Two prominent French jihadis reported killed in Syria

Hayat Boumedienne A prominent French militant who joined ISIS and the fugitive wife of a man who carried out a high-profile terrorist attack in France reportedly have been killed in airstrikes in Syria. The wife of Jean-Michel Clain said he was killed over the weekend after succumbing to wounds he suffered in an earlier airstrike near […]

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Sniper ‘killed 250 ISIS fighters’ in battle that turned tide against terrorists

A sniper who fought with the Kurdish forces against ISIS has claimed he killed hundreds of the jihadis as he helped to stem their advance. Azad Cudi traveled to Syria in 2013 to fight with the YPG forces after they came into conflict with ISIS following the outbreak of civil war in the country. The 34-year-old […]

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Turkey accused of stealing Syrian olives, passing off oil as their own

Olives are poured into a grinding machine before they are pressed to be made into oil. (Reuters) The Turkish government is being accused of stealing olives from Syria, pressing them into oil and passing them off as their own to sellers in European Union countries for a hefty profit. Bernhard Guhl of Switzerland’s Conservative Democratic […]

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US federal judge rules Syrian government was responsible for death of American journalist Marie Colvin

A U.S. federal judge has determined that the Syrian government was responsible for the 2012 killing of American journalist Marie Colvin, 56, while she was covering the country’s civil war. Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled late Wednesday that the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad targeted journalists during that country’s civil war with the objective of […]

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Where is Baghdadi? Inside the hunt for the elusive ISIS leader, the world’s most wanted man

Rumors ran rampant this past week – starting in Syria and spreading across social media in a matter of minutes – that notorious ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been seized by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as they ran the brutal insurgency from its final pockets of territorial control. Only it would […]

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Family of Navy officer killed in Syria says regulation forced her deployment

Navy Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent, 35, was killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (U.S. Navy via AP) The family of a Navy Chief Petty Officer who was killed in Syria earlier this year in a suicide bombing is fighting an obscure regulation they say […]

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Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in Kremlin meeting

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Wednesday to coordinate their moves in Syria as their governments bargain over zones of influence in the war-torn country. The leaders share strong opposition to the U.S. military presence in Syria, seeing it as an obstacle to their clout in the […]

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Israel, in rare move, announces attacks on Iranian targets in Syria, delivers warning

Israeli army Merkava tanks in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images, File) Israel confirmed early Monday that its military attacked Iranian targets in Syria, in a rare statement on such an operation. “We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory,” the military statement said. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to […]

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