Nine civilians, including a woman, were killed in a Syrian government air raid on Wednesday on the city of Raqa.
A US-led coalition is carrying out air strikes against IS jihadists in both Iraq and Syria.
Two Syrian opposition figures say the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda’s branch met last week and agreed to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents. The deal could be a heavy blow to Washington’s strategy against the Islamic State group, relying on arming moderate rebel factions to push back extremists in Syria. […]
France has said it will resettle just 500 refugees and Britain a few hundred, the report adds.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the vast majority those killed — 746 people — have been Islamic State militants.
Top Interpol officials said that would-be jihadi fighters are booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists.
At least one strike hit a compound belonging to Ahrar al-Sham in the town of Babsalqa in the northwestern province of Idlib.
The demolition of a dozen remaining chemical weapons production facilities in Syria is scheduled to begin later this month while work will continue on the verification of the government’s declarations, Australia’s UN envoy said on Wednesday. “There are seven hangars and five underground tunnels, which need to be destroyed,” Ambassador Gary Quinlan, president of the […]
“Barrel bombs kill those we love most, they destroy houses, dreams and memories,” said a Syrian civilian.
Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria at a rate of 1,000 a month, with no let-up in the flow despite efforts.
Bombing runs by Syria over the past 10 days have killed at least 221 civilians, a third of them children.
US-led coalition chief said he didn’t think Kobane was about to fall in the hands of ISIS.
A firefight between militants in Syria and Jordanian border guards killed one gunman and wounded two.
One girl who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants was confused about what her role would be.
Thousands of cheering, flag-waving people gave a noisy send-off to a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops.