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52 killed in bomb attacks, air strikes against IS in Iraq's Anba

2015-08-18

​A total of 52 people were killed on Monday in bomb attacks, including three suicide bombings, and air strikes targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, provincial security sources said.

Syrian airstrikes kill 58 in rebel-held area near Damascus

2015-08-17

​At least 58 civilians were killed and over 200 others wounded by Syrian airstrikes against a rebel bastion east of the capital Damascus on Sunday, a monitor group reported.

Al-Qaida-linked group releases U.S.-trained Syrian rebels

2015-08-17

​The al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front has released a number of U.S.-trained rebels it captured earlier, a monitor group reported on Sunday.

42 killed in attacks, clashes with IS militants in Iraq's Anbar

2015-08-17

​A total of 42 people were killed on Sunday in a suicide truck bombing and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

Retiring U.S. Army chief suggests embedding U.S. soldiers in Iraqi troops to better fight IS

2015-08-13

The U.S. Army's departing top general said Wednesday that his country should consider embedding its soldiers into the Iraqis if the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) fails to yield good progress in the coming months.

39 Syrian soldiers killed in fierce battles in besieged airbase

2015-08-13

​At least 39 Syrian military personnel were killed during raging battles with the Islamic State (IS) group at a besieged northern airbase, a monitor group reported Wednesday.

IS affiliate claims beheading Croatian hostage kidnapped in Egypt

2015-08-13

​The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claimed on Wednesday to have beheaded the kidnapped Croatian hostage, according to an image the group posted online that purportedly shows the victime's body.

IS releases 22 abducted Christian Assyrians in northern Syria

2015-08-12

​A total of 22 abducted Syrian Assyrians were released by the Islamic State (IS) militants, who kidnapped them along with tens of Assyrians last February, Assyrian activists said Tuesday.

IS special forces kill 50 rival rebels in Syria's Aleppo

2015-08-12

​The special forces of the Islamic State (IS) militants killed 50 rival rebels in an operation in the northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday, the IS said in an online statement.

Al-Qaida-linked militants withdraw from frontline positions in Syria's Aleppo

2015-08-11

​The al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front announced Monday its withdrawal from frontline positions against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Aleppo to protest against Turkey's intentions to impose a buffer zone in that area, according to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.