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March 2015 - Syria Special Weapons News

  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 31 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis US Dept. of State 31 Mar 2015
  • Syria: UN warns of humanitarian crisis in Idleb as fighting in city intensifies UN News 31 Mar 2015 -- The humanitarian situation in conflict-torn Syria is deteriorating even further amid reports that the city of Idleb has fallen to anti-government insurgents, a senior United Nations relief official has warned.
  • Donors asked to dig deep for Syria IRIN 31 Mar 2015 -- High-level officials from 78 countries and more than 40 international organisations are gathering in Kuwait City to take part in the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on Tuesday, amid major concerns of funding shortages.
  • Donors pledge $3.8 billion in aid to people affected by Syria crisis at UN-backed conference UN News 31 Mar 2015 -- In an expression of solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating conflict in Syria, now in its fifth year, international donors today pledged $3.8 billion at a United Nations-backed conference held in Kuwait.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Hit ISIL Targets in Iraq AFPS 30 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • WHO appeals for US$ 124 million to continue its support to Syria IRNA 30 Mar 2015 -- Millions of Syrians endure deteriorating health crisis, the World Health Organization said on Monday, calling for US$ 124 million to continue its support to health services in the Syrian Arab Republic.
  • Number of ISIL Militants Rising Amid Coalition Airstrikes, Assad Says Sputnik 30 Mar 2015 -- The airstrikes conducted by the US-led international coalition against Islamic State (ISIL) extremists in Iraq and Syria are ineffective, as the militant group has been recruiting more members since the start of anti-ISIL coalition efforts, Syrian President Bashar Assad told CBS.
  • On eve of pledging conference, senior UN officials urge donors to stand by Syrian people UN News 30 Mar 2015 -- The crisis in Syria is getting much worse, characterized by shocking "levels of savagery," the top United Nations relief official has warned, urging countries to pledge as generously as possible ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference kicking off tomorrow in Kuwait City.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 29 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Syrian troops reposition in Idlib suburbs after city falls Press TV 29 Mar 2015 -- Syrian military forces have regrouped in the suburbs of the northwestern city of Idlib a day after the city fell into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked terrorists.
  • Assad: Support for Islamic State Has Expanded in Syria Since US-Led Airstrikes VOA 29 Mar 2015 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says support for Islamic State has expanded since the United States-led coalition began airstrikes on militant targets in Syria.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 28 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Syria: UN health agency 'unable to sustain' operations without significant funding increase UN News 27 Mar 2015 -- Ahead of next week's third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency's top official in the country said today that more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need of health support, but that she had so far received no new funding to meet the $124 million needed to finance humanitarian operations in the country this year.
  • Nusra Front terrorists seize Syria's Idlib, report says Press TV 28 Mar 2015 -- Al-Qaeda-linked militants have seized Syria's northwestern city of Idlib from government troops, a UK-based monitoring group says.
  • Al-Qaida in Syria Claims Capture of Northern City VOA 28 Mar 2015 -- Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the Syrian city of Idlib on Saturday from government forces for the first time in the country's civil war, according to Islamic fighters and a monitoring group.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 27 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Intra-Syrian Talks in Moscow Could Help End Civil War - Assad Sputnik 27 Mar 2015 -- The second round of talks on Syria is set to take place in Moscow April 6-9. The first round of negotiations was held in the Russian capital January 26-29.
  • Syria Supports UN Initiative to 'Freeze' Conflict in Aleppo - Assad Sputnik 27 Mar 2015 -- Syria supports the initiative by UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura to 'freeze' the conflict in the city of Aleppo, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with Russian journalists on Friday.
  • Millions Face Health Crisis in Syria VOA 27 Mar 2015 -- The World Health Organization warns that millions of people in Syria are facing a health crisis. It says deaths and casualties are mounting in the war-torn country as medical care and treatment diminish.
  • UK troops to train moderate Syrian opposition UK MOD 26 Mar 2015 -- The Defence Secretary has announced that the UK will provide military training to Syrian moderate opposition forces.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 26 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • New UN report shows wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years UN News 26 Mar 2015 -- The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions elsewhere, has pushed the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries to the highest level since 1992 at the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a United Nations report released today.
  • Syria destroys three chemical weapons sites Press TV 26 Mar 2015 -- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says Syria has destroyed three chemical weapons production sites.
  • Syria crisis 'worsening' amid humanitarian funding shortfall, warns top UN relief official UN News 26 Mar 2015 -- The situation on the ground in Syria has "dramatically" worsened as the country enters its fifth year of war amid escalating fighting and targeted attacks against civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian official warned today as she urged the international community to bring the violence to an end.
  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 25 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Turkey shells Syrian artillery units near border: Turkish military Press TV 25 Mar 2015 -- Turkey has fired shells at Syrian artillery units positioned near the border between the two countries, the Turkish military says.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 24 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 23 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Medical Group Claims 650,000 Syrians Under Siege VOA 23 Mar 2015 -- Nearly three times more Syrians are scrambling to survive in besieged towns than the U.N. is estimating, warns an American non-profit whose members are medical professionals of Syrian descent. The Syrian American Medical Society claims in new a report that 650,000 Syrians are currently besieged in 49 communities by government forces and are facing a slow death.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 22 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • CIA Chief Says Momentum Of IS Halted In Iraq, Syria RFE/RL 22 Mar 2015 -- In a new interview, CIA Director John Brennan says U.S.-led air strikes and Iraqi government forces have stopped the momentum of Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq, while warning Iran against developing nuclear weapons.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 21 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 20 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US warns Damascus over interfering in air campaign Press TV 20 Mar 2015 -- The US has warned Damascus not to interfere in its ongoing air campaign in Syria, after a US drone was shut down over the coastal province of Latakia.
  • Report says two senior Syrian intelligence officials dismissed Press TV 20 Mar 2015 -- Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly dismissed two high-ranking intelligence officials after the pair engaged in a violent argument and exchanged blows.
  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 19 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Central Command Updates Iraq-Syria Target Counts AFPS 19 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Central Command officials released an update today on the number of targets hit by the United States and the international coalition in Iraq and Syria since Operation Inherent Resolve began, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters here today.
  • Allegations of Chemical Weapons Use in Sarmin, Syria US Dept. of State 19 Mar 2015
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 18 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Syrian aid groups seek greater role IRIN 18 Mar 2015 -- Local NGOs and diaspora groups involved in frontline aid delivery in Syria want more recognition from the wider humanitarian community as well as the chance to access direct funding, rather than working merely as silent implementers for international NGOs.
  • Syria shot down US drone on suspicion of spying: Military source SpuThe Syrian air defenses recently shot down a US drone on suspicion that the unmanned aerial vehicle was snooping around an area where the ISIL Takfiri terrorists are not present, a military source says.BUG: the mark does not exist in the description file
  • US Drone Reportedly Shot Down Near Syria VOA 17 Mar 2015 -- The U.S. military said Tuesday it lost contact with a unarmed drone that was being remotely piloted over Syria, but could not corroborate reports that it was shot down.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 17 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • UN agency boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis UN News 17 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced a scale-up in its support to Jordan and other countries in the Middle East affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria that has entered its fifth year.
  • Citing need to break 'cycle of impunity,' UN panel urges referral of Syria to ICC UN News 17 Mar 2015 -- A culture of impunity continues to flourish inside Syria amid a conflict that has generated over four million refugees and hundreds of thousands of dead, the head of a United Nations-mandated Commission of Inquiry said today, urging the international community to step up efforts in bringing the four-year-long war to a close.
  • UN Commission Calls for Syria War Crimes Tribunal VOA 17 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria is calling for the establishment of an ad hoc tribunal to bring alleged perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Syria to account.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 16 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Stranded Syrians at 'serious risk' of losing refugee status in Lebanon IRIN 16 Mar 2015 -- Hundreds of thousands of Syrians in Lebanon are at risk of losing their refugee status due to new visa rules, the United Nations has warned.
  • Turkey enraged by US call for talks with Assad Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- Turkey has slammed the United States for proposing open talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in order to end the crisis in the Arab country.
  • Assad says Syria awaits US action to back up words on dialog Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on the US to translate into action its recent announcement on the necessity of negotiations with the government to end the crisis in Syria.
  • State Department says US would never negotiate with Assad Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- The US State Department has said the United States would never negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite John Kerry's statement about negotiations.
  • Kerry: US Ready for 'Diplomatic' Solution in Syria VOA 16 Mar 2015 -- As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it is time to "reignite a diplomatic outcome" to a conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people and displaced millions.
  • Kerry: US Will Have to Negotiate with Syria's Assad VOA 15 Mar 2015 -- As Syria enters a fifth year of civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will have to reach a deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to enable a political transition of power and stop the crippling conflict that has left thousands of dead.
  • Lebanon army strikes militant positions near Syria Press TV 15 Mar 2015 -- The Lebanese army has pounded militant hideouts along the border with crisis-stricken Syria after being tipped off about suspicious movements by al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in the area.
  • Over 215,000 people killed in Syria conflict: Group Press TV 15 Mar 2015 -- A London-based monitoring group says it has documented the deaths of 215,518 people in Syria since March 2011, when the Syrian conflict began.
  • Kerry Says U.S. Will 'Have To Negotiate' With Assad RFE/RL 15 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end the civil war in Syria.
  • US Not Sure Whether Its Airstrikes Harm Al-Qaeda Cell in Syria Sputnik 15 Mar 2015 -- US intelligence analysts disagree about whether the airstrikes have significantly reduced the Khorasan group's capabilities.
  • Syrian Air Force Strike Kills 120 Nusra Front Militants in Golan Heights Sputnik 15 Mar 2015 -- Syrian Air Force jet fighters destroyed the Nusra Front militant group's headquarters and training camp near the Golan Heights, Al-Manar television reported Sunday.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq AFPS 15 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 14 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Kurds, Christians making new gains in northeast Syria Press TV 14 Mar 2015 -- Kurdish and Christian forces have made new gains in northeastern Syria with a strategic village now retaken from ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Moderate Syrian Rebels Seek More US Help VOA 14 Mar 2015 -- Syrian rebel leaders say they hope their recent tactical gains around Aleppo will prompt U.S. leaders to reverse recent cuts in supplies and funding to opposition militias.
  • Barrel Bombs Overwhelm Syrian Health Workers VOA 13 Mar 2015 -- The explosives are crude, made of heavy steel wire, even nuts and bolts packed into oil drums or water tanks. Known as barrel bombs, they're devastating whenever Syrian government forces drop them on civilian populations.
  • CIA Chief Says Airstrikes Have 'Softened' IS Forces VOA 13 Mar 2015 -- The head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said Friday that the Islamic State militants are well-armed and well-financed, but not invincible.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 13 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • World leaders should join forces to end Syria crisis: UN officials Press TV 13 Mar 2015 -- Senior UN officials have called on world leaders to join forces in a bid to bring an end to the Syria crisis which has exacted a heavy toll on civilians.
  • US to Provide $70Mln in Non-Lethal Assistance to Syrian Opposition Sputnik 13 Mar 2015 -- The United States will provide about $70 million in non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition, the US Department of State announced in a statement on Friday.
  • As Syria crisis enters fifth year, UN humanitarian leaders urge end to conflict UN News 13 Mar 2015 -- World leaders must put their differences aside and work to bring about meaningful change in Syria, where the country's ongoing brutal conflict is preparing to enter its fifth year, senior United Nations officials have urged.
  • Southcom Commander Discusses Recruit Movement to Syria AFPS 12 Mar 2015 -- The movement and tracking of recruits traveling from the Caribbean region to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists is concerning, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said today.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Iraq AFPS 12 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • UN has failed Syria: NGOs IRIN 12 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations Security Council has "failed" the Syrian people, according to some of the world's largest NGOs.
  • UN chief stresses collective responsibility to resolve Syria conflict, end nightmare for millions UN News 12 Mar 2015 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to bring to an end the conflict in Syria, which has been raging for four years, while United Nations humanitarian agencies urged greater support to help the millions of people caught up in a "nightmare of suffering."
  • Aid Groups: UN Has Failed to Protect Syrian Civilians VOA 12 Mar 2015 -- Two U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolutions adopted last year have failed to improve the humanitarian situation in Syria, better protect its civilians from violence or forge any progress toward a political resolution to the country's crisis, according to a report from international aid agencies released Thursday.
  • On visit to Syria, senior UN official appeals for more support for humanitarian work UN News 11 Mar 2015 -- Wrapping up a three-day visit to Syria, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations agency mandated to assist Palestinian refugees across the Middle East requested more support for work being carried out across the country, stressing that in Yarmouk "safe, uninterrupted, substantial humanitarian distributions must become the norm."
  • IS Forces Bear Down on Kurdish Units in Northeastern Syria VOA 11 Mar 2015 -- Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units have been holding out against an Islamic State militant onslaught on villages across northeastern Syria. A major offensive began Tuesday, with IS fighters bent on regaining momentum after a series of territorial losses.
  • Kerry Calls for US War Powers to Fight IS VOA 11 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Congress to approve President Barack Obama's war powers request during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Wednesday
  • Force Authorization Suited to Anti-ISIL Campaign, Dempsey Says AFPS 11 Mar 2015 -- The draft authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is suitable for the current campaign against the terrorist group, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this morning.
  • Carter: Proposed Authorization Gives Flexibility to Fight ISIL AFPS 11 Mar 2015 -- President Barack Obama's proposed authorization to use military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is flexible enough to allow for the full range of military scenarios, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel this morning.
  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 11 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US Efforts to Arm Syrian Rebels Suffer Setbacks VOA 11 Mar 2015 -- U.S. efforts to provide weapons to moderate rebels in Syria are suffering setbacks as al-Qaida-linked militants force the collapse of mainstream insurgent groups fighting the Syrian military. Analysts say the developments underscore the risks of a new Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels.
  • Anti-ISIL Fighters Retake Key Terrain AFPS 10 Mar 2015 -- Forces opposing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, supported by coalition airstrikes, seized key terrain late last week in northeastern Syria near Tal Hamis, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • UN-Backed Report Details 'Ruinous' Effects of Syrian War VOA 11 Mar 2015 -- A new United Nations-backed report details the economic and societal devastation of the four-year war in Syria, where the violence of a multiparty civil conflict has become further inflamed by a multinational battle against Islamic State militants.
  • New UN-backed report reflects 'crushing' impact of conflict in Syria on its people UN News 10 Mar 2015 -- Four years of armed conflict, economic disintegration and social fragmentation in Syria have hollowed out its population by 15 percent, forced some 10 million people to flee their homes and reduced life expectancy by two decades – from nearly 76 years of age to 56 – according to a United Nations-backed report released today on the "catastrophic" impact of the conflict.
  • Escape of Scores of IS Prisoners Reported in Syria VOA 10 Mar 2015 -- More than 70 prisoners, including recently captured Kurdish fighters, broke out of an Islamic State jail Tuesday in which they were being held northeast of Aleppo, Syria, local political activists say.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 10 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Reconciliation efforts must occur within Syria: Minister Press TV 10 Mar 2015 -- A Syrian minister says any effort aimed at reconciling the conflicting sides in Syria should be carried out within the country, stressing that any action taken to that end outside of Syria will be "fruitless," Press TV reports.
  • Iraqi Forces Battle for Tikrit; US-Led Air Campaign Nears 3,000 Strikes VOA 09 Mar 2015 -- As Iraqi forces inched forward in the battle to retake Tikrit from Islamic State fighters, the U.S.-led coalition continued its air campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq on Monday with 13 airstrikes, focusing largely near Kobani and Fallujah.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 09 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US-led coalition airstrikes hit Syria oil refinery, kill 30 Press TV 09 Mar 2015 --About 30 people have been killed in airstrikes by US-led coalition targeting a Syrian oil refinery held by the ISIL Takfiri militants.
  • Syria airstrike kills 9 al-Nusra terrorists in Idlib Press TV 09 Mar 2015 -- A Syrian airstrike has hit a military camp used by the al-Nusra Front Takfiri terror group in northwestern Idlib Province bordering Turkey, killing at least nine terrorists, including four foreign operatives.
  • 40 killed as Kurds battle ISIL over Syria town Press TV 08 Mar 2015 -- At least 40 ISIL Takfiri terrorists and Kurdish fighters have been killed in fresh fight for the control of the key town of Tal Tamer in northern Syria, a monitoring group said.
  • Christian villages in NE Syria come under attack by ISIL Press TV 07 Mar 2015 -- The Takfiri ISIL terrorists have attacked a number of Christian villages in Syria's northeast, triggering heavy fighting with Kurdish forces and their local allies.
  • Army forces seize oil field in western Syria Press TV 07 Mar 2015 -- Syrian government forces have managed to wrest full control of an oil field after they engaged foreign-sponsored terrorists in the crisis-stricken Arab country's western province of Homs.
  • Funding shortfall forces UN to scale back food aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey UN News 06 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said "a critical shortage of funding" has forced it to reduce the number of Syrian refugees it can assist through an innovative electronic voucher system in Turkey, which hosts the largest number of asylum-seekers fleeing fighting in neighbouring Syria.
  • Lebanon: UN to boost humanitarian funding to ease Syria crisis burden UN News 06 Mar 2015 -- The continuing influx of refugees fleeing from the Syrian conflict is burdening Lebanon's infrastructure and economy and threatening the country's stability, the United Nations humanitarian chief said today.
  • Security Council condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria UN News 06 Mar 2015 -- The Security Council today adopted a resolution strongly condemning the use of any toxic chemical, such as chlorine, as a weapon in Syria and stressing that those who use such weapons must be held accountable.
  • Explanation of Vote at the Adoption of Resolution 2209 on Syria U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 06 Mar 2015
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 06 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • U.S. Marines critical element in Operation Inherent Resolve USMC News 06 Mar 2015 -- The KC-130J Super Hercules is used to transport troops, resupply forward operating bases, perform medical evacuations and refuel coalition aircraft.
  • Syria army keeps pounding al-Nusra Front positions Press TV 06 Mar 2015 -- The Syrian army has been pressing ahead with pounding positions of the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front after killing a military chief belonging to the terrorist group.
  • Military pressure needed to oust Assad, Kerry says in Riyadh Press TV 06 Mar 2015 -- US Secretary of State John Kerry says military pressure may be necessary to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, indicating that Washington is still seeking a "regime change" in the Arab country.
  • ISIL leader hospitalized in Turkey's Denizli: Official Press TV 06 Mar 2015 -- Turkey has confirmed that an ISIL terrorist leader has been hospitalized in a facility in west of the country, further proving links between Ankara and the Takfiris who are wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 05 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Syria airstrikes kill al-Nusra Front leaders: Report Press TV 05 Mar 2015 -- More than a dozen senior leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front have been killed in two airstrikes by the Syrian army in the northwestern part of Syria.
  • 'Military Pressure' May Be Used Against Assad Regime - Kerry Sputnik 06 Mar 2015 -- The United States may utilize a military approach to deal with President Bashar Assad of Syria as he has not been willing to negotiate in good faith, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated at a press conference conference with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal.
  • US May Send Troops to Support Iraq, Syrian Rebels Fight Islamic State Sputnik 04 Mar 2015 -- The United States may send special operations forces to help the Iraqi military and US-backed Syrian forces carry out offensive operations against the Islamic State (ISIL), US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said on Wednesday.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 04 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Syrian Army Repels Terror Attack on Syrian Air Force Intel HQ in Aleppo Sputnik 04 Mar 2015 -- At least 34 of people have been reported killed following a rebel attack on the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Headquarters in Aleppo, northwest Syria.
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq AFPS 03 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • UK Donates $5 Million to Syrian Civil Defence Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- The UK Government is to supply Syria with more than $5 million of civil defence equipment, including personal protective gear such as helmets and goggles, stretchers, medicines and medical supplies, radios, firefighting equipment and 4x4 vehicles.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 02 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US-backed militant group dissolves self in Syria Iran Press TV 02 Mar 2015 -- A major Washington-backed militant group operating in Syria has dissolved itself shortly after the United States and Turkey launched a program aimed at training militants to fight Damascus and ISIL militants operating in the country.
  • US, Turkey Differ on Aims of Training Syrian Rebels VOA 02 Mar 2015 -- Turkey agreed in mid-February to join the United States in a train-and-equip program for Syrian rebel fighters, but Ankara and Washington have not ironed out their differences over the aims of the program.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 01 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • ISIL Releases 23 Assyrian Christian Abductees in Syria Sputnik 01 Mar 2015 -- Islamic State has freed 23 Assyrian Christians abducted in Syria, over 100 prisoners still languish in captivity, according to a main Assyrian church of Lebanon priest.
  • UN envoy dispatches mission to Syria to lay groundwork for Aleppo 'freeze' UN News Centre 01 Mar 2015 -- The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, is continuing discussions with the Government of Syria on his proposed 'freeze' of localized hostilities in the city of Aleppo, the United Nations spokesperson's office said today.



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