Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.
The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns resumed on Wednesday after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reported.
An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter the Syrian city of Aleppo killed 16 people and wounded several others on Saturday, pro-government media outlets, pro-opposition activists and a monitor reported.
Civilians and fighters began evacuating four towns besieged by rebels and government forces Friday under a deal brokered by opposition backer Qatar and regime ally Iran, an AFP correspondent and a local source said.
Britain, France and the United States on Tuesday presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning the suspected chemical attack in Syria and demanding a full investigation.
The United Nations, along with the European Union and the United States, on Tuesday condemned a suspected chemical attack that left dozens of people dead in Syria’s northwest, pointing an accusatory finger at President Bashar al-Assad.
Warplanes carried out a suspected toxic gas attack that killed at least 35 people including several children in a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, opposition groups and a monitoring group said.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was up to the war-ravaged country’s people.
The number of refugees who have fled the devastating conflict in Syria has passed five million, the United Nations said Thursday.
U.S.-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria said on Sunday they had taken full control of a former Syrian army airport near the city of Tabqa along the Euphrates River.
Syrian rebels stormed a government-held area in northeastern Damascus on Tuesday for the second time in three days, sources on both sides said, the opposition’s first such large scale foray in over four years inside the capital.
Syrian rebels launched a major offensive on Sunday that brought them close to the heart of the Old City of Damascus, and government forces responded with intense bombardments of rebel-held areas.
The US military said Thursday it carried out a deadly air strike on an Al-Qaeda meeting in northern Syria and would investigate reports that more than 40 civilians were killed when a mosque was struck in the raid.
On March 15, 2011, protesters took to the streets in “a day of rage” demonstrations against the Syrian regime. Six years and more than 300,000 deaths later, Bashar al-Assad is still in power and the country is in ruins.
A suicide bomber attacked a courthouse in the centre of the Syrian capital on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and wounding others, state media reported.
More than 800 health workers have died in “acts of war crimes” in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday.
The Syrian opposition will not attend peace talks due to start on Tuesday, blaming Russia’s unwillingness to end airstrikes against civilians in rebel-held areas and its failure to put pressure on the Syrian army to abide by a ceasefire.
At least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country’s rising generation, the United Nations’ child relief agency said Monday.
An al Qaeda-linked alliance of jihadist groups known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said on Sunday it was responsible for a double suicide bomb attack in the Syrian capital Damascus that killed dozens of people.
Twin explosions Saturday near religious shrines frequented by Shiite pilgrims in the Syrian capital Damascus killed at least 40 people, Syria’s interior minister and media reported.