Latest Syrian armed forces News

US coalition targets IS figure involved in killing American

Dec. 3, 2018 5:09 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition has targeted a senior member of the Islamic State group involved in the 2014 killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig, a military spokesman said Monday. Col. Sean Ryan, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting IS, told The Associated Press that coalition...

Syria says US-led coalition fired missiles on its positions

Dec. 2, 2018 4:20 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the U.S.-led coalition has fired several missiles at Syrian army positions in the country's east, causing material damage. The SANA report says the positions targeted Sunday night are in the Ghorab Mountains south of the eastern town of Sukhna. There...

Russian FM says US pursues 'hidden agenda' in Syria

Nov. 24, 2018 1:20 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of pursuing a "hidden agenda" through its military involvement in Syria. Lavrov said Saturday that in contrast to American claims that it is intervening in Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic State...

Syrian government forces take southern region from IS

Nov. 19, 2018 10:05 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces captured a southern region from the Islamic State group on Monday after weeks of fighting that left scores dead on both sides, a government-linked media outlet reported. Syrian Central Military Media said the army retook the rugged Tulul al-Safa region, the...

Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

Nov. 16, 2018 11:23 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home in recent months, a fraction of the estimated 5.6 million Syrians who have fanned out across the world fleeing the seven-year conflict. Moscow and the government in Damascus have been encouraging refugees to...

Ex-IS captive recalls captivity, seeing her son killed

Nov. 9, 2018 3:10 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian woman liberated from captivity said Friday that Islamic State militants held her and more than two other dozen women and children in different hideouts for nearly three months, once keeping them captive in a moving car for over twelve hours without knowing where they were...

Syria says military freed 19 hostages held by IS since July

Nov. 8, 2018 12:42 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops have liberated 19 women and children hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in the country's center, ending a months-long crisis that has stunned Syria's Druze religious minority, state media reported Thursday. An opposition war...

The Latest: Syria state news agency says 19 held by IS freed

Nov. 8, 2018 9:44 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Syria's state news agency says troops have liberated 19 hostages held by the Islamic State group since July in a military operation in central Syria. SANA news agency said in its report Wednesday that the operation occurred in...

Syrian state news agency says army has freed 19 hostages held by the Islamic State group since July

Nov. 8, 2018 9:32 AM EST
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state news agency says army has freed 19 hostages held by the Islamic State group since July.

US troops deployed at the border limited in what they can do

Oct. 31, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement on American soil. That means the troops will not be allowed to detain...