A Syrian child rides his bike after Syrian government forces recently recaptured the village of Ghariyah ash Sharqiyah from the rebels, in the province of Deraa. Photograph:  AFP/ Youssef Karwashan/ Getty Images

Syrian official media on Monday reported that the country’s air defences had destroyed several Israeli missiles and hit a warplane attacking an airbas(...)

 Russian soldiers and Syrian government forces oversee the evacuation of rebel fighters from the Army of Islam and their families from the town of Dumayr, northeast of Damascus, on Thursday. Photograph Sana (official Syrian news agency)/via AP)

The Syrian government stepped up its efforts on Thursday to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one an(...)

Smoke rises from  the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta, Syria on Tuesday, where a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire has failed to take hold. Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes and rocket fire continued into the night on Tuesday, after a five-hour lull ordered by Vladimir Putin failed to provide aid to the rebel-h(...)

Hala (9) receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following Syrian government bombardments on the rebel-held town of Saqba, in the besieged eastern Ghouta region, on Thursday. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images

A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire(...)

Injured children are treated at a hospital in rebel-held Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Syria, on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

A fierce government assault on a besieged rebel-held suburb outside the Syrian capital has become one of the deadliest attacks of the country’s seven-(...)

Paramedics carry a wounded person from the rubble of a mosque in Kilis, Turkey, near the border with Syria on Wednesday. Photograph: Can Erok/DHA-Depo Photos via AP

Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, so(...)

Graduates of a US-trained police force that expects to be deployed in Raqqa, Syria, dance during a graduation ceremony near Ain Issa village, north of Raqqa, on Tuesday. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday dozens of people were killed in an air strike believed to have been carried out by the US-led (...)

Civilians wait outside a government military police centre in Aleppo to visit  relatives who have been evacuated from the eastern districts of Aleppo and are being prepared to begin their military service, in Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Residents of east Aleppo have sent out desperate messages imploring the international community to save civilians still in besieged districts of the S(...)

Jameel Mustafa Habboush, a young Syrian boy, looks at a member of the civil defence volunteers, known as the white helmets, as they rescue him from under the rubble of a building following Russian air strikes on the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo on Tuesday. Photograph: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

US secretary of state John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Switzerland on Saturday to discuss Syria, officials said on Wednesday, as a deva(...)

A photo provided by the Syrian civil defence group known as the White Helmets, shows members of inspecting damaged buildings after airstrikes hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Medical supplies were running out in the besieged rebel-held sector of Aleppo, with victims pouring into barely functioning hospitals as an all-out R(...)

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