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The outskirts of  Raqqa, Syria. At least 33 people were killed in an air strike that hit a school sheltering displaced people near  Raqqa. File photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

At least 30 Syrian civilians were killed in an air strike by the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in a rural area of Raqqa province e(...)

 File image of a test launch for an Israeli ballistic missile interceptor. File photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The Israeli military said it shot down one of several anti-aircraft missiles launched on Friday at its air force as it was operating in Syria, in a ra(...)

The ancient Aleppo Citadel was only lightly damaged. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

The “Big Mosque”, the name the people of Aleppo give to the eighth century Umayyad Mosque built at the edge of the city’s ancient souq, or market, sta(...)

Scenes from the war in Syria. Illustration: Marc Corrigan

Next week the Syrian conflict will enter its seventh year. What began in March 2011 as an uprising against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad turne(...)

Iraqi government forces fighting to drive Islamic State from western Mosul have recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and t(...)

The damage to the Roman amphitheatre was to a part that was restored, not original. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State militants have severely damaged a major Roman monument in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities official said after visitin(...)

 Smoke billows in the background as Syrian forces try to retake the ancient city of Palmyra, from Islamic State. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army said on Thursday it had recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (Isis) for the second time in a year, with help from(...)

File photograph of Syrian government soldiers  in the historic city of Palmyra. File photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Russian-backed Syrian government forces and their allies fought their way into Palmyra on Wednesday, driving back Islamic State militants who have hel(...)

The remains of a building  hit by air strikes in the rebel-held and besieged Damascus neighbourhood of Douma on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters/Bassam Khabieh

The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by Islamic State, a war monitor said, as the jihadist grou(...)

 A view shows the Roman theatre in the historical city of Palmyra, in Homs Governorate, Syria April 1st, 2016. Photograph:  Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Islamic State militants have destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theatre in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government (...)

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