Al-Bab (Syria)

Type: City
Name: Al-Bab (Syria)
Country: Syria
Latitude: 36.369999
Longitude: 37.529999
population: 49,763
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

For a war correspondent's mother, James Foley killing hits close to home

As a parent who often spent nights hovering on the edge of sleep, my heart aches not only for Jim – murdered by Islamic State militants – and other captive journalists, but for their families. For war correspondents, situations can change in an instant. ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Raqqa airstrikes knock out water plant

BEIRUT: Government forces struck ISIS positions in and around the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa, residents said Monday, part of a growing campaign against hard-line militants – but one attack destroyed the city’s water plant, cutting supplies to homes ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Position in Aleppo Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army took back control over a hospital located in a strategic position in the Northern parts of the Aleppo countryside after fierce clashes with militants.The army units pushed back the terrorists from Al-Kandi Hospital in Northern ... [Published Fars News Agency - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

Syria: ICRC steps up aid efforts across Aleppo

15-08-2014 Operational UpdateCountry-wide intensification of hostilities has claimed the lives of thousands and worsened access to water, food, and basic health-care services for tens of thousands of people. Over three million people in Aleppo governorate ... [Published PressReleasePoint - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian Troops Win Battles aganist Rebels in Aleppo, Homs Countryside

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army, in a series of massive operations against foreign-backed insurgents' strongholds in neighborhoods and countryside of Aleppo and Homs, recaptured several areas and killed scores of militants.Syrian armed forces bravely fought ... [Published Fars News Agency - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

ISIS Faces US Airstrikes In Iraq, But Makes Big Gains Near Aleppo

As ISIS militants find themselves under U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, their brethren fighting for the Sunni militant group in Syria are taking towns in the northern part of the country with ease -- and they could find themselves as the dominant opposition ... [Published International Business Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psychology of Jihad Brides

br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: TheTwisted Psychology of Jihad Brides by Phyllis Chesler Breitbart August 13, 2014 http://www.phyllis-chesler.com/1354/western-sex-slaves-for-isis-the-twisted Print ... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Islamic State Militants Marrying Girls as Young as 7?

ISIS militants have started targeting women in towns captured by the group. Reuters FileIn a shocking incident, it is found that the Islamic State militants are marrying girls as young as seven.Social media is abuzz with condemnation, after a picture ... [Published International Business Times India - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Meanwhile, Back In Syria …

Syria: Aleppo pounded by Assad's barrel bombs – before/after sat photos show destruction hrw.org/news/2014/07/3… http://t.co/Esw2g3FG3Q —Jim Murphy (@jimmurphySF) July 30, 2014Hassan Hassan suspects that Assad is poised to recapture Aleppo, which would ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Syria: Barrage of Barrel Bombs

(New York) – The Syrian government is raining high explosive barrel bombs on civilians in defiance of a unanimous United Nations Security Council resolution, Human Rights Watch said today. Resolution 2139 of February 22, 2014, ordered all parties to the ... [Published Human Rights Watch - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 5 reports

Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for militants – Watchdog

08:16Reuters / Louafi LarbiThe Islamic State (IS), which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, has opened an office for registering women willing to marry its militants, a human rights monitoring group reports.The ‘ marriage bureau ’ has been set up ... [Published Russia Today - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

ISIS Opens Official 'Marriage' Office in Syria, Offers Honeymoons to Jihadist Couples

:13 PM PDT post a commentIf a woman wants to marry an Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, jihadist she is in luck. The terrorists opened an office in al-Bab in Syria  “where single women and widows can register to marry” the radical Islamists. ... [Published Breitbart.com - Jul 29 2014]

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Brian Fishman, who has followed the rise of ISIS longer than most, says that supporting the Free Syrian Army earlier might have blunted ISIS, "but that's a pretty hollow position if one also gives Syrian rebel factions a pass for tolerating and even embracing ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusrah through late 2012."
...the city over a year ago," said Daphnée Maret, the deputy head of the ICRC delegation in Syria, who oversees the organization's relief activities. "We are hopeful that as we gain greater access and become more accepted, we will be able to do more in Aleppo, and similarly in other areas badly in need of aid in Syria, such as Homs, Hama, Deir Ezzor, Hassakeh, and Raqqa."

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For a war correspondent's mother, James Foley k... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Aug 28 2014]
Birds of a murderous feather: ISIS and its enem... [Published New York Daily News - Aug 28 2014]
ISIS Online Campaign Uses Social Media To Lure ... [Published Inquisitr - Aug 27 2014]
Al Qaeda’s peace offering [Published RedState Blog - Aug 26 2014]
Syrian Opposition Told US Senior Officials It C... [Published International Business Times - Aug 25 2014]
Isis militants seize key Syrian airbase [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 24 2014]
Why Intervene In Iraq And Not Syria? Ctd [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 21 2014]
ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group [Published CNN - Aug 21 2014]
James Foley Allegedly Used As Token Of Allegian... [Published International Business Times - Aug 20 2014]
How ISIS Came to Leave Its Black Stain on Syria [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
Islamic State claims to have beheaded captive A... [Published Japan Times - Aug 20 2014]
Raqqa airstrikes knock out water plant [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 18 2014]
Syrian air force pounds ISIS positions, kills d... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Aug 17 2014]
Syrian Army Takes Control of Strategic Position... [Published Fars News Agency - Aug 16 2014]
Syria: ICRC steps up aid efforts across Aleppo [Published PressReleasePoint - Aug 16 2014]
Syrian Arab Republic: Syria: ICRC steps up aid ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 15 2014]
Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psycho... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 15 2014]
As ISIS nears, is it game over for Syria's oppo... [Published CNN - Aug 15 2014]
ISIS Faces US Airstrikes In Iraq, But Makes Big... [Published International Business Times - Aug 14 2014]
Syrian Troops Win Battles aganist Rebels in Ale... [Published Fars News Agency - Aug 14 2014]
Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psycho... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 13 2014]
Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psycho... [Published Breitbart.com - Aug 13 2014]
Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psycho... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 13 2014]
The quintessential jihadist [Published ABC Online - Aug 13 2014]
Becoming Mujahida: Recruiting Western Wives for... [Published Jezebel - Aug 08 2014]
Syrian Arab Republic: Syria Crisis: Aleppo Gove... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 08 2014]
Obama's Iraq: Leave a vacuum that ISIS filled, ... [Published The Political Commentator - Aug 08 2014]
ISIS Goes After Girls in the West [Published Daily Beast - Aug 06 2014]
Islamic State Militants Marrying Girls as Young... [Published International Business Times India - Aug 04 2014]
Iraqis living under Isis rule in Mosul begin to... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 01 2014]
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Al Qaeda’s peace offering [Published RedState Blog - Aug 26 2014]
It was a relief when al Qaeda affiliated Syrian rebels belonging to Jabhat Al-Nusrah released American freelance writer Peter Theo Curtis. Curtis has been held captive for nearly two years. Jabhat Al-Nusrah has been designated by the US State Department ...
Why Intervene In Iraq And Not Syria? Ctd [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 21 2014]
by Jonah Shepp Lionel Beehner quibbles with Marc Lynch’s assessment that if the US had given arms to the Syrian rebels early on in the civil war, it would not have shortened the conflict or prevented the collapse of the state and the rise of ...
How ISIS Came to Leave Its Black Stain on Syria [Published Global Voices Online - Aug 20 2014]
This post is part of a special series of articles by blogger and activist, Marcell Shehwaro, describing the realities of life in Syria during the ongoing armed conflict between forces loyal to the current regime, and those seeking to oust it. An ...
Syrian Arab Republic: Syria: ICRC steps up aid ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 15 2014]
Source: International Committee of the Red CrossCountry: Syrian Arab Republic Country-wide intensification of hostilities has claimed the lives of thousands and worsened access to water, food, and basic health-care services for tens of thousands of people. ...
Western Sex Slaves for ISIS: The Twisted Psycho... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Aug 15 2014]
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