| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:53 AM
Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: The horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces.
The target of Wednesday’s strike was a displaced-persons camp in the northern Syrian province...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The Islamic State militant group kidnapped and tortured dozens of boys in Syria this year, beating them with hoses or electrical cables and forcing them to watch videos of beheadings and combat, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
The youths, ages 14 to...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday that his government would consider a United Nations-backed proposal for a cease-fire in the embattled northern city of Aleppo, state media reported.
The Syrian government views the U.N. idea as “worth...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
For three days, Syrian rebels dug through a wall of a library that housed a trove of historical religious texts, and underneath an adjacent road.
When they were done with the 50-foot-long tunnel, they waited at one end of it for a tank to drive by,...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Islamist rebels were trying to wrest control Sunday of a pair of besieged pro-government towns in northern Syria, according to opposition and loyalist accounts.
Fighters from Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, launched Grad missiles and mortar...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Uncertainty surrounded reports Tuesday that Lebanese authorities had detained a wife of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, head of the militant group Islamic State.
Various news outlets cited security sources as saying that a woman identified as one of Baghdadi’...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Over the last 3 1/2 years, the Syrian civil war has produced terabytes of battlefield videos, made by auteur activists who have flooded social networking sites such as YouTube, Instagram and LiveLeak. It's often a dangerous task, taking video during...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Abi Mohammed was dashing about his small kitchen early Wednesday preparing rice and goat for the lunchtime rush when he paused to get something off his chest.
"I don't care if they are young, they should be prosecuted," said Mohammed, owner of Kin...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Aveen Khalf Kasim, 7, walked around one of the seven pillars at the main shrine of the Yazidi faith, hastily untying and tying knots.
"I was asking for the well-being for all the Yazidis," explained the youngster, who was wearing a pink T-shirt...