AMMAN: A Russian-led plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria entered its third day on Monday, bringing a rare respite from violence for some residents of the four areas included in the deal, while others reported increased fighting.
AMMAN: Hundreds of rebel fighters and residents left the embattled east Damascus district of al-Qaboun by bus on Sunday en route to northwestern Syria within an evacuation deal brokered between opposition factions and the regime the previous day.
AMMAN: A fourth failed attempt to capture the Hama military airport has failed, with rebels in northwest Syria blaming the regime’s scorched-earth campaign” for a string of losses in territory gained over the last month.
A suspected chlorine gas attack on an underground hospital in rebel-held north Hama killed three people and injured dozens on Saturday as regime forces fight to drive back a rebel offensive in the area, local medical personnel tell Syria Direct.
AMMAN: Scores of regime airstrikes, mortars and artillery fire killed dozens of people across opposition-held areas in three Syrian provinces on Saturday and Sunday despite an ostensible ceasefire and the beginning of peace talks in Geneva.
AMMAN: Thousands of Syrian opposition fighters and their families are leaving Wadi Barada on Sunday, boarding buses en route to northern Idlib province as part of a deal with the regime as Damascus claims victory in the five-week water war, sources on the
AMMAN: Civilians are fearing “mass executions” among the 100,000 people trapped in regime-held districts in the eastern Syrian capital of Deir e-Zor on Wednesday as the Islamic State battles for control, street by street.
On December 2, Syrian rebels and their families left the north Damascus suburb of a-Tal for good as part of a November ceasefire agreement. The encircled city is now under regime control.
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