U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

Jul 16, 2016

U.S., Russia agree to take 'new steps' toward ending Syrian civil war

The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been the subject of intense negotiation. Underscoring the extreme fragility of their effort, neither of ...

Islamic State claims downing of Syrian fighter, pilot's death

Jul 15, 2016

Islamic State claims downing of Syrian fighter, pilot's death

The Islamic State group claimed its fighters shot down a Syrian regime warplane near the eastern city of Deir Ezzor and killed its pilot, in statements on jihadi websites. The extremist group said the MiG fighter jet was downed over the south of Deir ...

Jul 13, 2016

Dutch woman, kids flee Islamic State-held Mosul 'hell'

A Dutch woman has surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in northern Iraq, saying she had been trying to escape the “hell” she was living in “all the time.” Laura Angela Hansen told Kurdistan 24 television that her ...

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Jul 12, 2016

Rebels hit Syria regime targets after key Aleppo corridors are cut

Rebels attacked Syrian government positions in the historic center of Aleppo on Monday in response to an offensive that cut a road leading into the opposition-held sector of the city, monitors and insurgents said. The shelling of government-held neighborhoods and intense street fighting came ...