Tag Archives: Syria

  • The last days of the ISIS ‘caliphate’

    Suicide bombers, snipers, rockets -- ISIS fighters did everything they could to defend their last scrap of territory in eastern Syria, but their diminished resources were not enough. ...

  • France carries out first air strikes on ISIS in Syria

    France said Sunday it had carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, on the eve of a UN gathering of world leaders where the Syrian war will be at the centre of the debate. ...

  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. ...

  • US-led airstrikes kill ‘hundreds’ of Islamic State fighters

    US-led airstrikes have killed "several hundred" jihadist fighters in and around Kobane, but the Islamic State group could still seize the besieged strategic Syrian town, the Pentagon said. ...

  • Russia warns of nuclear disaster if US hits Syria

    Russia said on Wednesday that a military strike on Syria could have catastrophic effects if a missile hit a small reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium. ...

  • US and Turkey demand Assad step down

    Amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war, US President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted Bashar al-Assad must step down. ...

  • Disinformation flies in Syria’s growing cyber war

    Both sides in Syria are waging what seems to be an intensifying conflict in cyberspace, often attempting to use misinformation and rumour to tilt the war in reality. ...