A Syrian Christian fighter from the Syriac Military Council beheaded a militant of Islamic State in northwest Syria as revenge for the terror group's violence against the region's minority Christians, according to the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters advanced against rival insurgents in northern Syria on Sunday, capturing areas close to a border crossing with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
At least 72 people have been killed in Syria’s northern Aleppo province by barrel bombs dropped from government helicopters, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 60 people died in the strike on al-Bab – a town currently held by Islamic State (IS) militants. It says 12 were killed in a rebel-held […]
A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group (IS) militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadists in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where IS holds large areas of the countryside. According to the monitor, […]
BEIRUT, May 21 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has seized Syria's last border crossing with Iraq after Syrian government forces withdrew, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Thursday. The al-Tanf...Show More Summary
Syrian Observatory says group now in control of almost half of country as Palmyra residents report worsening conditions.
The Islamic State group holds power over half of Syrian territory after its seizure of the ancient city of Palmyra, according to a monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned that ISIS had consolidated its control over the city on Wednesday by capturing its airfield and prison. “There are no forces to stop [...]Show More Summary
[Content Note: War; war crimes.]This is terrible, terrible news: The Islamic State has seized control of the Syrian city of Palmyra, which, according to the UK's Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, means that IS now controls more than half of Syrian territory. Show More Summary
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized around a third of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday after heavy clashes with the military and allied combatants, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
About 300 people were killed in the clashes between the Syrian government’s forces and the Islamic State jihadist group’s (ISIL) near the ancient city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The raid, carried out on Saturday by a U.S. forces, killed Abu Sayyaf, a senior commander. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says three other leaders were killed in ground and air operations.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has seized more territory in the central province of Homs amid intense clashes with government forces. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory says Wednesday's fighting killed at least 28 government troops and about 20 militants. Show More Summary
Islamist rebels led by Al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate launched a preemptive strike Monday on pro-regime forces in a mountainous area near the Lebanese border, setting off fierce clashes, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Al-Nusra Front and other groups attacked positions belonging to the regime and Hizbullah, which backs the government, in […]
U.S.-led forces conducting airstrikes in Syria have killed 52 people, including seven children, in the northern province of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The group added that at least 13 people are missing since Friday’s airstrikes. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the U.K.-based SOHR said that the airstrikes were conducted on [...]
By Lauren McCauley A U.S. military strike on Friday targeting fighters with the Islamic State has killed 52 civilians, including 7 children and 9 women, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday. According to the human rights watchdog group, an additional 13 Syrian civilians are missing following the attack on a village in [...]
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The hardline Ahrar al-Sham group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival Islamist fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
Security units withdraw after Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib falls to Nusra Front and its allies, Syrian Observatory says.
Insurgents bombarded a government-held part of Syria’s second city Aleppo overnight, killing at least eight people, Syrian state media reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based group that tracks the war, said eight people were killed in an air strike by government forces in a separate, rebel-held part of the city. Aleppo, near […]
Militants from the Islamic State group stormed a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said. The extremist group captured some of Yarmouk's main streets, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Show More Summary
Data Visualisation by @M__Mulholland. Data Source: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Visualization Tool: Capsidea.