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Syrian Civil War

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  • Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

    Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group,...
  • Hezbollah vows to expand involvement in Syria's civil war

    The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Sunday that the region is facing "unprecedented danger" from extremist groups and vowed his fighters will expand their involvement in Syria's civil war in support of government forces. Sheik Hassan...
  • IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The...
  • Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The takeover...
  • Activists say at least 28 killed in Syria government attack

    Syrian government helicopters dropped a barrel bomb Tuesday in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, hitting a busy bus depot and killing at least 28 people, activists said. The attack on the Jisr al-Haj neighborhood killed at least 28 people...
  • 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...
  • Islamist rebel leader walks back rhetoric in first interview with Western media

    ISTANBUL From the pulpit at a mosque in the besieged Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syrian rebel leader Zahran Alloush denounced democracy last December as a corrupt system and left no doubt that he seeks an Islamic state to succeed the government of...
  • 4 charged with shipping guns to Lebanon to remain in custody

    Four relatives charged with stockpiling weapons in Iowa to ship to Lebanon were making money trafficking arms in a war-torn region and may have ties to Hezbollah, federal investigators said Friday. The four were arrested this week after agents...
  • UNESCO chief alarmed by clashes near Syria's ancient Palmyra

    The U.N. cultural agency expressed alarm Friday over clashes between Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces near the ancient city of Palmyra — one of the Middle East's most famous UNESCO world heritage sites. UNESCO chief Irina Bokova...
  • Diplomats: Traces of chemical weapons agents found in Syria

    Chemical weapons experts have found traces of deadly nerve agents used to make chemical weapons at a site in Syria where the agents were not supposed to be, two diplomats said. The discovery of traces of sarin and VX renewed fears that Syria did not...
  • 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...