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Air raids on last IS pocket in south Syria kill 26 civilians: monitor

Beirut - Twenty-six civilians were killed in air strikes Friday on areas controlled by the Islamic State jihadist group in southern Syria's Daraa province, a war monitor said.

Syria rebels evacuate 'cradle' of uprising as Israel strikes north

Ramtha - Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the "cradle" of the country's uprising back under government control.

Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria's Daraa city

Ramtha - Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday, an AFP correspondent and a monitor said, more than seven years after the country's ill-fated uprising erupted there.

Syria rebels surrender heavy arms in Daraa city: state media

Damascus - Syrian rebels in the southern city of Daraa were surrendering their heavy weapons to government forces on Saturday, state media said, under a deal brokered by regime ally Russia.

Damascus raises flag in Daraa, but tough battles ahead

Beirut - The rapid fall of Daraa city, the cradle of Syria's uprising, is an important victory for President Bashar al-Assad's regime, but the country's devastating war is far from over, analysts say.

Army raises flag in Daraa, cradle of Syria revolt

Ramtha - Syria's army entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

Syria army enters and raises flag in Daraa, cradle of revolt

Damascus - Syria's army entered rebel-held parts of Daraa city on Thursday, state media said, raising the national flag in the cradle of the uprising that sparked the country's seven-year war.

Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

Ramtha - The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported.

Regime offensive to retake Syria's Daraa province

Beirut - Syria's southern province of Daraa, one of the last rebel bastions, has been the target of a deadly regime offensive since June 19 which has forced around 300,000 people to flee.

Displaced Syrian families stranded near Jordan border

Sama - After fleeing regime bombardment on southern Syria, Ayman al-Homsi and his pregnant wife saw their escape come to an abrupt halt in a parched field near the closed Jordanian border.

Displaced Syrian families stranded near Jordan border

Sama - After fleeing regime bombardment on southern Syria, Ayman al-Homsi and his pregnant wife saw their escape come to an abrupt halt in a parched field near the closed Jordanian border.

Rebels, Russia pursue talks over battered south Syria: monitor

Ramtha - Syrian rebels and local officials pursued talks with regime ally Russia on Sunday over the fate of a key southern region facing a government offensive, a Britain-based monitor said.

Syria regime advances in south as air strikes kill 15

Beirut - At least eight battered rebel-held towns in southern Syria returned to regime control under Russian-brokered deals on Saturday as air strikes killed at least 15 civilians, a monitor said.

Eight south Syria towns return to regime control under deals: monitor

Beirut - At least eight battered rebel-held towns in southern Syria on Saturday returned to regime control under Russian-brokered deals after nearly two weeks of bombardment, a Britain-based monitor said.

Who are the rebels in southern Syria?

Beirut - The rebels in southern Syria targeted by a major government offensive were long supported by Washington and seen as symbolising relatively moderate opposition to Damascus.

Damascus, IS using civilians as 'pawns': UN rights chief

Geneva - Civilians fleeing attacks on rebel-held towns in southern Syria are being used as "pawns", the UN rights chief said, lamenting reported demands for payment at government checkpoints and jihadist's blocking movement.

Israel delivers aid to Syrians fleeing government assault

Jerusalem - Israel mounted a nighttime operation across its armistice line with Syria to deliver aid to people fleeing a government offensive in the country's south, the army said Friday.

Turkey condemns Syria regime's 'inhuman' assault on Daraa

Ankara - Turkey on Friday condemned regime attacks on rebel-held towns in southern Syria as "inhuman", calling on Damascus' allies to stop the offensive that has killed dozens of civilians.

Bloodiest day yet in south Syria offensive

Beirut - A barrage of Russian strikes on rebel-held towns in southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday, the bloodiest day yet of the government's offensive in the strategic region.

Air strikes on southern Syria kill 22 civilians: monitor

Beirut - A barrage of Russian air strikes on rebel-held areas of southern Syria killed 22 civilians on Thursday, a monitoring group said, most of them in a single battered town.

Syria troops launch assault on Daraa city amid civilian exodus

Ramtha - Syria's army launched an assault on the flashpoint southern city of Daraa Tuesday, state media said, after a week of deadly bombardment on the nearby countryside caused mass displacement.

Syria troops launch assault on Daraa city amid civilian exodus

Ramtha - Syria's army launched an assault on the flashpoint southern city of Daraa Tuesday, state media said, after a week of deadly bombardment on the nearby countryside caused mass displacement.

Syria forces advance against rebels in south

Beirut - Syrian government forces took two villages in the southern province of Daraa overnight, a monitor and state media said on Tuesday, cutting off a pocket of rebel-held territory.

Graffiti boys who lit Syria war brace for regime attack

Ramtha - "Your turn, Doctor." Seven years after scribbling the anti-Assad slogan that sparked Syria's war, activists-turned-rebels Moawiya and Samer Sayasina are bracing themselves for a regime assault on their hometown Daraa.

Syria shelling on southern rebels kills at least 6: monitor

Beirut - Syrian government shelling on a rebel-held southern region has killed at least six civilians, hours after US warning not to jeopardise talks on the area's fate, a monitoring group said Friday.

Syria FM links talks on south to US withdrawal from border area

Damascus - Syria's foreign minister on Saturday linked any talks on the future of a rebel-held southern region with the departure of US forces from another area bordering Iraq and Jordan.

Daraa province: cradle of Syrian revolt

Paris - Syria's southern province of Daraa, which could be the regime's next target after its bloody reprisal of Eastern Ghouta, is the birthplace of the uprising which erupted in 2011.

Syria rebels dig in for Daraa fight

Ramtha - On a tense urban frontline in Syria's Daraa, rebel Atallah Qutayfan has been steadily reinforcing his defensive post for weeks in anticipation of a looming assault by government troops.

After Ghouta, Syria army to target cradle of revolt in Daraa

Beirut - The capture of Eastern Ghouta is a significant milestone for Syria's regime and paves the way for government troops to shift south to where the seven-year uprising first began: Daraa.

Syria regime forces capture key southern rebel town: monitor

Birut - Syrian pro-government forces captured a strategic southern rebel town close to the Jordanian border after weeks of fighting, a monitor said on Tuesday.
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