Dec 15, 2014

Syrian army recaptures territory north of Aleppo in fierce fighting

Syria’s army seized an area north of Aleppo on Sunday and killed insurgents as fierce battles raged over the strategic territory, a group monitoring the war and state media reported. Syria’s second city is at the heart of clashes between pro-government forces and a ...

Oct 1, 2014

Jihadists free 70 kidnapped children in Syria: monitor

The Islamic State jihadist group on Tuesday freed more than 70 Kurdish schoolchildren its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based group said parents had reported the release of the children, who are believed to ...

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 ...