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Islamic State attacks Qamishli: Death toll in Syrian town rises to 55

Jul 27, 2016

Islamic State attacks Qamishli: Death toll in Syrian town rises to 55

Qamishli, which is predominantly inhabited by Kurds, has regularly been targeted by bombings, many of which were claimed by Islamic State. #Syria #NewsTracker #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Kurds #islamic-state #Qamishli #Democratic Forces of Syria
At least 44 killed in attack on Syrian town near Turkish border

Jul 27, 2016

At least 44 killed in attack on Syrian town near Turkish border

At least 44 are dead after an attack Wednesday on the town of Qamishli in north-eastern Syria. #Syria #NewsTracker #Turkey #Syrian civil war #kurdish #Rami Abdel Rahman #Qamishli
Francois Hollande rejects opposition's call to harden anti-terrorism legislation

Jul 27, 2016

Francois Hollande rejects opposition's call to harden anti-terrorism legislation

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday rejected opposition calls to further harden anti-terrorism legislation after the country's second jihadist attack in two weeks. #Syria #Jihad #NewsTracker #Iraq #terror attacks #François Hollande
Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, tell gunmen to give up

Jul 26, 2016

Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, tell gunmen to give up

Syrian government forces on Tuesday captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city of Aleppo, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said. #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Bashar Assad #Aleppo #al-Qaida #Sergey Lavrov #Syrian civil war #John Kerry #islamic-state #Aleppo siege
U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

WASHINGTON The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called on the Obama administration on Monday to ask Congress for more money to fund its plans for Iraq and Afghanistan, amid expectations of a defence budget battle when lawmakers return to Washington this fall. "The administration needs to come over with a supplemental (budget request)," Republican Representative Mac Thornberry said at a roundtable discussion with reporters shortly after returning from a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. He said U.S #Business #Syria #markets #Argentina #Budget #House #Foreign policy
U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

U.S. lawmaker wants new budget requests for Iraq, Afghanistan troops | Reuters

WASHINGTON The chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee called on the Obama administration on Monday to ask Congress for more money to fund its plans for Iraq and Afghanistan, amid expectations of a defence budget battle when lawmakers return to Washington this fall. "The administration needs to come over with a supplemental (budget request)," Republican Representative Mac Thornberry said at a roundtable discussion with reporters shortly after returning from a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. #United States #Syria #Afghanistan #markets #article
Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust -U.S. general | Reuters

Jul 26, 2016

Cooperation with Russia in Syria would not be based on trust -U.S. general | Reuters

WASHINGTON Any military or intelligence cooperation between the United States and Russia to strike targets in Syria would include measures to ensure U.S. operational security and would not be based on trust, a top U.S. military official said on Monday #United States #India #Business #Syria #Russia #Europe #Iraq
Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State - minister | Reuters

Jul 25, 2016

Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State - minister | Reuters

ANSBACH, Germany The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian Interior Minister said on Monday. On searching the bomber's room, Nuremberg police found diesel, hydrochloric acid, alcohol, batteries, paint thinner and pebbles - the same materials used in the bomb - and computer images and film clips linked to the militant group, they said. "A provisional translation by an interpreter shows that he expressly announces, in the name of Allah, and testifying his allegiance to (Islamic State leader) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ... #Syria #Islam #Crime #Iraq #Entertainment #article
France terms bombing in Syria's Aleppo 'war crimes', calls for humanitarian truce

Jul 25, 2016

France terms bombing in Syria's Aleppo 'war crimes', calls for humanitarian truce

French Ambassador Francois Delattre compared Aleppo's plight to that of Sarajevo during the Bosnian war #Syria #France #NewsTracker #Sarajevo #Bombing #Aleppo #War #Francois Delattre #Matthew Rycroft
Islamic State calls Syrian bomber in Germany its 'soldier'

Jul 25, 2016

Islamic State calls Syrian bomber in Germany its 'soldier'

Authorities in Germany have identified the assailant as a 27-year-old failed Syrian asylum seeker #Syria #NewsTracker #Germany #Bombing #islamic-state #Ansbach