US-led coalition strike kills 56 civilians in Syria

US-led coalition strike kills 56 civilians in Syria

Children were among at least 56 civilians killed in strikes by a US-led coalition on Tuesday near a Syrian village held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said. The civilians had apparently been mistaken for jihadists and were bombed while fleeing fighting in Al-Tukhar in Aleppo province, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for […]

Rebel US diplomats won’t be heard on Syria, ex-ambassador says

Rebel US diplomats won’t be heard on Syria, ex-ambassador says

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford explained why 51 American diplomats have slammed President Barack Obama’s policy on Syria as “unsustainable” and called for US airstrikes against the Syrian regime. On Thursday, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal revealed that 51 American diplomats had […]

Twenty dead in Damascus mosque bombing: ISIS targets holiest Shia shrine in Syria in Ramadan terror outrage

Twenty dead in Damascus mosque bombing: ISIS targets holiest Shia shrine in Syria in Ramadan terror outrage

Two bombs killed 20 people outside the Sayyida Zeinab mosque in Damascus, the holiest Shiite shrine in Syria. The official SANA news agency said a suicide bomber and a car bomb struck at the entrance to the shrine, which is revered by Shiites around the world. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack. The group, […]

Images suggest Iran is testing combat drones in Syria

Images suggest Iran is testing combat drones in Syria

Iran’s support of both the Iraqi government and the Syrian regime in their ongoing wars with rebels and terrorist groups is no longer in question. The Islamic Republic offers money, weapons and information to both Damascus and Baghdad. They also provide surveillance drones. However, recent footage claims to show that Tehran is also testing out […]

ISIS tells Muslims to destroy their satellite TV sets so they don’t ‘pollute their ethics’

ISIS tells Muslims to destroy their satellite TV sets so they don’t ‘pollute their ethics’

The extremist group has also banned televisions and satellite receivers being bought, sold or repaired in ISIS-controlled parts of Syria and Iraq ISIS has urged Muslims to smash their satellite TV sets to prevent hostile channels “destroying their beliefs and polluting their ethics”. The terror thugs issued claim its enemies are “waging a media war […]

Seven accused of joining IS group in Syria go on trial in France

Seven accused of joining IS group in Syria go on trial in France

The trial of seven Frenchmen suspected of travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group was due to get underway Monday, with one the brother of one of the perpetrators of the November 13 Paris terror attacks among the accused. The men from Strasbourg in eastern France, all aged between 24 and 26, […]

Turkey criticises US ‘hypocrisy’ for backing Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey criticises US ‘hypocrisy’ for backing Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Friday accused the United States of hypocrisy after US commandos in Syria were pictured supporting a major ground offensive led by a Kurdish militia branded a terror group by Ankara. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was “unacceptable” that US troops had been seen in images taken by an AFP photographer wearing insignia […]

France arrests Syria jihad suspects as Nemmouche held

France arrests Syria jihad suspects as Nemmouche held

Four people have been arrested in the Paris region and southern France, officials say, on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria. The raids came a day after it emerged a Frenchman was being held by police investigating the murder of three people at the Brussels Jewish Museum. Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, was arrested at […]

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