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Syria: Five children killed by US strikes
29th Sep 2014

Syria: Five children killed by US strikes

    Apparent US missile strikes killed at least seven civilians in northwestern Syria, a watchdog group said Sunday, calling for a probe into possible violations of the laws of war. New York-based Human Rights Watch cited three residents of … Continued

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria
28th Sep 2014

Syria: US airstrikes near Kurdish-controlled town in Syria

  [Photo: UK fighter jet leaves for Iraq]   US Central Command has released footage of airstrikes against suspected “Islamic State” targets near the border town of Ayn al-Arab, more commonly called Kobane or Kobani by Kurdish locals, in Syria. … Continued

US-led coalition conducting “near continuous” raids in Iraq and Syria
28th Sep 2014

US-led coalition conducting “near continuous” raids in Iraq and Syria

    The US-led coalition widened its airstrikes against alleged Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group targets in Syria on Saturday as part of “near continuous” raids against the jihadists. The expanded operations in Syria by Washington and … Continued

Syria: More US strikes against ‘IS’ in Syria, as UK joins Iraq mission
27th Sep 2014

Syria: More US strikes against ‘IS’ in Syria, as UK joins Iraq mission

  US aircraft have again hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria, the fifth night of airstrikes over Syria. This follows the UK’s decision to join the aerial campaign against the Sunni fighters in Iraq, but not in Syria. A US … Continued

Syria’s Nusra Front pressured to join with ISIS after US-led airstrikes
27th Sep 2014

Syria’s Nusra Front pressured to join with ISIS after US-led airstrikes

    Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, is facing mounting pressure from its own members to reconcile with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and confront a common enemy after US-led air strikes hit both groups this … Continued

US’ anti-ISIS campaign: Emulating ‘success’ in Somalia & Yemen?
26th Sep 2014

US’ anti-ISIS campaign: Emulating ‘success’ in Somalia & Yemen?

  By: Adam Hudson   Al-Akhbar: US President Barack Obama pointed to “successful” campaigns in Yemen and Somalia as models for his strategy to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). But in both countries, US … Continued

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria
26th Sep 2014

UN: Iranian President says US fighting terrorism with terrorism in Syria

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations on Thursday that the West was responsible for “strategic blunders” in the Middle East and Central Asia that had created terror havens. “The strategic blunders of the West in the … Continued

Lebanon: Army arrests four Nusra terrorists, hundreds suspected in security raids
26th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Army arrests four Nusra terrorists, hundreds suspected in security raids

  [Lebanese army soldiers drive armored personnel carriers in the northern Lebanese town of Ersal on the border with Syria (Photo: Haitham Moussawi)]   The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) has detained four Al-Nusra Front radicals and about 470 suspected Islamist … Continued

Nigeria claims hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender
25th Sep 2014

Nigeria claims hundreds of Boko Haram fighters surrender

  Military authorities in Nigeria claim that hundreds of members of Boko Haram have surrendered. The man posing as the Islamic militant group’s leader has reportedly also been killed. The militants surrendered in Nigeria and Cameroon, Nigerian military officials said … Continued

Syria: Airstrikes target Islamic State oil production
25th Sep 2014

Syria: Airstrikes target Islamic State oil production

  Coalition airstrikes have targeted “Islamic State” oil production in Syria. It is estimated the terror group takes in over $1 million daily from its oil smuggling activities, which it uses to finance its operations. The US-led coalition targeted “Islamic … Continued

Syria rebels, experts, say US airstrikes hit Al-Nusra Front not “Khorasan”
25th Sep 2014

Syria rebels, experts, say US airstrikes hit Al-Nusra Front not “Khorasan”

    The US says it has hit a group called “Khorasan” in Syria, but experts and Syria’s so called “moderate” opposition argue it actually struck al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front, which fights alongside the Syria rebels. In announcing its … Continued

US pursues airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, killing scores
25th Sep 2014

US pursues airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, killing scores

    The US carried out three additional airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon announced Tuesday evening. On Tuesday, Russia and Iran condemned the attacks for violating Syria’s sovereignty since … Continued

Syria: US strikes little-known al Qa’ida cell
24th Sep 2014

Syria: US strikes little-known al Qa’ida cell

    The terror group “Islamic State” remains the focus of global attention in the fight against violent extremism. But the US believed a little-known al Qaeda cell posed a more imminent danger. Though airstrikes against the “Islamic State” (IS) … Continued

US general says airstrikes on Syria “only the beginning”
24th Sep 2014

US general says airstrikes on Syria “only the beginning”

    The United States and its allied Arab dictatorships illegally bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of suspected jihadist fighters and a number of civilians. Russia and Iran condemned the attacks for violating Syria’s sovereignty … Continued

Lebanon: Two soldiers die in East Lebanon blast, Nusra says kills captive
20th Sep 2014

Lebanon: Two soldiers die in East Lebanon blast, Nusra says kills captive

    A roadside bomb planted by suspected extremists killed two Lebanese soldiers and wounded three others Friday at noon near the northeastern border town of Ersal, state media and the army said. Later in the evening, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate … Continued

Nigeria: 15 killed, 34 injured in suicide bomb attack
18th Sep 2014

Nigeria: 15 killed, 34 injured in suicide bomb attack

  LAGOS,  (Xinhua): The police in Kano, northwest Nigeria have confirmed the death of 15 persons, including two suicide bombers, at the Federal College of Education on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Aderinle Shinaba, confirmed the incident … Continued

ISIS: Monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh
16th Sep 2014

ISIS: Monster that grew in plain sight of Washington and Riyadh

By Sabah Ayoub Al Akhbar: The Islamic State (IS/ISIS) did not become the monster it is today by accident. The Western media and governments bore witness to the inception, growth, and expansion of this radical jihadi group, with funding from … Continued

Lebanon: ISIS wants 15 prisoners for each Lebanese prisoner, “a couple million” dollars
9th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS wants 15 prisoners for each Lebanese prisoner, “a couple million” dollars

    [Family of Lebanese soldiers captured by ISIS demonstrating for their release]   Jihadi militants holding 27 Lebanese soldiers and police captive on the Syrian border have upped demands for their release, a source familiar with negotiations told Al-Akhbar. … Continued

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier
6th Sep 2014

Lebanon: ISIS allegedly beheads second Lebanese soldier

    [Thousands of angry mourners at funeral of Lebanese soldier beheaded by ISIS]     The Lebanese army is investigating photographs purportedly showing a second soldier who had been beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a military … Continued

Al Qa’ida’s Zawahri announces new Asia wing
4th Sep 2014

Al Qa’ida’s Zawahri announces new Asia wing

  Al Qaeda has launched a wing aimed at expanding operations into India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It also delivered a snub to the “Islamic State” group, which itself is reported to be distributing pamphlets in Pakistan. Al Qaeda leader Ayman … Continued

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