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Syria: Army clashes with rebels in Aleppo, regains full control of Handarat
4th Oct 2014

Syria: Army clashes with rebels in Aleppo, regains full control of Handarat

    The Syrian army clashed with rebels on the northern edge of Aleppo city on Friday, residents and activists said, threatening to take the last main supply route for the armed opposition groups into the city and trap opposition … Continued

Syria: Turkish intervention would be “act of aggression”, says Syrian Govt
4th Oct 2014

Syria: Turkish intervention would be “act of aggression”, says Syrian Govt

  [Photo: Turkish solders at the border with Syria in Suruc, south of Sanliurfa, Turkey]   The Syrian government said Friday any Turkish military intervention on its soil would be considered an act of aggression, and urged the UN Security Council to … Continued

Turkey: Government gets OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq
3rd Oct 2014

Turkey: Government gets OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq

    Ankara, (Hurriyet Daily News): A comprehensive motion authorizing the government to deploy the Turkish army into Iraq and Syria and to allow the deployment of foreign troops on Turkish soil was approved Oct. 2 in Parliament, providing the … Continued

Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing 4
2nd Oct 2014

Afghanistan: Suicide blast hits Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing 4

  KABUL, (Xinhua): Four people were killed and 10 others wounded after a suicide explosion targeted an Afghan army bus in southwestern Kabul Thursday morning, the third suicide attack on army vehicles in two days, sources said. “One suicide bomber … Continued

Iraq: Britain conducts first air strikes on IS targets
1st Oct 2014

Iraq: Britain conducts first air strikes on IS targets

    LONDON, (Xinhua): Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) military jets have conducted their first bombing strikes on an Islamic State (IS) heavy weapon position in Iraq, British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday. In the course of an armed … Continued

Afghanistan: Deadly Kabul attacks after security deal signed
1st Oct 2014

Afghanistan: Deadly Kabul attacks after security deal signed

    Taliban suicide bombers are reported to have killed at least seven people in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The twin attacks took place after Afghanistan signed a long-delayed agreement to keep US troops in the country. Police said two … Continued

Iranian general: Cooperation between US, ISIS ongoing
1st Oct 2014

Iranian general: Cooperation between US, ISIS ongoing

  Iranian General Massoud Jazayeri, deputy joint chief of staff of the armed forces and a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officer (seen above), said that “the cooperation between the US and ISIS is still ongoing,” describing the US … Continued

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants
30th Sep 2014

Iraq: 27 killed in air strikes against militants

    BAGHDAD, (Xinhua): At least 27 people were killed on Monday in air strikes and clashes between the Iraqi security forces and insurgent militants, including those of the Islamic State (IS) group, security sources said. In Salahudin province, at … Continued

Bahrain sentences nine protestors to life in prison
30th Sep 2014

Bahrain sentences nine protestors to life in prison

.   Nine Bahraini protestors have been jailed for life and stripped of their nationality for allegedly smuggling arms to be used in “terrorist acts,” the prosecutor general of the country with the second highest prison population rate per 100,000 … Continued

Yemen: 15 Houthis killed by al-Qa’ida suicide attack
29th Sep 2014

Yemen: 15 Houthis killed by al-Qa’ida suicide attack

  SANAA, (Xinhua): Houthi rebels were attacked by a suicide car bombing in Yemen’s central province of Marib on Sunday which left at least 15 people dead, security and tribal sources said. The rebels were gathering to prepare for a … Continued

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

Yemen: Clashes in Sana’a kill two Houthi rebels, one Yemeni soldier
28th Sep 2014

Yemen: Clashes in Sana’a kill two Houthi rebels, one Yemeni soldier

    Two Yemeni rebels were killed Saturday in clashes with troops loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the capital which was largely overran last week by insurgents. Fierce battles erupted overnight Friday near the presidential complex in … 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

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’
26th Sep 2014

UN: Germany Foreign Minister says Iran nuclear deal ‘has never been so close’

    Germany’s Foreign Minister (photo above) has said after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program must be solved once and for all. A resolution, he said, “has never been so close.” “We … 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

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

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

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