Tag: Syria

Humanitarian situation in Syria dire amid economic crisis: UN official
Humanitarian situation in Syria dire amid economic crisis: UN official

As the eyes of the world turn to other conflicts, Syria is on the verge of becoming a forgotten crisis. Yet millions of Syrians struggle each month to survive. For many, their situation has never been direr since the civil war erupted in 2011, she told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Islamic State
IS Leader Dead Following US Raid In Syria

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, died when he detonated an explosive device during a US military raid in Syria that aimed to kill or capture him, a Pentagon official said.

Israeli Missiles Target Syria Again
Israeli Missiles Target Syria Again

The report said that the air defences intercepted most of the missiles.

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5 Militiamen Killed In US Airstrikes In Iraq, Syria

At least five members of paramilitary group were killed in US airstrikes on the border region between Iraq and Syria, a war monitor said on Monday.

India Stands Ready To Work With UN To Ensure Supply Of COVID-19 Vaccines In Syria

United Nations: India, which has shipped critical supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to nations globally, has said it stands ready to work with the United Nations and its agencies to ensure the doses are delivered to people of Syria facing dire situation compounded by the pandemic, winterisation and food insecurity. Speaking at the UN General Assembly […]

US Bombs Facilities In Syria Used By Iran-Backed Militia

Washington: The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a US service member and other coalition troops. The airstrike was […]

Turkish drones kill 26 Syrian soldiers in Idlib

Damascus: Turkish forces renewed drone attacks on Syrian forces’ positions in the northwestern province of Idlib, killing 26 Syrian soldiers, according to a war monitor. The Turkish drones targeted the Syrian government forces and vehicles in Idlib on Saturday, a day after 48 Syrian soldiers were killed by similar attacks in the province, reports Xinhua […]

Column: Baghdadi Is Dead, Not the IS

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Islamic State (IS) chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have killed himself by detonating a suicide vest to avoid capture by the US forces inside a tunnel in Syria on October 26 but his violent legacy is still being discussed amidst fears that his followers may soon re-group themselves under a new […]

Thousands Of Kids Awaiting Repatriation Stranded In Syria

Damascus: Tens of thousands of children awaiting repatriation to their home countries remain stranded in northeastern Syria, the war-torn country’s Unicef representative said on Monday. “It has been an urgent matter for months. We have been with those children in northeastern Syria for months. It is already late and every day that passes makes it […]

Kurds did not help US in fighting against ISIS: Donald Trump

Washington: Syrian Kurds, considered to be an American ally in the region, did not help the US in fighting against the ISIS, President Donald Trump has said, defending his decision to pull out American forces paving way for Turkey to launch a military operation to invade northeastern Syria. “The Kurds are fighting for their land, […]

UNSC fails to adopt resolution on ceasefire in Syria's Idlib

United Nations: The UN Security Council has voted on two competing draft resolutions on a ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib, but failed to adopt either of them. The 15-member council on Thursday first voted on the text drafted by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait. The draft received 12 positive votes, but was unable to be adopted because […]

US deployment triggered after inputs of Iranian attack plans

Washington: Following intelligence showing Iran made plans to target US forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East, decision to reinforce the American military presence in the region was taken in an effort to deter any possible moves by Tehran, Dow Jones Newswires reported. The escalation in tensions came as European diplomats said Monday […]

US begins withdrawing some military equipment from Syria

Washington/Damascus: The first US military ground equipment has been withdrawn from Syria, signaling the beginning of the drawdown ordered by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official. “Some cargo has already moved,” the official told CNN on Friday. Due to security concerns, the official would not describe exactly what the cargo was or whether […]

US troops to exit Syria 'over a period of time': Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump said that the US troops would be withdrawing from Syria “over a period of time,” dismissing the previously reported four-month exit plan. “Over a period of time. I never said I’m getting out tomorrow,” Trump was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency on Wednesday. Trump dismissed a New York […]

Over 1,500 bodies found in Syria mass grave

Damascus: More than 1,500 bodies have been found in a mass grave in Syria’s Raqqa province, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS), the media reported on Wednesday. Citing medical sources, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said “the bodies belonged to civilians who had been killed by the strikes of the US-led coalition […]