Hezbollah says Sunni extremists killed military chief in Syria

May 15, 2016

Hezbollah says Sunni extremists killed military chief in Syria

Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah on Saturday blamed Sunni extremists for killing its top military commander in Syria and vowed to keep fighting to defend President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Islamist State (IS) jihadi group, meanwhile, briefly overran a government-controlled hospital in the eastern ...

For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

May 14, 2016

For Iran and Hezbollah, a costly week in Syria

A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shiite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Reports put the death toll among ...

May 13, 2016

Top Hezbollah military commander killed in Syria

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group said Friday its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in the Syrian capital of Damascus, a major blow to the militant group. Badreddine, 55, had been supervising the group’s involvement in Syria’s civil war since Hezbollah ...

Islamic State takes credit for Baghdad's bloodiest day of year; 93 killed

May 12, 2016

Islamic State takes credit for Baghdad's bloodiest day of year; 93 killed

In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists’ ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield losses. The separate bombings, which also wounded 165 ...