iOS app Android app

Syria Military

Syrian Troops Enter Last Rebel-Held Areas Of Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians, some snapping photographs with their cell phones, wandered down paths carved out of rubble in the old quarte...

Activists Claim Assad's Forces Dropped Phosphorus Bombs Near Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition coalition said on Tuesday President Bashar al-Assad's forces had dropped phosphorus bombs and napalm...

Syria Pummels Rebel Positions In Eastern Damascus

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT, June 25 (Reuters) - Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad hit rebel-held eastern districts of Damascus on Tuesday with mortar bom...

Why Syria's Air Defenses Pose A Formidable Challenge

AP | RYAN LUCAS and BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- International military action against Syria's government over its alleged use of chemical weapons would run up against one of the Middle Eas...

Syrian Rebels Create New Unified Military Command

AP | BASSEM MROUE and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rebel commanders from across Syria have joined forces under a united command they hope will increase coordination between diverse fight...

Syrian Rebels Take Military Base, Tanks And Munitions

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

BASE OF THE 46TH REGIMENT, Syria -- Syrian rebels have taken over a large military base in the country's north, carting off tanks, armored vehicles an...

Panetta: When Assad Is Ousted, Syria Military Must Remain Intact

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Government forces in Syria should be held together when President Bashar al-Assad is forced from power, the U.S. def...

Helicopters Pound Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon AZAZ, Syria, July 28 (Reuters) - Military helicopters pounded a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Saturday and armoure...

Assad's Brother-In-Law Killed In Bomb Attack

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 18 (Reuters) - Syrian state television said President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law and senior military official Assef Shawkat was k...

Syrian Military Jet Defects

AP | BASSEM MROUE and JAMAL HALABY | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian fighter pilot on a training mission flew his MiG-21 warplane to neighboring Jordan, where he was given asylum Thursday in a de...

NIGHT RAID: Syrian Fighters Stage Daring Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

By Ed Cropley BEIRUT, April 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen in inflatable dinghies killed several security officials in an attack on a military...

Now Is Not the Time for Intervention In Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.20.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Military intervention would perhaps make the West feel better -- knowing that it attempted to do something concrete to end the bloodshed -- but it is unlikely to be successful for several reasons.

Syria Says Elite Military Pilots Killed In Ambush

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian military vowed Friday to "cut every evil hand" that targets the country's security, a defiant stance by the regime as it fac...

Turkey's Foreign Minister Says Bloodshed In Syria Must End Immediately

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's foreign minister has urged Syria to immediately end its deadly suppression of the nation's 5-month-old uprising, threa...

Syria Forces Attack Troubled Region

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.07.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops fired on mourners at a funeral and raided an eastern city Sunday, killing at least 59 people in an intensifying governmen...

After Bloodiest Day In Uprising So Far, Syria Troops Attack Hama Again

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.01.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Anti-government protesters in the Syrian city of Hama set up barricades and took up sticks and stones to defend themselves Monday after...

Syrian Military Launches Fatal Attack On Heartland

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a general amnesty Tuesday for prisoners that includes those deemed to have committed political "cr...