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A Hezbollah militant looks through his binoculars in Umm Khorj in the Lebanese eastern mountain range close to the Syrian border. (Sam Skaine/AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 13:05 GMT
Hezbollah have launched a major offensive against Syrian rebels on both sides of the Lebanon border, in an operation that aims at giving pro-Assad's regime forces full control of the frontier region.
The decision is also likely to be welcomed gladly by Putin and the Russians, with Putin having declared the program illegal back in 2015. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 14:48 GMT
Trump administration ends covert CIA policy program of backing rebel forces in Syria, singling a desire to work more closely with Russia.
Yazidi fighter Heza prepares her rifle in an abandoned home used as a base on the eastern outskirts of Raqa on July 18, 2017. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 12:28 GMT
She was trafficked into Raqqa as a slave by ISIS but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered.
Syrians gather on July 12, 2017 with pictures of victims of a suspected toxic gas attack (Omar haj kadour/AFP)
July 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The eight high-ranking Syrian military officials and eight scientists were identified as having a role in developing and using of chemical weapons against civilians, the EU said.
Saudi Arabia, along with the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, imposed a boycott on Qatar since June 5. (AFP)
July 16, 2017 - 19:49 GMT
US defence secretary says there is no need to look for an alternative airbase since the airbase in Al Udeid in Qatar continues to operate normally.
Rebels move through Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
July 16, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Two of Syria's most powerful rebel alliances have clashed in Idlib province, following weeks of tensions between the two former allies.
Syrian refugees on their way back to Syrian. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Several hundred displaced Syrians in Lebanon have returned home on Wednesday to the Syrian town of Asal al-Ward, the National News Agency said.
A displaced Syrian child and her mother, who fled the countryside surrounding the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Raqa. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Since the beginning of the Syrian war Rojava, or 'West Kurdistan' has achieved unprecedented de-facto autonomy.
Regime warplane also dropped a barrel bomb on the town of Daraa in south Syria at 12.10am on Tuesday morning. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 07:40 GMT
Regime media sources said the attack was organised as part of 'Operation Big Dawn', a regime offensive to reclaim the Suweida province from the FSA with help from Russian airstrikes.
A regime airstrike on Deraa, May 2017 (AFP)
July 11, 2017 - 12:43 GMT
The ceasefire brokered for southwest Syria broke down after one day on Monday
An airstrike hits Deraa in May 2017. (AFP)
July 10, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
The Britain-based monitor said the ceasefire appeared to be largely holding.
Smoke and flames rise from buildings following a reported government strike on a rebel-held area in Syria's southern city of Daraa late on July 3, 2017. (AFP)
July 09, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The partial truce is to be enforced Sunday at noon (0900 GMT) in the provinces of Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra in the south-west, along the Jordanian border.
Members of the Syrian pro-government forces holding a security checkpoint in the village of Khirbat al-Sa'ab, on the western outskirts of Raqa province. (AFP)
July 09, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
It is believed to be the first time since at least 2013 that the flag has flown over the Bab al-Hawa crossing in Idlib province.
A Syrian boy carrying a bag of bread on his way home in Aleppo. (AFP/ Joseph Eid)
July 07, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The United States is prepared to discuss with Russia joint efforts to stabilize war-torn Syria, including no-fly zones, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday.
Syrian chief negotiator and Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of Syria to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari (C) speaks to the press during a fifth round of Syria peace talks on July 5, 2017, in Astana. (Stanislav Filippov/AFP)
July 06, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The Syrian government’s chief negotiator Bashar Ja’afari blamed Turkey for the lack of progress.
US President Donald J. Trump. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
July 06, 2017 - 07:35 GMT
Russia has a responsibility to assist in efforts, alongside the United States, to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group and to create stability in Syria, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday, days ahead of the G20 summit.