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  • Breaking | Two Syrian planes shot down by Turkey amid escalating violence: Reports

    Two Syrian planes shot down by Turkey amid escalating violence: Reports

    World | March 01, 2020 19:46 IST

    Syria’s official news agency said two of its warplane were shot down by Turkish forces inside northwest Syria, amid a military escalation there that’s led to growing direct clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces.

  • Syrian army imposes no-fly-zone over Idlib

    Syrian army imposes no-fly-zone over Idlib

    World | March 01, 2020 17:49 IST

    The Syrian army announced on Sunday that it was imposing a no-fly-zone over the country's Idlib province, saying any hostile aircraft will be targeted, a move that came a day after Turkish drones killed 26 Syrian soldiers.

  • Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west

    Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west

    World | February 29, 2020 7:01 IST

    The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after at least 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of refugees and migrants headed for the Greek land and sea border after Turkey said it would no longer hold them back.  

  • 29 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

    29 Turkish soldiers killed in northeast Syria air strike

    World | February 28, 2020 6:28 IST

    An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 29 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.

  • Situation in NW Syria dire with 21 civilians killed: UN

    Situation in NW Syria dire with 21 civilians killed: UN

    India | February 27, 2020 13:06 IST

    The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that the the situation in Idlib was dire, referring to the beleaguered governorate in northwest Syria where at least 21 civilians reported killed in the last 48 hours.

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    Syria's Aleppo Airport opens after 8 years

    World | February 19, 2020 15:55 IST

    Flight services have resumed at Aleppo International Airport, eight years after military confrontations in war-torn Syria force stopped it.

  • Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria’s Idlib

    Turkey, Russia to discuss grave situation in Syria’s Idlib

    World | February 16, 2020 6:26 IST

    A Turkish delegation will travel to Russia on Monday to discuss the situation in Syria’s Idlib province amid mounting fears of a humanitarian disaster there, Turkey’s foreign minister said.  

  • Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway

    Syrian troops gain territory in push to control key highway

    World | February 08, 2020 23:12 IST

    Syrian government forces captured new areas from insurgents in their efforts to control a key highway in the northwest Saturday, as Turkey sent more reinforcements into the war-torn country, state media and opposition activists said.

  • IS remains at centre of transnational terrorism threat: UN

    IS remains at centre of transnational terrorism threat: UN

    World | February 08, 2020 9:48 IST

    A top UN official has said the Islamic State (IS) remains at the centre of the transnational terrorism threat, despite its defeat in Syria and the death of its longtime leader last year. 

  • Shaheen Bagh protestors want to turn Delhi into Syria: BJP

    Shaheen Bagh protestors want to turn Delhi into Syria: BJP's Tarun Chugh

    News | January 30, 2020 16:03 IST

    While speaking to ANI, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Delhi co in-charge, Tarun Chugh referred Shaheen Bagh as 'Shaitani Bagh' and called it head office of tukde tukde gang.

  • Tarun Chugh stirs controversy over Shaheen Bagh remark

    Tarun Chugh stirs controversy over Shaheen Bagh remark

    Politics | January 30, 2020 11:49 IST

    BJP leader Tarun Chugh stirs controversy over Shaheen Bagh remark, says won't let Delhi become Syria

  • Russian air strikes in Syria kill 12 civilians

    Russian air strikes in Syria kill 12 civilians

    World | January 21, 2020 17:37 IST

    Russian air strikes on several locations in northern Syria on Tuesday killed at least 12 civilians, including seven children, a war monitoring group said.

  • Syria airstrike

    Israel launches airstrikes on Syrian airbase in Homs

    World | January 15, 2020 6:53 IST

    The attack is the latest in a series of Israeli airstrikes targeting military sites in Syria, which Israel usually claims as the positions of Iranian-backed fighters.

  • UNSC re-authorizes cross-border aid mechanism for Syria

    UNSC re-authorizes cross-border aid mechanism for Syria

    World | January 11, 2020 10:15 IST

    The UN Security Council has re-authorized the cross-border aid mechanism for Syria after a heated discussion. 

  • Residents of villages and towns in southern parts of Idlib

    While you prepare for holiday festivities, these people lookout for shelter in biting cold | Photos

    World | December 24, 2019 16:47 IST

    Under the cover of airstrikes and heavy shelling, Syrian troops have been pushing into the northwestern province of Idlib toward a major rebel-held town, Maaret al-Numan. The town sits on a key highway linking the capital Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo, Syria's largest.

  • 13 civilians among 19 killed in air strikes in Syria

    13 civilians among 19 killed in air strikes in Syria

    World | December 03, 2019 10:51 IST

    At least 19 people were killed in air strikes by the Syrian army and its Russian allies on the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, the last stronghold of the armed opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, a war monitor reported. At least 13 civilians were killed in airstrikes by the Syrian army on a popular market in Maarat al-Nauman, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

  • Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

    Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

    World | November 19, 2019 13:03 IST

    Israeli air defense systems captured the projectiles, the military said, and no harm was caused to Israeli communities in the Golan Heights after warning sirens awoke residents there early in the morning. There was no immediate official comment from Syria but the SANA state news agency reported explosions were heard near Damascus International Airport, indicating a potential Israeli retaliatory strike.

  • Syria car bomb blast

    Car bomb in northeast Syria kills at least 12

    World | November 16, 2019 18:26 IST

    Syrian opposition activists say a car bomb has killed at least 12 people in a northern town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 14 people, including nine civilians, were killed Saturday in the town of al-Bab.

  • 30 killed in Syria clashes between Kurds, pro-Turkey forces

    30 killed in Syria clashes between Kurds, pro-Turkey forces

    World | November 07, 2019 8:39 IST

    A total of 305 SDF fighters, 353 Turkey-backed rebels and 24 Syrian government troops have been killed since Turkey started a wide-scale offensive against Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria on Oct. 9., according to the London-based watchdog.

  • Baghdadi's sister captured

    Turkey captures slain ISIS chief al-Baghdadi's sister in Syria

    World | November 05, 2019 8:41 IST

    Sister of slain ISIS chief al-Baghdadi has been captured by Turkish forces in Syria. At the time of detention, al-Baghdadi's sister Rasmiya Awad was accompanied by five children. Interrogations with her husband and daughter-in-law are underway. Baghdadi was killed in US raid in Syria's northwestern province, on October 27.