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Feb 13, 2019
Hundreds flee as US-backed Syrian forces battle for last Islamic State bastion Baghouz bordering IraqNearly 600 civilians fled the Islamic State group's last bastion in eastern Syria on Tuesday, as Kurdish-led forces and the US-backed SDF boxed holdout jihadists into an ever-shrinking pocket.
Jan 11, 2019
After Donald Trump's announcement of withdrawal from Syria, US-led military coalition begins pulling out troopsOn 19 December, Trump said he had ordered the withdrawal of all US forces in Syria, which are believed to number around 2,000
Nov 09, 2018
Syria regime kills 22 rebels in truce zone near Idlib province, says UK-based human rights organisationFighting erupted when Syrian regime's troops seized a position in a rural area in the north of neighbouring Hama province that had been held by the Jaish al-Izza group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Oct 28, 2018
Islamic State ousted US-backed forces from its holdout in eastern Syria, says monitoring groupIslamic State overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" across land it controlled. But the jihadist group has since lost most of that territory.
Sep 19, 2018
Thousands head home to Syria's Idlib after Russia, Turkey reach deal on demilitarised buffer zone in rebel bastionThe civil war in Syria has killed more than 3,60,000 people and displaced millions more since it erupted with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011.
Sep 16, 2018
Syrian air defences shoot down Israeli missiles targeting Damascus airport, says State mediaAFP's correspondent in Damascus heard a loud blast late Saturday, followed by several smaller explosions.
Sep 07, 2018
Turkey promises housing, citizenship to families of Syria rebels killed in Afrin battle, injured fighters to receive moneyThe move further escalates Turkey's role in the de facto buffer zone it has carved out in northwest Syria. It points to Ankara's growing entanglement as its forces spread across that arc, with long-term implications for their Syrian allies.
Aug 13, 2018
Toll in arms depot explosion in Syria's Idlib rises to 69; monitor says most casualties civilians, including 17 childrenMost of the civilians killed in the blast in Syria's Idlib province were family members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham fighters displaced to the area from the central province of Homs.
Aug 10, 2018
Syria recorded 68,000 deaths in 2017, 32,000 this year, says civil registries chief Ahmad Rahal; no mention of nature of deathSyria's civil registries recorded 68,000 deaths in the war-torn country in 2017, pro-regime daily Al-Watan reported its head as saying on Thursday.
Aug 06, 2018
Syrian govt forces bomb southern Badiya desert to draw out Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian Observatory for Human RightsSyrian regime forces bombed the southern Badiya desert on Monday to draw out Islamic State jihadists according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights