Latest Syria News

Brutality of Russia's Wagner gives it lead in Ukraine war

Jan. 27, 2023 15:49 PM EST

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have thrown a new spotlight on Russia's Wagner Group, a private military company led by a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Wagner has spearheaded the push to jump-start Russia's stalemated offensive in...

Watchdog blames Syria's air force for deadly chlorine attack

Jan. 27, 2023 07:10 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday that its investigators found “reasonable grounds to believe” Syria's air force dropped two cylinders containing chlorine gas on the city of Douma in April 2018, killing 43 people. A report by a team...

Watchdog finds that Syria's air force dropped chlorine on city of Douma in April 2018 attack that killed 43 people

Jan. 27, 2023 06:14 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Watchdog finds that Syria's air force dropped chlorine on city of Douma in April 2018 attack that killed 43 people.

Today in History: JAN 27, Auschwitz and Birkenau liberated

Jan. 27, 2023 00:16 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2022. There are 338 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 27, 1967, astronauts Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire...

FBI: 'American Taliban' Lindh meets with released extremist

Jan. 26, 2023 17:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with convicted Taliban supporter John Walker Lindh. According to court documents, the...

Syrian Kurdish forces arrest IS commander in eastern region

Jan. 26, 2023 07:00 AM EST

RAQQA, Syria (AP) — Syrian Kurdish-led forces captured a local commander of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria as part of an ongoing operation targeting sleeper cells in the city of Raqqa, the U.S.-backed forces announced Thursday. The commander served as the chief of the...

Kurdish forces seize dozens of suspected IS members in Syria

Jan. 25, 2023 07:58 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters in northeastern Syria launched an operation Wednesday against suspected Islamic State militants in the area in retaliation for an attack by the extremist group there last month, according to a statement. Syrian Democratic Forces said...

France: More women, children returned from IS camps in Syria

Jan. 24, 2023 11:31 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — France on Tuesday repatriated another group of women and children from former Islamic State group-controlled areas of Syria, the latest return of French nationals who'd been stranded in camps there, eyed warily by Paris. The group was made up of 32 minors and 15 adult...

Building collapse in Syrian city of Aleppo leaves 16 dead

Jan. 22, 2023 09:39 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A building collapsed in a neighborhood in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo early Sunday, killing at least 16 people, including one child, and injuring four others, state media reported. The five-story building housing about 30 people is in the Sheikh Maksoud...

Judge orders Canada to repatriate 4 men held in Syrian camps

Jan. 20, 2023 19:26 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A judge has ordered the Canadian government to help bring home four Canadian men being held in Syrian camps. In a ruling late Friday, Federal Court Justice Henry Brown directed Ottawa to request repatriation of the men as soon as reasonably possible and...