Latest Syrian civil war News

Report: Syrian government attack kills 7 in rebel-held area

Apr. 08, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces fired a missile at a civilian vehicle in a rebel-held village in the country's northwest on Thursday, killing seven people, including three children from the same family, opposition activists said. The attack took place near the...

Donors pledge more than $6 billion to tackle Syria's crisis

Mar. 30, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union, the U.S. and dozens of other nations pledged $6.4 billion in aid Tuesday to help tackle war-ravaged Syria's deepening humanitarian and economic crises and assist neighboring countries hosting refugees, coming up short of the $10 billion the U.N. had hoped...

US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

Mar. 28, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the U.S.-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a sprawling camp in northeast Syria, in a new effort to identify and arrest Islamic State militants and tamp down escalating killings and violence in the camp....

UN official: Airstrikes on NW Syria border area worrying

Mar. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in northwest Syria near the Turkish border that killed a person and set afire trucks used to distribute aid targeted areas considered the safest in the rebel-held region, a top U.N. official said Monday. The strikes on several locations a day...

Government attack on hospital in northwestern Syria kills 6

Mar. 21, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Artillery shells fired from government areas hit a major hospital in a rebel-controlled town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, killing at least six patients, including a child, wounding medical staff and forcing the facility to shut its doors, rescuers, an aid group and...

UN says international diplomacy crucial to end Syria's war

Mar. 18, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria said Monday that international diplomacy is crucial to end Syria’s 10-year war and it’s important to establish a new format to bring together key nations with an influence on the conflict, including the United States, Russia, Iran,...

Syrians in rebel-held Idlib mark 10 years since uprising

Mar. 18, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Syrians in the last opposition-held area of the country protested Monday, marking 10 years since the start of a popular uprising against President Bashar Assad's rule that later spiraled into an insurgency and civil war. The protest in Idlib...

War's timeline as Syrians mark 10 years since uprising began

Mar. 18, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrians are marking 10 years since peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad’s government erupted in March 2011, touching off a popular uprising that quickly turned into a full-blown civil war. Despite a decade of fighting and a broken country,...

UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

Mar. 04, 2021 08:47 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were “arbitrarily detained" in enforced disappearances during the country's 10-year conflict, a U.N. commission said in a report released Monday. The fate of many remains unknown to this day. Thousands more have...

US strike, first under Biden, kills Iran-backed militiaman

Feb. 26, 2021 18:42 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden. ...