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Syria unrest

Syrian militants profit on ruins of former industrial capital
Aleppo province is locked in ongoing fighting between a mix of hardline Islamists with so-called moderate opposition, and Syrian govt forces. Yet, RT’s Maria Finoshina found that combatants are still making profit off Syria’s former industrial center.

21.11.2014 04:46

Obama orders review of US hostage policy
While publicly maintaining a long-standing US policy of not negotiating with terrorists or paying ransoms, the White House has quietly ordered a review of relevant policies following a series of executions of US citizens by Islamic State militants.

18.11.2014 23:51

4 more Aussies join ISIS in Syria, social media blamed
Four Australian boys, aged from 17 to 28, are likely to have joined 60 other Australians fighting for the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. The local Muslim community has blamed social media for its role in their recruitment.

17.11.2014 09:53

​5 nuclear scientists assassinated near Damascus – report
Five Syrian nuclear scientists have reportedly been killed by unknown assailants while riding a bus north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports.

10.11.2014 04:50

Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops to Iraq
President Barack Obama authorized the US military to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq on Friday. That would nearly double the American military presence in the country. He also requested $5.6 billion for the fight against the Islamic State

07.11.2014 19:58

​US broadens bombing campaign in Syria, angers Western-backed rebels
US airstrikes have targeted a Syrian rebel group with connections to Nusra Front, a Syrian watchdog reported. Syrian rebels, however, are reportedly upset with the change of strategy, saying it strengthens President Assad’s grip on power.

06.11.2014 12:44

US-led airstrikes kill more than 500 militants, 32 civilians – report
​United States and coalition airstrikes in Syria over the last month have killed more than 500 jihadists, of both Islamic State and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, and 32 civilians, according to a human rights monitor.

23.10.2014 14:04

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)
​Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

21.10.2014 21:53

CIA classified review: Covertly arming insurgents doesn’t work
Arming insurgencies around the world has rarely worked for the CIA without direct support from Americans on the ground, according to a still-classified agency review of the practice conducted during debate over arming rebels in Syria.

15.10.2014 16:23