Latest Syrian armed forces News

Report: Syria holding 2 Lebanese security agents

Jun. 18, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says Syrian troops are holding two Lebanese security agents who crossed by mistake into the neighboring country. NNA reported Tuesday that the two members of the State Security Department were captured two days earlier while on a hiking trip in a...

Turkish post in Idlib hit 'deliberately' by Syrian attack

Jun. 16, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey said Syrian government forces "deliberately" attacked on Sunday a Turkish military observation post in northwestern Syria. In a statement, the defense ministry said Turkish troops responded with "heavy weapons" after the artillery attack in Idlib province. Syrian forces launched an...

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north

Jun. 15, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes, intense shelling and fighting on the ground in rebel-held areas in northwest Syria claimed the lives of dozens of people Saturday, Syrian opposition activists said. Syrian state media reported later that an explosion was heard in a military area in Dummar, a...

Syria says Israel hit military position in country's south

Jun. 12, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency said Wednesday that Israel attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage. SANA said Syrian air defenses were able to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target during the early morning attack on al-Harra...

Syrian troops take village in last rebel stronghold

Jun. 3, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops captured on Monday a village in the last rebel stronghold in the northwest province of Idlib, while a government airstrike killed at least three people, opposition activists and state media said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor,...

Israel attacks Syrian base hours after hitting other targets

Jun. 2, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel fired missiles onto a Syrian military air base in the country's center late Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding two others hours after other Israeli attacks in southern Syria killed three soldiers and wounded seven, Syria's state-run media said. The new wave of Israeli missiles...

Israeli military says 2 rockets fired at Israel from Syria

Jun. 1, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two projectiles have been fired from Syria toward the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The military said Saturday there were no reports of casualties or damage. Israeli media reported sirens warning of incoming rockets were not activated. Israel has acknowledged...

UN warns more Idlib military action will overwhelm aid needs

May. 28, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. deputy humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that further military operations in northwest Syria's Idlib province will overwhelm aid efforts, stressing that an estimated 3 million people are caught up in crossfire in the last rebel stronghold. Assistant Secretary-General Ursula...

Syrian troops regain control of village they lost to rebels

May. 26, 2019 7:02 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces regained control of a northwestern village on Sunday, just days after losing it to militants, state media and an opposition war monitoring group said. State TV said troops captured Kfar Nabudah before noon from militants, including members of al-Qaida-linked...

Russia: Militants in Syria launch attack, have toxic agents

May. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said al-Qaida-linked militants in northwestern Syria launched an attack on Syrian government forces Tuesday, including with tanks. Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin, the head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said the Syrian army was fighting back...