No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo collapses

Dec 5, 2016

No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo collapses

The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave’s streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues. Medical officials secured yet another plot for the dead. But they ...

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

Dec 4, 2016

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave. After four years of holding nearly half of the divided city, rebel fighters have been increasingly squeezed ...

Dec 4, 2016

Russia kills Islamic State 'emir' in North Caucasus

Russia’s FSB security service said Sunday it had killed an “emir” of the Islamic State group in a raid in the volatile North Caucasus. The FSB said in a statement that “among the neutralized bandits was the head of the Caucasus region’s branch of ...

IS making 'last stand' in Libyan city: Pentagon

Dec 2, 2016

IS making 'last stand' in Libyan city: Pentagon

Islamic State group jihadis are making a “last stand” in their former Libyan stronghold of Sirte, where they now control only around two blocks, the Pentagon said Thursday. The IS group had held all of the Mediterranean port city as recently as early this ...

2,000 Iraqi forces killed in month's fighting to retake Mosul

Dec 2, 2016

2,000 Iraqi forces killed in month's fighting to retake Mosul

The scope of the toll the six-week old battle for Mosul has taken on Iraqi forces emerged Thursday, with U.N. figures showing that around 2,000 had been killed in fighting last month alone. While high casualty tolls were expected for what has been Iraq’s ...