Islamic State’s Territorial Losses Prompts Group to Increase Attacks

Substantial territorial losses have driven Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists to carry out an unprecedented number of attacks in the first three months of 2016, particularly in their Syrian and Iraqi strongholds, according to a news analysis by IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center (JTIC).

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IN PICTURES: Palmyra Arch Recreated in London’s Trafalgar Square

Archeologists were on Tuesday to build a full-scale recreation of the iconic Arch of Triumph from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in London’s Trafalgar Square to mark its liberation from Islamic State (IS). The reconstruction, which coincides with World

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Grim New Details of IS Destruction in Syria’s Palmyra Museum

The first foreign experts who visited the museum in Palmyra after it was taken over from Islamic State militants said they spent a week collecting fragments of priceless broken sculptures from the museum grounds and preparing them for transportation to

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In this picture taken Friday, April 1, 2016, graffiti and damage are seen at the historical Bel Temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in the central city of Homs, Syria. Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic …

Syrian Rebels And Regime Race To Retake Land From Islamic State

BEIRUT (AFP) –  The Islamic State group is under growing pressure on several fronts in Syria as rival forces battle to wrest territory from the jihadists, who are excluded from a six-week-old ceasefire. The scramble by the regime, anti-government rebels and

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Syrians inspect their homes upon their return to the modern town of Palmyra, adjacent to the ancient Syrian city, on April 9, 2016

Iran Congratulates Syria’s Assad on Regaining Palmyra

The secretary of the Iranian National Security Council has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on regaining the city of Palmyra, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday. “The determination of the Syrian nation, government and army to eliminate terrorist and takfiri

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Islamic State Driven Out Of Syria’s Ancient Palmyra City

Syrian government forces backed by heavy Russian air support drove Islamic State out of Palmyra on Sunday, inflicting what the army called a “mortal blow” to militants who seized the city last year and dynamited its ancient temples. The loss

A picture taken on March 25, 2016, shows the ruins of Palmyra during a military operation by Syrian pro-governement forces to retake the ancient city from the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.

Syrian Army, With Russian Air Support, Advances Inside Palmyra

Syrian government forces advanced into Palmyra on Saturday with heavy support from Russian air strikes, taking control of several districts in a major assault against Islamic State fighters, Syrian state media and a monitoring group said. Television footage showed waves of

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Dozens Killed In Air Strikes On Syria’s Raqqa

Dozens of people were killed in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group and activists said, as Damascus and Moscow waged attacks on areas controlled by Islamic State. A

People gather around a crater at the scene of an explosion in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, early on August 7, 2013. UN weapons inspectors tasked with looking into claims of chemical weapons use in Syria are 'completing their preparations' in The Hague before heading to Damascus, the United …