Business has been terrible for Abu Tareq, a taxi driver, so last week, without telling his wife, he agreed to drive a man to the Damascus airport for 10 times the usual rate. But, he said later, he will not be doing that again. On the airport road, he could hear the crash of artillery […]
Hell came to Damascus months ago. It’s loud and scary in Syria’s capital. But now, this week, something seems different. It feels worse. And that makes Leena feel better. The Damascus resident, who sides with the rebellion, says it means the forces fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad are winning.
Dozens of people were killed Wednesday morning in four consecutive explosions that rocked a pro-regime suburb of the Syrian capital. Twin car bombings first struck Jaramana around rush hour near the town’s main square.
A government jet has dropped cluster bombs over a playground in Damascus, leaving 10 children dead and others wounded, Syrian activists have reported. Separately activists said war planes bombed a rebel headquarters near the Turkish border on Monday but appeared to miss their target.
Beirut, Lebanon- A mortar shell smashed into a Damascus upmarket district that houses several embassies, killing one person and injuring several others, a watchdog and Syria’s official media said on Wednesday.
A car bomb in southern Damascus killed six people on Wednesday, state television said, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi pushed for a temporary ceasefire in Syria. “The terrorist explosion caused by the car bomb in Daf al-Shok caused the martyrdom of six citizens
Rebel fighters shot down a helicopter in a battleground town near Damascus on Thursday, a watchdog said, as Syria’s opposition declared parts of the capital a “disaster area.” A series of explosions rocked the town of Douma
Twin bombs exploded near a tightly guarded government compound in the heart of Damascus on Sunday, state media said, as new international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said change was “unavoidable.” Speaking to satellite news channel Al-Jazeera as he took over as UN-Arab League
A car bomb blew up near a Palestinian refugee camp in a suburb of Damascus, killing at least 15 people, Syria’s state news agency said Sunday. The blast came hours after the new U.N. envoy to Syria started his peace miss
Etihad Airways, the UAE’s national carrier announced on Thursday that it had suspended flights between Abu Dhabi and Damascus with immediate effect and until further notice. “The decision, while not taken lightly, has been made due to the deteriorating security position in Syria,”