Category Archives: Syria

Syria: ‘Rebel offensive marks real shift in Idlib battle,’ says France 24’s Wassim Nasr

Fierce clashes between government forces and jihadists have left 83 combatants dead in northwestern Syria, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday. France 24’s Wassim Nasr discusses the latest fighting in the Battle for Idlib.

Syrian troops continue push into jihadist stronghold of Idlib province

Syrian troops captured the town of Qalaat al-Madiq on Thursday as they continued a push into a remaining rebel-held enclave located in Idlib province. The UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on escalating violence in Syria on Friday.

IS group chief Baghdadi appears in progaganda video for first time in five years

The Islamic State group’s elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first purported appearance in five years in a propaganda video released Monday, acknowledging IS’s defeat in the Syrian town of Baghouz while threatening “revenge” attacks.