Jihadis 'to quit south Damascus suburbs': sources

Dec 25, 2015

Jihadis 'to quit south Damascus suburbs': sources

Some 4,000 people, half of them jihadi fighters, will leave three besieged districts south of Syria’s capital at the weekend as part of a landmark cease fire, sources told AFP on Friday. Militants from the Islamic State group and its rival, al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate ...

Nov 1, 2015

Islamic State fighters seize central Syrian town close to key highway

The Islamic State militant group has expanded its presence in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading to the capital, Damascus, activists and the group said Sunday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said after intensive clashes ...