Aug 21, 2014

Japan seeks help from Syrian rebels over suspected captive

Japanese officials met with the leader of a major Syrian rebel group in Turkey on Monday night to seek its assistance in securing the release of a Japanese man believed to have been captured in northern Syria by the extremist Islamic State militant group, ...

Aug 12, 2014

Islamic State crush tribal uprising in Syria

Islamic militants have crushed a tribal uprising against their rule in eastern Syria after three days of clashes in a string of villages near the border with Iraq, killing and beheading opponents along the way, activists said Monday. The fighters from the al-Qaida breakaway ...

Jihadist group ISIL's Aleppo HQ falls to Syria rebels: NGO

Jan 8, 2014

Jihadist group ISIL's Aleppo HQ falls to Syria rebels: NGO

Fighters from several Syrian rebel brigades have seized the headquarters of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the main northern city of Aleppo, a nongovernmental organization said Wednesday. “Fighters from several Islamist rebel brigades took control of the children’s hospital ...

Jun 13, 2013

Killing of teen for 'blasphemy' stokes ire in Syria

Dozens of Syrians demonstrated in Aleppo on Tuesday, calling for the arrest and punishment of extremists who executed a teenager accused of “blasphemy,” a watchdog group said. “Dozens of young men demonstrated outside the . . . Islamic court in the Shaar district of ...