Syria
The verdict on Rafik Hariri’s assassination

The UN-backed International Special Tribunal for Lebanon said it found no evidence of Hezbollah or Syria’s involvement in the 2005 assassination of Rafik Hariri. However, this verdict may not mark the end of the issue

SDF-US oil fields deal Syria criticizes US deal with SDF over its oil fields

Syrian oil fields in the north-eastern part of the country have been under the control of the Kurdish-led rebel group, Syrian Democratic Forces, since the defeat of ISIS in 2017

Israeli attacks in Syria Israeli warplanes bomb targets in Syria

The official Syrian SANA news agency stated that the airstrikes caused significant material damage to Syrian government property, adding that no Syrians, civilian or military, were injured

Syrian elections Results of Syrian parliamentary elections to be out on Monday

The elections for the 250-seat People’s Assembly was held on Sunday. The rebuilding of infrastructure and the economy ravaged by the war and sanctions was among the key electoral issues

Fresh US sanctions on Syria US imposes new sanctions on Syria under Caesar Act

The Syrian government has denounced the US sanctions as illegal and an example of US’ “thuggish behaviour”

Israeli airstrike Syria Israeli airstrike kills three Syrian civilians near Damascus

According to Syrian state-run news agency SANA, the Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles fired from across the Lebanese border in the early morning hours of April 27, Monday

Syria COVID death War-ravaged Syria records its first COVID-19 death

Most of the medical facilities in the country have been affected due to the decade-long war. Conditions in areas controlled by anti-government forces and in the overcrowded refugee camps are especially bad

Ceasefire in Syria faces fresh challenges

On March 19, two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack in Syria by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels. Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the options before Turkey, the future of the March 5 ceasefire and the steps the Syrian government may take.

Turkish soldiers in Syria Two Turkish soldiers killed and several wounded in attack by opposition forces in Syria

The Turkey-Russia ceasefire deal signed on March 5 to halt the attempt by the Syrian government forces to liberate Idlib province is not supported by the militant groups backed by Turkey

Syria Idlib Syrian offensive kills 33 soldiers of the invading Turkish forces in Idlib

Tukey recently increased the size of its invading army inside Syria after the Syrian government forces started an operation to liberate the territory and end the 9-year-old war in the country

Israeli Airstrike Israeli airstrikes inside Syria kill two people

Israel violated Syrian airspace from the occupied Golan heights to carry out the airstrikes on Adeliyah near Damascus. It claimed that the attacks were in response to rockets fired by Islamic Jihad from Palestine

The war in Syria reaches a crucial stage

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the latest developments in Syria as government forces secure Aleppo and advance in Idlib. He also talks about the larger strategic relevance of these developments for the region.

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