IS group ‘re-enters’ ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

IS group ‘re-enters’ ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Islamic State militants on Saturday captured most of Palmyra after breaking through Syrian army defences and securing the heights around the ancient city in eastern Syria following a surprise assault, a monitoring group and rebels said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights expressed concern over the safety of civilians inside the city because many […]

Deadly twin blasts rock Kurdish-held northern Syrian city

Deadly twin blasts rock Kurdish-held northern Syrian city

Two bomb blasts claimed by the Islamic State group hit the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding 170 others, state television reported. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the blasts but gave a lower death toll of 14 killed and dozens […]