Turkey has conducted its first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against Daesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Saturday.
Fighting has resumed in Zabadani and two nearby villages, breaking a two-day ceasefire, and ending hopes of extension.
The US on Friday confirmed the death of a top Daesh recruiter and cyber expert, killed in an airstrike in Syria.
August 28, 2015
Seventy-one people found dead in the back of a truck left on the side of an Austrian highway are believed to be Syrian asylum seekers and likely suffocated.
A Pentagon official Thursday said Turkish jets will begin common-targeted airstrikes against Daesh militants in Syria "very soon," but declined to specify a set date.
August 27, 2015
Turkey said it will continue working with the United States to contribute to equipping and training Syrian rebels to fight against Daesh.
More than 20 and as many as 50 dead bodies of asylum seekers were discovered in a truck on an Austrian motorway Thursday.
Germany's removal of a 2003 protocol this week is good news for asylum seekers, but it's just the first step.
Spokesman Mohammad Momani said Jordan will also "start comprehensive operations against Daesh."
Warring factions in the Syrian border region of Zabadani agreed on a two-day ceasefire following ongoing clashes.
The area was taken from Syrian rebels where the US and Turkey planned to launch an offensive against the militants.
British national and Daesh computer hacker Junaid Hussain was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in Syria, military sources said.
It's a kind of power no other makeshift weapon gives to the opposition.
The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable.
August 26, 2015
The Syrian president emerged again with praise for his allies and insults for the rest.
Local officials in Turkey's southern province of Hatay said a 44-year-old FSA commander was killed after a bomb exploded in his car.
According to Turkey's Foreign Ministry, claims regarding Turkey's involvement in the abduction of Syrian fighters trained by the US are nothing more than "fiction."
Hungary will send 2,100 police officers to its border with Serbia after protests by asylum seekers resulted 300-400 being detained.
Singapore will take on Syria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on September 3.
Local sources say Daesh militants abducted 30 Kurdish civilians from a village near the border city of Kobani in northern Syria.
The city outside Damascus has been hit hard with government shelling all month, Twitter shows us what that looks like.
Three Lebanese men were arrested by security forces under suspicion of forming a Daesh recruitment cell.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of an alliance against Daesh during an interview with a Lebanese TV station.
According to a New York Times report, Pentagon probes claim officials have skewed reports on US military progress against Daesh.
August 25, 2015
The largest attack against Douma killed 117 people earlier this month.
The United States and Turkey will begin a collaborative offensive against Daesh in Syria in the near future.
A new weapon is appearing on the battlefields.
During an interview Monday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad hinted that Damascus would not respond to recent Israeli airstrikes in the Golan Heights, citing a need to fight the greater 'terrorist' threat at home.
Two Lebanese sisters kidnapped by al-Nusra Front arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after a secret deal with Hezbollah.
The ad received backlash from Twitter users when the extremists posted it last week.
The US State Department has announced that between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted into the country.
There's a long list of fighting groups in Syria today, but these are not the usual suspects.
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday.
Experts said Daesh may have used up to 200 tons of mustard gas against civilians north of Aleppo on Friday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron told the country's security services to capture or kill Daesh executioner Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John.
August 24, 2015
Daesh militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers in two separate attacks on Kweiris air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, 40 of whom were officers.
UNESCO has condemned Daesh's most recent attack on a Syrian World Heritage site, stating that the destruction of the Temple of Baal Shamin is considered a war crime in the eyes of international law.
Talks between US and Turkey concluded on Sunday, and officials said the two countries will soon launch 'comprehensive' operations against Daesh militants in northern Syria in tandem with moderate Syrian rebels.
Three people including one woman drowned after a boat carrying 73 refugees capsized en route to Greece, Turkish authorities said.
Jordan's border guards detained two people who tried to enter the country from Syria over the weekend.
Daesh on Sunday detonated explosives in the Temple of Baal Shamin.
In a very powerful statement, Al Jazeera said it would no longer use the word "migrant" to refer to people fleeing war and crossing the Mediterranean to enter Europe.
According to Syrian state news, ten people were killed and 53 wounded in rebel shelling attacks on the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday.
August 23, 2015
The term gets more complicated the deeper into Syria you go.
Four Hezbollah fighters were killed in the Syrian border town of Zabadani as the group continued their slow advance to reclaim the city from opposition fighters.
Government air raids targeted the city in Eastern Ghouta again over the weekend, killing at least 12 children.
No matter where you live in Syria, bread is no guarantee. But your province could mean a world of difference in price.
Police used stun grenades against the migrants, mostly from Syria, in attempts to prevent them from entering the country.
Daesh is planning to send its militants who have contracted HIV on suicide missions, reports ARA News.
At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when the Syrian regime targeted a town in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus with barrel bombs, according to a local medical source.
August 22, 2015
A Spanish official has confirmed that the main suspect in a recent attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train had travelled to Syria last year.
August 21, 2015
Turkey claims to have killed 771 suspected Kurdish militants with its operations against the PKK.
The structure was founded more than 1,500 years ago in a Syrian Christian neighborhood.
The Kilis governorate said 14 of the suspects were foreign nationals.
Police secured a fence and tried to stop migrants from entering Greece.
One person was killed in Syria and seven others wounded following a retaliation airstrike by the Israeli army.
Iran's foreign ministry welcomed the UN's peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in Syria.
A recent report gave cities around the world scores of liveability; guess which place ranked the worst.
August 20, 2015
The IDF released a statement on its Twitter account holding Syria and Iran responsible for the four rockets fired at the country by the Islamic Jihad group.
Officials between the two countries agreed to strengthen security cooperation at the Calais border crossing in northern France.
Media reported Thursday a mediator began talking to the militants again about the release of the hostages two weeks ago.
The rockets were shot from Syria but caused no injuries.
The monitor said Thursday the UN has failed to implement resolutions that would protect the lives of Syrian civilians.
Government sources said the larger group of five at Sydney's airport were red-flagged and found to be carrying suspicious materials.
Latakia is protesting again.
At least 30 people were killed in the Syrian southwestern town of Harasta after an explosion reportedly hit a hospital.
August 19, 2015
A boat smuggling Palestinians from Tripoli sank off the coast of Turkey on Wednesday.
A tragic reminder of the other casualties of Daesh's rampage in Syria.
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives at the Kurdish Asayesh security forces offices in al-Qamishli city, located on the Turkish border.
Some things haven't changed in the last four years.
According to a CNN report, the US train and equip program is moving along very slowly in Syria, and for a very steep price.
Daesh militants reportedly beheaded an archaeologist in the Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities chief told Reuters.
August 18, 2015
Twelve relatives who traveled to the Lebanese border town of Arsal to beg Daesh militants for the release of nine captive Lebanese soldiers were denied access to them Tuesday despite having reached an agreement with the group.
The Syrian regime's attack on a marketplace in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma killed at least 111 civilians and injured 200 others.
In the video, militants urge Muslim in Turkey to support Daesh and accuse President Erdogan of aiding US troops.
Al-Manar news reported that Hezbollah forces killed 20 militants in what is being described as the final push for control of the Syrian border town after the expiration of a temporary ceasefire on Sunday.
A boat carrying 29 Syrians sank off the Mediterranean coast, a local official said Tuesday.
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise.
The death toll in Douma hit over 100 people after Syrian government forces raided the area, northeast of Damascus.
A lack of available funds and munitions have led to some pretty interesting innovations in Syria's civil war. From the deadly to the downright bizarre, take a look the homemade contraptions being used in the conflict.
Sometimes a photo says a thousand words.
Reports Monday said PKK leaders have been speaking with Washington officials to try to get the US to mediate between the group and Turkey.
The initiative would begin in September and calls for a political transition from Bashar al-Assad.
Three people were killed and 16 injured at the Masnaa border crossing overnight.
The US State Department condemned a market bombing by the Syrian government in Douma, which left nearly 100 people dead.
Syrians have enough problems on their doorsteps. Terrorism, civil war, conflict and the growing refugee crisis. The world needs to make this a priority.
A senior Pentagon official said the US will increase its use of drones internationally to as many as 90 a day by 2019.
August 17, 2015
Three people were killed in a rare rocket attack the coastal government stronghold of Latakia on Monday.
The Syrian government has an amped up weapons supply.
Syrian military forces discovered the tunnel, which was allegedly built by rebel forces, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Jobar.
Intercepted Syrian migrants arrive in their dinghy after being towed to the port of Kos by the Greek authorities.Authorities on the island of Kos have been so overwhelmed that the government sent a ferry to serve as a temporary centre to issue travel docu
Intercepted Syrian migrants arrive in their dinghy after being towed to the port of Kos by the Greek authorities.Authorities on the island of Kos have been so overwhelmed that the government sent a ferry to serve as a temporary centre to issue travel documents to Syrian refugees -- among some 7,000 migrants stranded on the island of about 30,000 people.
Robert Fisk examines the role of "Dreamology" in terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda as a means to create and susain a ghastly fantasy and pornographic reality.
Regime forces targeted the Douma suburb of Damascus with barrel bombs on Sunday, killing at least 100 people and injuring 500 others.
The US and Germany will not renew a missile program due to expire in October, which was deployed along Turkey's border with Syria in 2013.
August 16, 2015
Division 30 fighters released a statement following the release of their comrades calling al-Nusra Front 'brothers'.
Opposition groups and pro-regime media tell different stories of the same 48 hours.
Turkish forces discovered weapons in the border town of Nusabayin.
Since 2011, a tangled web of fighting groups have lost, gained and swapped territory in Syria in Iraq — everyday.
The Observatory said the death toll was likely to rise.
Migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran were angered by a decision to prioritize Syrian refugees during registration.