Syria

December 26, 2014

Palestinians in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp queue during a relief operation, February 24, 2014. (SANA/File)
13:13 GMT

Around 2,500 Palestinian refugees have been killed in the Syrian conflict while an equal number are believed to be missing.

Daesh had originally said the Jordanian fighter jet was shot down by its militants in northern Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
10:02 GMT

A Jordanian army general said an air force plane was not shot down by Daesh in northern Syria despite contrary reports.

December 25, 2014

A Daesh militant holds up parts of the Jordanian warplane, which was shot down in Syria. (Image: Screenshot)
20:00 GMT

A prisoner exchange could be an option for the captured Jordanian pilot who is being held by Daesh militants in Syria.

Syrian government airstrikes pounded the Bab town in Aleppo, killing at least 23 civilians. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT

Over 23 civilians were killed Thursday in Aleppo after government airstrikes hit residential areas, according to an opposition group.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release the captured pilot. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

UN chief Ban Ki-moon called on Daesh militants to release a Jordanian pilot, captured when his warplane was reportedly shot down in Syria.

German journalist Juergen Todenhoefer documented chilling accounts of live under Daesh rule in Mosul. (Image: The Independent)
07:00 GMT

When German journalist Juergen Todenhoefer documented Daesh activities in Iraq's Mosul, he entered a horrific world of child soldiers, a fundamental interpretation of Sunni Islam and a lot of tension.

December 24, 2014

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had reported that the plane was shot down by Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
23:08 GMT

The US military said Daesh did not shoot down a Jordanian warplane in Syria despite claims from the militant group the jet was targeted with a heat-seeking missile.

The Fatah movement in Yarmouk has remained neutral since the Syrian war began in 2011. (AFP/File)
23:00 GMT

A Fatah official was shot and killed by masked gunmen in the Yarmouk refugee camp, south of Damascus, local activists said.

Daesh militants posted photos online of the Jordanian pilot's capture Wednesday. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:20 GMT

Jordanian officials confirmed the capture of a Royal Air Force pilot by Daesh militants Wednesday after his warplane was shot down in northeastern Syria.

Three fishermen were detained by Syrian naval forces on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Three fishermen were fired upon by the Syrian navy off the coast of northern Lebanon Wednesday. Sources say the fishermen were detained while their boat was seized.

A screenshot taken from a Daesh video shows militants holding a Jordanian national captive. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:21 GMT

A warplane belonging to coalition forces has allegedly been shot down in Syria, with the Jordanian pilot being held captive.

An injured child walks through a makeshift hospital in the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma after being hit by an airstrike, December 23, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT

Daesh militants made further gains in Iraq and Syria after returning to a strategic oil refinery and retaking a hill near a Syrian military base.

Daesh militants, who have seized large swathes of land in Iraq and neighboring Syria, have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against all communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians, in both Arab states. (AFP/Rami Al-Sayed)
05:00 GMT

Daesh crucified at least ten people in Syria, amid continuation of crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

December 23, 2014

US-led airstrikes targeted militants, infrastructure, and oil/gas installations, but have also taken civilian lives. (AFP/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)
16:44 GMT

Monitoring group reviewed civilian deaths over the past three months due to US-led air strikes.

Approximately 30 Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped by militants from the Nusra Front and Daesh in early August. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

Sheikh Naim Qassem prioritized the need for discretion in negotiating the release of Lebanese servicemen held by jihadists.