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Syria jihadists tie up woman in a public square and execute her for ‘adultery’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Al-Qaeda-linked militants have publicly executed a woman accused of adultery in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that in total 14 people had been executed for alleged adultery or homosexuality in the war-torn country since July,...

2014 was the Syrian civil war's deadliest year yet

More than 76,000 people were killed in Syria in 2014, making it the deadliest year yet in the country's civil war, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday. The dead included 3,501 children. The United Nations...Show More Summary

2014: 76,000 die in Syria’s deadliest year including over 3500 children

The year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria’s four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 17,790 of the dead were civilians, including 3,501 children. Meanwhile more than 15,000 died in conflicts in Iraq in 2014, making it that country’s worst year since 2007. Much […]

ISIS Executes 200 Fighters for Trying to Go Home

ISIS has executed at least 120 of its own militants in the past three months, the majority of whom were foreign fighters trying to return home, according to a Syrian monitoring group. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...Show More Summary

Report: ISIS Has Executed 4 Children

ISIS has killed 1,878 people in Syria—most of them civilians—over the six-month period since it proclaimed a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria in late June, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Among the victims: four children, eight women, members of an opposing Sunni...

ISIS Shoots Down Coalition Jet, Captures Pilot

Islamic State fighters have captured a Jordanian pilot after shooting down a U.S.-led coalition warplane over its stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. Jordan confirmed the capture after the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that IS members took a pilot prisoner after shooting down his plane with an anti-aircraft missile. Show More Summary

Islamic State Takes Allied Pilot As Hostage After Downing F-16 Fighter Jet Over Syria

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, scored a victory today when they shot down a US-led coalition f-16 fighter jet over Syria, taking the pilot hostage. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement, “We have confirmed...Show More Summary

Islamic State reports that it’s downed a warplane in Syria

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Islamic State fighters said on Wednesday they had shot down a warplane in the northeastern Syria province of Raqqa and taken the pilot captive. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said it had confirmed reports the plane was brought down near Raqqa city, a major...

ISIS reportedly shoots down warplane over Syria, captures pilot

Islamic State group fighters shot down a warplane on Wednesday believed to be from the U.S.-led coalition over Syria and captured its pilot, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the aircraft was shot down near the northern city of Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital. Show More Summary

230 bodies ‘found in mass grave’ in Deir al-Zour, Syria

The bodies of more than 230 people believed to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were thought to be members of Shaitat tribe that fought the jihadist group in Deir al-Zour province in the […]

Nearly 200 killed as al-Qaeda takes two Syrian bases

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Nearly 200 combatants on both sides were killed in 24 hours when the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda took two regime bases in Idlib province, a monitoring group said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in Britain but gleans its information from a wide network of activists...

Syria Says Israeli Warplanes Strike Targets Near Damascus

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The Syrian Observatory says the airstrikes appeared to target Hezbollah arms shipments.

300,000 Killed Since Start of Civil War in Syria: Human Rights Observatory

The casualties include 63,072 civilians, 44,237 Syrian Army soldiers and officers, 34,838 rebel fighters and 22,624 militants from the Islamic State (IS), al-Nusra Front and other radical groups.

200,000 dead? Why Syria’s rising death toll is so divisive

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

On Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) announced that the war in Syria had reached a grim milestone: Since the conflict began, they had documented the killing of 202,354 people. And as high as that number is, in a phone call with The Post, SOHR director Rami Abdul Rahman explained it was likely too low. Show More Summary

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Soaring number of deaths in Syria prisons

Nearly 2,000 people have died in Syrian jails in 2014 due to torture and starvation, Syrian Observatory says.

ISIS Dealt A Deadly Blow In Kobane: 100 Islamic State Fighters Killed By Kurds In Three Days

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported today that at least 100 Islamic State fighters have been killed during just three days of fighting in and around the Kurdish city of Kobane. The monitoring group said that the deaths bring...Show More Summary

Islamic State advances through Syria

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Islamic State group jihadists have attacked an oil and gas field in Syria, killing at least 30 pro-regime forces and security guards, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was launched on Tuesday night and fighting continued through the night. Show More Summary

Islamic State advances through Syria

Islamic State group jihadists have attacked an oil and gas field in Syria, killing at least 30 pro-regime forces and security guards, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was launched on Tuesday night and fighting continued through the night. Show More Summary

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