Latest Syrian civil war News

Government missile attack kills 9 insurgents in north Syria

Jun. 29, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces conducted a missile strike on a vehicle carrying members of a Turkey-backed armed opposition faction in a rebel-held part of the country’s north Wednesday, opposition activists said, and nine gunmen were killed. The attack happened just south of the...

Syrian plane lands in base after Damascus airport attack

Jun. 21, 2022 04:22 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A flight by private Syrian airline Cham Wings landed on Tuesday at an airport used by Russia’s military in the coastal province of Latakia in western Syria, the country's state news agency reported. The flight from the city of Sharjah in the United Arab...

Far from home, Middle Eastern band finds rhythm in Germany

Jun. 01, 2022 09:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — When Eden Cami closes her eyes and starts singing ancient tunes in Arabic and Hebrew, Jewish-Israeli bassist Or Rozenfeld plays the contrabass, and Syrian band member Wassim Mukdad creates sparkling sounds on his 12-string oud, they take their audience on a musical journey through...

Suspected IS militants kill 7 Syrians at Ramadan iftar meal

Apr. 28, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants attacked a Ramadan gathering hosted by a former official of a U.S.-backed group in eastern Syria, killing seven people and wounding four, opposition activists said Thursday. The Islamic State group later claimed responsibility for the...

Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war

Apr. 18, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — During a visit to Syria in 2017, Vladimir Putin lavished praise on a Syrian general whose division played an instrumental role in defeating insurgents in the country’s long-running civil war. The Russian president told him his cooperation with Russian troops “will lead to great...

Chemical weapons use from Syrian war stokes Ukraine's fears

Apr. 13, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The chilling scenes from Syria of victims twitching and gasping for air after chlorine cylinders were dropped from helicopters in towns and villages were broadcast over and over in the course of country's civil war. Legal and moral taboos were shattered. Hundreds were...

IS supporter given life sentence for murdering UK lawmaker

Apr. 13, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Islamic State supporter was given a whole-life sentence Wednesday for stabbing a British lawmaker to death in revenge for his voting in support for airstrikes on Syria. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, was convicted Monday of murdering Conservative lawmaker David Amess and...

Suspect tells court he killed UK lawmaker over Syria vote

Apr. 07, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of stabbing a British lawmaker to death during a regular meeting with his constituents told a court Thursday he targeted the politician because he voted for air strikes on Syria. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, is accused of murdering veteran Conservative lawmaker...

Shelling of rebel village in northern Syria kills 4 students

Apr. 04, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

MAARET AL-NAASAN, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday shelled a rebel-held village in northwestern Syria, the country’s last major opposition stronghold, killing four students on their way to school, opposition activists said. The shelling targeted the village of...