Syrian snipers shoot at convoy

The United Nations chemical weapons team in Damascus have been shot at by Syrian snipers, a UN spokesperson said. The experts have reportedly returned to their hotel after inspecting the site of an alleged 'gas attack'.

View all 65 updates ›

Four mortar bombs hit Damascus Old City

Four mortar shells hit the historic Old City of Syria's capital Damascus today, wounding several people and damaging an Armenian church, state news channel El Ikhbariya reported.

Damascus's Old City, a world heritage site, has escaped the worst of the fighting, but has been damaged by a number of clashes and stray shells.

More top news