• Syrian troops counter-attack after Damascus rebel incursion

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces launched a counter-attack against rebels in Damascus on Tuesday, following a rebel suicide car bombing and another insurgent assault earlier in the day in the country’s capital, media reports said.

  • Syrian army retakes Damascus areas captured by rebels

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces on Monday regained control of parts of Damascus that were attacked and captured by rebels and militants the previous day, with dozens killed on both sides during the fighting, the military and an activist group said.