Syrian Army

  • Syrian army advances as rebels rain down Damascus 13-10-2013 06:23 AM

    Damascus: The Syrian army on Saturday advanced against the rebels in the countryside of the capital Damascus and pushed its way to the northern city of Aleppo, as the rebels rained down Damascus with mortar shells, media reported. In a bid to secure the heart of Al-Ghouta, the eastern countryside...
  • Syrian army advances in countryside of Damascus 27-08-2013 04:53 PM

    The Syrian army continued advancing against the rebels in the countryside of Damascus, mainly in Jobar and Muadaieh, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV said. The Syrian army made notable advances Monday and almost besieged Jobar from all directions to isolate it, Xinhua reported. Meanwhile, a security source said the army troops...
  • UN lists Syrian Army and militias as sex predators 17-04-2013 11:29 PM

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has listed Syria's Army and intelligence agency and an allied militia as sexual war criminals for assaults on women and children, along with the al Qaeda movement in Mali and various African rebel movements. The "name and shame" tally of sexual predators and outlaws...
  • 50 Syrian soldiers desert Army and join rebels 13-04-2013 09:27 AM

    Rome: At least 50 Syrian soldiers have deserted the army and joined rebel forces, Syrian activists said. A colonel was among the deserters who joined the rebels near the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, amid raging battles in the area, Syria's Local Coordinating Committees opposition group said on its...
  • Syria pulls tanks from streets of Homs 27-12-2011 03:15 PM

    Beirut: After days of punishing assaults, Syria's army began withdrawing tanks from the restive city of Homs on Tuesday just as a team of Arab League observers was on its way to the central city, according to activists and an Arab official. Opposition activist Mohammed Saleh said the heavy bombardment...
  • Syrian forces kill 11 in swoop on northern towns 12-08-2011 01:46 AM

    Beirut: The Syrian army shot dead 11 people in a western town near the Lebanese border on Thursday and stormed a northwestern town near Turkey's border, activists said. The shooting in the western town of Qusair also wounded many others, according to several Syrian human rights and activists groups. Anti-government...