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Syria regime 'launches 15 air raids around Palmyra'

Birut - Syrian government aircraft launched at least 15 strikes in and around the ancient city of Palymra on Monday, following its fall to the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said.

IS executes 217 in, near Syria's Palmyra in 9 days: Monitor

Birut - The Islamic State group has executed at least 217 people, including civilians, in and around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in the last nine days, a monitor said Sunday.

Syria regime helicopter comes down in Aleppo province

Birut - Islamic State group supporters and a monitoring group said jihadists shot down a government helicopter in northern Syria early Sunday, but state media said the aircraft had suffered technical problems.

Syria air raid 'kills 40 rebels in Aleppo'

Birut - At least 40 rebels were killed as a regime air strike on their base in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo triggered a huge explosion Thursday, a monitoring group said.

Despite U.S. strikes, IS advances in Syria, Iraq

Birut - The Islamic State jihadist group has made several high-profile advances in recent days, despite a U.S.-led air campaign against the movement in Syria and Iraq.

U.S. raid in Syria killed 32 IS members, including 4 leaders: monitor

Birut - A U.S. special forces raid in eastern Syria killed 32 members of the Islamic State jihadist group, including four leaders, a monitoring group said Sunday.

IS seizes northern part of Syria's Palmyra: Monitor

Birut - Jihadists from the Islamic State group seized control Saturday of the northern part of Syria's ancient desert city of Palmyra after fierce clashes with government forces, a monitoring group said.

IS kills Syria civilians in advance on ancient Palmyra

Birut - Extremists from the Islamic State jihadist group executed at least 23 civilians on Friday as they advanced towards Syria's ancient desert metropolis of Palmyra, a monitoring group said.

IS jihadists 'execute 26 civilians' near Syria's Palmyra

Birut - Jihadists from the Islamic State group executed 26 civilians on Thursday after overrunning their villages near Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

IS at gates of Syria's Palmyra raising fears for ancient city

Birut - Islamic State group fighters advanced to the gates of ancient Palmyra Thursday, raising fears the Syrian world heritage site could face destruction of the kind the jihadists have already wreaked in Iraq.

Regime barrel bomb attack kills 20 in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Birut - At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday in a regime barrel bomb attack on a minibus stand in a rebel-held part of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.

72 dead as Syria army battles to free loyalists: monitor

Birut - At least 72 fighters were killed in a single day as the Syrian army battled to relieve some 250 besieged regime loyalists under rebel assault, a monitoring group said Monday.

34 dead in IS assault on east Syria city: Monitor

Birut - Fierce battles between Syrian regime forces and the Islamic State jihadist group in eastern Syria have left 34 fighters dead in 24 hours, a monitor said Friday.

IS attack on Kurdish forces in Syria 'kills 16'

Birut - At least 16 members of the Syrian Kurdish security forces were killed Wednesday in an Islamic State group attack on a base in the northeastern province of Hasakeh, a monitor said.

Syria's Aleppo suffering 'daily crimes against humanity': Amnesty

Birut - Syrian government forces are committing "crimes against humanity" by indiscriminately bombing Aleppo, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, as it also criticised rebels for abuses including "war crimes".

US-led airstrikes 'kill 52 civilians in northern Syria'

Birut - US-led strikes targeting the Islamic State group killed at least 52 civilians in northern Syria, a monitor said Saturday, but the Pentagon said it could not confirm the report.

'Army of Conquest' rebel alliance pressures Syria regime

Birut - A new rebel alliance calling itself the Army of Conquest has seized key positions in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib in recent weeks, including the provincial capital.

Air raids on market kill 40 as Syria regime hits back

Birut - Air strikes on a marketplace Sunday killed at least 40 civilians, including women and children, as Syrian forces stepped up attacks on rebels a day after losing a key border town.

Qaeda, allies take key regime holdout in northwest Syria

Birut - Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the last major government-held city in Idlib province on Saturday, in a blow that could expose the regime's coastal heartland to rebel attack.

In exile, Syrian Armenians feel echoes of genocide

Birut - For thousands of Syrian Armenian refugees in Lebanon, the slaughter and expulsion of their ancestors a century ago is less a historical event than an ongoing trauma.
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