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Syrian organization claims Israel carried out strike in Quneitra

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims Israel attacked regime outposts in the Quneitra region.

Syrian organization claims Israel carried out strike in Quneitra

Syrian army recaptures Deir Ezzor from ISIS

Syrian monitor says Syrian army captures city of Deir Ezzor from ISIS in a Russian-backed operation.

Syrian army recaptures Deir Ezzor from ISIS

3,000 killed in Syria in September

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says September was the deadliest month this year in the country's civil war.

3,000 killed in Syria in September

Death toll in Syrian war passes 300,000

More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria since March 2011, according to latest toll by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Death toll in Syrian war passes 300,000

Syrian regime forces close in on Aleppo

Syrian regime forces, backed by heavy Russian air raids, recaptured hilltops and villages on the southwest edges of Aleppo.

Syrian regime forces close in on Aleppo

Syria death toll rises past 280,000

Syria's devastating war has killed 282,283, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Syria death toll rises past 280,000

The end of the Syrian ceasefire

Monitor assesses that escalating bombings mean the truce in place since last February has effectively collapsed.

The end of the Syrian ceasefire

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.

Civilian death toll drops to four-year low after Syria truce

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.

ISIS commander Shishani is 'clinically dead'

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.

ISIS 'defense secretary' survived Syria airstrike

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.

It worked? 24 civilians dead during Syria ceasefire

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.'

Russia pummels Syrian rebels hours before ceasefire

Report: Israel attacks military outposts in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Israel struck military outposts near Damascus. Syrian source denies.

Report: Israel attacks military outposts in Syria

Suspected Russian attacks kill 10 Syrian civilians

Air strikes in ISIS-held village kill 10 civilians, including three children.

Suspected Russian air raids kill 10 Syrian civilians

ISIS jihadi executes his mother

ISIS fighter publicly executes his mother after she 'incited' him to quit ISIS.

No end to the atrocities: ISIS jihadi executes his mother

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.

Confirmed: Iran's terror commander was wounded in Syria

Suspected Russian strikes kill 23 Syrian civilians

Suspected Russian airstrikes against Syrian rebels kill 23 civilians.

Suspected Russian strikes kill 23 Syrian civilians

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.

Monitor confirms Russian airstrikes near Israeli border

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.

Russia blames 'information war' for hospital bombing reports

Airstrikes Kill 40 ISIS Jihadists in Syria

Airstrikes on an ISIS convoy kill at least 40 jihadists in central Syria.

Airstrikes Kill 40 ISIS Jihadists in Syria

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.

Syria Death Toll Tops a Quarter Million

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.

Barrel Bombs Kill 11 in ISIS Town in Syria

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.

ISIS Hackers Take Down Human Rights Monitor's Website

Syria, Hezbollah Retake Town on Lebanese Border

Zabadani was the last rebel-held town on the Lebanese border.

Syria, Hezbollah Retake Town on Lebanese Border

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.

Four Syrian Hospitals Shut Down After Regime Raid

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.

Islamic State Making Gains Across Syria

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.

Over 230,000 Killed in Syria Since 2011

Rebels Advance on Regime in Northwest Syria

Syrian NGO points once again to rebel pushback as Assad's army falls in Muhambel.

Rebels, Al Qaeda Advance on Regime in Northwest Syria

ISIS Advances on Key Syrian Provincial Capital

Islamic State poised to take Hasakeh Friday; if successful, would mark second provincial capital taken by jihadists.

ISIS Advances on Key Syrian Provincial Capital

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.

May Was the Deadliest Month of 2015 in Syria

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.

NGO, Opposition Urge Probe of Deaths in Syria Raid

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.

US Strikes Miss ISIS, Kill 52 Syrian Civilians

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.

Assad Continues Binge of Barrel Bombing in Idlib

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.

Prisoner Swap - Syrian Style

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.

Syrian Regime Executed Prisoners Before Idlib Fall

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.

ISIS 'Flaunts' its Child Soldier Brigades

Rebel Aleppo Strike 'Mimics Ruthlessness of Assad'

HRW criticizes 'indiscriminate' attack on civilians after over 12 killed in missile bombardment in divided Syrian city.

Rebel Aleppo Strike 'Mimics Ruthlessness of Assad'

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.

US-led Strikes in Syria Kill Over 1,600

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.

Rebels Hit Assad Clan's Hometown for First Time in Syrian War

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.

Watchdog Group: Syrian Army Cutting Aleppo Rebel Supply Line