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  • Over 230 bodies found in mass grave in eastern Syria: monitoring group

    More than 230 bodies of people believed killed by Islamic State militants have been found in a mass grave in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zor province, activists said on Wednesday. The bodies were thought to be members of the al-Sheitaat tribe which had...
  • Islamists rout Syrian government troops, reflecting the war's complexities

    ISTANBUL The Assad regime sustained a major setback in northern Syria this week with the loss of two major military bases, and the big winner in the battle was al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, which led the assault and captured what's thought...
  • Female fighters battle for freedom and equality in Syria: TRFN

    By Benedetta Argentieri TIL KOCHER, Syria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every night before 27-year-old Arin goes to bed, she hangs her Makarov, a Russian semi-automatic pistol, from a steel coat rack by the entrance to her one-bedroom apartment in a...
  • Around 180 Syrian soldiers, jihadists reported killed in battle for base

    Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents captured the Wadi al-Deif military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Britain-based group said...
  • Russia 'optimistic' on Syria peace talks early next year: Lavrov

    Russia is optimistic at the prospect of renewed talks between opposition figures and the Syrian government early next year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. Moscow, an ally of the Syrian government, has pushed to restart talks that...
  • Syria moves to ensure Iranian oil supplies do not falter

    The Syrian government took steps on Tuesday to ensure oil imports from major ally Iran will continue to meet its needs as winter approaches, sending a high-level delegation to Tehran for talks with Iranian officials including President Hassan Rouhani....
  • Syrian Arab Idol Winner Refuses to Wear National Flag to Avoid Taking Sides in Civil War

    Syrian singer Hazem Sherf, from the civil-war-torn city of Aleppo, was crowned winner of "Arab Idol" during an emotional finale that drew millions of viewers across the Middle East and took on political overtones with the 21-year-old budding pop star...
  • Pentagon weighs U.S. funding bill impact on terrorism fight

    The Pentagon is scrambling to assess the impact of Congress' decision last week to approve only a third of the requested funding on the U.S. counterterrorism fight in Syria and Africa, the department's budget chief said on Monday. An appropriations...
  • Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

    Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said. After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar...
  • Syria's al Qaeda takes base next to major highway

    The Syrian branch of al Qaeda, the Nusra Front, said on Monday it had taken control of a base next to the country's main north-south highway. Until now, forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had managed to repel numerous attacks on Wadi al-Deif,...
  • About 300 Chinese said fighting alongside Islamic State in Middle East

    About 300 Chinese people are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Monday, a rare tally that is likely to fuel worry in China that militants pose a threat to security. China has expressed concern...