Latest Syrian civil war News

UAE FM visit signals Arab world willing to engage with Syria

Nov. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates met with Syria’s once widely shunned president in Damascus on Tuesday, sending the clearest signal yet that the Arab world is willing to re-engage with strongman Bashar Assad. The visit by Sheikh...

Turkey deported 8,500 terror suspects since Syrian war began

Oct. 30, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 8,500 foreign fighters have been deported from Turkey since the start of the Syrian civil war 10 years ago, the Turkish Interior Ministry said Saturday. Terror suspects from 102 countries were expelled, including 44 from the U.S. and 1,075 from...

Syria says it executed 24 for igniting deadly wildfires

Oct. 21, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria has executed 24 people after convicting them on terrorism charges for igniting last year’s devastating wildfires, leaving three people dead and burning thousands of hectares (acres) of forests, the Justice Ministry said Thursday. The...

Attack hits Syria base that houses US troops; no US injuries

Oct. 20, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military outpost in southern Syria was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday, but U.S. officials said no American troops stationed there were injured or killed. Initial reports said the attack appeared to include two drone strikes and a small...

Bus bombs kill 14 in Syria capital; shells elsewhere kill 10

Oct. 20, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two bombs attached to a bus carrying Syrian troops exploded in Damascus during the morning rush hour Wednesday, a military official said. Fourteen people were killed in the attack, one of the deadliest in the capital in years. While the Syrian...

Syrian shelling of rebel-held areas close to Turkey kills 4

Oct. 16, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held town near the border with Turkey on Saturday killed four people and wounded more than a dozen, Syrian opposition activists said. The shelling of the town of Sarmada comes amid increasing tensions in the last...

Car bomb in market of opposition-held Syrian town kills 4

Oct. 11, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters Monday, killing at least four people, rescue workers and a war monitor said. Turkey's president, meanwhile, said his country was losing patience with...

Syria's Assad calls Jordan's king amid thaw in relations

Oct. 03, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II received a call on Sunday from Syrian President Bashar Assad, the first conversation between the two leaders after a decade of strain over Syria's civil war. The call comes amid efforts aimed at boosting cooperation...

Jordan carrier resuming flights to Syria in new sign of thaw

Sep. 28, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s national airline will resume direct flights to Damascus on Oct. 3, Jordan’s state-run news agency reported Tuesday, nearly a decade after flights were suspended because of the war in Syria. The resumption of flights is the latest sign...

Syria says doors open to refugees, despite contrary claims

Sep. 27, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s top diplomat said Monday that his country's doors are open for the safe return of refugees, accusing Western countries of taking advantage of the suffering of Syrians while pretending to care for their well-being. Speaking in New York to the U.N....