Syrian rebels launch fresh Damascus assault

21 Mar

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.

In images: Six years of the Syrian war

15 Mar

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.

Syrian opposition to boycott Astana peace talks

14 Mar

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.