Latest Syrian armed forces News

State media: Israel strike on Syria airport kills 5 soldiers

Sep. 17, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli strike on the Damascus International Airport and nearby military posts south of the Syrian capital killed five soldiers, state media reported Saturday. State news agency SANA, quoting an unnamed military official, said the strikes happened after midnight...

War monitor: Israeli strike targeted missile depot in Syria

Aug. 28, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Satellite imagery showed widespread destruction at a giant military facility in western Syria targeted in a recent Israeli airstrike, and the head of a Syrian opposition war monitor said Sunday the strike targeted a depot housing hundreds of middle-range missiles for Iran-backed...

US says airstrikes in Syria intended to send message to Iran

Aug. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. military airstrikes in eastern Syria this week were a message to Iran and Tehran-backed militias that targeted American troops this month and several other times over the past year. Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, told...

Market blast in north Syria kills 15 people, wounds dozens

Aug. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A rocket attack on a crowded market in a town held by Turkey-backed opposition fighters in northern Syria killed 15 people on Friday and wounded dozens, an opposition war monitor and a paramedic group said. The attack on the town of al-Bab came days after a Turkish...

Reports: Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11

Aug. 16, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey carried out an airstrike in northern Syria on Tuesday near its border killing at least 11 people, including Syrian government soldiers, an opposition war monitor and a Kurdish media outlet said. The attack happened just west of the northern town of Kobani and...

US: Drone attack targets US base in Syria, no casualties

Aug. 15, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An attack with drones hit a compound run by American troops and U.S.-backed Syrian opposition fighters in eastern Syria on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no casualties or damage. The military said the attack took place in the vicinity of...

Syria says Israeli strikes kill 3 soldiers, wounds others

Aug. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on western and central Syria Sunday night, killing three soldiers and wounding three others, the Syrian military said in a statement. The Syrian army said Israel’s military targeted several positions in the coastal province...

US airman charged in Syria base blast that injured troops

Aug. 04, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force has filed criminal charges against an airman in connection with an April explosion that injured U.S. troops at a base in eastern Syria. Tech. Sgt. David Dezwaan Jr., an explosive ordnance disposal specialist, is facing several charges including...

Air Force charges airman in April attack that injured troops at US base in Syria

Aug. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air Force charges airman in April attack that injured troops at US base in Syria.

US judge gives life term to Canadian ISIS propagandist

Jul. 30, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Canadian citizen who led propaganda efforts for the Islamic State group and personally executed two Syrian soldiers in widely circulated videos was sentenced to life in prison Friday by a U.S. judge. Prosecutors sought the life sentence for Mohammed...