August 2016


Top US commander warns Russia, Syria

(CNN)In the most direct public warning to Moscow and Damascus to date, the new US commander of American troops in Iraq and Syria is vowing to defend US special operations forces in northern Syria if…







Iraq: Troops advance on ISIL-held Mosul

Baghdad, Iraqi forces and Kurdish forces have recaptured four villages from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) group near its stronghold of Mosul, reports say. The offensive started at 5:30am local time from various…


At least 51 dead in Syria’s Aleppo

Aleppo, At least 51 civilians have been killed in air raids and shelling carried out by both government forces and opposition militia in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights…