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DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital

DAMASCUS, Syria —Jan 20, 2019—A bombing in the Syrian capital on Sunday targeted a military checkpoint on a main highway during rush hour, state media reported. There was no immediate word on casualties from the blast in the southern neighborhood of Qazaz, near the highway leading into central Damascus. State TV gave few details about … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital

BAGHDAD | The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

BAGHDAD — Jan 11, 2019—The latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Syrian state media are reporting that air defense units have responded to “hostile targets” near the capital of Damascus. State TV said in its Friday night report that explosions were clearly heard in Damascus. It was not immediately … Continue reading BAGHDAD | The Latest: Syrian state TV reports air attack near Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria | The Latest: Syrian TV: 21 injured in suspected gas attack

DAMASCUS, Syria — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Syrian state media is reporting that 21 civilians have been treated for breathing problems following a rebel attack it said involved projectiles filled with poisonous gas on the government-held city of Aleppo. Syrian state TV aired footage late Saturday of the … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | The Latest: Syrian TV: 21 injured in suspected gas attack

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar | Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says an airstrike on a mosque in Syria targeted an insurgent command and control center and killed a dozen fighters. The coalition in a statement says that while the law of war protects mosques, the use of the building as a headquarters … Continue reading AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar | Coalition airstrike targets mosque used by Islamic State

MOSCOW | The Latest: Syrian state media report Israeli airstrikes

MOSCOW— The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The White House is warning Syria’s President Bashar Assad that if he chooses to use chemical weapons again, the U.S. and its allies “will respond swiftly and appropriately.” President Donald Trump’s administration said Tuesday that it’s monitoring the situation in the rebel-held Idlib … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Syrian state media report Israeli airstrikes

BEIRUT | Rebels start boarding buses to depart southwest Syria

BEIRUT — Syrian state media says rebels in the country’s southwest Quneitra province have started boarding buses to be transported to northwest Syria, after giving up their fight against government forces along the frontier with Israel. The evacuation, once completed, will put the Syrian government face-to-face with Israel along most of its frontier for the … Continue reading BEIRUT | Rebels start boarding buses to depart southwest Syria

BEIRUT | Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs

BEIRUT |April 7, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   Syrian state media and opposition activists say government forces are pressing their offensive toward the last rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus under the cover of airstrikes as the violence claimed more lives. The Army of Islam rebel group that controls the city of Douma said its … Continue reading BEIRUT | Violence claims more lives in Syrian capital and suburbs