Islamic State Militants have kidnapped at least 90 Assyrian Christians in northeast Syria, after overrunning two villages in Hassakeh province. The BBC reports that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that at least 90 men, women and children were seized in a series of dawn raids near the town of Tal Tamr. Show More Summary
Members of ISIS have abducted 90 Assyrian Christians from villages in north-eastern Syria, activists from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamist militants seized members of the Assyrian community
AMMAN, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitor that tracks violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian ObservatoryShow More Summary
US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed more than 1,600 people, mainly jihadists, since they began five months ago, a monitor said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said almost all of those killed were jihadists from IS and Al-Qaeda’s Syrian...
At least 35 Islamic State jihadists were killed on Sunday in clashes with Syrian Kurdish fighters around the flashpoint town of Kobane, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths came in three separate clashes around the town in Aleppo province of northern Syria. At least 22 of the jihadists were […]
The death toll after nearly four years of civil war in Syria has risen to 210,060, nearly half of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The Observatory, which is based in Britain and has a network of activists across Syria, said that […]
Islamic State has killed 50 people this year in Syria who it accused of insulting God, spying or being enemy fighters, including a Jordanian pilot it burned alive, a monitoring group said on Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( SOHR) said the ultra hardline group killed them mainly through beheadings and shootings. An […]
A Syrian woman accused of adultery by the Islamic State has reportedly managed to survive their attempts to execute her by stoning. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the woman was stoned in the streets of Raqqa, but managed to run away after the ISIS militants torturing her believed she had died. Read more...
A Syrian woman stoned by the jihadist Islamic State group for alleged adultery and left for dead has miraculously walked away from the brutal punishment, a monitor said Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the jihadist group sentenced the woman to be “stoned for...
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,...
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
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 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
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...
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
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 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...
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