Latest Civil wars News

Clashes between Yemen's rebels, government forces kill 35

Sep. 23, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Flighting flared up this week between Yemen’s Houthi rebels and pro-government forces in the country's southern province of Shabwa, killing 35 from both sides, tribal leaders and security officials said Thursday. Clashes are now in their third day...

Ravaged by war, Syrian rebel area struggles with virus surge

Sep. 22, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Coronavirus cases are surging to the worst levels of the pandemic in a rebel stronghold in Syria — a particularly devastating development in a region where scores of hospitals have been bombed and that doctors and nurses have fled in droves during a decade of war. ...

Drone strike kills at least 1 in northwestern Syria

Sep. 20, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A drone strike hit a vehicle traveling on a rural road in rebel-controlled northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least one person, rescue workers and a war monitor said. The Civil Defense team, known as White Helmets, said the unidentified body was...

Dutch court: Syrian brothers guilty of Jabhat al-Nusra roles

Sep. 20, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Monday convicted two Syrian brothers of holding senior roles in the Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group in their home country between 2011 and 2014, the first time Dutch judges have convicted a suspect of leadership in a Syrian extremist...

Syrian, Jordanian defense officials discuss border security

Sep. 20, 2021 01:36 AM EDT

AMMAN (AP) — Syria’s defense minister met on Sunday with Jordan's army chief in Amman, the Jordanian capital, after Syrian troops captured several rebel-held areas near Jordan’s border, state media reported. The Hala Akhbar news site, which is linked to Jordan’s...

Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the militant Hezbollah. The powerful group operates independently from Lebanese authorities, which are struggling to deal with a crippling energy...

Russia's Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

Sep. 14, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Putin was...

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Sep. 12, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

DARAA, Syria (AP) — The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appeared to slowly return to some sense of normalcy Sunday. The capture of Daraa al-Balad marked another victory for President...

Death and suffering in Iraq a painful legacy of 9/11 attacks

Sep. 12, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. But the terrorist attacks in the United States changed forever the lives of Iraqis. In their aftermath, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, swiftly deposing the Taliban regime that had been sheltering Osama bin Laden, the...

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4

Sep. 12, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two Turkish troops died on Sunday after being attacked during cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq, Turkish officials said. The casualties take the weekend toll to four deaths. One soldier was killed by fire from “separatist terrorists” as his...