Syria says Israel strikes hit weapons depot

Syria says Israel strikes hit weapons depot

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Smoke was seen rising over a mountain near Damascus on Tuesday night Loud explosions have been heard close to Syria’s capital Damascus overnight, in what the Syrian military says were Israeli air strikes on a weapons depot. A Syrian military official told state media the depot was hit, and three…

Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan stuns allies

Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan stuns allies

Image copyright AFP Image caption US troops have largely been stationed in the Kurdish region in northern Syria President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria has been met with strong criticism. Mr Trump made the announcement on Wednesday, asserting that the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated. But major allies,…

Syria rebels’ chemical attack ‚fabricated’

Syria rebels’ chemical attack ‚fabricated’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images showed dozens of people in Aleppo with breathing difficulties The US and the UK have accused the Syrian government and its Russian allies of fabricating a story accusing rebel fighters of a chemical attack. The US state department said the purpose was to „undermine confidence” in the ceasefire in…

Syria ‚gas attack’ sparks Russian strikes

Syria ‚gas attack’ sparks Russian strikes

Image copyright AFP Image caption Dozens of people in Aleppo were treated with breathing difficulties overnight Russia has carried out air strikes against Syrian rebels it accuses of launching a chemical attack on the government-held city of Aleppo. Both Syria and its Russian allies say shells carrying toxic gas injured about 100 people late on…

US warns Syria preparing chemical attack

US warns Syria preparing chemical attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe war in Syria could be about to enter its final stageThe new US envoy for Syria has said there is „lots of evidence” that Syrian government forces are preparing to use chemical weapons in Idlib. Jim Jeffrey said an anticipated offensive against the last major rebel-held…

Syria arms depot blasts kills 39 – monitor

Syria arms depot blasts kills 39 – monitor

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRescue workers pulled children from the rubbleAt least 39 people – including 12 children – have been killed in a blast that brought down a building in Syria’s mainly rebel-held north-western province of Idlib, reports say. The building in the Sarmada town is said to have contained…

More than 200 dead in Syria attacks

More than 200 dead in Syria attacks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images of the aftermath of the attacks were broadcast by state media At least 215 people have died in a series of apparently co-ordinated attacks in south-western Syria, local officials and a monitoring group say. Several suicide bombings struck in and around the government-held city of Suweida – the main…