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Nearly 5,000 flee last Dash enclave in eastern Syria: monitor

Nearly 5,000 flee last Dash enclave in eastern Syria: monitor

Nearly 5,000 people, including almost 500 Islamic State fighters, have since Monday left the jihadist group's last bastion in eastern Syria, where IS continues to lose ground, a Britain-based monitor said. Kurdish-led forces, backed by air strikes of the US-led coalition, have been...

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Raqqa's local council to exhume 600 bodies found in mass grave

Raqqa's local council to exhume 600 bodies found in mass grave

 (Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 600 bodies to be exhumed from al-Fakhikha village south of Raqqa city, once the capital Daesh’s (ISIS) self-styled caliphate, Local Council said Monday. Al-Fakhikha is the 14th mass grave in the northeastern province.  Raqqa was liberated...

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Russia steps up aerial campaign in northern Syria

Russia steps up aerial campaign in northern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia on Monday has stepped up its aerial campaign on rebel-held areas in Hama and Idlib provinces where Russia and Turkey agreed on a buffer zone in September, local reporter said. At least 13 towns and villages came under aerial and ground bombardment by the regime...

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Israel announces air strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria

Israel announces air strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria

Israel announces air strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria Attack after missiles fired from Syria into the Golan Heights on Sunday In an unusual move by Israel, it claimed responsibility on Sunday for air strikes against Iranian military targets inside Syria, marking the third...

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Russian airstrikes kill two civilians in Idlib

Russian airstrikes kill two civilians in Idlib

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Russia's warplanes carried out fresh airstrikes on northwestern Idlib province where Russia and Turkey agreed on a buffer zone in September, local reporter said Sunday. The strikes left two civilians dead and nine more wounded, mostly children, in the town of Beksariya....

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 Rebels clash with regime forces in Hama province

Rebels clash with regime forces in Hama province

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian rebels have thwarted an attack by regime forces and allied militias in northwestern Hama province where Russia and Turkey agreed on a buffer zone in September, activists said Sunday. Jaish al-Ezza, key unit in Free Syrian Army, said its fighters clashed with the...

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Israel says it shot down rocket over Golan on Syria frontier

Israel says it shot down rocket over Golan on Syria frontier

Israel's military said its Iron Dome interceptor system shot down a rocket that had been fired at the northern part of the occupied Golan Heights on the Syria frontier Sunday, after Damascus accused Israel of air raids in the country's south. "A short while ago, a rocket was fired at...

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Bomb in Afrin kills three

Bomb in Afrin kills three

A bomb in the northwest Syrian town of Afrin killed three civilians and wounded about 20 on a public bus, several witnesses told Reuters on Sunday. The blast came on the anniversary of Operation Olive Branch, an air and ground assault launched by Turkey in 2018 on the mainly-Kurdish...

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'Huge explosion' in Damascus causes fatalities: monitor

'Huge explosion' in Damascus causes fatalities: monitor

A "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in Damascus Sunday left a number of dead and wounded, a war monitor said, after state-run TV reported early indications suggested a "terrorist act". "The explosion took place near a security branch in the south of the city. There are...

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Kurdish PYD recruits teachers in fighting against Daesh

Kurdish PYD recruits teachers in fighting against Daesh

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The US-led Syrian Democratic Forces has launched new conscription campaign targeting local teachers in Hasaka and Raqqa provinces, activists said. During last months, about 100 teachers from the areas of Tal Hamis, Tal Brak, Qahtaniya and al-Ya’arobiya, al-Malikya,...

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Darayya displaced seek a return to hometown but regime delays

Darayya displaced seek a return to hometown but regime delays

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Thousands of Darayya’s residents are still waiting their home return, such a dream seems to be hard to come true as the Syrian regime prefers to keep the the original residents stranded throughout Syria. The western town of Damascus is still unsafe amid lack of public...

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US-led airstrikes kill 20 civilians, mostly children, in Deir Ezzor

US-led airstrikes kill 20 civilians, mostly children, in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 20 civilians, including 14 children and 3 women, were killed Friday in a US-led airstrike hit eastern Deir Ezzor province as Kurdish-led forces backed by the International Coalition press to seize last pockets of the Daesh (ISIS), local sources said....

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Explosion targets Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib, kills 11

Explosion targets Tahrir al-Sham in Idlib, kills 11

An explosion outside an office belonging to an al-Qaida-linked group in the country's northwestern on Friday killed at least 11 people and wounded several others, opposition activists said. The blast comes a week after members of the al-Qaida-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Arabic for...

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Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria to hold presidential election on April 18

Algeria will hold a presidential election on April 18, the presidency said on Friday in a statement, but did not say whether veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika would seek a fifth term in office. Bouteflika “issued a presidential decree calling voters to the polls for a presidential...

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Palmyra's historical spring flows again after 25 years of drought

Palmyra's historical spring flows again after 25 years of drought

The historical spring of Afqa in the ancient Palmyra city has revived again after almost 25 years of drought, Syrian State-run news agency reported. Archaeologist Mohamed Khaled Asaad told (SANA) that the spring was historically the cause of prosperity and the continuity of life in...

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#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering

#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering

The #10YearChallenge and #GlowUpChallenge have gone viral on social media this week, with millions of people sharing current photos next to what they looked like a decade ago. While most of the craze has been for fun, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users have also seized on the viral...

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Daesh car bombs kill 19 US-backed fighters in Deir Ezzor

Daesh car bombs kill 19 US-backed fighters in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 19 US-backed fighters killed in car bomb attacks carried out by Daesh near the Iraqi border, activists said Thursday. Daesh blasts rocked a checkpoint for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hawi Soussa and al-Basira villages as Kurdish-led forces press...

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US-led coalition strikes mosque in northern Syria

US-led coalition strikes mosque in northern Syria

The U.S.-led coalition hit a mosque Thursday believed to be a military command post for Daesh in northern Syria. The strike "destroyed an ISIS command and control facility in a mosque" in Safafiyah town in Deir ez-Zor province, the coalition said in a statement, using another name for...

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