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Air raids hit four hospitals in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Air raids have hit four makeshift hospitals in Syria's battered Aleppo city, doctors said Sunday, jeopardising medical care for more than 200,000 desperate civilians in rebel-held areas.

Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as IS ignores ultimatum

Birut - Islamic State group militants clashed on Saturday with US-backed fighters in the Syrian town of Manbij, pursuing their fierce defence of the jihadist stronghold and ignoring a deadline to leave.

HRW urges Syria regime to let aid into besieged Aleppo

Birut - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Syrian regime forces to immediately let desperately needed aid into besieged districts of Aleppo and to allow civilians to leave the city.

Aleppo rebel tunnel blast killed 38 regime forces

Birut - Nearly 40 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel under a government position in Aleppo city, a monitor said Friday.

51 civilians dead in bombardment of Syria rebel-held areas: monitor

Birut - At least 51 civilians, including 15 children, were killed in bombardment of several rebel-held areas across Syria on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

US-backed forces give IS '48 hours' to leave Syria's Manbij

Birut - US-backed fighters on Thursday gave the Islamic State group 48 hours to leave the battleground Syrian town of Manbij, after US-led air strikes nearby reportedly killed dozens of civilians.

Syria activists urge protests over deadly coalition raids

Birut - Syrian activists on Thursday called for widespread protests after dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in US-led coalition air strikes near a northern town held by the Islamic State group.

'Crisis' in Lebanon for Syrian children out of school

Birut - Mariam Khatib, a 15-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, says she has just one wish in life -- to be able to go back to school.

US-led strikes kill 56 civilians in Syria: monitor

Birut - Children were among at least 56 civilians killed in strikes by a US-led coalition on Tuesday near a Syrian village held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

IS claims Nice massacre

Birut - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France's national holiday, a news service affiliated with the jihadists said Saturday.

IS publications do not refer to Nice attack

Birut - Publications issued by the Islamic State jihadist group on Friday make no reference to the truck attack in the French city of Nice that killed at least 84 people.

Lebanon charges three over suicide bombings

Birut - Lebanon's military prosecutor has charged three people, including two Syrians, with links to the Islamic State group and involvement in suicide bombings in a village on the Syrian border.

Assad says Russia 'never' spoke of his departure

Birut - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday he has never faced pressure from Russia to step aside, as Moscow prepared to host US Secretary of State John Kerry on reviving peace efforts.

France rejects Russia's 'unfair' criticism of UN Syria envoy

Birut - France on Tuesday rejected as "unfair" Moscow's criticism of the UN envoy on Syria, calling for a ceasefire and lifting the Aleppo siege to allow the peace process to resume.

IS territory 'shrinks 12 percent since start of 2016'

Birut - The Islamic State group lost 12 percent of the territory it holds in Iraq and Syria in the first half of 2016, according to an analysis by research group IHS.

Syria army foils rebel bid to reopen Aleppo supply line

Birut - Syrian regime forces have repelled a fierce assault by opposition fighters seeking to reopen their only supply route into Aleppo city, killing at least 29 rebels, a monitor said Sunday.

Over 60 civilians killed in north Syria: monitor

Birut - More than 60 civilians were killed by shelling and air strikes in the northwest of Syria, a monitoring group said, hours before the end of a shaky ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

'22 civilians dead' in strikes on Syria Qaeda-held town

Birut - At least 22 civilians including a child were killed in air strikes on an Al-Qaeda-held town in northwest Syria on Friday, a monitoring group said.

Fierce fighting for key Aleppo road despite Syria truce

Birut - The Syrian army advanced within firing range of the rebels' sole supply route to Aleppo in heavy fighting Thursday despite its announcement of a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Muslims mark end of a Ramadan marred by deadly attacks

Birut - Millions of Muslims on Wednesday celebrated the festival at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, marked this year by a series of deadly jihadist attacks.
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