Latest Damascus News

WHO sends supplies to Syria to deal with cholera outbreak

Sep. 19, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A plane carrying medical supplies to deal with the spread of a deadly cholera outbreak in war-torn Syria landed in the capital of Damascus on Monday, the World Health Organization said, and another one will follow. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO's regional director,...

State media: Israel strike on Syria airport kills 5 soldiers

Sep. 17, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli strike on the Damascus International Airport and nearby military posts south of the Syrian capital killed five soldiers, state media reported Saturday. State news agency SANA, quoting an unnamed military official, said the strikes happened after midnight...

UN: Israeli hit on Damascus airport stopped aid deliveries

Sep. 14, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on the airport of the Syrian capital Damascus in June that forced it to close for two weeks led to the suspension of humanitarian activities during that period, the commission of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said Wednesday. ...

Syrian airport to resume work days after Israeli strike

Sep. 09, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's international airport in Aleppo is to resume business on Friday after the facility was put out of commission by an Israeli missile attack, the country's transport ministry said. The ministry said in a statement carried by state media that the damage has been...

Israeli airstrike puts Syrian airport out of commission

Sep. 06, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on Tuesday targeting Syria's Aleppo airport for the second time in a week, this time putting it out of commission, Syrian state media said. The Syrian government did not report any casualties. The transport ministry said all flights...

Satellite image: Israel attack damaged Syrian airport runway

Sep. 02, 2022 06:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli attack targeting a Syrian airport tore a hole in the runway and also damaged a structure close to the military side of the airfield, satellite photos analyzed Friday by The Associated Press showed. The attack Wednesday night on Aleppo...

Syria: Israel strikes Aleppo airport

Aug. 31, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Israel launched a missile attack on Wednesday targeting the airport in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Syrian state media said, citing a military source. The Syrian government did not report any casualties. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based opposition...

Syrian state media: 2 civilians wounded in Israeli strikes

Aug. 25, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli airstrikes over a town in the central Syrian province of Hama on Thursday wounded two civilians, Syrian state-run media reported. The reports said Syria’s air defense systems shot down some of the missiles coming from over the Mediterranean Sea...

Germany: Man tried for grenade attack on civilians in Syria

Aug. 25, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A man has gone on trial in Germany accused of firing a rocket-propelled grenade into a group of civilians in Syria eight years ago, killing at least seven people. The defendant, identified only as Mouafak Al D. for privacy reasons, appeared before a Berlin regional...

Ship that Ukraine alleges has stolen wheat likely off Syria

Aug. 18, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Russian cargo ship that Ukraine alleges holds stolen wheat from territory seized by Moscow appears to have reached the Syrian port of Tartus, according to satellite images analyzed Thursday by The Associated Press. The arrival of the SV...