Mar 24, 2015

Canada to extend anti-Islamic State mission, strike targets in Syria

Canada’s prime minister will announce a one-year extension of its military mission against the Islamic State group and expand it to include airstrikes on targets in Syria, a senior government official said Monday. The official said Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce the extension ...

Mar 22, 2015

Nine British medical students believed to have traveled to Syria

Nine British medical students have traveled to Syria, apparently to work in hospitals controlled by Islamic State, Britain’s Observer newspaper reported Saturday. The group of four women and five men crossed into Syria from Turkey last week, having traveled from Sudan where they had ...

Report says nearly 650,000 Syrians living in besieged areas

Mar 21, 2015

Report says nearly 650,000 Syrians living in besieged areas

Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country’s civil war, more than three times the U.N. estimate, according to a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach. ...

U.S. loses drone; Syria claims to have brought it down

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. loses drone; Syria claims to have brought it down

The United States lost one of its Predator drone aircraft over northwest Syria on Tuesday, U.S. officials said, as Syrian state media reported its air defenses brought down the spy plane in the government-controlled Latakia province. If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces took down ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to assist Islamic State

A U.S. Air Force veteran has been charged with trying to provide support for the Islamic State militant group, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday. A federal grand jury in New York City indicted Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh for attempting to provide material support to ...

Mar 18, 2015

Turkey holding suspected Syria-bound U.K. woman

A 21-year-old British woman suspected of trying to travel to Islamic State group territory in Syria has been detained in Turkey, government officials said Tuesday. The woman, identified as J.N.H., was detained at a bus terminal in Ankara late Monday and is being held ...