Damascus, June 13 (IANS/AKI) Syrian rebels killed 60 Shia Muslim pro-government fighters in the east of the country, near the border with Iraq, Britain-based activists said. The bloodbath took place near Hatla in Dayr az-Zor province, the opposition Syrian Human Rights Observatory group said on its Facebook page. The group also posted an unauthenticated video of the attack.
Damascus, June 11 (IANS) As many as 35 rebels were killed by the Syrian troops' ambush Monday in a suburb of the capital Damascus.
Damascus, June 2 (IANS) The Syrian opposition's rejection of talks with the Damascus government and its disarray will benefit President Bashar al-Assad's administration, analysts said. After a week-long meeting in Istanbul, Syria's National Coalition (SNC), the main opposition umbrella in exile, refused to partake in an international conference in Geneva that seeks to craft a political prelude to end the 26-month-old conflict in Syria, reports Xinhua. It cited what it called the relentless attack by the Syrian army on the central city of al-Qussair.
Damascus, May 31 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Thursday in separate explosions and mortar attacks in Syria, as the country's army regained control over three towns in the strategic city of al-Qussair, Xinhua reported.
Damascus, May 30 (IANS) The Syrian government has that it has no pre-conditions for holding peace talks, except to exclude those who have Syrians' blood smeared over their hands. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al- Moallem made the remarks Wednesday during a TV interview, saying his government has not been invited to the conference, but Damascus is ready for dialogue without pre- conditions, excluding "those who have Syrians' blood smeared over their hands", Xinhua reported
Damascus, May 27 (IANS) A booby-trapped car went off Monday evening in Syria's central city of Homs, killing at least six people and injuring 30 others, Xinhua reported, quoting the state-TV.
Damascus, May 23 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stressed Thursday his resolve to continue fighting "terrorism" in tandem with efforts for a political solution to the country's 26-month-old crisis, reported Xinhua citing state-run SANA news agency.
Damascus, May 22 (IANS) They Syrian government has said that it holds the right to respond to any Israeli violation against its sovereignty. The Syrian foreign ministry, in a letter to the UN, Tuesday complained against the latest Israeli violation which took place earlier, Xinhua reported
Damascus, May 21 (IANS) A total of 95 people, including 23 Hezbollah members, have been killed in an intense fighting in Syria's Al-Qussair city since Saturday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday.
Damascus, May 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 10 others wounded when a car bomb ripped through a Damascus district Saturday night, local media and activists said. A huge explosive device was planted under a car in the northeastern district of Ruken Addien, the state media said, adding that bomb squads dismantled another explosive device in the same area, reports Xinhua.