- Syrian troops look to isolate IS in Damascus battle
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces moved to cut off Islamic State militants in southern Damascus from nearby rebel-held suburbs in an attempt to ...
Daily Mail. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:28:12 +0100.
- The Latest: German government says Syria strikes were legal
The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 4 p.m.
Fox News. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:57:06 GMT.
- Syrian troops begin new offensive against IS in southern Damascus
Syrian government forces and their allies have launched a new offensive against Islamic State (IS) in southern Damascus.
Irish Independent. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:07:58 +0100.
- Syrian military pounds districts of Damascus held by the Islamic State
Syrian Government forces use warplanes, helicopters and artillery to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:25:04 +1000.
- Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army bombarded a jihadist enclave in south Damascus on Monday, state television and a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain all ground near the capital.
Reuters. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:07:01 -0400.
- G7 foreign ministers seek to put pressure on Russia, Iran at Toronto summit
TORONTO (REUTERS) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations on Sunday (April 22) discussed ways to pressure Russia on conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, which have badly tarnished Moscow's ties with the West.
Straits Times. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:54:04 +0800.
- A Syrian dancer's journey from hell to the Paris stage
Yara al-Hasbani was putting the finishing touches to her make-up for a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" in Damascus when she found out her father had been tortured to death.
The Local. Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:33:24 +0200.
- France's Macron: US Role in Syria Vital
French President Emmanuel Macron is heading Monday to the United States for a state visit with President Donald Trump, looking to convince him of the need to keep a U.S. ...
Voice of America. Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:53:09 -0400.
- As chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma, Syria claims suspected attack was fake
The chemical weapons inspectors reached the city of Douma, now under Russian and Syrian control, two weeks after the suspected attack took place.
Yahoo. Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:48:37 -0400.
- Inspectors Examine Site of Suspected Chemical Attack in Syria
After repeated delays, international inspectors from the OPCW reached the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack near Damascus on Saturday.
Megan Specia. New York Times. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:39:19 GMT.
Facts About Syria
The Syrian Arab Republic
, located in southwest Asia, is governed by
a head of state and government plus one legislative house.
Its capital city is Damascus, and its currency is the Syrian Pound.
The primary language used in Syria is Arabic, and in 2007,
Syria's estimated population was 19,048,000. Approximately 75% of
Syrians are Arab, 7% are Bedouin Arab, 7% are Kurdish, and 11% are other ethnicities.
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