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Rebels, families start evacuation of Syria's Daraya: AFP

- Syrian rebels and their families began evacuating the town of Daraya outside the capital Damascus on Friday, under a deal agreed with the government after a four-year army siege.

Syria regime, Kurds agree truce in Hasakeh

- Regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed on Tuesday to a truce in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh after a week of clashes, a Kurdish official and Syrian state media said.

Syrian warplanes fly over flashpoint city despite US warning

- Syrian government warplanes took to the skies again Saturday over the flashpoint northeastern city of Hasakeh, despite a US warning against new strikes that might endanger its military advisers.

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

- Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria for a second day, even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to protect its military advisers working on the ground.

Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo's plight

Aleppo - A shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an air strike has become a symbol of civilian suffering in Aleppo, drawing worldwide attention.

Syria regime aircraft hit Kurd-held area for first time

- Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions in the divided northeastern city of Hasakeh on Thursday, the first such strikes against a Kurdish-held area of Syria, an AFP correspondent reported.

Even after defeat, IS sows fear in Syria's Manbij

Sham - When Fatima and Mohammad pushed open their front door -- elated to return to Syria's Manbij after it was retaken from jihadists -- their weeks-long dream of coming home turned into a nightmare.

Retreating IS abducts 2,000 Syrians as 'human shields'

Sham - Islamic State group fighters seized around 2,000 civilians to use as "human shields" as they fled their stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria, US-backed forces and a monitor said.

Clashes in Syria's Aleppo as Russia opens aid 'windows'

Aleppo - Fresh fighting hit Syria's Aleppo on Thursday, the first day of a promised Russian aid window the UN said was insufficient to bring relief for the city's desperate residents.

US-backed fighters savour victory over IS in Manbij

Sham - US-backed fighters savouring a momentous victory confidently roam the shattered streets of Manbij in Syria as they hunt down the last remaining Islamic State group jihadists holed up there.

UN formally invites Syria government to new peace talks

Damascus - UN deputy Syria envoy Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy on Sunday invited Damascus to new peace talks with the opposition at the end of August, drawing a positive response from the government.

Syria says dozens of families leave rebel Aleppo

Damascus - Syria and its ally Russia said Saturday that dozens of civilians and rebels had left besieged eastern Aleppo through humanitarian corridors but residents there and rebels dismissed the claims as "lies".

UN seeks control of Russia escape routes from Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo - The UN on Friday urged Russia to give it control of humanitarian passages out of Aleppo in northern Syria where besieged residents cowered indoors afraid to use what some called "death corridors".

Assad offers amnesty to Syria rebels who surrender

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday offered an amnesty to armed rebels battling his forces if they surrender, the official SANA news agency reported. "Everyone carrying arms... and sought by justice...

Russia announces aid operation for Syria's besieged Aleppo

Damas - Syria regime ally Russia on Thursday announced a "large-scale" aid operation to allow civilians and fighters to flee besieged Aleppo, as the president offered an amnesty to rebels who surrender.

Massive IS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

Kamishli - A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.

Syria regime pounds Aleppo as UN backs call for truce

Aleppo - Syria's regime intensified air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo province Monday, as the UN backed a call by its top aid official for a humanitarian truce in the city.

Syria rebel beheading of child sparks outrage

Aleppo - Syrian residents and the opposition expressed outrage on Wednesday at the brutal beheading of a child by a rebel group in Aleppo city, branding it a "heinous act".

Fear in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo as regime lays siege

Aleppo - Civilians in rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo expressed fears Monday of a lengthy government siege, as food supplies dwindled after regime troops seized the only road into the city's east.

Syrian regime besiege rebel parts of Aleppo

Aleppo - Syrian government forces Sunday besieged rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo after severing the last supply route into eastern areas, sparking concern for tens of thousands of civilians.
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