Hundreds of Syrian rebels on Wednesday abandoned their last stronghold in the heart of Homs city, an epicentre of the revolt against President Bashar Al-Assad, handing him a symbolic victory weeks before his likely re-election.
A humanitarian ceasefire in the Syrian city of Homs was extended on Thursday for three more days, the city's governor told Reuters.
"The ceasefire has been extended for an additional three days, starting from today, to al
Syrian authorities are holding and questioning more than 300 men deemed of fighting age who fled the besieged rebel-held Old City of Homs during an agreed ceasefire, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.
A UN-brokered 'humani
The US on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar Al-Assad.
The Syrian government said
The dark, murky waters of Houla Lake erupt daily when struck by the bombs of Syrian fighter jets and shells fired from the surrounding hills.
Besieged by the forces of President Bashar Al-Assad for more than a
Syrian authorities said on Monday the army had regained full control over a rebel-held district of Homs after weeks of fighting in the central city which has been at the heart of the two-year uprising against President Bashar Al-Assad.
Gunmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shot dead at least six mediators sent to try to reconcile warring sectarian groups in the province of Homs, where people on opposing sides in Syria's war had until now been able to coexist, residents
Syrian forces fought with rebel groups in Homs on Monday in a battle seen as crucial to the government's attempts to divide rebels and carve out links between the capital and President Bashar al-Assad's coastal strongholds.
President Bashar Al-Assad's forces pounded Sunni Muslim rebels in the city of Homs with artillery from the air on Sunday, the second day of their offensive in central Syria, activists said.
They said rebels defending the old c
More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country.
The British-based Syrian Obser