Latest Syrian armed forces News

Groups: 6 killed in rocket attack on northern town in Syria

Jan. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A rocket attack on a northern Syrian town controlled by Turkey-backed opposition fighters killed six civilians and wounded over a dozen people on Thursday, Syrian rescuers and a war monitor said. Both blamed U.S-backed Syrian Kurdish forces for the attack. The town...

Bases housing US troops in Iraq, Syria come under attack

Jan. 05, 2022 15:11 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. troops in Iraq's western Anbar province and the capital of Baghdad were hit by Katyusha rockets Wednesday while in Syria, eight rounds of indirect fire landed inside a base with members of the U.S.-led coalition, the Iraqi and U.S. militaries said....

US military coalition in Syria takes out rocket launch sites

Jan. 04, 2022 18:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. led-coalition in Syria struck several launch sites for short-range rockets believed to be intended for attacks on an installation used by U.S. troops in eastern Syria, officials said Tuesday. The strikes against the launch sites apparently were conducted...

Sweden prosecutes woman for recruiting son to fight in Syria

Jan. 04, 2022 09:10 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A 49-year-old woman from Sweden has been charged with war crimes and breaching international law for allegedly assisting in getting her son to fight in Syria as a child soldier, Swedish public prosecutors said on Tuesday. The woman, who has been in custody in...

Syrian media: Militants attack bus in desert, kill 5 troops

Jan. 03, 2022 05:35 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Militants attacked a bus carrying soldiers on a desert highway in central Syria, killing five troops and wounding 20, state media reported Monday. The state news agency SANA said the attack happened on Sunday night in a government-controlled area. The report...

Syria says Israeli missiles target military posts in south

Dec. 15, 2021 19:31 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israeli rockets hit army posts in the country’s south early Thursday, killing one soldier and causing material damage. State media quoted an unidentified military official as saying that rockets fired from the Israeli-occupied Golan...

Islamic State figure pleads guilty to aiding terrorist group

Dec. 10, 2021 18:57 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Canadian citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group nearly a decade ago pleaded guilty Friday to serving as one of the organization’s more prominent English-language propagandists. Mohammed Khalifa, 38, pleaded guilty to conspiring to...

Turkish soldier killed on Syrian border: Defense Ministry

Nov. 26, 2021 03:07 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish soldier was killed trying to stop people crossing into Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday. In a statement, the ministry said Infantry Specialist Sergeant Savas Dinc was wounded “during the intervention (against) people trying to...

Israeli airstrike on central Syria leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded

Nov. 24, 2021 01:48 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israeli warplanes attacked army positions in the country’s central region early Wednesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven people wounded — six of them soldiers. State media quoted an unnamed military official as...

Syria says Israeli strikes wound 2 soldiers, cause damage

Nov. 08, 2021 14:32 PM EST

DAMSCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israel carried out airstrikes Monday night on central and western provinces, wounding two soldiers and causing material damage. The military said Israeli warplanes fired missiles while flying over neighboring Lebanon. It...