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Children killed in Damascus shelling: Report

At least 10 people have been killed according to a monitoring network after Syrian government forces shelled the southeastern suburbs of Damascus, an area that has come under intensive assault by regime jets and artillery in recent days. A main roundabout in the town of Zabdean was shelled on Thursday,[…]

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ISIS fighters push towards Damascus

Beirut – Islamic State fighters on Wednesday staged their most significant push yet into the Syrian capital Damascus while Syrian rebels took over the only functioning border outlet with Jordan, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told dpa. Rebels led by the Al Nusra Front took[…]

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IS ‘seizes most’ of Yarmouk district in Damascus

The Islamic State of the Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group has seized control over large parts of the Yarmouk district in southern Damascus, inhabited mainly by Palestinian refugees, according to a senior Palestinian official, witnesses and an activist monitoring group. Anwar Abdel Hadi, director of political affairs for the Palestine[…]

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Syrian army overruns town near Damascus

Syrian government forces have overrun rebels in a town northeast of Damascus, strengthening President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on territory around the capital. The town – Adra al-Omalia – is about 30km from central Damascus but far from parts of Syria where the United States has launched air strikes against fighters[…]

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