5:52 pm, Wed 06 Mar 2013 Fighters detain UN peacekeepers
Syrian village near Golan Heights has seen 'violent clashes'
A London-based violence monitoring group reports that Syrian forces and rebels have been struggling for control of the Syrian village of Jamla, close to where the UN peacekeepers were detained.
A statement on the group's website said:
The Syrian Observatory received a footage reporting that rebel fighters will not released [release the UN personnel] until regular forces withdraw from the area.
The Jamla village and its surrounding areas have witnessed violent clashes in the past couple of days.
Rebel fighters from several factions took hold of the Mortar division and several checkpoints in Jamla.
– syrian observatory for human rights
2:45 pm, Tue 29 Jan 2013 UK to double Syria aid
Pro-opposition group reports 'massacre' in Aleppo
A pro-opposition monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, says it has evidence of the apparent execution of at least 65 people in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Aleppo in north-western Syria has been the focus of frequent bouts of fighting
Credit: Google Maps
A video posted on the internet by opposition activists shows bodies lined alongside what they said was the Queiq River in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo.
The Queiq River rises in Turkey and travels through government-held districts of Aleppo before it reaches Bustan al-Qasr.
The Queiq River, surrounded by green, passes to the right of the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria
Credit: Google Maps
5:48 pm, Sun 23 Dec 2012 FCO condemns bakery air strike
Syrian activist group: 'Tens of people' killed in air strike
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said "tens of people" were killed in an air strike by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet,
which hit a bakery in a town near the central city of Hama.
Rebels have been clashing with government forces is recent days in the region around Halfaya, some 25 kms (15 miles) north west of Hama.
Residents walk near a bakery damaged by what Syrian activists claim were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet.
4:13 pm, Thu 13 Dec 2012
Bomb near a school in Damascus 'kills 16'
Syrian state TV said at least 16 were killed in the blast
A bomb blast near a school in a Damascus suburb called Qatana has killed at least 16 people, at least half of them women and children, according to Syrian state news.
At least 24 people were injured in the blast, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but the Syrian government is blaming terrorists, the term it uses to refer to rebel fighters.
The blast occurred outside a school, the majority of the victims thought to be women and children
12:13 pm, Sat 05 May 2012 Syria ceasefire 'collapsing'
Car wash blast kills five
An explosion in a car wash in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has killed at least five people, activists said, while another blast in the capital destroyed nine cars.
The blast in Aleppo hit a car wash and killed six people, Aleppo activist Mohammed Saeed said via Skype.
He said the business in the city's southern Sukari neighbourhood is owned by a man who serves in pro-government militias known as the shabiha. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on activists inside Syria, said five people were killed in the attack.
Also an explosive planted under an army vehicle in Damascus blew up, damaging nine cars.The blast shook a central neighbourhood near a military food co-operative, and left a crater in the street, according to a reporter who visited the scene.
10:03 am, Sat 05 May 2012 Syria ceasefire 'collapsing'
Explosion in Syria: Casualties reported
A explosion has caused "injury and death" in a suburb of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a rights group has reported.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Humans Rights, which monitors violent attacks in the country, said the blast rocked the area of Tal al-Zarazeer, one of the poorest suburbs in Aleppo.