Children killed in bus attack in Syria

Already devastated by weeks of constant attacks this year, the Syrian city of Homs faced new terror Sunday as pro-regime forces executed 10 young men in the dissident stronghold, opposition activists said. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stormed the Shammas neighborhood of Homs

Syrian refugees near 150,000 as exodus grows: U.N.

Growing numbers of Syrian civilians are fleeing abroad to escape conflict at home, especially in Aleppo, and Turkey is building more refugee camps in anticipation of a larger exodus, the United Nations said on Friday.

Syrian rebels plan new attack to regain ground in Aleppo

Rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Aleppo promised on Friday they will hit back after losing ground under heavy bombardment, and residents fled in cars crammed with belongings during a lull in fighting. The rebels were pushed back from the Salaheddine district on Thursday by troops seeking to re-establish control

Historic Aleppo citadel hit by shelling

Shelling by the Syrian army has damaged Aleppo’s historic citadel, part of a world heritage site in the heart of the commercial capital, the exiled opposition said on Friday. “Photographs by activists and archeological associations show that the Aleppo citadel… has been damaged,