Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, a further sign of the rapid internationalisation of a civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2015
Six French jet fighters targeted and destroyed an Islamic State (IS) training camp in eastern Syria, president Francois Hollande said yesterday, making good on a promise to go after the group he said is planning attacks against several countries, including France.
Mon, 28 Sep, 2015
Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shi’ite militia, attacked Islamic State (IS) strongholds north of Baghdad yesterday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
The leader of radical Sunni fighters who have made rapid military advances in Iraq is the rising star of global jihad, driven, Islamist fighters say, by an unbending determination to fight for and establish a hardline Islamic state.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2014
Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters in several parts of the country today, killing at least eight people and wounding scores, while masked gunmen burst into an apartment in the predominantly Kurdish north-east and shot dead one of Syria’s most prominent opposition figures.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011