Syria reports new Israeli airstrikes near Damascus

The missile strike follows Israel reportedly hitting Iranian targets in Syria earlier this month following an explosion on an Israeli ship in the gulf.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Mar 17, 2021
al-monitor An Israeli soldier stands near a parked Merkava Mark IV tank near Moshav Alonei HaBashan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on March 1, 2021. Photo by JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images.

NGOs file Syria torture complaint against Russia’s Wagner Group

The rights organizations allege that the shadowy paramilitary group is behind the 2017 torture and killing of a Syrian military defector.

Al-Monitor Staff | Russia in Syria | Mar 15, 2021

Kurdish forces blame Turkey for Euphrates River water drop in northeast Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces claim Turkey caused a drop in the Euphrates River water level that will harm residents and their economic activities in the areas they control in northern and eastern Syria.

Khaled al-Khateb | Water Issues | Mar 15, 2021

Biden leaves Syria on back burner as war marks 10 years

In his first months in office, President Joe Biden's team has signaled that Syria’s civil war won’t be among his top foreign policy priorities.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Syria Conflict | Mar 15, 2021

Egypt, UAE call for rethink of Syria’s expulsion from Arab League

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are calling for Syria to be accepted back into the Arab League as analysts say that its suspension has done little good.

Ahmed Gomaa | | Mar 15, 2021