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The end of the Syrian ceasefire

Monitor assesses that escalating bombings mean the truce in place since last February has effectively collapsed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/23/2016, 8:21 PM

Syria: Death toll drops after truce

More than 360 civilians killed during first month of an Syria ceasefire, the lowest monthly toll in four years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2016, 4:43 AM

ISIS commander Shishani is 'clinically dead'

Monitor reveals ISIS's 'most senior military commander' has been kept alive by machines ever since US airstrike found its mark.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2016, 4:29 PM

ISIS 'defense secretary' survived Syria airstrike

Top ISIS commander Omar al-Shishani was seriously injured but not killed in American strike in northeastern Syria, says monitoring group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2016, 2:13 AM

It worked? 24 civilians dead in Syria ceasefire

Monitor records 'huge drop' in deaths, with 24 dead in 5 days - well below the average death toll for a single day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2016, 3:18 PM

Russia pummels Syrian rebels before ceasefire

Monitor warns Russia conducting 'more intense than usual' wave of strikes, including on moderate opposition targets, to 'score points.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2016, 12:02 PM

Report: Israel attacks military outposts in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Israel struck military outposts near Damascus. Syrian source denies.Elad Benari, 2/18/2016, 12:12 AM

Suspected Russian attacks kill 10 Syrian civilians

Air strikes in ISIS-held village kill 10 civilians, including three children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/30/2016, 10:36 PM

ISIS jihadi executes his mother

ISIS fighter publicly executes his mother after she 'incited' him to quit ISIS.Hillel Fendel, 1/23/2016, 6:25 PM

Confirmed: Iran's terror commander was wounded

Monitoring group and security source on the ground reveal reports on Qassem Soleimani are true, but he was lightly, not seriously, wounded.Ari Yashar, 11/25/2015, 5:26 PM

Suspected Russian strikes kill 23 Syrian civilians

Suspected Russian airstrikes against Syrian rebels kill 23 civilians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2015, 6:34 PM

Monitor confirms airstrikes near Israeli border

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights notes this is first time Russian planes have carried out strikes in southern Daraa province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2015, 11:06 AM

Russia slams 'info war' on hospital bombing report

Deputy defense minister demands Western military attaches confirm or refute reports of mass civilian casualties and hospital bombings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2015, 8:48 PM

Airstrikes Kill 40 ISIS Jihadists in Syria

Airstrikes on an ISIS convoy kill at least 40 jihadists in central Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2015, 4:44 AM

Syria Death Toll Tops a Quarter Million

Staggering death toll of civil war includes at least 74,426 civilians, and among them 12,517 children and 8,062 women.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2015, 2:03 PM

Barrell Bombs Kill 11 in ISIS Town in Syria

Three children were among 11 civilians killed by a regime attack on an ISIS-held town in northern Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/16/2015, 2:58 PM

ISIS Hackers Take Down Human Rights Monitor Site

Hackers claiming affiliation with Islamic State threatened and took down website of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2015, 6:26 PM

Syria, Hezbollah Retake Town on Lebanese Border

Zabadani was the last rebel-held town on the Lebanese border.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2015, 2:56 PM

Four Syrian Hospitals Shut Down After Regime Raid

Intensive government airstrikes in southern Syria which killed at least 18 have also forced the closure of four hospitals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2015, 2:56 PM

Islamic State Making Gains Across Syria

ISIS terrorists have re-entered battleground town Kobane on Thursday and also overrun two southern districts in provincial capital Hasakeh.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2015, 9:10 AM

Over 230,000 Killed in Syria Since 2011

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates the death count could be far higher due to a bevy of inconclusive disappearances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 1:30 PM

Rebels Advance on Regime in Northwest Syria

Syrian NGO points once again to rebel pushback as Assad's army falls in Muhambel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2015, 8:18 AM

ISIS Advances on Key Syrian Provincial Capital

Islamic State poised to take Hasakeh Friday; if successful, would mark second provincial capital taken by jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2015, 2:56 PM

May Was the Deadliest Month of 2015 in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 6,657 people were killed in Syria in May.Ben Ariel, 6/2/2015, 1:16 AM

NGO, Opposition Urge Probe of Deaths in Syria Raid

A monitor and Syria's opposition call for probe of coalition airstrike that allegedly killed 64 civilians in northern Syria.Ben Ariel, 5/5/2015, 2:43 AM

US Strikes Miss ISIS, Kill 52 Syrian Civilians

Observer group says US strikes hit town without any terrorists in it, killing 7 children, although more are still trapped in the rubble.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2015, 8:24 PM

Assad Continues Binge of Barrel Bombing in Idlib

24 people killed in regime airstrikes, including crude barrel bomb on shelter that killed 12, two of them children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2015, 12:16 PM

Prisoner Swap - Syrian Style

Jaish al-Mujahideen commander who accidently entered regime territory goes free in exchange for 10 children and 15 women from Shi'ite towns.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2015, 12:49 PM

15 Bodies Found in Idlib

Bodies of at least 15 people found in Idlib after Al-Nusra front takeover, believed to have been executed by Syrian regime.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2015, 11:15 AM

ISIS 'Flaunts' its Child Soldier Brigades

ISIS has already trained over 400 kids to be jihadists in 2015 alone, with all-child battle units to gather intel, go on suicide missions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2015, 5:11 PM

Rebel Aleppo Strike 'Mimics Ruthlessness of Assad'

HRW criticizes 'indiscriminate' attack on civilians after over 12 killed in missile bombardment in divided Syrian city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2015, 2:57 PM

US-led Strikes in Syria Kill Over 1,600

Strikes targeting ISIS have killed many in five months, mostly ISIS and Al-Qaeda affiliate jihadists, in expanding war on ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2015, 11:57 AM

Rebels Hit Assad Clan's Hometown for First Time

Car bomb hits Qardaha hospital days after Assad's troops execute 48 including 10 children in northern village.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2015, 7:46 PM

Syrian Army Cutting Aleppo Rebel Supply Line

Assad's regime forces have taken two villages from rebel control and are looking to cut off a key highway between Aleppo and Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/17/2015, 2:23 PM

Snow Slows Hezbollah Advance Towards Golan Heights

Fighting rages as Hezbollah approaches Israeli territory in Syria fighting for Assad, but stormy weather slows the terrorists down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/12/2015, 8:01 PM

Kurds Seize Back Villages Around Kobane

Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured a third of villages around Kobane from Islamic State terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2015, 2:15 PM

Damascus: Regime Airstrikes Kill 82 People

Over 60 airstrikes from Assad's forces on the Syrian capital mark the deadliest onslaught since November, watchdog group says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2015, 1:13 PM

Kurds 'Expel ISIS' from Strategic Kobane

After over four months of grueling fighting, ISIS suffers major setback in Kurdish Syrian border town.Ari Yashar, 1/26/2015, 5:30 PM

ISIS Executes 17 Men in Syria

Executions in 'revenge' for executions of other jihadists, alleged treason against ISIS in terror group's Raqqah headquarters.Tova Dvorin, 1/16/2015, 1:59 PM

Over 76,000 Reported Killed in Syria in 2014

Among the dead in the civil war: nearly 18,000 civilians, among them 3,500 children.Arutz Sheva, 1/1/2015, 11:00 PM

ISIS Executes Nearly 2,000 in Syria in Six Months

Syrian monitoring organization says ISIS has killed 1,878 people in Syria over the past six months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2014, 5:13 AM

ISIS Training Jets, US Reportedly Trains Rebels

Iraqi pilots teaching ISIS to fly MiG's captured in Syria; reports indicate US training 'Middle Eastern' pilots in Arizona to bomb Syria.Ari Yashar, 10/17/2014, 1:59 PM

Double Standards? US Airstrikes Hitting Civilians

After slamming Israel for bombing Hamas, US strikes make Syrian fuel prices skyrocket; group says strike on civilians may be 'war crime.'Ari Yashar, 9/29/2014, 12:00 PM

Syria: 42 Children Die in 36 Hours

At least 42 children killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria, says British-based NGO.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2014, 5:43 AM

Islamic State Slaughters, the World is Silent

Jihadists kill 700 tribesmen in Syria over the course of two weeks, massacre 400 Yazidis in north Iraq in two days.Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 8/16/2014, 11:48 PM

Barrel Bombs Have Killed Nearly 2,000 in Aleppo

Monitoring group says five months of air raids on Aleppo have killed nearly 2,000 civilians, more than a quarter of them children.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/30/2014, 10:42 PM

Syria Death Toll Tops 160,000 and Counting

The death toll in Syria’s three-year conflict has exceeded 160,000 and no end is in sight, says an activist group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2014, 4:43 AM

Syria Death Toll Tops 150,000, Says Watchdog

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it documented the deaths of 150,344 people in the three-year-old civil war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2014, 4:16 AM

Hezbollah Suffers Severe Losses in Syria

120 Hezbollah fighters reported dead in the last several weeks of fighting over rebel-held town Yabroud.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2014, 1:57 PM

Syria Death Toll Tops 130,000

More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, new tally finds.Elad Benari, 1/1/2014, 4:46 AM

Syria: Aleppo Death Toll Tops 100

Syrian aircraft pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo for a third day, with hospitals reporting that more than 100 people have been killed.Elad Benari, 12/18/2013, 3:43 AM

Syria Death Toll Tops 115,000

At least 115,206 people have been killed in Syria's devastating 30-month conflict, says a human rights group.Elad Benari, 10/2/2013, 4:14 AM

Explosions Rock Ammunition Depots in Syria

Explosions rocked several army ammunition depots in Latakia, possibly after they were targeted with rockets.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/5/2013, 9:10 PM

Teen Executed by Islamists for Blasphemy in Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports Islamist rebels in Aleppo executed a 15-year-old in front of his parents for blasphemy.Chana Ya'ar, 6/10/2013, 2:59 PM

NGO: Death Toll in Syria Conflict is 94,000

More than 94,000 people have been killed in more than two years in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/15/2013, 12:07 AM

Lebanon Struck by Syrian Shelling

Residents in eastern Lebanon raced for cover on Saturday as the border town of Hermel was hit by shelling from Syria.Chana Ya'ar, 4/21/2013, 1:02 PM

Report: Assad Palace Hit by Mortar Fire

Arab media are reporting that rebel forces have shelled the palace of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.Chana Ya'ar, 11/7/2012, 12:50 PM