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Syria unrest

West-sponsored Syrian rebels condemn airstrikes against Islamic State
The West-backed Harakat Hazm rebel group in Syria has denounced airstrikes conducted against the militants of the Islamic State by a US-led coalition.

24.09.2014 04:45

Bombing ‘imminent threat’: US justifies strikes without ‘direct request’ from Syria
The UN chief is “aware” that the Syrian government did not directly “request” airstrikes on terrorist targets on their soil and urged all parties involved in the US-led anti-ISIS campaign to take all necessary precautions to minimize civilian casualties.

24.09.2014 02:53

Pentagon: F-22s used in combat for first time in Syria
This week’s strike against Islamic State militants in Syria by the United States marked the first time that the Pentagon has deployed its F-22 Raptor jets into combat, the Defense Department acknowledged on Tuesday.

23.09.2014 15:12

8 civilians, incl. 3 kids, killed in US-led strikes on Syria - monitor
Eight civilians, three of them children, have been killed in the US-led air strikes on Al-Qaeda Nusra front positions, Reuters reported, citing Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

23.09.2014 08:28

US and ‘partners’ launch airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria
The US military and partner nations from the anti-ISIS coalition have launched the first attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon has confirmed.

23.09.2014 01:35

US accuses Syria of chlorine gas attacks
The US claims Syrian President Bashar Assad has broken the chemical weapons treaty he agreed to earlier this year, by launching chlorine gas attacks in Syrian villages. It comes as the Senate officially approved a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels.

18.09.2014 21:16

US Senate gives Obama authority to arm 'moderate' Syrian rebels
The Senate has passed a bill authorizing President Barack Obama to begin arming "moderate" rebels in Syria as part of a plan to step up the US military campaign against Islamic State militants.

18.09.2014 22:35

15 Syrian children dead following UN measles vaccination campaign
The UN has halted a measles vaccination campaign in northern Syria after at least 15 children died after receiving shots, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed in a joint statement.

18.09.2014 00:02

Obama insists ground troops will not join ISIS fight, US military less sure
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved in the fight against Islamic State militants – a pledge that has been called into question by US Army generals.

17.09.2014 23:58