Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

/ Mar 17, 2017

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups. Somalia, struggling to recover from ...

Mar 12, 2017

Twin Damascus bombs kill 59, mostly Iraqi pilgrims

Twin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 59 people in Damascus on Saturday, most of them Iraqis, a monitoring group said of one of the bloodiest attacks in the Syrian capital. There have been periodic bombings in Damascus, but the stronghold of the regime of ...

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

Feb 24, 2017

130 found shot, beheaded in Syria mass graves

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadis have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday. The grim discovery comes nearly a week after clashes in Idlib province between the ...

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had ...

Feb 9, 2017

U.S. kills veteran al-Qaida leader in Syria

The U.S. military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven al-Qaida operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide bombing pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria. The Pentagon said Abu Hani al-Masri, the al-Qaida veteran, was one of those killed in the precision airstrikes ...