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Syrian-Kurdish refugee children in a camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.  (AFP/Safin Hamed)
July 03, 2015 - 11:28 GMT
A UN report released Thursday urged the international community to address the growing problem of Syrian refugee child laborers, many of whom are exploited to support their families.
Opposition fighters from the al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade undergo training near the al-Turkman mountains in Syria's northern Latakia province.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 10:24 GMT
Amidst recruitment issues, US military is to send first round of "moderate" trainees into Syria in upcoming weeks.
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 09:46 GMT
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.
Palestinian youths throw stones as they clash with IDF soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.  (AFP/Abbas Momani)
July 03, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
A senior IDF official shot and killed 17-year-old Muhammad al-Kasbeh near Qalandiya checkpoint Friday morning after the teen threw stones at his vehicle.
Iraqi fighters undergo training.Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited around 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training.  (AFP/Mohammed Sawf)
July 03, 2015 - 07:54 GMT
Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training at a base outside Ramadi.
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning. (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 07:46 GMT
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning.
Pentagon officials said the militant, Tarik bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi, had been transporting and supplying weapons for Daesh, as well has helping fighters enter Syria from Turkey.  He was killed June 16 near Syria's border with Iraq.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 06:46 GMT
Pentagon officials said the militant, Tarik bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi, had been transporting and supplying weapons for Daesh, as well has helping fighters enter Syria from Turkey.
The Syrian regime has been heavily criticized for its use of
July 03, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The Syrian Ambassador on Thursday rejected a UN report condemning Syria's use of barrel bombs in the conflict.
Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai made the statements an the al-Jazeera news network. (Twitter)
July 03, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Officials from the IDF said they had evidence linking Hamas to the Daesh-affiliate group that attacked Egyptian soldiers on Wednesday.
Daesh controls one-fifth of Iraq's 10,000 world-renowned historical sites. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 17:55 GMT
UNESCO head Irina Bokova met with experts in London to discuss the extent of looting of ancient sites by the Daesh group.
A man walks past a the scene of a bombing after at least 20 people were killed when a young female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on June 22, 2015 (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 17:41 GMT
Witnesses told AFP said Boko Haram killed at least 97 in an attack in a northeastern Nigerian village on Wednesday.