January 19, 2015
Kurdish fighters have managed to recapture a strategic hilltop from Daesh in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Up to 700 moderate rebels allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh along Syria's border with Lebanon where the militant group is gearing up to launch further attacks.
The military cargo plane crashed in Idlib while trying to land at Abu al-Duhur military airport due to heavy fog, resulting in 35 soldier deaths.
January 18, 2015
Israeli helicopters fired two missiles into the Syria's Golan Height, killing nine including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah's slain top military commander Imad Mughniyeh.
Two missiles allegedly struck Syrian Golan Heights.
With a US-led train and equip program for moderate Syrian forces on the horizon in March, US Senator John McCain led a delegation of US senators to Saudi Arabia to discuss the plan's progress.
British-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization has identified about 30 British female Daesh members as emerging threats as they encourage other female Muslims to carry out attacks in the UK on social media.
The Moroccan police dismantled a terrorist cell and arrested its eight members. The cell recruited Moroccans to fight for Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
January 17, 2015
Troops from US Special Forces will be among some 400 military trainers traveling to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to train moderate Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday.
January 16, 2015
The US has announced plans to send 400 military trainers to hosting sites Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, a US Defense Department officer said Friday.
Hundreds of Muslims took the streets in northern and southern Lebanon Friday to protest the new cover of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad.
Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.
January 15, 2015
A ten-day truce has been agreed upon between Syrian rebels and the government in Waar, an area of Homs.
The Combined Joint Task Force announced it launched 11 attacks in Syria and another 11 attacks in Iraq on Wednesday.
Canadian media reports the deaths of at least five Canadians fighting with Daesh in Syria in recent months, including a 23-year-old Ottawa man who appeared in a video condemning US-led coalition airstrikes months ago.