Kurdish fighters and Syrian regime forces ousted the Islamic State (ISIS) from the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K. based group that monitors the conflict. ISIS...Show More Summary
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Syrian Kurds and the British based Syrian Observatory said Monday that Turkish tanks had shelled the village of Zur Maghar near Kobani on…
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that more than 1,000 children have been killed in airstrikes carried out by the Syrian government in the ongoing civil war. The watchdog group adds that 4,879 civilians have died in the aerial bombardments by warplanes and helicopters, with a U.N. envoy deriding the "unprecedented levels of destruction" Syrians are suffering.
Almost 70 fighters have been killed in the two-week-old battle between pro-government forces and Islamist rebels for control of Zabadani on Syria’s border with Lebanon, a monitoring group said Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 46 rebels and 21 members of Lebanon’s Shiite militia Hezbollah fighting on the government side have died since […]
BEIRUT (Reuters) - One senior Tunisian Islamic State leader alongside five other foreign jihadists were killed in an air strike near the northeastern city of Hasaka, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Monday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two senior Islamic State leaders were killed in an air strike in northeastern Syria on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Two senior Islamic State leaders were killed in an air strike in northeastern Syria on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The Observatory, which gathers its information from an activist network on the ground, identified the leaders as an Iraqi, Abu Osama al-Iraqi, and a Syrian named Amer al-Rafdan. The Observatory said the […]
The Syrian army is fighting with ISIL in the west of Palmyra city, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Activists working on behalf of the so-called Islamic State targeted the homepage of the main human rights monitor in Syria on Wednesday, leaving the group without a site for more than 24 hours. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human...Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian Kurdish militia on Wednesday recaptured a town that had been stormed by Islamic State fighters earlier this week north the jihadist group's base of operations in Raqqa city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Purported supporters of the hardline Islamic State group hacked the website of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog on Wednesday and threatened its Syrian director who has documented abuses on all sides of Syria's war.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A drone strike as part of a U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants killed a senior figure from the hardline group in its Syrian stronghold Raqqa city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Wednesday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday.
A recent report filed by the UK based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has revealed startling figures regarding high numbers of executions carried out by terrorist organisation ISIS in the first year of establishing its “caliphate”. Show More Summary
In the first year of its self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate, ISIS jihadists executed over 3,027 people, among them being at least 86 women and 76 children, as reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Some analysts have suggested such executions are part of an "apocalypse ideology."
Two Syrian civilian women were publicly beheaded alongside their husbands by the Islamic State this week, according to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read more...
Militants with the so-called Islamic State (IS) have beheaded female civilians in Syria for the first time, having accused the two women of practicing sorcery, according to the UK-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters stormed the Syrian town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border on Tuesday and captured a neighborhood from Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group sa...
Two women were beheaded in Syria this week by the Islamic State, according to a new report by monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Using a network of sources on the ground, the London based rights organization has long been one...Show More Summary
The Islamic State has beheaded two female civilians in Syria "by the use of sword in public" for the first time, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The women were killed alongside their husbands in Deir Ezzor and Mayadin over the past two days. All were accused of...