish officials announced.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw Donald Trump's bizarre 'tough guy' letter over Syria in the bin: BBC report
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threw away the letter he received from his US counterpart Donald Trump in which the latter urged him to not launch a military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria, BBC reported on Thursday
'Don't be a fool': Donald Trump writes to Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warns him not to be 'tough' on day of Ankara's incursion in Syria
In language shorn of diplomatic niceties, Trump said, 'History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way," adding "It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don't happen.'
'Turkey can never declare ceasefire in north Syria': Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of US delegation's visit to Ankara
Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call late Tuesday that Turkey's operation would contribute to the protection of Syria's territorial integrity as well as efforts to fight terror, according to the Turkish presidency.
Syrian army allows pre-2011 conscripts to return home; around 15,000 soldiers, reservists may be demobilised
The decision comes in the wake of a string of military gains around the capital Damascus and in the central province of Homs.
Syrian Army declares Damascus as 'completely secure' after Islamic State forced to flee last pocket of resistance
Syria's army declared it is in complete control of Damascus and its outskirts after a devastating battle that forced Islamic State group jihadists to flee
Dozens of bodies, including those of jihadis and civilians, have been found in a mass grave in the former Islamic State group stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, a local official said.
The Syrian Army has declared that all anti-regime forces have left Eastern Ghouta, after a blistering two month offensive on the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the capital.
Around 600 civilians have been killed in the Syrian military's offensive to recapture the region adjacent to the capital, Damascus
Syria unrest: Army, allied forces capture over third of rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta, says war monitor
Syrian Army and its allies have captured more than a third of the rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta near Damascus since starting a ground offensive there a week ago
Assad says allegations against Syrian government of carrying out chemical attacks part of Western 'dictionary of lies'
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said, on Sunday, that allegations against the Syrian government of carrying out chemical attacks are part of the Western "dictionary of lies", state news agency SANA reported.
Tracing Islamic State's foreign fighters: Over 40,000 people who joined caliphate are unaccounted for
An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq
Syrian Army, Islamic State clashes in Deir Ezzor kill 23 soldiers, 50 fighters in 24 hours; fight still on
Heavy clashes between Syrian Army and the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor city have killed at least 73 fighters in the last 24 hours, a monitor said Sunday.
As Islamic State caliphate nears its end, control of oil-rich Deir al-Zor province becomes prominent
Latest reports and analysis of Islamic State territory show liberation forces closing in on caliphate territory, but it also means fight over Islamic State spoils and territories is just beginning
Syrian troops and militia retook the desert town of Al Qaryatain from the Islamic State group on Satuday ending a three-week-long fightback by the jihadists, state media said.
Syrian government forces on Tuesday reached troops besieged for years by Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, one of the militants’ last major footholds, state media said.
The Syrian army said it fully liberated on Saturday the city of Sukhneh, the last Islamic State stronghold in Homs province.
Powerbrokers Russia, Iran and Turkey on Tuesday focused on shoring up a plan for safe zones in Syria at a fifth round of talks they are pushing in Kazakhstan to help end the six-year conflict.
Syrian Army announces ceasefire in southern region to support 'reconciliation efforts' until Thursday
The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday, including in Quneitra province where Israel has hit army outposts in recent days, according to a statement carried by state television.
Israel attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday after stray shells from fighting in Syria's civil war landed inside the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights