Up to 45 civilians died when Syrian regime gunship helicopters dropped explosive-laden barrels on the northern city Aleppo on Saturday, according to the Syrian opposition media.
The Syrian government has abandoned Idlib province to concentrate on regions deemed vital for its survival, a security source and activists said Friday, allowing insurgents to seize the province’s last regime-held city.
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who fled Syria protested on Friday an UNRWA decision to cut aid to refugee families.
May 29, 2015
A Turkish daily on Friday published images and video footage purporting to show Turkish authorities shipping weapons to rebel fighters in Syria.
A Daesh statement on Twitter claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi that left four dead.
Three teens from East London who fled to Syria have reportedly made contact with their families in the UK.
One day in early October, a female YPJ commander detonated a grenade on herself and the militants that surrounded her — it became a symbol of the Kurdish struggle against Daesh, and the strong presence of Kurdish women on the battlefield.
May 28, 2015
The Syrian rebel coalition stormed the last government-held city in the Idlib province Thursday, a monitor said.
The EU is extending its sanctions against the Syrian regime for another year as the Syrian civil war rages on.
An Iraqi security expert identified the group's second-leading religious authority as Ali Attiya al-Jubouri, also known as "the blind judge."
The UN representative called for a "humanitarian ceasefire" to end the bloodshed in Syria.
According to Arabic media reports, Daesh militants say they're headed for the Jordanian border.
Babeen refugee camp in Wadi Hmeid was raided by two army patrols as they searched for Islamists.
Daesh militants said they would only destroy statues in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra which violated the group's religious prohibition against polytheistic depictions, The Guardian reported.
The larger structures seem safe for now, but the video doesn't tell the whole story.
The YPJ Kurdish women’s militia takes on Daesh in the northern Syrian city of Ras al Ayn.
News coming out of Syria gets increasingly complicated and confusing — these maps help us dumb it down.
A Hezbollah missile annihilated a group of at least three militants in Syria's Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon Wednesday.
May 27, 2015
On Wednesday, Al Jazeera Arabic aired an exclusive interview with the Syrian al-Qaeda leader inside Syria. Here's what he had to say.
Twenty people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra inside an amphitheater, the monitor said Wednesday.
Assyrian Christians can return home after Syrian Kurdish fighters reclaimed the city from Daesh.
A 20-year-old British national was found guilty on charges of terrorism after trying to join Daesh in Syria last year.
Hezbollah fighters Wednesday reportedly killed a group of Nusra Front militants in Qalamoun, retaking control of the area.
With the one-year anniversary of Daesh's so-called caliphate approaches, experts expect an increase in attacks around the world.
Three people were killed and at least 19 others injured by militant fire in the Syrian city of Aleppo Wednesday.
Turkey and US military personnel kicked off the train and equip program with a small number of rebels.
May 26, 2015
A group of young artists living in Zaatari refugee camp work to preserve Syria’s rich cultural treasures with paintings, models and sculptures of Palmyra. Little did they realize how prescient their actions would be.
The Syrian government's antiquities chief made an announcement that, as of yet, Palmyra's magnificent ancient ruins remain unscathed despite Daesh's offensive.
Six Hezbollah fighters and 30 militants were killed in the Qalamoun mountains near the Lebanese-Syrian border.
This is decidedly not the best way to have a productive debate on Hezbollah.
Vladimir Putin and David Cameron backed calls for the resumption of peace talks in Syria, in an attempt to end the four-year conflict.
Algerian Minister Mohamed Issa warned against some 46,000 potential jihadi websites promoting Daesh militancy across the Middle East.
In a video Syrian rebels showed a tunnel packed with explosives for a major attack against Syrian government positions nearby.
May 25, 2015
Tunnel warfare isn't just for Palestine anymore.
Hezbollah run-TV said the fighters captured two hilltops from al-Qaeda's Syrian wing and killed dozens of militants Monday.
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war.
An explosion Monday killed four residents of Latakia, the coastal Syrian government stronghold - source of explosion unclear.
Conflicting reports about the Latakia explosion make it unclear what struck the coastal city with clouds of orange smoke.
Shiites in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province set up a mass funeral for the victims of the Daesh-claimed mosque attack - thousands are expected to attend.
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara and the US had agreed to provide air support to Syrian opposition forces Monday.
On Friday, dramatic clashes took place between Syrian troops and rebels in the town of Jisr al-Shughur's National Hospital. Rumors began to circulate of victories and fails, but what really happened?
Monitor says Syrian air force conducted at least 15 airstrikes targeting Daesh positions in and around Palmyra Monday.
May 24, 2015
Hafez al-Assad was only one of the leaders in a long line of successors the Syrian people don't approve of.
Zahran Alloush made some inflammatory comments in back in December; this time around, it wasn't what we were expecting.
A blast in downtown Damascus killed a Syrian general on Sunday, AFP has reported.
Twitter users around the world have come up with some priceless Daesh puns.
The Syrian army has killed over 300 militants in a military operation in Idlib province.
The UN agency urged the international community to support those countries hosting refugees.
Daesh claims to have shot down a Syrian military aircraft in Aleppo province, although state media said the crash was a result of technical problems, AFP has reported.
Residents told Syrian state news that the bodies of the dead, including women and children, were left out on the streets,
After taking the Syrian side three days prior, Daesh is now in full control of both sides of the border crossing.
Syrian actress Suzanne Najm Eddine has a butterfly on her shoulder!
May 23, 2015
At least 14 people have been killed after a barrel bomb attack on Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria, an opposition group has claimed.
High heat, high pressure bombs deemed illegal under international law — this is the vacuum bomb, and it may have just resurfaced.
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by Daesh militants.
May 22, 2015
A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO.
Pentagon officials admitted killing civilians during the US-led coalition's air campaign against Daesh militants in Syria.
British police prevented a 16-year-old from leaving London to join Daesh militants in Syria following an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail.
A Daesh militant from Palestine was killed fighting in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The 27-year-old is believed to have joined the terrorist group five months ago.
These amateurs show they know how to be resourceful in war.
Several officials confirmed Daesh has taken control of the border crossing in the Homs province.
May 21, 2015
At least 17 people have been executed in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, AFP has reported. Four of them are thought to have been beheaded.
Watch a Reddit news "exclusive" go delightfully wrong.
Here are the MENA countries that made it to the top ten list no one wants to be on.
Three people have been arrested in Lebanon, accused of financing armed groups in Syria, according to the Lebanese Army.
Two mortar attacks close to Russian's embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus have left at least one person dead.
Daesh is now in control of half of Syria, according to the monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A video broadcasted by Al Jazeera and posted online appeared to show government forces indiscriminately dropping barrel bombs over Syria.
Lebanese security forces shelled militant positions on the border with Syria Thursday in a bid to thwart terrorist attacks.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov announced that Syrian opposition groups will be meeting in the capital city of Astana.
A website is using open source data to report on war, hoping someday it could lead to preventing it.
After taking control of most of Palmyra, Daesh now controls more than a half of Syria, reports activists.
French authorities confirmed Wednesday they would hold a meeting with the international community on how to stop Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria.
Over a dozen suspected Nusra Front militants were killed by a coalition airstrike in the Syrian city of Aleppo Wednesday.
Canadian security forces arrested ten militants who reportedly attempted to leave the country to join Islamists in Syria.
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday.
May 20, 2015
These are the truly depressing realities for civilians still inside Syria
Here we see Ahram al Sham, an opposition group in Syria, guide us through a newly 'liberated' section of Idlib, in eastern Syria.
Daesh has taken nearly full control of Syria's northeastern ancient city after heavy clashes with regime forces.
A meeting among the countries' envoys was aimed at boosting aid for Jordan's efforts on the refugee crisis.
NOW media revealed pretty friendly emails between the Sunday Times reporter and key members of the Assad regime.
New documents reportedly obtained by NOW media show a string of email correspondences between the Assad regime's inner circle and well known Western journalists.
Daesh engaged the regime in more heavy fighting near Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing a checkpoint after taking control of a security building.
A school was allegedly struck by two mortar shells. Most of the injured students are in critical condition.
Rumors circulated for years that Bashar al-Assad was emptying Sunni areas and replacing them with Shia or Alawite supporters. Will the UN take notice?
Regime forces dropped a vacuum bomb killing 20 people and injuring 30 others on Tuesday.
The man may have a death wish.
May 19, 2015
The aftermath of the Syrian civil war may be best told through a series of photos.
A ministry official said the sudden drop showed evidence of "the scale of the damage to infrastructure."
Air strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group (ISIS, also known as Daesh) in northeastern Syria have killed around 170 jihadists in the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said Tuesday.
Jordan on Tuesday rejected Syrian accusations that "terrorists" were being given military training on its soil, insisting Amman favored a political solution to its neighbor's conflict.
A coalition of rebel fighters seized the last standing regime military base in Idlib after ongoing clashes.
Now in US custody, wife of key Daesh militant Abu Sayyaf killed by US Special forces Saturday could offer inside details about the January death of Jordanian pilot Muath Kasasbeh.
The Lebanese army shelled the border near Arsal Tuesday, as Daesh and Nusra clash nearby.
Remember Abu Sayyaf? The key Daesh figure the Pentagon killed in a special forces raid on Saturday? Turns out, he may have also been a key figure in the execution of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh in January.
As rebels push against the last government strongholds in Syria's Idlib province, one video takes viewers into a shelling-punctuated look on the front lines.
Syrian Said Jurdi wins the 2015 Ukrainian edition of Got Talent.
May 18, 2015
One aspect of Palmyra has been kept in the dark: its heinous prison.