Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege

Syrian rebels including jihadists began a counter-attack against the army and its allies on Friday in an attempt to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said. The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide car bombs, was mainly focused on the city’s western edge by rebels based outside Aleppo. It included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, […]

Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’ during siege

Orlando gunman told police he was ‘Islamic soldier’ during siege

Orlando gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls during his rampage and warned that “you’re going to see more of this type of action going on,” according to transcripts released on Monday. The partial transcripts were of a 911 call made by Mateen and three conversations he had with the police […]