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Secret Syria network saves lives with air raid warnings

They are a network of civilian and rebel coordinators across Syria calling themselves 'the monitors'.

21 Jan 2016 11:33 AM

ISIS frees 270 of 400 abducted civilians in Syria

The ISIS group has released 270 of more than 400 civilians it had abducted during its assault on the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.

21 Jan 2016 6:10 AM

ISIS confirms death of ‘Jihadi John’ in airstrike

The ISIS group confirmed on Tuesday the death of British extremist “Jihadi John”, saying he was killed in a drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqa in November.

21 Jan 2016 6:09 AM

Hungry residents sell gold for food in besieged Syrian city

Residents are slowly starving while troops and militias supporting President Assad exploit their suffering.

20 Jan 2016 2:40 PM

IS frees 270 people kidnapped from Syria's Deir al-Zor

ISIS has laid siege since last March to remaining government-held areas in the city of Deir al-Zor.

20 Jan 2016 10:39 AM


ISIS confirms death of 'Jihadi John' in November drone strike

ISIS described Emwazi as 'martyr' and prayed to 'Allah... to envelop him with His mercy and enter him into the highest levels of paradise'.

20 Jan 2016 9:16 AM

ISIS abducts 400 in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

Jihadists from the Islamic State group have abducted more than 400 Syrian civilians after capturing new ground in a major assault on the city of Deir ez-Zor that left dozens dead.

18 Jan 2016 6:05 AM

35 regime soldiers killed in ISIS attack

At least 35 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime militiamen were killed Saturday in a multi-front attack by the Islamic State group on the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.

17 Jan 2016 3:25 AM

Syria Army fully captures strategic town in Latakia

Syria’s Army and allied forces on Tuesday took full control from rebel groups of the strategic town of Salma, in the northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported.

13 Jan 2016 5:37 AM

Al Qaeda abducts media activists in Syrian town

Syria’s Al Qaeda affiliate stormed a radio station and abducted two prominent media activists from a rebel-held northwestern town on Sunday, an Opposition official told AFP.

11 Jan 2016 3:14 AM


Syria ready to join Geneva peace talks

Syria’s government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to participate in Geneva peace talks later in January but said officials wanted to know who would take part from the Opposition.

10 Jan 2016 2:31 AM

ISIS militant executes his mother in Syria: Monitor

An ISIS militant executed his mother in public in the Syrian city of Raqqa because she had encouraged him to leave the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday.

09 Jan 2016 4:56 AM

Islamic State militant executes his mother in Syria

She had warned her son that US-backed alliance would wipe out IS.

08 Jan 2016 3:15 PM

It’s a message of blood: Hezbollah

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday Saudi Arabia’s execution of a Shia cleric was a “message of blood”, and Riyadh sought to create sectarian strife across the world.

04 Jan 2016 2:46 AM


Shias warn of backlash against House of Saud

Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading cleric from the Shia minority drew warnings of a backlash against the ruling Al Saud family and threatened to further intensify a wave of sectarian conflict in th

02 Jan 2016 11:27 PM

Russia-backed Syria troops enter rebel town

Syrian troops fought their way into a rebel-held town in the southern province of Deraa on Wednesday in an assault which rebels said was supported by the heaviest Russian aerial bombing campaign so fa

31 Dec 2015 5:45 AM

ISIS leader Baghdadi says ‘caliphate’ well

The ISIS group on Saturday released a new message purportedly from its reclusive leader, claiming that his self-styled “caliphate” is doing well despite an unprecedented alliance against it and critic

28 Dec 2015 6:05 AM

Top Syrian rebel killed in airstrike

Powerful Syrian rebel chief Zahran Alloush was killed in a regime air-strike east of Damascus, dealing blows to both the nearly five-year uprising and a fragile peace process.

27 Dec 2015 5:10 AM

Safe passage to ISIS militants’ families

Syria ready for Geneva peace talks ‘without foreign intervention’, sets preconditions for Opp.

25 Dec 2015 6:01 AM