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Syrian Civil War

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  • U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining...
  • U.S., allies launch first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

    The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war....
  • Syria was warned of coming airstrikes, state media report

    U.S. officials informed the Syrian government in advance of Washington’s plans to bomb suspected Islamic State militant sites within its borders, Syrian state media reported Tuesday. The disclosure was made in a note from U.S. Secretary of State...
  • U.S., Arab allies begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East. "I...
  • US, 'partner nations' strike targets in Syria with aircraft, Tomahawk missiles

    WASHINGTON The U.S. military and unidentified "partner nations" early Tuesday launched a bombing campaign against Islamic State positions inside Syria, marking the first Western air raids on that country since a rebellion erupted in 2011 and turned into...
  • Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon

    Bomb explodes at Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon
    BEIRUT - A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint controlled by Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon on Saturday, security sources and the state news agency NNA said. The explosion took place outside the village of Khraibeh in Lebanon's Bekaa...
  • Syria's heritage is casualty of war, study finds

    PHILADELPHIA One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history. Five of the country's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a report issued this week. The report relied on...
  • Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters

    Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State fighters
    Turkey’s government opened its border Friday to thousands of Syrian Kurds fearing a massacre at the hands of the Islamic State as a U.S.-backed opposition group called for airstrikes to halt the militants’ advance in northern Syria. In the...
  • Syria militants kill captive Lebanese soldier, bomb kills two

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a Twitter statement said on Friday. The Sunni militants and other rebels in Syria...
  • Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State

    Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State
    The Islamic State militant group released video Thursday that appears to show a captive British journalist in images that mark a departure from the beheadings of hostages that have become the hallmark of the extremists’ propaganda efforts. The...
  • Kurds issue call to arms as Islamic State gains in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria on Thursday after seizing 21 villages in a major assault, prompting a call to arms from Kurds in neighboring Turkey who urged followers to go and help resist the group's...