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  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 from Christian villages

    1 week ago

    UPDATE: Islamic State abducts at least 150 Christians


    Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday.

    The British-based Syrian Observatory for...

  • Islamic State pulls forces and hardware from Syria’s Aleppo

    3 weeks ago

    Islamic State has withdrawn some of its insurgents and equipment from areas northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, rebels and residents say, adding to signs of strain in the Syrian provinces of its self-declared caliphate.

    The group, which has recently lost ground to Kurdish and...

  • Video shows Islamic State executing scores of Syrian soldiers

    August 28, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on YouTube on Thursday.

    The video, confirmed as genuine by an Islamic State fighter, showed the bodies of...

  • Islamist fighters seize Syria crossing near Israel

    August 27, 2014 | 1:53 pm

    Al-Qaida's Syrian wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Golan Heights, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Wednesday.

    The fighters, who have vowed to "liberate" the area, captured the...

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  • Israel strikes kill ten members of Syrian army

    June 23, 2014 | 4:51 pm

    Israeli air strikes on Syrian military positions killed at least 10 members of Syria's army, a monitoring group said on Monday, a day after Israel said an attack from inside Syria killed an Israeli boy in the Golan Heights.

    Israeli tanks and warplanes fired at Syrian army...

  • March was bloodiest month in Syria war, rights group says

    April 1, 2013 | 10:03 am

    March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria's two-year conflict, with more than 6,000 people killed, a third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

    The group opposes President Bashar al-Assad but has monitored human rights violations on both...

  • Syrian rebels take towns near ceasefire line with Israel

    March 21, 2013 | 3:16 am

    Syrian rebels have overrun several towns near Israel's Golan Heights in the past 24 hours, rebels and a monitoring group said on Thursday, fuelling tensions in the sensitive military zone.

    "We have been attacking government positions as the army has been shelling civilians, and...

  • Air strikes, car bombs wreck last day of Syrian ‘truce’

    October 29, 2012 | 4:30 pm

    Syrian jets bombed parts of Damascus on Monday in what residents said were the capital's fiercest air raids yet, at the end of what was supposed to be a four-day truce.

    "More than 100 buildings have been destroyed, some leveled to the ground," said opposition activist Moaz...

  • Syrian town deserted, burned after clashes

    June 14, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    The Syrian town of Haffeh was smoldering and nearly deserted on Thursday after days of clashes between government forces and rebels, while activists reported more army assaults on pro-opposition areas across the country.

    United Nations monitors had been trying to enter the town...

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