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Syrian Civil War

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  • Israeli Druze alarmed by plight of their brethren in Syria

    Members of Israel's Druze minority, long among the Jewish state's most loyal citizens, have become increasingly concerned about the plight of their beleaguered brethren in neighboring Syria. Now, they are asking the state of Israel to help their fellow...
  • In war-shattered Aleppo, some of Syria's toughest civilians stay put

     In war-shattered Aleppo, some of Syria's toughest civilians stay put
    A series of checkpoints and barriers cobbled together from tumbleweeds, discarded furniture and assorted urban detritus mark the path to one of the world's most storied sites: Aleppo's ancient covered market, the heart of the Old City. Much of the...
  • Islamic State group loses key town on Turkish border

    For more than a year, the Syrian town of Tal Abyad on the Turkish border provided a lifeline for the Islamic State group, allowing it to ferry foreign fighters to its self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa and sell oil on the black market. The loss of the town...
  • Syrian rebels advance near Golan; Damascus shelling kills 33

    Syrian rebels launched a wide-ranging offensive against government positions near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, after shelling in and around Damascus killed at least 33 people, activists said. The rebels of the Southern Front...
  • Syria's al-Qaida branch kills 20 minority Druze villagers

    Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria killed at least 20 Druze villagers in the country's north and Western-backed rebels entered a predominantly Druze enclave in the south, activists said Thursday, in incidents that could pull the minority sect into the...
  • Mideast's worst case: A 'big war' pitting Shia Muslims against Sunni

    ISTANBUL The Middle East crisis that peaked one year ago Wednesday when the Islamic State captured Mosul may result in the breakup of Iraq and an indefinite continuation of a war in Syria that's already out of control, analysts say. Yet still worse...
  • Rebels seize sprawling army base in southern Syria

    Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault Tuesday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad's increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said. Assad's forces have suffered a stunning string...
  • Hezbollah repels IS attack on Lebanon-Syria border

    Hezbollah gunmen repelled an attack Tuesday by Islamic State extremists in an area along the Lebanon-Syria border as a major battle between the two groups looms in the rugged mountainous region, Hezbollah's TV station reported. According to Al-Manar TV,...
  • Hundreds of young Syrians find academic home at US colleges

    Brothers Molham and Mohammad Kayali spray-painted anti-government graffiti around Aleppo University in northern Syria in early 2012 and held up flags in protest against President Bashar al Assad's government. Worried that their lives were in danger,...
  • Fears mount after militants seize Syria's Palmyra antiquities site

    Fears mount after militants seize Syria's Palmyra antiquities site
    Islamic State extremists captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra on Wednesday, drawing alarm worldwide about the fate of one of the world’s most spectacular architectural treasures. The apparent capture of the historic city from government...
  • Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast

    Syrian migrants tell of perilous journey to Italy's coast
    The fourth boat used for his family’s journey, packed with about 500 people, mostly Syrians, was the worst, Omar Ibrahim said Thursday at a train station in the shadow of Italy’s snowcapped Mt. Etna. Ibrahim and about 80 Syrian compatriots...