The military continued its offensive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting the northern Sheikh Maqsud and the central Suleiman al-Halabi districts. Photograph: Reuters/George Ourfalian

Syrian insurgents have received fresh supplies of weapons that could halt recent advances made by government forces, according to Selim Idriss, head o(...)

Soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime gesture while on their military vehicle in the village of Debaa near Qusayr. Photograph: Rami Bleible/Reuters

The Syrian army yesterday capitalised on its capture of the strategic town of Qusayr from rebel forces by seizing control of neighbouring villages. M(...)