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Two children have been killed and three others injured when two mines exploded in Syria’s Raqqa and Idlib provinces as violence continued across the country.

Over 20 shepherds have been killed in a massacre in the Maadan area of eastern Syria.

US-backed international coalition attacks Syrian regime convoy near <em>Raqqa</em>

The New Arab

US-backed international coalition attacks Syrian regime convoy near Raqqa

The international coalition targeted a convoy of Syrian regime forces in the western countryside of Raqqa, northwest of Syria.

<em>IS</em> attack SDF forces as Turkey operation begins

The New Arab & agencies

IS attack SDF forces as Turkey operation begins

Islamic State militants have launched attacks on Kurdish-led forces in Raqqa just before the beginning of a Turkish military operation ...

Thousands of bodies recovered in latest <em>Raqqa</em> mass grave

The New Arab

Thousands of bodies recovered in latest Raqqa mass grave

A Syrian campaign group has estimated that around 5000 bodies have been recovered in Raqqa since IS were ousted from the area.

The New Arab

Elite Syrian regime troops execute seven people near Raqqa

Syrian regime troops from the elite 'Tiger Forces' have killed seven members of the same family in a village in Western Raqqa province.

The New Arab

IS 'alive and well' in Raqqa after deadly attack

Two Kurdish fighters were killed in an IS attack on Raqqa, northern Syria, as the SDF militia face pushback from both ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS militants blew themselves up after Raqqa battle: Monitor

Conflicting reports have emerged over whether Islamic State group fighters blew themselves up in Raqqa after being defeated by ...

The New Arab

White Helmets offer 'Syria Revolution supporter' McCain their condolences

Syria's White Helmets civil rescue team have issued a statement praising John McCain for his support for the country's revolution.

Syrian regime allows cornered <em>IS</em> to escape to Idlib Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

The New Arab

Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

Syrian regime troops have allowed a small enclave or Islamic State group fighters to escape to begin an offensive on rebels in Idlib province.

The New Arab

Syrian IS fighters 'to leave Raqqa' following evacuation deal

IS control in Raqqa is coming to an end, according to a monitor, as the last Syrian militants prepare to leave the ...

Battle of <em>Raqqa</em> to end 'within day or two'

The New Arab

Battle of Raqqa to end 'within day or two'

Buses entered the Syrian city of Raqqa, with the evacuation of IS fighters and their families expected in the coming days, ...

Turkey arrests suspected <em>IS</em> killer of Syrian journalists

The New Arab

Turkey arrests suspected IS killer of Syrian journalists

Turkish authorities arrested the suspected killer of two Syrian journalists who were founded beheaded in the country's south two years ago, ...

Parched civilians risk lives for water in <em>IS</em>-held <em>Raqqa</em>

The New Arab

Parched civilians risk lives for water in IS-held Raqqa

Syria's Raqqa has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including ...

HRW criticises US for using white phosphorous against <em>IS</em>

The New Arab & agencies

HRW criticises US for using white phosphorous against IS

Human Rights Watch says the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is endangering civilians by using ...

The New Arab

US-led coalition warplanes 'shower Syria's Raqqa with white phosphorus'

US-led coalition warplanes have used white phosphorus munitions in the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqqa, endangering the lives of civilians, local activists have said.

The New Arab

Coalition strikes 'killing civilians by the hundreds' in Raqqa

At least 16 civilians have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike in a village in Syria's Raqqa province this week, ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected US strike kills several children in Syria's Tabqa

An airstrike killed eight family members, five of them children, as they fled fighting between US-allied Syrian forces and Islamic State ...

Raqqa's suffering won't end with the defeat of <em>IS</em>

James Snell

Raqqa's suffering won't end with the defeat of IS

Comment: The end of the Islamic State group's occupation of their last Syrian stronghold may be imminent, writes James Snell. But what comes ...

The New Arab

US-backed fighters deny Syria dam at risk of collapse

US-backed Kurdish-Arab forces in Syria have denied reports that a dam in the north of the country held by the Islamic State group is at ...

Fighting puts Syria <em>IS</em>-held dam at 'risk of collapse'

The New Arab

Fighting puts Syria IS-held dam at 'risk of collapse'

Fighting at a dam in Syria held by the Islamic State group has put the water barrier at risk of a catastrophic collapse, a technical source said.

Iraq media claims 200 civilians killed in Mosul airstrikes

The New Arab

Iraq media claims 200 civilians killed in Mosul airstrikes

Iraqi Kurdish media have alleged that deadly airstrikes took place in IS-held West Mosul - where hundreds of thousands of civilians are ...

<em>Raqqa</em>: Civilians under fire with no access to healthcare

Robert Cusack

Raqqa: Civilians under fire with no access to healthcare

It is currently impossible for a civilian to be admitted into a hospital in the Raqqa region, local media activists report as ...

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