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Jul 25, 2014

Jihadist poses with decapitated heads in Syria

Mohamed Elomar, formerly of Sydney, grins in one shot while holding up the head of a young man by its hair. On the floor next to him are at least three more... #Syria #Sydney

Jul 25, 2014

10,000 Bodies: Inside Assad's Crackdown

A trove of photographs of corpses smuggled out of Syria by a military-police photographer offer what U.S. investigators say is evidence of an industrial-scale campaign against political opponents by the government of Bashar al-Assad... #Syria #Bashar al-Assad

Jul 25, 2014

Video reportedly shows Lebanese soldier who defected to militants

A Lebanese soldier has defected to an Al Qaeda-affiliated rebel faction in neighboring Syria, denouncing the army as a "tool" of the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah, according to a video uploaded to social media this week... #Syria #Hezbollah #Al-Qaeda

Jul 24, 2014

Islamist Militants Gain in Syria

Islamic State militants launched assaults on Syrian forces across three provinces on Thursday that killed key government figures, including two brigadier generals, in a rare confrontation between the two sides during the war... #Syria #Hezbollah #Al-Qaeda

Jul 24, 2014

Norway Warns of Syria-Linked Attack

Norwegian police said they had received intelligence of a potential terrorist attack that could take place within the next few days, and said armed guards had been placed at airports, train stations and borders... #Syria #Norway

Jul 24, 2014

Senators blast Obama’s Syria strategy

WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday derided as woefully inadequate an evolving Obama administration plan to assist "moderate insurgents" in Syria to weaken the bloodthirsty terrorists now running amok in Iraq... #Syria #Iraq #Barack Obama

Jul 23, 2014

In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

Islamist extremists in control of Raqqa, Syria, have blended their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam with the practicalities of governance... #Iraq #Syria

Jul 22, 2014

Israel’s fight for its very existence

Cohen: Israel fought its first war, in 1948, against five Arab nations — Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan — as well as the Palestinians... #Syria #Iraq #Egypt #Jordan

Jul 18, 2014

Militants who seized swaths of Syria, Iraq try to govern as a state, but face risk of backlash

Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators... #Syria #Iraq

Jul 23, 2014

Raqqa Journal: In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

Islamist extremists in control of Raqqa, Syria, have blended their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam with the practicalities of governance... #Syria #Iraq
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