Latest Syria Civil Defense News

This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian White Helmet civil defense workers extinguish a burning car that was hit by Syrian government airstrikes, in Idlib province, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Syrian government warplanes struck a market and an industrial area on Wednesday in the last territory in the hands of rebel groups in the country's northwest, killing at least 15 people, opposition activists said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Groups: Syrian planes strike market in rebel area, 15 dead

Jan. 15, 2020 2:40 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes struck a market and an industrial area Wednesday in the last territory in the hands of rebel groups in the country's northwest, killing at least 15 people, opposition activists said. A new cessation of hostilities agreement between Russia and Turkey, who support...

Civilians ride in a truck as they flee Maaret al-Numan, Syria, ahead of a government offensive, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Ghaith al-Sayed)

Residents of NW Syria flee new government offensive

Dec. 23, 2019 9:45 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces pressed ahead Monday with a new military assault on the country's last rebel stronghold that began last week, an offensive that has set off a mass exodus of civilians fleeing to safer areas near the Turkish border. Under the cover of airstrikes and heavy shelling,...

People gather in the the market in the city of Saraqeb in the Idlib countryside after an air strike by Syrian aircraft on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. Airstrikes on a rebel-held town killed several people and wounded more than a dozen in the northwestern province of Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold in the war-torn country, opposition activists said. The attack came amid a government offensive in the region. (AP Photo/ Ghaith al-Sayed)

Airstrikes on rebel-held town in northwestern Syria kill 8

Dec. 21, 2019 2:26 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on a rebel-held town killed eight people and wounded more than a dozen Saturday in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, the last remaining rebel stronghold in the war-torn country, opposition activists said. The attack came amid a government offensive in the region. The latest...

This photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers searching in a house where six members of the same family were killed in shelling of the village of Bdama, in Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. Airstrikes and artillery shelling killed at least 11 civilians including six members of the same family amid intensified violence in rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria, opposition activists said Tuesday. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Airstrikes, shelling kill 16 in Syria's rebel-held areas

Dec. 17, 2019 12:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes and artillery shelling killed at least 16 civilians — including six members of the same family — amid intensified violence in rebel-held areas of northwestern Syria, opposition activists said Tuesday. The bombardments hit three villages in Idlib province, Syria's last...

This photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers and people searching for victims under the rubble of a destroyed building that was hit by airstrikes in the village of Ibdeita, in Idlib province, Syria, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Airstrikes on areas in the last major rebel stronghold in northwest Syria on Saturday killed at least 18 people, including women and children, and wounded others as a three-month truce crumbles, opposition activists said. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Airstrikes in northwest Syria kill at least 18 people

Dec. 7, 2019 1:13 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on areas in the last major rebel stronghold in northwest Syria on Saturday killed at least 18 people, including women and children, and wounded others as a three-month truce crumbles, opposition activists said. The airstrikes on Idlib province have intensified over the past few...