Rumours have abounded about Baghdadi's own health and movements, but his whereabouts remain unclear.
29 Sep 2017 8:17 AM
The families had gathered for hours in downtown Beirut amid blistering heat to await news of their loved ones.
28 Aug 2017 11:00 AM
Nineteen children and 12 women were among those killed in the raids, which hit several neighbourhoods in the northern city.
22 Aug 2017 3:45 PM
The raid allowed regime forces to seize control of three villages in the area, official news agency SANA reported the source as saying.
13 Aug 2017 3:33 PM
Monitor says government troops have taken last ISIS-held town in Homs as army advances towards ISIL strongholds in east.
06 Aug 2017 8:07 AM
Iran boycotted the Hajj in 2016 after hundreds of people, mainly Iranians, died in a crush at the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in 2015.
31 Jul 2017 6:42 PM
Russia's military said in mid-June that it was seeking to verify whether it had killed the ISIS chief in an air strike in Syria in May.
11 Jul 2017 6:56 PM
4 of the suicide bombers struck in one camp near the border town of Arsal, wounding three soldiers.
30 Jun 2017 4:06 PM
Assad has been touring areas north and northwest of Damascus in recent days, a rare trip out of his seat of power in the capital.
28 Jun 2017 11:38 AM
Sunni-ruled monarchies sided with the protesters in March 2011, when the war started with the brutal repression of anti-govt demonstrations.
17 Jun 2017 12:00 PM
The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May
16 Jun 2017 6:35 PM
When Syria’s conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011, Kurdish leaders largely kept out of the nascent uprising.
08 Jun 2017 1:52 AM
More than 320,000 people have been killed since Syria's conflict broke out in March 2011.
30 May 2017 1:24 PM
The latest strike came as the UN urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to distinguish between civilian and military targets.
26 May 2017 7:29 PM
A monitoring group said a first round of raids, which were likely carried out by Russian jets, targeted the village of Duwayleh in Idlib.
25 Apr 2017 3:06 PM
The population exchange has been criticised by rights groups, which say it rewards siege tactics and amounts to forcible displacement.
19 Apr 2017 2:33 PM
Air strikes by the US-led coalition have killed many civilians over the past weeks as the battle against the extremists intensifies.
18 Apr 2017 1:13 PM
The bloody mayhem that followed the Saturday attack only deepened the resentment of the transfer criticised as population engineering.
16 Apr 2017 8:08 AM
It was not immediately clear if rebels at the transit point were among the dead.
15 Apr 2017 9:23 PM
Residents of Madaya sat outside rows of coaches in a bus garage in government-held Aleppo, waiting to move onto Idlib.
15 Apr 2017 7:16 PM