News and updates about Hama

Syria claims Israel conducted air strike in the Hama area

Syrian military source says the country's air defense systems intercepted the missiles and downed most of them.

Syria claims Israel conducted air strike in the Hama area

Explosions heard in Syria's Hama region

Syrian news agency says hostile missile downed over Masyaf area.

Explosions heard in Syria's Hama region

Syria blames Israel for explosions near Hama

Syrian media says Israeli missile strike thwarted near Idlib as monitoring group says Israel targeted Iranian military positions.

Syria blames Israel for explosions near Hama

Missiles fired toward Iranian base in Syria

Loud explosions heard at Syrian army base near Hama which may have been used by Iranian militia.

Missiles fired toward Iranian base in Syriaplayer

Syrian rebels down military jet

Jihadist rebels from Tahrir Al-Sham down military jet in northern Hama, killing pilot.

Syrian rebels down military jet

Rebels conquer massive swath of Syria

Syrian opposition fighters have seized several areas in a rapid advance against government forces in central Hama province.

Rebels conquer massive swath of Syria

Syrian regime lose control as prisoners mutiny

Syrian security forces fail to retake control of Hama prison, as attempts to storm the building are rebuffed by rioting prisoners.

Syrian authorities lose control of jail amid prisoner mutiny

Russian 'ISIS Strikes' Hit 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 Groupsplayer

50 ISIS Hostages Include Ismaili Minorities

ISIS seizes civilians in central Syrian village, with almost half of the victims women feared as having been taken as slaves.

50 ISIS Hostages Include Ismaili Minorities

Syrian Lawmaker Assassinated in Restive Hama

Syrian lawmaker Waris al-Younnes gunned down while travelling on a road in the Hama province.

Syrian Lawmaker Assassinated in Restive Hama

Video Evidence of New Syrian Chemical Attack?

Activists claim Assad regime killed over 100 in chemical attack in Idlib province; videos show victims and alleged chemical bombs.

'Video Evidence' of Fresh Syrian Chemical Attackplayer

Syria: Car Bomb in Hama Kills 30

Attack on government checkpoint in central Syrian city of Hama has killed 30 people, according to activists.

Syria: Rare Bomb Attack Kills 30 in Government-Controlled City

Video: Syrian Rebels Destroy Military Checkpoint

Ahrar ash-Sham, a collection of jihadists fighting Assad, upload a video showing a car bomb ripping through a military checkpoint.

Video: Syrian Rebels Destroy Military Checkpointplayer

Iran Slashing Hamas Funding

Hamas's support for Syrian rebels may cost it millions of dollars per month in Iranian aid.

Iran Slashing Hamas Funding

Gaza Court Cuts Sentence in Italian Murder Case

A Gaza military court accepted the appeal by two terrorists convicted last year of the kidnap and murder of an Italian national.

Gaza Court Cuts Sentence in Italian Murder Case

Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Car Bombing

Suicide car bombing in Hama kills at least 30 people, Arab League says efforts to end the conflict have failed.

Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Car Bombing

50 Dead in Massive Syrian Suicide Bombing

At least 50 are dead following a massive suicide bombing in central Syria, activists and state media report.

50 Dead in Massive Syrian Suicide Bombing

UN Confirms Syrian Rebels Have Heavy Weapons

The head of the UN peacekeeping department confirms Syria's rebels have heavy weapons, as rebels capture a tank.

UN Confirms Syrian Rebels Have Heavy Weapons

As Civil War Rages Syrians Go Hungry, UN 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

Assad's Forces Massacre Hundreds in Hama

Syrian government troops, using tanks and helicopters, massacre more than 100 people in the province of Hama.

Assad's Forces Massacre Hundreds in Hama

UN Monitors Blocked from Site of Syria Massacre

United Nations monitors in Syria fired upon and prevented from accessing the site of the latest massacre in the country.

UN Monitors Blocked from Site of Syria Massacre

Syria: At Least 78 Dead in Yet Another Massacre

Syrian activists report that Assad's forces have killed at least 78 people in Hama, in a massacre similar to the one in Houla.

Syria: At Least 78 Dead in Yet Another Massacre

Dozens Dead 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

Syrian Air Force Colonel Defects

A top Syrian Air Force colonel has defected to the opposition along with dozens of other soldiers, Arab media reported Saturday.

Syrian Air Force Colonel Defects

Maher Assad, Brother of Syrian President, Missing

Maher Assad, the brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is reported by Arab media as missing.

Maher Assad, Brother of Syrian President, Missing

45 Dead in Syrian Gov't Crackdown in 2 Days

Nearly 50 people have been killed by Syrian government troops over the past three days as the brutal crackdown against civilians continues.

45 Dead in Syrian Gov't Crackdown in 2-Day Period

Syria: At Least 17 Shot Dead in Hama

At least 17 were shot dead by security forces in the Syrian protests city of Hama; UN names 'rights panel' for Syria.

Syria: At Least 17 Shot Dead in Hama

Trouble for Assad? Hama Attorney-General Defe

Hama's attorney-general resigns over protest crackdown, marking the first high-profile defection in Syria since protest began.

Trouble for Assad? Hama Attorney-General Defects

Assad Calls Off Hama Siege

Troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad pulled out of the central city of Hama after a bloody 10 day siege.

Assad Calls Off Hama Siege

Protesters Flood Syria's Streets; Bullets Fly

Tens of thousands of protesters flooded Syria's streets after Friday prayers despite the bloody five day crackdown in Hama.

Assad Keeps Shooting as Protesters Flood Streetsplayer

Clinton: More than 2,000 Killed in Syria

Syria has killed more than 2,000 protesters, says Secretary of State, who calls for a “louder” response. Video shows rebel violence as well.

Clinton: More than 2,000 Killed in Syria

Assad Tightens Grip on Hama

Assad gunmen continue to tighten their grip on the focal protest city of Hama as the death toll in two days tops 100.

Assad Tightens Grip on Hamaplayer

Video: Assad’s Tanks Kill 45

Bashar Assad has responded to more protests with more brutality, sending tanks into Hama where at least 45 were killed and dozens injured.

Video: Assad Paints Hama Red with Blood, 45 Killed

Syrian Revolution Singer Killed

Syrian singer Ibrahim Qashoush wrote a song calling for Syrian President Assad's ouster. His body was later found in a river in Hama.

Arab Spring: Singer who Called for Assad’s Ouster Killedplayer

US and Syria: Fear and Loathing

Syrian protesters gave US envoy a hero’s welcome, but he was too afraid to allow the US flag on his car. Syria: He is aiding “militants.”

Arab Spring: US Envoy’s Hero’s Welcome and Fear of US Flagplayer

US Ambassador in Hama

Assad forces raided a Damascus suburb overnight; US Ambassador Robert Ford is in volatile Hama; more protests expected after Friday prayers.

US Ambassador in Hama; Syrian Violence Continues

Gun Battles Continue in Hama

Violence continues in the central Syrian city of Hama where 23 people have been killed in clashes with Assad's regime; activists call for boycotts.

Gun Battles Continue in Hamaplayer

Hama Death Toll Rises to 23

The death-toll in Assad's crackdown in Hama has risen to 23 in two days following some of the largest protests his regime has faced to date.

Hama Death Toll Rises to 23player

Hama Residents Mobilize in Syria

Residents in Hama, Syria are mobilizing to deny security forces access to the city after six, including a 12yo boy, were killed by Assad's troops

Residents Mobilize to Defend Hama in Syriaplayer