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May 7, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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After seven years of being a site of danger and death, eastern Damascus’ Abbasiyn square hosted a concert on Sunday (May 6) to commemorate the national holiday of Martyrs’ Day and celebrate the Syrian army’s recapture of eastern Ghouta. Hundreds of Syrians gathered in the square, on...
In Syria
March 21, 2018 3:06 am gmt |
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Thirty five people were killed when a rebel rocket shell hit a crowded marketplace Tuesday east of the Syrian capital Damascus. The improvised rocket hit the Kashkoul marketplace east of Damascus, also leaving many more people wounded. The attack is one of the deadliest caused by rebels’ rocket...
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February 20, 2018 6:28 am gmt |
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A surge in attacks by the Syrian government and its allies killed 94 people in the rebel-held eastern Ghouta pocket near Damascus in 24 hours, a war monitoring group said on Monday (February 19). Air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on several parts of the besieged suburbs also wounded 325 people, t...
In World
March 21, 2016 7:43 am gmt |
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Hundreds of Syrians celebrated Mother’s Day with a candle-lit concert in Damascus on Sunday. Residents gathered on the street to enjoy music performed by a local choir and lit candles to honor all mothers of the country, one day ahead of Mother’s Day which is celebrated across many Arab c...
In Europe
February 26, 2016 12:28 pm gmt |
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Thousands of migrants stranded for days throughout the border area decided to walk towards the Macedonian border on Friday (Feb 26). Some of the migrants – mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans – had to spend days stuck at a gas station near the northern Greek town of Polikastro, some 14 kil...
In World
February 26, 2016 10:50 am gmt |
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Heavy airstrikes were reported to have hit rebel-held areas to the east of Damascus as fighting continued across much of western Syria on Friday. The strikes come hours before a US-Russian plan aimed at halting the fighting is due to take effect. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported at le...
In Middle East
February 22, 2016 7:40 am gmt |
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A total of 686 people graduated from a militia training course in a rural area in west Damascus, capital of Syria, on Sunday, indicating that they were ready to fight for the country in the long-lasting anti-extremist operations. The war-torn country is suffering a severe shortage of soldiers. And mi...
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February 22, 2016 3:49 am gmt |
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Bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have left at least 140 people dead, monitors and state media say. At least four blasts struck the southern Damascus suburb of Sayyida Zeinab, killing at least 83 people, state media said. Earlier in Homs, 57 people, mainly civilians, were killed i...
In Middle East
February 18, 2016 9:37 am gmt |
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Trucks carrying humanitarian aid from the Syrian Red Cross arrived in Madaya on Wednesday (Feb 17) after setting out from Damascus in the morning. The Syrian government has approved access to seven besieged areas, the United Nations said after crisis talks in Damascus on Tuesday (Feb 16), a week ahea...
In Middle East
February 17, 2016 11:44 am gmt |
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Air bombardment of areas controlled by anti-government fighters struck several cities in the past 48 hours according to local activists. Footage showed what appeared to be internationally banned cluster munitions being dropped in the northern city of Aleppo with sporadic flashes of small explosions h...
In Middle East
January 14, 2016 9:52 am gmt |
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 A convoy of dozens of aid trucks departed from Damascus on Thursday (Jan 14) on their way to the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, the second delivery there this week, a humanitarian official said. A spokesman for International Committee of the Red Cross said 44 aid trucks were heading to Madaya, wher...
In World
December 26, 2015 4:21 am gmt |
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The head and several leaders of one of Syria’s most powerful rebel groups, Jaysh al-Islam, have been killed in an air strike east of Damascus. Founder Zahroun Alloush, 44, was among those killed when rockets hit a meeting place, rebels and the Syrian army said. The Saudi-backed Islamist group i...
In Asia
December 20, 2015 9:30 am gmt |
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A number of rockets hit a building in the Damascus district of Jaramana causing several casualties, Syria’s state media said early on Sunday (Dec. 20). It blamed “terrorist groups”. However, government loyalists on social media said the explosions were an Israeli strike believed to ...
In Europe
October 28, 2015 6:17 am gmt |
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A French lawmaker visited Damascus on Tuesday, saying there would be no solution to the crisis in Syria without President Bashar al-Assad. Jean-Frederic Poisson, member of the National Assembly of France and leader of the right-wing Christian Democratic Party, made the remarks when meeting with Moham...
In Europe
September 19, 2015 6:11 am gmt |
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Hundreds of refugees have been left trapped at an Istanbul bus station this week after Turkish authorities banned them from buying tickets to towns and cities near the Greek border. Frequent refugee boat accidents at sea have led many refugees, mostly Syrians, to pack Esenler bus terminal as they try...
In Middle East
September 16, 2015 5:57 am gmt |
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 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said they are seeing a dramatic increase in malnutrition among children in Syria since the beginning of the conflict. UNICEF video released on Tuesday showed extremely malnourished children being treated in medical facilities in Aleppo and Damascus....
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August 20, 2015 7:08 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber set off a truck bomb outside a Kurdish security agency in Syria and killed 11 people yesterday (Wednesday). This attack has been claimed by the Islamic State group.  The attack hit a headquarters of an internal security force set up by the autonomous Kurdish administration. Amateur v...
In Middle East
July 2, 2015 5:15 am gmt |
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A rebel group battling ISIS in Syria has turned the tables on its enemies by capturing and slaughtering dozens of Islamic State soldiers on camera. Dressed in orange jumpsuits – attire usually worn by ISIS’s victims – the Jaysh Al-Islam soldiers lead 13 shackled jihadis to their dea...