Syria army cuts off main rebel town in Ghouta as death toll tops 1,000
Syrian regime forces continued their offensive against Eastern Ghouta Sunday, a day after they cut off the rebel-held enclave's largest town, pressing on with a 20-day assault that has left more than 1,000 civilians dead.
Syria army breaks IS siege on Deir Ezzor air base
Syrian troops Saturday broke the Islamic State group's siege of the eastern Deir Ezzor military airport, state media reported, days after ending another siege on residential districts of the city.
Syria army says Aleppo retaken after evacuation
The army said Thursday it has retaken full control of Syria's devastated second city Aleppo, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011.
Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra
Syria's army pushed forward in Aleppo on Sunday as thousands fled rebel-held areas but its forces lost ground to the south where the Islamic State group recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra.
Artillery fire rocks Aleppo as Syria army presses assault
Heavy artillery exchanges rocked Syria's battleground second city Aleppo throughout the night as government forces pressed a two-pronged assault on rebel-held districts, an AFP correspondent reported on Saturday.