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Three Tahrir al-Sham fighters killed in explosion: Idlib

Three Tahrir al-Sham fighters killed in explosion: Idlib

(Zaman AlWasl)- Huge explosion rocked a base for powerful Tahrir al Sham jihadist group in northern Idlib province, leaving 3 fighters dead, local activists said Saturday. The former all Qaeda’ branch in Syria controls most of Idlib, the last territory out of Bashar al-Assad's...

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US-backed forces repel IS attack in Deir Ezzor: monitor

US-backed forces repel IS attack in Deir Ezzor: monitor

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday. The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition supporting them were on high alert after...

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US suspends financing for Syria stabilization projects

US suspends financing for Syria stabilization projects

The United States said Friday it is suspending $230 million budgeted for stabilization projects in Syria, citing the aid pledged by other partners in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has "redirected" the funds originally set aside to help...

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Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia says it's given $100 million to northeast Syria

Saudi Arabia said early Friday that it has contributed $100 million to northeast Syria for "stabilization projects" in areas once held by Daesh (ISIS) and now controlled by U.S.-backed forces. The Saudi Embassy in Washington said the money "will save lives, help facilitate the return of...

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US-led forces to Daesh 'Your Death is Inevitable': leaflets

US-led forces to Daesh 'Your Death is Inevitable': leaflets

(Zaman Al Wasl)- The US-led coalition airstrikes have pounded regime-held areas in eastern Deir Ezzor province, activist said Thursday. The strikes hit regime bastions in al-Shamiyyah town in the western bank of Euphrates River, activist Taj al-Allow told Zaman al-Wasl. The...

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Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

The Russian military says the number of drone attacks on its main base in Syria has increased. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, says in just one month air defense assets have downed 45 drones targeting the Hemeimeem air base. The base in the province of...

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Iraq bombs Daesh 'operations room' in Syria

Iraq bombs Daesh 'operations room' in Syria

 Iraq launched an air strike on a gathering of Daesh (ISIS) fighters in neighboring Syria, killing members of the militant group who planned cross-border attacks, its military said on Thursday. F-16 fighter jets bombed and destroyed an "operations room" where the militants were meeting....

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Syrian regime artillery kills child, wounds dozen in Idlib

Syrian regime artillery kills child, wounds dozen in Idlib

   (Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian artillery killed a child and wounded dozen in northern Idlib province as regime forces step up its aerial and ground offensive on northwestern Syria, local activists said Wednesday. The attacks targeted the town of Khan Sheikhoun and al-Tamana'....

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Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said. Dozens of visitors trickled into the museum in Idlib city to see what an official said represented just a...

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Regime bombing kills three civilians in northern Hama

Regime bombing kills three civilians in northern Hama

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Two women and a child boy were killed in regime airstrikes on the northern countryside of Hama, local activists said Monday. For the past 72 hours, the regime warplanes have carried out tens of airstrikes, pounding the southern countryside of Idlib and northern...

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Kidnapped doctor freed for $100,000 ransom: northern Syria

Kidnapped doctor freed for $100,000 ransom: northern Syria

(Zaman Al Wasl)- A kidnapped field doctor in northwestern Syria has been freed after family paid $100,000 ransom, local sources said Sunday.   Dr. Khalil al-Agha, Head of Health Directorate in opposition-held areas in coastal region and one of the medics who joined the...

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Arms depot blast kills 39 civilians in Idlib: monitor

Arms depot blast kills 39 civilians in Idlib: monitor

 An explosion of suspected US-led airstrikes at a weapons depot in northern Idlib province killed at least 39 civilians, including 12 children, on Sunday, a war monitor and activists said. Sources told Zaman al-Wasl that the US strikes had targeted depot belongs to the former al-Qaeda...

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Syrian refugee brutally beaten by Lebanese police: footage

Syrian refugee brutally beaten by Lebanese police: footage

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Social media activists surfaced footage for Lebanese police beating a Syrian refugee in detention center. According to Lebanese news feeds the refugee was subjected to a severe torture by the police of  of Armon town in the Aley district.  The video...

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15 ISIS fighters surrender to regime in Deir Ezzor

15 ISIS fighters surrender to regime in Deir Ezzor

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 25 Daesh militants and their families have surrendered to to the US-backed Kurdish forces in eastern Deir Ezzor province, local activists said Saturday. The militants have agreed to lay down their arms, in a rare move by the harlinder militants. Ten...

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Assad forces launch new offensive in Latakia province

Assad forces launch new offensive in Latakia province

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime forces backed by allied militias have launched major offeiensive to uproot rebels from last stronghold in Latakia province, local activists said Saturday. The offensive seeks to take full control of Jabal al-Turkman, a de-escalation zone controlled by...

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Regime air defenses confront 'hostile target' near Damascus: state media

Regime air defenses confront 'hostile target' near Damascus: state media

Syrian air defenses engaged an "enemy target" near the border with Lebanon west of Damascus overnight, state news agency SANA reported Saturday. "Our air defenses confronted an enemy target that penetrated airspace above the area of Deir al-Ashair in the Damascus countryside," SANA...

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Idlib: two hospitals suspend service due to deadly attacks

Idlib: two hospitals suspend service due to deadly attacks

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Main hospitals and schools in northern Idlib province have suspended work due to heavy aerial bombing by the Syrian regime and Russia that left about 100 killed and wounded, activists said Saturday. Central Idlib Hospital and Maarret al-Numan hospitals expressed fears...

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Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib kill at least 30 civilians

Syrian regime airstrikes on Idlib kill at least 30 civilians

(Zaman Al Wasl)- Syrian regime airstrikes on de-escalation zone in Idlib killed at least 30 civilians on Friday, local activists said. The regime warplanes carried out tens of airstrikes since early Friday, pounding the southern countryside of Idlib  and northern countryside...

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