Members of the Syrian Civil Defense search for victims at the site of a reported air strike on the village of Deir Sharki on the eastern outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s northern province of Idlib on Saturday. Photograph: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP/Getty

Air strikes have resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-bac(...)

Internally displaced people from Deraa province arrive near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria, on Friday. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

More than 120,000 civilians have been uprooted by a Syrian government offensive in the southwest, a war monitor said on Friday, and a senior UN offici(...)

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(...)

A general view shows rising smoke after strikes on Aleppo city, Syria. Monitors says government forces have captured 60 per cent of the area previously held by rebels in the east of the city. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters.

Syrian government forces have captured 60 per cent of the area previously held by rebels in eastern Aleppo after gaining new ground on the city’s eas(...)

Syrians walk through rubble of damaged buildings as they flee clashes between government forces and rebels in Tariq al-Bab and al-Sakhour neighbourhoods of eastern Aleppo on Monday. Photograph:  Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have seized a wide swath of rebel territory in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, spurring the flight of tens of(...)

A Syrian man carries a baby after removing him from the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike in the Qatarji neighbourhood of  Aleppo on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo overnight, as Russia and the Syrian government(...)

Men inspect damage after an airstrike on Aleppo’s rebel held al-Hallak neighbourhood, Syria June 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Islamic State fighters withdrew from frontlines with Syrian rebel forces north of Aleppo on Wednesday as they mounted a counter attack against the ji(...)

A general view shows the remains of the entrance to the iconic Temple of Bel that was destroyed by Islamic State group jihadists in September 2015. Photograph: AFP

Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support drove Islamic State out of Palmyra on Sunday, inflicting what the army called a “mortal b(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said the pause in the fighting was largely holding, despite some incidents that he hoped would be contained. Photograph: Sandro Campardo/EPA

A senior official from Syria’s main opposition group said yesterday the first major attempt to halt the fighting after nearly five years of war was in(...)

A Syrian man walks past a poster bearing a portrait of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on a street in the capital Damascus.   Opponents of Mr Assad expect the government to ignore the planned truce starting on Saturday. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Russian warplanes bombed Syrian rebel-held areas in northwestern Syria and government forces pounded a suburb of the capital on Thursday, ahead of a (...)

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