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Ankara, Damascus must unite to halt Kurdish state in northern Syria: observers
KurdPress - 2017-03-28 08:28
Political observers claim that when the war against the Islamic State (IS) comes to an end, Washington may push for a Kurdish autonomy or even an independent Kurdish state in northern Syria. ...

Multiple deadly Assad airstrikes hit Damascus’ Douma
Orient News - 2017-03-28 02:03

Assad warplanes attack Damascus’ Jobar at low altitude
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

Russian warplanes renew strikes on Damascus eastern countryside
Orient News - 2017-03-27 02:03

Damascus suburb hit by airstrike in wake of rebel surge
NRT - 2017-03-26 12:43

Massacre perpetrated by Assad regime in Damascus Hamorriya
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

Deadly airstrikes conducted on civilians in Damascus’ Ghouta
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

Damascus: Shia militias reoccupy some opposition’s areas Orient Net Iranian mercenaries and Hezbollah terrorists ‎reoccupied many areas in eastern Damascus, ‎which opposition fighters took ..
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

18 civilians killed by Assad raids on Damascus’ Hamoriyya
Orient News - 2017-03-26 03:00

Syrian gov. recaptures positions lost to rebels last week in Damascus
NRT - 2017-03-25 14:51

Damascus: As Opposition advances, Assad regime uses Iraqi al-Nujaba to bolster itself
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

Assad-Russia airstrikes kill dozens of civilians in Damascus countryside
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

Damascus condemns US military cooperation with SDF
Rûdaw - 2017-03-24 23:40
Only way to fight terror is to cooperate with Syrian Arab Army, says Damascus rep ...

Opposition destroys Assad T72 tank in Damascus’ Adawi
Orient News - 2017-03-24 02:04

U.N. says 300,000 civilians at risk in Damascus battle, pause needed
Reuters - 2017-03-23 14:26
GENEVA (Reuters) - Fighting around Syria's capital Damascus has cut 300,000 people off from humanitarian aid and pauses in the fighting are needed to let aid convoys in, Jan Egeland, U.N. humanitarian advisor on Syria, said in an interview on Thursday. ...

Fierce clashes persist in Syria ahead of renewed peace talks
Reuters - 2017-03-23 10:01
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and rebels, including jihadist groups, fought in the capital Damascus and north of Hama on Thursday after the insurgents' biggest offensive for months, underscoring the bleak prospects for peace talks which resume later ...

Assad weapons seized by opposition in Damascus’ Jobar
Orient News - 2017-03-23 02:04

Syrian war planes target rebels in eastern Damascus
NRT - 2017-03-22 13:17

Syria: UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attacks in Damascus
United Nations - 2017-03-22 04:59
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist bombings in the Syrian capital of Damascus yesterday, his spokesman said today. ...

Damascus: Opposition retakes initiative, re-controls Abbasiyeen Bus Station
Orient News - 2017-03-22 02:07

PYD Asked by Damascus to Release IS Captives: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), an offshoot to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has reportedly released a number of Islamic State (IS) captives upon the request of the Syrian Regime, an official claimed. Abdulbasit Hamo, Kurdi ...

Syrian rebels clash with government forces in northeastern Damascus
NRT - 2017-03-21 11:55

Syrian rebels say launch new offensive in key Damascus gateway: rebel spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-21 08:37
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels launched a new offensive in the northeastern edge of Damascus on Tuesday, regaining territory they lost to the army in a weekend assault, and were now storming a major road intersection into the heart of the city, a rebel s ...

Heavy Assad airstrikes hit Damascus’ Jobar
Orient News - 2017-03-21 02:04

Civilians killed by Assad bombing on Damascus countryside
Orient News - 2017-03-21 02:04

Syrian army and rebels fight fiercely in northeast Damascus
NRT - 2017-03-20 14:07

Syrian army and rebels fight fiercely in northeast Damascus
Reuters - 2017-03-20 09:58
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Intense clashes took place in Damascus early on Monday as the army counter-attacked rebels who had advanced in the northeast of the Syrian capital on Sunday, a war monitor said. ...

Clashes in Syria's Damascus after surprise rebel attack
Aljazeera - 2017-03-20 03:27
Fierce clashes reported in eastern areas of the Syrian capital following ambush by rebel-aligned forces ...

Damascus: Opposition fighters launch major offensive on Assad locations
Orient News - 2017-03-20 02:05

Damascus: Opposition fighters clash with Assad terrorists in al-Tijareh
Orient News - 2017-03-20 02:05

Opposition launches new offensive in Damascus’ Jobar
Orient News - 2017-03-20 02:05

Damascus: Opposition fighters push Assad terrorists, link al-Qaboon to Jobar
Orient News - 2017-03-20 02:05

Damascus: Opposition fighters control Assad al-Abbasiyeen Bus Stations amid heavy clashes
Orient News - 2017-03-20 02:05

Clashes in Syria's Damascus after surprise rebel attack
Kurdiu - 2017-03-19 19:24

Syria war: Damascus sees fierce clashes after rebel attack
BBC - 2017-03-19 16:43
The military responds with air strikes following rebel artillery and rocket attacks, witnesses say. ...

Syrian government forces, rebels clash at east Damascus edges: monitor
Reuters - 2017-03-19 10:22
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces battled rebel groups at the fringes of Damascus on Sunday, after the insurgents launched an attack from the east of the heavily fortified capital, a monitoring group said. ...

Foreign Shiite militias intensify shelling on eastern Damascus
Orient News - 2017-03-18 02:01

Damascus Wednesday attacks: Ahrar al-Sham condemns, Tahrir al-Sham denies responsibility
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

FSA fighters launch offensive on ISIS in Damascus’ al-Qalamoun
Orient News - 2017-03-17 02:06

Iran condemns Damascus suicide attack, says terrorists avenging their failures in Syria
KurdPress - 2017-03-16 09:39
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi condemned Wednesday’s suicide attacks in Damascus, saying that whenever terrorists were unsuccessful in the military and political fronts, they have resorted to blind suicide acts of terror to downplay their ...

Explosion hits Assad Justice Palace in Damascus
Orient News - 2017-03-16 02:03

Explosion rocks justice building in Damascus, police claim 25 killed
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 19:45
On Saturday, a twin bomb attack that targeted mainly Iraqi Shiite pilgrims ...

Syria sanctions indirectly hit children's cancer treatment
Reuters - 2017-03-15 15:10
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - In the cancer ward at Damascus Children's Hospital, doctors are struggling with a critical shortage of specialist drugs to treat their young patients - and it's not just due to the general chaos of the Syrian civil war. ...

Syria conflict: Deadly attack on Damascus court complex
BBC - 2017-03-15 14:27
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the Palace of Justice, in the centre of Syria's capital. ...

Second bomb attack hits Damascus: state media
Reuters - 2017-03-15 14:13
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A second bomb attack hit the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday in an area to the west of an earlier suicide attack, state media said. ...

Dozens reported killed, injured by suicide bomber at Damascus court: state TV
Reuters - 2017-03-15 13:05
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of people were reported to have been killed or injured by a suicide bomber at a Damascus court building on Wednesday, state media reported on Wednesday. ...

Syria conflict: Jets deliberately bombed Damascus spring - UN
BBC - 2017-03-14 12:20
The attack, which the government blamed on rebels, left 5.5 million people in Damascus without water. ...

Turkey army should leave Syria: Damascus
KurdPress - 2017-03-14 10:58
Syrian foreign Ministry has told the UN Security Council and its secretary general that Turkish forces end their occupation of Syrian soil. ...

Syrian army advances in district east of Damascus-monitor
Reuters - 2017-03-13 10:09
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies gained control of an arterial road in a small rebel pocket in northeast Damascus early on Monday, bringing them close to splitting the enclave in two, a Britain-based war monitor reported. ...

Al-Qaeda-affiliated Group Claims Responsibility for Damascus Twin Blasts
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:51
ISTANBUL — An al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group, Salafist group, known as Tahrir al-Sham has claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that targeted Shi’ite pilgrims in Syria’s capital Damascus on Saturday. There is a discrepancy in the numbe ...

Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate claims twin bombing in Damascus
BBC - 2017-03-12 18:10
The attack killed at least 40 people, mostly Iraqi pilgrims to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery site. ...

Death toll from Damascus bombing climbs to 74: Observatory
Reuters - 2017-03-12 11:55
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shi'ites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday. ...

Shia pilgrims targeted in Damascus
BBC - 2017-03-12 02:08
The destruction in Damascus shows how far Syria is from returning to normal, reports Richard Conway. ...

Syrian govt calls on UN to force Turkey to pull its troops from Syria
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
DAMASCUS,— The Syrian government has called on the United Nations to force Turkey to pull “its invasion forces” out of Syria, state media said on Friday. Turkey’s military shelled Syrian government forces and their allies in northern Syria on Thursday, c ...

40 Iraqis Killed in the Twin Blasts in Damascus: Iraqi Foreign Ministry
BAS News - 2017-03-11 14:14
At least 55 people dead and 120 others wounded in Damascus DAMASCUS — At least 55 people have been killed and more than 120 have been injured as a result of suicide attacks in Syria’s capital, Damascus this Saturday. The attacks took place in the vicinit ...

Syria conflict: Damascus twin bombing kills 40 Iraqis
BBC - 2017-03-11 13:52
The attack targeted buses carrying Shia pilgrims to the Bab al-Saghir cemetery site. ...

Twin bombing kills over 40 people in Syrian capital of Damascus
NRT - 2017-03-11 13:07

Two bombs go off in Damascus, fatalities reported: state media
Reuters - 2017-03-11 11:45
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded in Damascus on Saturday, and there were initial reports of fatalities, Syrian state news agency SANA reported. The bombs went off near a cemetery in the Bab Masala area of the city. ...

6 civilians killed by Assad artillery shelling on Damascus’ Hamoriyya
Orient News - 2017-03-10 02:08

Staffan de Mistura: New round of Syria talks set for March 23
Waar Media - 2017-03-09 10:23
WAAR-DUHOK: The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura plans to start the next round of talks between Damascus and the opposition on March 23. Talking to reporters after a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday he ...

Warplanes bomb east of Damascus after truce declared, residents, monitor say
Reuters - 2017-03-08 22:21
BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes bombed rebel-held towns east of Damascus on Wednesday, striking residential areas where Russia had declared a ceasefire less than 24 hours earlier and leaving dozens injured, according to residents, rebels and a monitori ...

Syrian opposition leader says venue for final round of settlement talks should be Damascus
Waar Media - 2017-03-07 16:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Final rounds of Syria settlement talks should be held in Damascus, a Syrian opposition leader said on Tuesday. “Naturally, this process should be held in Syria,” said Qadri Jamil, the leader of the opposition Moscow platform. “When we reach r ...

Tens of Assad airstrikes hit Damascus’ neighborhoods
Orient News - 2017-03-06 02:03

Syrian Kurds to make deal with Damascus: representative
KurdPress - 2017-03-05 10:02
The representative of the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the party that dominates northern Kurdish regions of Syria, to Russia stated that Kurds and the PYD are not against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and have not made any attempt t ...

Syrian forces arrive southwest of Manbij, says Russian military official
Rûdaw - 2017-03-03 18:22
Damascus is resuming the work of state authorities in Manbij ...

Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says
Reuters - 2017-03-03 15:27
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Damage to the World Heritage site of Palymra by Islamic State militants may be less than earlier believed, Syria's antiquities chief said on Friday. ...

Hezbollah shells civilians in Damascus’ Madaya
Orient News - 2017-03-02 02:01

Video: Assad rocket hit civilians in Damascus’ Tishreen
Orient News - 2017-03-02 02:01

To Counter Turkey, Damascus Sidles Up to Kurds — Naharnet
Naharnet - 2017-03-01 15:32

Jaysh al-Islam destroys Assad tank near Damascus’ Hazrama
Orient News - 2017-03-01 02:02

Tens of Assad rockets, mortars hit Damascus’ neighborhoods
Orient News - 2017-03-01 02:02

Damascus opens up trade route with Kurds in northern Syria
Almasdarnews - 2017-02-28 05:35

Syria opposition calls for Russian backing in Geneva
Aljazeera - 2017-02-28 03:47
Main opposition group hopes support from Moscow in negotiations will put pressure on Damascus. ...

Civilians suffer suffocation after Assad chlorine attack on Damascus’ Harasta
Orient News - 2017-02-28 02:11

Assad terrorists burn Damascus’ Douma with napalm
Orient News - 2017-02-27 02:00

Damascus: Tishreen district disaster-stricken - Local council
Orient News - 2017-02-26 02:00

Assad warplanes kill 7 civilians in Damascus’ Douma
Orient News - 2017-02-26 02:00

Syrian Planes Transfer PYD Wounded Members to Damascus: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-25 17:17
He accuses PYD of having "secret agreement" with the Syrian regime ERBIL — It has been for a while that the wounded guerrillas of Kurdish forces in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) are being transferred by warplanes of the Syrian regime to hospitals in Damascus ...

Western leaders put onus on Damascus, Moscow at Geneva IV
Rûdaw - 2017-02-25 03:26
13.5 million Syrians are in dire need of protection and assistance ...

Assad deadly airstrikes hit Damascus’ al-Qaboon Orient Net Assad terrorists conducted today a series of deadly airstrikes on the neighborhood of al-Qaboon in ..
Orient News - 2017-02-25 02:02

Syrians in Douma protest in support of Damascus’ al-Qaboon
Orient News - 2017-02-25 02:02

Turkey presence in Syria is military occupation: minister
KurdPress - 2017-02-25 01:55
Syrian minister of national reconciliation stated that Turkey military presence in Syria is an occupation, adding that Damascus seeks to solve the trouble through political negotiation without any military clashes. ...

Russian envoy: Damascus delegation arrives in Geneva with constructive instructions
Waar Media - 2017-02-24 12:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Damascus delegation has arrived in Geneva having constructive instructions, with the objective to reach progress, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said on Thu ...

Assad bombing continues on opposition districts in Damascus
Orient News - 2017-02-24 02:01

Assad warplanes drop incendiary napalm bombs on Damascus’ Harasta
Orient News - 2017-02-24 02:01

Geneva IV talks start, UN envoy has no hope of breakthrough
Rûdaw - 2017-02-24 01:21
The opposition wants 'direct negotiations' with Damascus ...

Safe Zones in Syria Should Be Coordinated with Damascus: Lavrov
BAS News - 2017-02-23 18:46
Creating safe zones in Syria will need approval from the government, Sergey Lavrov says ISTANBUL — Russia and the US may cooperate in creating safe zones in Syria. However, any such plans will need approval from the Syrian government, said Russian Minist ...

White Helmets rehabilitate roads of Damascus’ Tishreen destroyed by Assad attacks
Orient News - 2017-02-23 02:00

Syrian army takes district near Aleppo: monitor, media unit
Reuters - 2017-02-22 14:19
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took a small district on the outskirts of Aleppo from rebels on Wednesday, a war monitor and a military media unit run by Damascus ally Hezbollah said. ...

In Bavarian town, Syrian sisters get to grips with Germany's freedoms
Reuters - 2017-02-22 11:27
SCHILLINGSFUERST, Germany (Reuters) - More than a year ago, Mayar and Nawar Ballish escaped car bomb attacks in Damascus. Now the Syrian sisters, both students in their twenties, go to school by train past neat gardens and farms in the quiet hills of Bava ...

Volunteers recover girl from rubble in Damascus’ Tishreen
Orient News - 2017-02-22 02:03

First time in three years, Assad warplanes target Damascus’ Barzeh
Orient News - 2017-02-21 02:01

350 people of Damascus’ Serghaya to be forcibly displaced to Idlib
Orient News - 2017-02-21 02:01

7 civilians killed in Assad airstrikes on Damascus’ Barzeh
Orient News - 2017-02-21 02:01

Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue
BBC - 2017-02-20 20:48
Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus' Tishreen neighbourhood amid reported air strikes. ...

New round of Assad missiles hit Damascus’ al-Qaboon
Orient News - 2017-02-20 02:00

Syrian jets hit rebel-held areas in eastern Damascus
NRT - 2017-02-19 11:03

Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:20
MUNICH (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons can never be condoned. ...

Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts: monitors, medic
Reuters - 2017-02-19 10:20
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus's outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to 16 people, a medical worker and war monitors said. ...

Scarcity of oil increases Syrians’ agony in Damascus’ Tishreen
Orient News - 2017-02-19 02:00

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