April 18, 2015
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
April 17, 2015
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
Syrian doctors have presented their accounts to the UN of alleged chlorine attacks in Idlib province in Syria.
April 16, 2015
Abdul Hadi Arwani, a Syrian-born imam and staunch critic of Assad, was murdered in London last week.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a report claiming the Syrian crisis has killed over 220,000 people.
April 15, 2015
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.
Projects focusing on the health and education of refugees will begin by setting up nurseries specialized for children one to five years old.
Syrian opposition coalition officials said Wednesday the Syrian army was responsible for the dropping of a vacuum bomb in the northern city of Aleppo which left at least 13 people dead, including three children.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN Syria envoy to resume peace talks.
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
The Human Rights Watch claims to have evidence indicating that Assad's forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks on Idlib between March 16 and 31.
Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
April 14, 2015
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
The son of a British Labour councilor was caught in Turkey on April 1 along with eight other British citizens, while allegedly trying to illegally enter Syria to join militant groups.
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A Daesh militant likely behind several recruits for the group was arrested in east Lebanon.
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday.
April 13, 2015
Schools in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo city will be closed for at least a week after bloody air raids on civilian areas, a monitor and activists said Monday.
Most of the kidnapped truckers kidnapped by the Nusra Front on the Syria-Jordan border earlier this month returned home on Monday. One driver is still missing.
Palestinians who fled Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus after Daesh militants stormed it gathered in Sidon, Lebanon in solidarity for those remaining in the camp.
EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced that the number of Europeans fighting alongside militants in Syria may exceed 6,000.
April 12, 2015
Five children and four other civilians were killed Sunday when a Syrian regime airstrike hit a school in Aleppo.
Lebanon's interior minister called on Jordan to grant entry to the Lebanese truckers stuck at a Syrian-Jordanian border crossing.
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Daesh seizes civilians in central Syrian village, with almost half of the victims women feared as having been taken as slaves.
April 11, 2015
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees is to start an "urgent mission" to Syria Saturday to discuss aid to civilians in a camp stormed by jihadists, his organisation said.
At least one child has been killed and several people have been injured when a car bomb explosion ripped through a residential area in Syria’s central province of Homs.
April 10, 2015
PLO will not collaborate with regime forces to retake Yarmouk camp.
April 9, 2015
The joint military action will drive Daesh from the southern Damascus camp, officials say.
The Islamic State group has relinquished control of "at least three large oil fields" in Iraq, cutting off the jihadists from a significant source of income, according to a German newspaper report.
At least five people have been killed and several others injured after a car bomb exploded in north-west Syria.
1,430 French citizens have traveled to the Middle East to fight alongside Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
Canada has carried out its first airstrikes in Syria against Daesh targets, AFP has reported.
No humanitarian operations have been possible in the refugee camp since April 1 despite demands, the UN said Wednesday.
April 8, 2015
Two overnight car bombings allegedly by Daesh in Aleppo have killed at least 32, the Observatory said Wednesday.
London police have launched an investigation into the death of a Syrian man, which media outlets say is a prominent Syrian preacher known for his critical stance against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was found dead with a gunshot wound in his car Wednesday.
The two car bombs detonated late Tuesday evening, targeting two headquarters of the al-Sham Front, a Syrian opposition group, in northern Aleppo province.
In a case that's become increasingly more familiar in Western countries, Spanish authorities arrested nine suspected Daesh affiliates in the Catalonia region Wednesday.
As the humanitarian situation worsens inside the Damascus-based Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk, the Syrian regime has said it's ready to offer military support to Palestinians attempting to drive Daesh fighters from the camp, though aid organizations say government barrel bombs have also pounded the area, causing mounting casualties.
April 7, 2015
Daesh launched news bulletins in English on its supporting radio station Tuesday.
Iraq has exhumed the remains of 47 people believed to have been massacred by extremists from mass graves in Tikrit.
The United States Security Council (UNSC) demanded humanitarian access to Yarmouk camp to provide necessary assistance to those trapped inside.
Syrian singer Hussain al Deek was attacked in Berlin for dedicating a song to Syrian President Assad?
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said that Daesh now only controls 60 percent of Yarmouk camp, a 30 percent from earlier.
Lebanese army troops gained control of a strategic hilltop overlooking the Syrian border, which one source said militants often use to infiltrate Lebanon.
After several were taken hostage by militants along the Nasib border crossing, five Lebanese truck drivers have yet to be released,
The number of Syrian laborers working in the fields of Lebanon has plummeted by 80 percent, which will have an adverse effect on Lebanon's agricultural sector.
Islamic insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the country's north who were taken captive Sunday.
April 6, 2015
Islamist fighters on Monday kidnapped some 300 Kurdish civilians at a checkpoint in northwestern Syria.
Syrian regime military planes bombed Idlib during clashes with opposition forces, killing over 100 people.
Daesh blew up an ancient Assyrian church in the northeastern Syrian city of Tel Nasri.
A Hamas-affiliated group joined the fight against Daesh in Damascus' Yarmouk refugee camp, after militants stormed the camp on April 1st.
Syrian opposition forces claimed Nasib border crossing earlier this week. Now the Jordanian army is prepared for a cross-border attack should there be an external threats from the Syrian side.
The SNHR reported in a statement that Daesh killed at least 13 people in Yarmouk refugee camp, located on the outskirts of Damascus.
April 5, 2015
A Palestinian official said Sunday an estimated 2,000 people have been evacuated from the refugee camp in Syria.
Pope Francis has called for peace in Syria and Iraq during his Easter Sunday message this morning.
Armed Palestinian factions clashed with Daesh militants in Yarmouk refugee camp in the Damascus district of Syria.
The closure of the Nassib border crossing between Jordan and Syria following violent clashes cuts off a vital network for trade between Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Gulf countries.