Jul 9, 2015

Seven Nusra fighters, including commanders, said killed in U.S.-led airstrikes

Seven militants from Syria’s al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front, including commanders, were killed in U.S.-led airstrikes Wednesday in the northwest of the conflict-riven country, a Britain-based monitoring group said. The U.S.-led raids in Syria, which began last September, have mainly focused on the Islamic State group ...

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

Jul 6, 2015

Turkey military commanders huddle over Syria intervention: report

The Turkish army has called a meeting of troop commanders stationed along its fortified border with Syria to discuss possible intervention in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Sunday. Turkey has boosted its military defenses on the volatile border over the past week, stationing ...

U.S.-led coalition pounds Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

Jul 6, 2015

U.S.-led coalition pounds Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa

U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a wave of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. Islamic State said at least ...

Jul 3, 2015

Airstrike kills Islamic State coordinator in Syria: Pentagon

A senior Islamic State leader who coordinated suicide bombings and recruited funds and fighters for the jihadis has been killed in a coalition airstrike in Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. Tariq bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi was killed in the northern city of Shaddadi on ...

UNESCO chief says Islamic State waging 'culture cleansing'

Jul 2, 2015

UNESCO chief says Islamic State waging 'culture cleansing'

The head of the U.N. cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the “culture cleansing” being carried out by Islamic State jihadis. “Extremists don’t destroy heritage as a collateral damage, they target it systematically to strike societies at their core,” Irina Bokova ...