Syrian civil war


Daraya, a symbol of the Syrian revolution, surrenders after years of bombs

The last bedraggled and hungry rebel fighters in the Syrian town of Daraya are laying down their arms after being under siege for four years. The government promised them safe passage, but the UN is concerned for their safety. Civilians burned their possessions before being evacuated, and said goodbye to the dead in the cemetery. Few expect to return.



Russia says it's 'close' to joining forces with the US in Aleppo


"Step by step we are getting closer to the situation in which — and I'm only speaking about Aleppo here — we will be able to begin battling together so that there is peace on this territory," Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Rossiya 24 television. But he acknowledged Moscow and Washington are still deeply at odds over Syria.