ISIS takes brutal revenge on tribal insurgents in Syria

BEIRUT: The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) responded Tuesday to recent attacks against its forces in Deir al-Zor province by displaying the heads of three tribesmen who took up arms against them, an anti-regime monitor said Tuesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory more...

Damascus Shelling Kills 16, Wounds Dozens: Human Rights Body

Beirut: At least 16 people, including two children, were killed when rebels shelled many districts of the Syrian capital overnight, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said another 79 people were wounded in the more...

Damascus shelling kills 16

At least 16 people, including two children, were killed when rebels shelled many districts of the Syrian capital overnight, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said another 79 people were wounded in the bombardment by more...

Syrian Children 'Torn Apart as 16 Killed in Aleppo Violence

Aleppo, Syria: At least  16 civilians were killed in violence in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Saturday, residents and a monitoring group said. Residents found children 'torn apart' after a regime helicopter dumped a barrel bomb on a rebel-held more...

ISIL orders Syrian women to cover up: Observatory

The "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) has imposed a strict dress code for women ineastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, AFP reported Thursday (July 31st). Women "are completely forbidden from showing their eyes", more...

Syria troops kill over 50 jihadists near Lebanon

Syrian troops backed by Lebanon’s Hezbollah killed at least 50 jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Al-Qaeda-affiliate Al-Nusra Front late Friday, activists said on Saturday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamists clashed more...

Syria war toll tops 170,000: Observatory

The death toll in Syria's 40-month war has surpassed 170,000, one-third of whom are civilians, AFP reported Thursday (July 10th). "Ever since the first casualty of the Syrian revolution was registered on March 18th, 2011 in Daraa province, the deaths of more...

Syria troops kill at least 50 jihadists near Lebanon: monitor

Beirut. At least 50 jihadists from the Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front were killed overnight by Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters near the Lebanese border, a monitor said Saturday, as cited by AFP. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights more...

Syria Kurdish-jihadist battle kills 49: NGO

A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State jihadists has killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several IS positions, a monitoring group said Thursday.   The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported fighting in eastern more...

Syria Kurdish-jihadist battle kills 49

Agence France Presse   BEIRUT: A fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) jihadists has killed nearly 50 fighters from both sides as the Kurds seized several ISIS positions, an activist group said Thursday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights more...

Islamic State order total cover-up for Syrian women: NGO

The Islamic State (IS) has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said on Thursday. "Women... are completely forbidden from showing their eyes," said the statement, more...

Syrian rebels target key Hama airport, UN aid delayed

Syrian rebels targeted a military airport in Hama province Wednesday, as the conflict raging next door in Iraq is delaying shipments of desperately-needed humanitarian relief. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime group based in Britain, said a coalition of Islamist militias caused an unknown number more...

Jihadists order total cover-up for Syrian women: NGO

The jihadist Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said on Thursday.   "Women... are completely forbidden from showing their eyes," said the statement, more...

Islamic State Battles For Syria's Oil Wealth

  Syrian government troops reportedly retook the Shaar gas fields in Homs province on July 26, a week after the facility was captured by Islamic State fighters, in what many view as an alarming increase in hostility between the group and more...

ISIS orders cover-up for Syrian women

The ISIS has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said on Thursday. “Women... Are completely forbidden from showing their eyes,” said the statement which was more...

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