Is Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi still alive?

Is Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi still alive?

The leader of the Islamic State militant group (Isis), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is almost certainly still alive, according to one of Iraqi Kurdistans intelligence chiefs, despite several reports that he was killed in Syria in June. Jul 17, 2017
Syria: Aid convoy arrives in besieged area for first time since June

Syria: Aid convoy arrives in besieged area for first time since June

A besieged suburb of Homs received aid for the first time since June. Flour, medical items, water and sanitation material were delivered to cut-off Houla. Aid agencies in Syria called for regular access as one-off deliveries run out quickly. According to the U.N. more than half a million people live in besieged territories. The Syrian opposition accuses the government of using aid deliveries as a ploy.  Jul 16, 2017
Civilians fleeing Raqqa face dire conditions

Civilians fleeing Raqqa face dire conditions

Civilians fleeing fighting in Raqqa said they feared for their lives and starved as their homes became the centre of the battleground between Islamic State and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Raqqa has been under Islamic State control since 2014, but the SDF launched its assault to capture Islamic States de facto capital in Syria last month. Jul 5, 2017
Civilians fleeing Raqqa face dire conditions

Civilians fleeing Raqqa face dire conditions

Civilians fleeing fighting in Raqqa said they feared for their lives and starved as their homes became the centre of the battleground between Islamic State and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Raqqa has been under Islamic State control since 2014, but the SDF launched its assault to capture Islamic States de facto capital in Syria last month. Jul 5, 2017
Syria fire

Syria fire

A fire broke out in a Syrian refugee camp in Beqaa valley in Lebanon on Sunday (2 July) and spread rapidly. The refugee camp is located in Qab Elias town, east of Beirut. Jul 3, 2017
Female Kurdish fighter laughs after nearly being shot by Isis sniper

Female Kurdish fighter laughs after nearly being shot by Isis sniper

A video showing a Kurdish fighter nearly being shot by an ISIS sniper has emerged online. The unidentified woman can be seen taking an aim with her own sniper riffle through a window in Raqqa, Syria, before a bullet hits the wall behind her, right next to her head. Moments later she can be seen laughing and apparently joking about her near death experience. The video was uploaded to Twitter by journalist Hemze Hamza on 27 June. Jun 28, 2017
Supreme Court approves most parts of Trumps travel ban

Supreme Court approves most parts of Trumps travel ban

The U.S. Supreme Court approved most of President Trumps travel ban. The executive order temporarily blocks travel to the U.S. from six Middle Eastern and North African countries for 90 days, and suspends all refugee resettlement in the U.S. for 120 days. The banned countries include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The Supreme Court will hear arguments over the orders constitutionality in October. Jun 27, 2017
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits air base in western Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits air base in western Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad climbed into a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 during trip to Hmeymim Air Base located near Latakia in western Syria, June 27, 2017. Assad was given a tour of the base by Russian military officials and reportedly briefed on the whereabouts of militants affiliated with Al-Qaeda and attempting to overthrow his Assads government. Jun 27, 2017
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits air base in western Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits air base in western Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad climbed into a Russian Sukhoi Su-35 during trip to Hmeymim Air Base located near Latakia in western Syria, June 27, 2017. Assad was given a tour of the base by Russian military officials and reportedly briefed on the whereabouts of militants affiliated with Al-Qaeda and attempting to overthrow his Assads government. Jun 27, 2017
Abu Bakr al-Baghadi

Is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead? (VIDEO)

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi security officials also suspect Baghdadi might be hiding in the desert spread across thousands of square miles between Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. Jun 13, 2017
Man attacks police officer with a hammer in Paris: This Is For Syria

Man attacks police officer with a hammer in Paris: This Is For Syria

A man was shot after he attacked a police officer next to Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. Eyewitness Kyle Riches shot video of the man lying on the ground after being shot. The man attacked a police officer with a hammer, yelling This is for Syria during the attack. The officer suffered minor injuries. The suspect was wounded in the chest. Jun 7, 2017