Kurdish group surrounds government buildings in Hasaka after Russian mediators fail to mend rift between the two sides.
- 6 April, 2017 Silent on gas attack, Assad blames Israel, blasts Trump Syria's president says after the government failed to reach 'results' with opposition groups, there's 'no option except victory.'
- 12 July, 2016 Syria: Rebels in new push to retake Aleppo supply line Fighters launch fierce assault in an effort to recapture the Castello Road route from government forces.
- 29 May, 2016 How will Ankara and Washington heal their rift? Turkey accuses the US of siding with a banned Kurdish group, while Washington says the YPG is crucial in defeating ISIL.
- 29 May, 2016 Final assault on ISIL-held Fallujah imminent: army Rights groups sound alarm for 50,000 civilians inside city as special forces await orders to launch all-out attack.
- 24 August, 2016 Does Turkey trust Washington? The US vice president flies to Ankara to try and mend strained relations following the failed coup.