The Syrian Democratic Forces have almost captured two-thirds of the city.
The group is tilting its strategy and calling on women to take on a more prominent role in battles.
Military leaders said they did not fear an invasion from the West, touting Tehran's growing military might at home and abroad.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, his opposition, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) all recognized Eid al-Adha.
Amnesty International has launched a campaign to highlight abductions in Syria.
The U.S.-led coalition bombed the path of the convoy of ISIS fighters and their families, saying it was “a lucrative target” and threatening more strikes.
Once a primary recipient of CIA assistance, the Free Syrian Army has since turned on U.S. efforts to battle ISIS using Kurdish militias.
"The Americans will take this dream to their graves," a senior adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said,
To date, nearly 2,000 wounded Syrians have been treated at the Galilee Medical Center, writes CEO Masad Barhoum.
The Varshavyanka class are among the quietest in the world, according to the boasts of Russian state media.
Syrian troops backed by Russian warplanes have completely surrounded ISIS fighters in central Syria.
The U.S. coalition tasked with fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria told Newsweek the world has not seen an urban assault like Mosul since World War II.
Russia does not claim to have ground forces in combat in Syria, though the Ratnik kit is the latest Russian infantry armor and equipment set.
A U.K.-based monitor says U.S.-led efforts against ISIS have resulted in more civilian casualties during the seven months of the Trump administration than during 29 months under Obama.
The two shipments of chemical weapons from North Korea and bound for Syria were intercepted in the last six months.
One of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest advisers said many challenges still lie ahead, including reconstruction and the presence of foreign powers.
The 59th Damascus International Fair opens despite ongoing violence in the outskirts of the Syrian capital. It’s the first such event in five years.
Despite the drop, attacks by ISIS and an al-Qaeda affiliate have risen in first six months of the year.
Fields stands accused of second-degree murder after allegedly ramming his car into protesters in Charlottesville.
The seven first responders were discovered early Saturday, each of them with gunshot wounds in their heads.