Syrian rebels seize Islamic State stronghold, reports say - Times of India

AMMAN (Jordan): Syrian rebel forces on Thursday took over a town near the Turkish border that had been the main stronghold of the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS) in the northern Aleppo countryside, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and rebel ...and more »

Islamic State nets millions from antiquities, Russia says - Times of India

UNITED NATIONS: Islamic State jihadists in Syria and Iraq are netting between $150 million and $200 million a year from illicit trade in plundered antiquities, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations said in a letter released on Wednesday. "Around ...and more »

Nearly one-third of Turkey's wall along Syria complete - Anadolu Agency

Nearly one-third of Turkey's rocket-resistant concrete wall being built along the border with Syria has been completed, Turkish security sources told Anadolu Agency Thursday. Out of the 911-kilometer (559.2-mile) long planned wall, 300 kilometers (186 ...and more »

The Free Syrian Army Seized an ISIS Stronghold Near Aleppo - Newsweek

1203_Free Syrian Army Tactics A Free Syrian Army fighter talks on a walkie-talkie near a rocket launcher during what they said was preparations for an operation to strike at forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad located in Daraa, July 27.and more »

ISIS made up to $200M last year from seized Palmyra artifacts - Fox News

ISIS militants pocketed up to $200 million last year on plundered antiquities from Palmyra, the Syrian desert town with 2,000-year-old ruins, Russian investigators revealed. ADVERTISEMENT. Palmyra is an archaeological gem and a cherished landmark ...and more »

Syrian Islamist group Jaysh al-Islam admits using banned weapons against Kurds in Aleppo - RT

The Jaysh al-Islam militant group fighting government forces in Syria has admitted to using “forbidden” weapons against Kurdish militia in Aleppo. The group's statement comes after reports of chemical gas being used in shelling Aleppo's Sheikh Maqsood ...and more »

Terrorists use chemical weapons in Syria's Aleppo - Pravda

Militants of Jaish al-Islam terrorist group used chlorine in a chemical attack in Aleppo, Syria, a Red Crescent doctor said. According to Sputnik news agency, the victims that suffered in the attack in Sheikh Maqsud have all indications of chlorine ...and more »

Islamic State netting up to $263ma year from antiquities trade, Russia says - ABC Online

Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and Iraq are netting up to $US200 million ($263 million) per year from illicit trade in plundered antiquities, Russia's ambassador to the United Nations says. The smuggling of artefacts, Russian ambassador Vitaly ...and more »

Nusra tightens grip in Syria's Aleppo, despite civilian opposition - Middle East Eye

Aleppo, Syria - The black flags of the Nusra Front were held high as supporters paraded down the streets of the rebel-controlled eastern part of this city. Traffic ground to a halt as crowds gathered to fire Kalashnikovs in the air and chant for al ...and more »

5 facts about Jaysh al-Islam, group that used chem weapons in Syria & has delegate at UN peace talks - RT

The Islamist group Jaysh al-Islam admitted to using chemical weapons against Kurdish militias in Aleppo. It also uses human shields and publishes execution videos – yet it has a delegation at the UN-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva. Jaysh al-Islam ...and more »