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  • Syrian rebel training has started in Jordan

    After months of delays and vetting, the training of moderate Syrian rebels has started in Jordan as part of a broader effort to build a force capable of fighting Islamic State extremists, U.S. and Jordanian officials said Thursday. Defense Secretary...
  • A Kosovo father recounts harrowing trip to retrieve sons from Syria

    NARADINJA, Kosovo For months, Faik Uksmajli warned the Kosovo police that his elder son was determined to go to Syria to join the Islamic State. And for months, the police insisted that the country's border posts were on alert, ready to stop him if he...
  • Another Syrian group charges that US airstrikes killed civilians

    ISTANBUL A new report from a Syrian human rights group Wednesday accused the United States of killing dozens of civilians in airstrikes last week in northern Syria. The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that at least 64 people, including 31 children,...
  • Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic militants

    Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group's television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill. The...
  • UN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva

    A United Nations envoy began a series of low-level consultations Tuesday in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of restarting peace talks. Staffan de Mistura, however, lowered expectations that the talks...
  • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack

    Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said. The relatively rare Damascus attack took place in the Rukneddine...
  • $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled

    $500-million program to train anti-Islamic State fighters appears stalled
    Eleven months after President Obama announced plans to arm opposition fighters to confront Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria, the $500-million program to train a proxy force has yet to begin, raising questions about its viability and...
  • Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home

    Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home
    Tucked in the back of an alley lined with various shops, restaurants and stores, Aleppo's Kitchen brings to life the culture and food of one of the Arab world's ancient cities: Aleppo, Syria's oldest and largest. Syrians' struggle for freedom that began...
  • Oak Lawn doctor a voice for victims in Syria

    Oak Lawn doctor a voice for victims in Syria
    Dr. Zaher Sahloul has crossed the Syrian border nearly a dozen times to help treat victims shot, bombed, gassed and suffering from malnutrition in a war-ravaged country where the dictatorial government attacks its people and Islamic State terrorists...
  • Israeli airstrike said to kill four along Syrian border

    In an escalation of tensions along the Israel-Syria border, an Israeli airstrike killed several suspected militants believed to be planting a bomb along the border, Israel’s military said Sunday. A statement from the army said a group of armed men...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases...