January 24, 2015
In an unverified video released Saturday afternoon, Daesh militants claim to have killed the first of two Japanese hostages after the passing of a 72-hour deadline to receive a $200 million ransom, and issues new demands for the release of the second hostage, journalist Kenji Goto.
Ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front have reportedly left casualties on both sides, with two Lebanese soldiers dead, four wounded and five missing completely in the restive Lebanese border town of Ras Baalbek.
British-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday an air attack by the Syrian government in the city of Ghouta, outside Damascus, has killed over 40 people, many of the women and children.
January 23, 2015
Daesh militants have reportedly clashed with the Free Syrian Army in eastern Lebanon, which has been suffering from a spillover of the Syria crisis.
As Europe remains tense after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, British Foreign Secretary Philiip Hammond said he believed the greatest threat to British soil was a Daesh attack by sympathizers living in the UK.
January 22, 2015
Syrian opposition umbrella group Syrian National Coalition (SNC) received $6 million from the US, marking the first direct financial aid from Washington to reach the group.
The Syrian government reportedly dropped barrel bombs in Homs killing 13, including two children.
Japan's government made last attempts to free two hostages being held by Daesh militants in Syria as the three-day ultimatum given by the group entered day two.
Syria's opposition interim government received $6 million from the US government for implementing development and relief projects in areas liberated by the "moderate Syrian opposition".
The Israeli airstrikes on Golan Heights has ushered in a new phase of strategic resistance by Syria and Hezbollah; but who will lead, what will retaliation look like, and how will the conflict escalate?
Pakistani security forces arrested an ISIL militant and two accomplices in the city of Lahore. According to a senior security official, the Syrian man was setting up terrorist networks in the country.
January 21, 2015
The bomb was detonated in a majority Alawite neighborhood of Homs.
Airstrikes carried out by the Syrian government Tuesday killed at least 39 people including many civilians in the north of the country.
January 20, 2015
An unnamed Israeli security source said the Iranian Revolutionary Guard general, who was killed in an Israeli strike on a Hezbollah post in Syria, was not an intended target.
In the first confirmed clash between Western forces and Daesh militants, Canadian special forces say they exchanged fire with insurgents in Iraq last week.