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As Islamic State captures Syrian city of Palmyra, concern over ancient ruins increases

May 21, 2015

As Islamic State captures Syrian city of Palmyra, concern over ancient ruins increases

It was unclear by nightfall how close to Palmyra's famed archaeological site the militants had advanced, activists said, adding that Syrian soldiers were seen fleeing the area. #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #islamic-state #IS #Palmyra #archeology #Syrian fighters
Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, say Syrian activists

May 21, 2015

Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, say Syrian activists

Syrian activists say the Islamic State militants, after seizing the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria, are now also in full control of its famed archaeological site. #Syria #NewsTracker #ruins #islamic-state #ISIS #IS #Syrian activists #Palmyra
Islamic State's Egypt affiliate urges attacks on judges - recording| Reuters

May 21, 2015

Islamic State's Egypt affiliate urges attacks on judges - recording| Reuters

CAIRO Islamic State's Egypt affiliate on Wednesday urged followers to attack judges, declaring a new front in an Islamist militant insurgency in the world's most populous Arab state. The leader of the group, Sinai Province, called for violence against judges in an audio statement posted on a prominent jihadist website on Wednesday. Reuters could not confirm the authenticity of the recording. #United States #Syria #Egypt #France #Middle East #markets #Africa #Latin America #Entertainment #lifestyle
Islamic State seizes ancient city from Syrian forces| Reuters

May 21, 2015

Islamic State seizes ancient city from Syrian forces| Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State militants stormed the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing it from government forces in fierce fighting as civilians were evacuated and Syria's antiquities chief called on the world to save its ancient monuments. The capture of Palmyra is the first time the al Qaeda offshoot has taken control of a city directly from the Syrian army and allied forces, which have already lost ground in the northwest and south to other insurgent groups in recent weeks. The central city, also known as Tadmur, is built alongside the remains of a oasis civilisation whose colonnaded streets, temple and theatre have stood for 2,000 years #Business #Economy #Sports #Syria #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #lifestyle
Islamic State insurgents storm ancient Syrian city, civilians flee | Reuters

May 21, 2015

Islamic State insurgents storm ancient Syrian city, civilians flee | Reuters

BEIRUT Islamic State stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing parts of it from government forces in fierce fighting as civilians were evacuated and Syria's antiquities chief called on the world to save its ancient ruins. If the al Qaeda offshoot takes over Palmyra it would be the first time it has captured a city directly from President Bashar al-Assad's forces, which have already lost ground in northwest and southern Syria to other insurgent groups in recent weeks. The central city, also known as Tadmur, is built alongside the remains of a oasis civilisation whose monumental colonnaded streets, temple and theatre have stood for 2,000 years. #Economy #Sports #India #Syria #markets #Africa #Italy #Iraq #Entertainment #lifestyle
10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join Islamic State, says police

May 20, 2015

10 arrested in Canada over attempt to join Islamic State, says police

Canadian police arrested 10 young people as they allegedly tried to leave the country to join the Islamic State group, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Tuesday. #Syria #NewsTracker #Police #Iraq #Canada #islamic-state #IS
Islamic State learns lessons from U.S. raid - jihadist sources| Reuters

May 20, 2015

Islamic State learns lessons from U.S. raid - jihadist sources| Reuters

BEIRUT A U.S. special forces raid against an Islamic State leader in Syria caught the jihadist group off guard, killing not only the declared target, but also two other important figures, jihadist sources in Syria said. The sources said a spy must have infiltrated the movement and passed on vital information that helped the U.S. #Economy #Syria #Technology #markets #Africa #United Kingdom #opinion #lifestyle
U.S. to question Islamic State leader's wife on hostages, officials say| Reuters

May 19, 2015

U.S. to question Islamic State leader's wife on hostages, officials say| Reuters

WASHINGTON The captured wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a weekend raid will face questions over what she and her husband knew about the group's treatment of hostages, including Americans, U.S. #Business #Economy #India #Barack Obama #Syria #France #science #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #lifestyle
Islamic State dead in U.S. Syria raid climbs to 32 - monitoring group| Reuters

May 17, 2015

Islamic State dead in U.S. Syria raid climbs to 32 - monitoring group| Reuters

BEIRUT At least 32 Islamic State members, including four of its leaders, were killed in air strikes and a U.S. special forces raid that targeted the group in eastern Syria, a group monitoring the Syrian war said on Sunday. U.S #Business #Sports #China #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Italy #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico
Iraq's Anbar in total collapse, on brink of falling to Islamic State| Reuters

May 17, 2015

Iraq's Anbar in total collapse, on brink of falling to Islamic State| Reuters

BAGHDAD Islamic State militants overran one of the last remaining districts held by government forces in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday and besieged a key army base on the edge of the western provincial capital, security sources said. #Business #Syria #Middle East #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Iraq #lifestyle