Syria

November 9, 2014

A fighter from the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) stands before clashes resume with ISIL in Kobani, November 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT

At least 13 ISIL militants and Kurdish fighters were killed following clashes in the Syrian border town of Kobani, which has been under siege for nearly two months.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been hit in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, close to the Syrian border (Image: Screenshot)
06:59 GMT

ISIL leader and self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been seriously injured by a US air strike, local witnesses and government sources reported.

The report said Pakistan's Taliban offered to join the ISIL militant movement (File/AFP)
06:31 GMT

ISIL has begun luring members of the Taliban and other militant groups to join its ranks, according to a state government report from the Balochistan province.

November 8, 2014

ISIL is tightening their rules on civilian life in the eastern Syrian province of Dayr al-Zawr. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

ISIL militants closed all schools in the areas they control in eastern Syria.

November 7, 2014

Iraqi special forces advance in the Jurf al-Sakhr area on Oct. 30, after they retook the area from ISIL jihadists. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:43 GMT

The AP report said the president was also requesting $5 billion from Congress.

Iraq says its air force has hit a number of ISIL positions in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.  (AFP file photo)
07:23 GMT

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the Iraqi air force carried out "effective strikes" in the oil-rich town of Baiji in Salahuddin Province.

November 6, 2014

One strike hit the group's Babsaqa headquarters, near the Syrian border with Turkey, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
16:57 GMT

Ahrar al Sham is targeted by US-led coalition airstrikes for the first time in the Syrian conflict.

ISIL militants seized the gas fields last week. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT

Soldiers of the Syrian army have recaptured two major gas fields and a gas company in the central province of Homs.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March of 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Around 5.8 million Syrian refugees have taken shelter in neighboring countries since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011.

November 5, 2014

ISIL has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria and committed multiple human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with 14 combined airstrikes between the 3rd and 5th of November over Syria and Iraq.

It is unclear who carried out the attack on the school. (AFP/File)
15:18 GMT

At least eleven children have been killed in a mortar attack on a school Wednesday.

A total of 24 Jordanians have been referred to the State Security Court for alleged ISIL ties over the past two months.
08:04 GMT

The four men, whose ages range between 18 and 24, are said to be members of the hard-line Jihadi Salafist movement.

Syria's Alawites have paid the price for the ongoing conflict (File/AFP)
06:49 GMT

Syrian Alawites have paid the brunt for supporting the country's leader, Bashar al-Assad. Their villages razed, entire families executed by rebels or ISIL, but who remembers them?

November 4, 2014

William Hasmou Clinic (left), also known as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, was allegedly killed in an air strike carried out by Syria's army (Image: Twitter)
19:00 GMT

A British national, known as Abu Abdullah al-Britani has allegedly been killed close to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Sor in an air strike carried out by Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Thousands of Kurds from the Syrian border town of Kobani were forced to flee after ISIL militants attacked the area (File/AFP)
14:32 GMT

ISIL militants abused and tortured Kurdish children close the the Syrian border town of Kobani, according to a Human Rights Watch report.