News and updates about Homs

Syria claims:

Israel carried out air strike in Homs area

Syrian media report explosions in the Homs area as a result of an air strike which was blamed on Israel.

Israel carried out air strike in Homs area

Report:

100 killed in drone strike on Syrian military ceremony

Syrian army blames 'armed terrorist organizations supported by international actors' for deadly drone strike at graduation ceemony.

100 killed in drone strike on Syrian military ceremony

Second time in a few hours:

Syria reports Israeli air strike

Syrian media report Israeli air strike in Hama and Homs regions of the country, hours after blaming Israel for air strike in Tartus.

Syria reports Israeli air strike

Syria claims:

Israel attacked targets in Homs region using missiles

Syrian media report air defense systems activated against "hostile targets" over Homs following air strike attributed to Israel.

Israel attacked targets in Homs region using missiles

Syria claims:

5 Syrian military personnel injured in Israeli air strikes

Western intelligence sources say the rocket strikes targeted area in which Hezbollah is entrenched.

5 Syrian military personnel injured in Israeli air strikes

Syria: Two dead in air strike attributed to Israel

Syrian media report that air defense systems were activated following Israeli air strike near Homs.

Syria: Two dead in air strike attributed to Israel

Report: IAF attacks city of Homs in Syria

Syrian media offer contradictory reports on whether Israeli missiles were successfully intercepted in Homs area.

Report: IAF attacks city of Homs in Syria

Syria claims Israel carried out air strikes in Homs province

Media outlets in Syria report air defense systems activated following Israeli air strikes in city of Palmyra.

Syria claims Israel carried out air strikes in Homs province

Syria claims Israel carried out air strikes

Syrian media outlets report Israeli air strikes targeted an air force base in Homs and another target on the Syria-Iraq border.

Syria claims Israel carried out air strikes

Syrian report: Israel carried out air strike in Homs

Syrian media: Country's air defense systems activated following an Israeli air strike on the city of Homs.

Syrian report: Israel carried out air strike in Homs

Syrian army claims Israel carried out an air strike

Syrian media says air strike carried out by Israel targeted the T4 airbase near the city of Homs.

Syrian army claims Israel carried out an air strike

Syria claims Israel attacked near Homs

Syrian media claims Israeli aircraft attacked near city of Homs from Lebanese territory.

Syria claims Israel attacked near Homs

Report: Syrian air defense systems activated

Syrian media reports: Air defense systems activated in Homs and Quneitra. Israeli aircraft reportedly seen over the area.

Report: Syrian air defense systems activated

Missiles fired toward air base in Syria

Missiles fired toward the T-4 base in Homs. Some reports say large weapons depot attacked. Syrian army blames Israel.

Missiles fired toward air base in Syria

Five dead in alleged Israeli attack in Syria

Syrian media report of air strike on T-4 airbase in Homs. Syrian military official claims attack was an Israeli attack.

Five dead in alleged Israeli attack in Syria

ISIS leader's son killed in Syria

Islamic State announces that son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a battle in the Syrian city of Homs.

ISIS leader's son killed in Syria

Report: Israel targeted Iranian system in Syria strike

Intelligence officials say the Israeli military targeted an advanced Iranian air-defense system at a Syrian base in Homs last week.

Report: Israel targeted Iranian system in Syria strike

Syrian air defenses intercept missiles over Homs

Syrian air defenses respond to missile strike in the central province of Homs. Source of the strike is not yet known.

Syrian air defenses intercept missiles over Homs

Syria: Air strike kills 14 - including Iranian soldiers

Several people killed and injured as military airbase near Homs attacked with missiles. Russia: Israel responsible for the attack.

Syria: Air strike kills 14 - including Iranian soldiers

Syria to UN: Condemn 'blatant Israeli aggressions'

Syria urges UN to take action following reports of Israeli attack on an arms factory in Homs.

Syria to UN: Condemn 'blatant Israeli aggressions'

Warning, war clouds on the horizon!

Warning, war clouds on the horizon!

Video: Haunting drone footage shows Syrian city in ruins

Drone footage from Homs, Syria's third-largest city, show eery, post-apocalyptic scene, two months after the guns fell silent.

Video: Haunting drone footage shows Syrian city in ruins

ISIS claims hospital bombing that killed 16

ISIS hits city turned over to regime by rebels with a car bomb, critically wounding many in blast that 'left a huge crater.'

ISIS claims hospital bombing that killed 16

Russian 'ISIS Strikes' Hit US-Backed Anti-ISIS Groups

US official and Syrian rebels say Russia's opening salvo of 'ISIS war' only hit civilian targets and US-backed groups fighting ISIS.

Russian 'ISIS Strikes' Hit US-Backed Anti-ISIS Groups

Twin Car Bombs Kill 18 in Syria's Homs

Twin car bomb explosions in an Alawite neighborhood kill at least 18 people, mostly children.

Twin Car Bombs Kill 18 in Syria's Homs

Aleppo: Rebels Claim Huge Explosion Which Demolished Regime HQ

Islamic Front claims it carried out second major attack on regime forces in as many days; may indicate a new stage in the rebellion.

Aleppo: Rebels Claim Huge Explosion Which Demolished Regime HQ

Rebel Strongpoint in Syria Surrenders to Assad

Homs, flashpoint for clashes, reverts to Assad's control - in exchange for the release of terrorists.

Rebel Strongpoint in Syria Surrenders to Assad

Al Qaeda Head Tells Syrian Branch to 'Stop Infighting'

Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for Nusra Front, ISIS to unite in fighting Assad, as city of Homs expected to fall to regime forces.

Al Qaeda Head Tells Syrian Branch to 'Stop Infighting'

Jurists Petition UN to Force Aid into Syria

Jurists' letter states that Syria is withholding humanitarian aid arbitrarily, demands UN deliver relief 'with or without consent.'

Jurists Petition UN to Force Aid into Syria

Car Bombs Kill 25 in Syria's Homs

Two car bombs kill at least 25 people, including women and children, in a government-held neighborhood of Homs.

Car Bombs Kill 25 in Syria's Homs

Dutch Priest Shot Dead in Homs as 'War on Christians' Continues

Father Frans van der Lugt insisted on staying in Syria to help both Christians and Muslims in the war-torn country.

Dutch Priest Shot Dead in Homs as 'War on Christians' Continues

Gaza Style 'Work Accident' Kills 29 Syrian Rebels

At least 29 rebels die in Homs as a car bomb explodes while being primed for an attack.

Gaza Style 'Work Accident' Kills 29 Syrian Rebels

Horrific Accounts of Hunger as Homs Evacuation Ends

Homs evacuation sees 1,300 people transferred to safety; horrific accounts of hunger in the besieged city make headlines worldwide.

Horrific Accounts of Hunger as Homs Evacuation Ends

Syria: Aid Workers Injured After Coming Under Fire in Homs

At least four aid workers wounded as fragile ceasefire falls apart one day after being agreed.

Syria: Aid Workers Injured After Coming Under Fire in Homs

Syria Again Promises Homs Ceasefire, Evacuation

Assad reportedly agrees to ceasefire in Homs to let civilians out and aid in, follows initial promises Sunday during Geneva 2 talks.

Syria Again Promises Homs Ceasefire, Evacuation

Syrian Regime to Allow Women and Children to Leave Homs

Syria's regime agrees to allow women and children safe passage from rebel-held areas of the city of Homs.

Syrian Regime to Allow Women and Children to Leave Homs

Syrian Jihadists: We Killed Dozens of Alawites

Al-Nusra Front says its people attacked three villages in Homs and killed dozens of members of Assad's Alawite clan.

Syrian Jihadists: We Killed Dozens of Alawites

Syrian Rebels Strike Back with Massive Homs Bombing

Rebels in Syria hit the city of Homs, killing 40, as Assad makes a rare trip outside the capital.

Syrian Rebels Strike Back with Massive Homs Bombing

Syrian Army Retakes Key Homs Neighborhood

Capture of Khaldiya neighborhood in the central Syrian town of Homs brings regime one step closer to control of entire city.

Syrian Army Retakes Key Homs Neighborhood

Report: Assad Approached Israel for Alawite Safe Haven

Then-Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman requested info on Ron Arad, Eli Cohen

Report: Assad Approached Israel for Alawite Safe Haven

Syria Rejects Proposal for Ramadan Ceasefire

Syria rejects the proposal by the opposition of a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

Syria Rejects Proposal for Ramadan Ceasefire

New Head of Syrian Opposition Offers Assad a Truce

Ahmad Jarba, the new president of the Syrian National Coalition, has offered a ceasefire during the month of Ramadan.

New Head of Syrian Opposition Offers Assad a Truce

Russia Blocks UN Demand for Access to Syrian City

Russia blocked a UN Security Council demand that Syria allow immediate access to civilians trapped in Homs.

Russia Blocks UN Demand for Access to Syrian City

Syrian Army Assaults Homs, Al Nusra Takes Checkpoint Near Jordan

Syrian Army regulars launched an assault Saturday on rebel-held parts of Homs, while continuing to bomb areas in Damascus and Aleppo.

Syrian Army Assaults Homs, Al Nusra Takes Checkpoint Near Jordan

‘No Deal’ With Syria on UN Probe of Chemical Weapons Sites

Talks are stalled over UN inspection of sites where Syrian chemical weapons are stored, according to diplomatic sources.

‘No Deal’ With Syria on UN Probe of Chemical Weapons Sites

Syria: Fighting Returns to 'Capital of the Revolution'

Syrian rebels launch a surprise raid to retake a key district of the central city of Homs, dubbed 'capital of the revolution'.

Syria: Fighting Returns to 'Capital of the Revolution'

100 Soldiers, 30 Rebels Dead in Syrian Oil Province Battle

The jihadist Al-Nusra Front seized a town in the oil-rich Syrian Hasakah province after a battle in which 100 soldiers and 30 rebels died.

100 Soldiers, 30 Rebels Dead in Syrian Oil Province Battle

Report: Assad Used Non-Lethal Chemicals on Rebels

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces used non-lethal chemical weapons against rebels in Homs, the French daily Le Monde reports.

Report: Assad Used Non-Lethal Chemicals on Rebels

At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new massacre north of the Syrian city of Homs, activists say.

At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

Report: 150 Corpses Found in Syrian School

Alleged massacre took place in Deir Baalba. Twenty said dead in Aleppo.

Report: 150 Corpses Found in Syrian School

As Civil War Rages, Syrians Will Go Hungry, UN Report Warns

Heavy fighting continues in Damascus, Aleppo and along Syria's border with Turkey, as the UN notes Syrians may be hungry for a year to come.

As Civil War Rages, Syrians Will Go Hungry, UN Report Warns

Syrian Army Attacks UN Mission Chief's Convoy

The convoy of Lt.-Gen. Babacar Gaye, head of the UN observer mission in Syria, was attacked by government forces over the weekend.

Syrian Army Attacks UN Mission Chief's Convoy

Syrian Opposition Cries Out for Help in Homs

Syria's opposition issues cry for help on as regime forces pound Homs, leaving hundreds trapped with little food or water.

Syrian Opposition Cries Out for Help in Homs

Heavy Fighting Reported on Streets of Damascus

Heavy fighting is reported on the streets of Damascus, with battles affecting a power station supplying electricity to army bases.

 Heavy Fighting Reported on Streets of Damascus

UK Journalist Says Rebels Led Him into Syrian Army Death Trap

A British journalist is accusing opposition forces of deliberately leading him into a death trap set by Syrian Army troops.

UK Journalist Says Rebels Led Him into Syrian Army Death Trap

At Least 50 Dead in Massacre in Homs

President Bashar Assad's forces kill at least 50 civilians, including 13 children, in an attack in the province of Homs.

At Least 50 Dead in Massacre in Homs

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution Fighters Arrive in Syria

It's a year and five months after Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, and five Tunisians have been killed – in the Syrian revolution, that is.

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution Fighters Arrive in Syria

EU Tightens Sanctions Against Syria – Again

Killings continued in Syria Monday as the European Union ratcheted up sanctions against Damascus in an effort to stop the slaughter.

EU  Tightens Sanctions Against Syria – Again

Dozens of Deaths Continue in Syria Despite 'Ceasefire' Plan

Dozens have been killed by government forces in Syria so far this week despite attempts to enforce a UN-brokered “ceasefire plan.”

Dozens of Deaths Continue in Syria Despite 'Ceasefire' Plan

UN Observers in Syria Explore Homs

Two United Nations monitors have moved into an upscale hotel in Syria's central city of Homs, hoping to at least reduce violence there.

UN Observers in Syria Explore Homs