Al-Bab (Syria)

Type: City
Name: Al-Bab (Syria)
Country: Syria
Latitude: 36.369999
Longitude: 37.529999
population: 49,763
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies

By By | Reuters  –By Tom Perry and Laila BassamBEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters captured villages and besieged a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey on Thursday in a major assault that prompted a commander to appeal for ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 4 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone scouts skies

By Tom PerryBEIRUT (Reuters) - At least one unmanned surveillance aircraft has been seen over Islamic State-controlled areas of the Syrian province of Aleppo, where the militants have evacuated most of their bases, a group which tracks the war in Syria ... [Published Reuters Canada - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

US strikes in Syria won’t turn locals against Islamic State

An Islamic State militant uses a megaphone to announce to residents of Tabqa city that Tabqa air base has fallen to Islamic State militants, in nearby Raqqa city, Aug. 24, 2014. (photo by REUTERS) Author: Edward Dark Posted September 16, 2014AL BAB, ... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian child workers 'left behind in life' - Middle East

Kilis, Turkey - On a bustling street in this city near the border with Syria, a tiny boy among other children peddling cigarettes tries to sell chocolate biscuits in a box. "Would you buy one?" he keeps asking, while pulling his loose, dirty trousers ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Army Strikes Heavy Blows at Militants across Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian army on Monday continued its mop-up operations against the foreign-backed militants in many areas across the country.Army troops targeted the militants' concentration centers in North Sadcop in al-Ramouseh area, killing four militants ... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Who Are These ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels?

There were few modern democrats among the armed opposition to Assad two years ago. There are far fewer now. So who can Obama trust not to turn Western-supplied weapons against us later?The young rebels and opposition activists gathered in a school to ... [Published Daily Beast - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

A smugglers tale: funnelling guns and fighters into Syria

KILIS, Turkey - The operational centres of one of the world’s newest and most feared terrorist organisation are not to be found in the mountains of Afghanistan or within residential compounds of northern Pakistan, but in the dank strip-lighted rooms of ... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Desperately Seeking Moderates

The loyalities of the Syrian rebels that Obama's strategy depends on are all over the map http://t.co/7Bzd33RigG pic.twitter.com/OvCpuxd5t5— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 13, 2014Juan Cole complicates the administration’s plans to fight ISIS ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian Army Wins Battle against Rebels in Damascus, Aleppo

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Armed Forces won the battle against the foreign-backed rebels in Damascus and Aleppo countryside, inflicting heavy casualties upon them.A military source told Syrian Arab news agency that the Syrian soldiers stormed the hideouts ... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Civilians and Islamic State ship out of Raqqa ahead of Syria airstrikes

Huge numbers of people have continued fleeing areas of Syria controlled by militants from the self-styled Islamic State (IS), in advance of planned US-led airstrikes on IS strongholds.Thousands have joined a mass exodus that began on Wednesday, as US ... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian regime airstrikes kill at least tens

At least 46 people were Friday killed in a series of airstrikes by Syrian regime jets against rebel strongholds in the war-torn country, a monitoring group said.Seven children were among 42 people killed as the result of an air bombing that targeted the ... [Published Spy Ghana - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Syrian government airstrikes kill at least 11 in town held by ISIS militants

After largely ignoring the rise of the Al Qaeda splinter group over the past year, President Bashar Assad's air force has begun to target Islamic State militants more regularly since the extremist faction seized control of much of northern Syria and a ... [Published FOXNews.com - Sep 11 2014]

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"We've lost touch with many of the residents living in the villages that ISIS (Islamic State) seized" Ocalan Iso, deputy head of the Kurdish forces in Kobani, told Reuters via Skype
Ibrahim Cerrah, 13, works in the fields. His family had its own land in Hama Syria, but he never had to work, he said. "Working with pick-axes and shovels is hard. My shoulders and feet always ache" he said
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that in the fight against the Islamic StateIslamic State group, the U S "cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people -- a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost."
"It was tough and uncompromising," said one man who spent time in a camp within sight of the Turkish border town of Kilis. "The trainers were Saudis and Yemenis. The trainees were from everywhere. I saw two blue-eyed Frenchmen and a Belgian and many from north Africa."

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IS Group Seizes 16 Villages in Northern Syria [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - 3 hours ago]
IS Group Seizes 16 Villages in Northern Syria [Published The China Blog - 3 hours ago]
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Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone... [Published Reuters Canada - 4 hours ago]
Islamic State seizes villages in Syria as drone... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 4 hours ago]
Drones seen over Islamic State-held territory i... [Published Globe and Mail - 7 hours ago]
Drones seen over Islamic State-held territory i... [Published AlertNet - 8 hours ago]
US strikes in Syria won’t turn locals against I... [Published AlMonitor - Sep 16 2014]
Syrian child workers 'left behind in life' - Mi... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 16 2014]
Syrian child workers 'left behind in life' [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 16 2014]
Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Makes Major Advanc... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 16 2014]
A smugglers tale: funnelling guns and fighters ... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 15 2014]
Desperately Seeking Moderates [Published Atlantic Monthly - Sep 15 2014]
Desperately Seeking Moderates [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 15 2014]
Army Strikes Heavy Blows at Militants across Syria [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 15 2014]
Who Are These ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels? [Published Daily Beast - Sep 15 2014]
Syrian Air Force Kills Dozens of ISIL Terrorist... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 14 2014]
Syria in Last 24 Hours: Army Recaptures Strateg... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 13 2014]
Syrian Army Wins Battle against Rebels in Damas... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 13 2014]
Syrian regime airstrikes kill at least tens [Published Spy Ghana - Sep 12 2014]
Civilians and Islamic State ship out of Raqqa a... [Published Middle East Eye - Sep 12 2014]
Attacking Syria may entangle U.S. in rebel riva... [Published Erie Times-News - Sep 12 2014]
Regime airstrikes in Aleppo target ISIS but kil... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Sep 11 2014]
Syrian government airstrikes kill at least 11 i... [Published FOXNews.com - Sep 11 2014]
Extremist Groups in Syria [Published Middle East Institute - Sep 08 2014]
Inside Isis: from border bootcamp to battle, ji... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 05 2014]
Syrian Armed Forces Target Rebels' Strongholds ... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 05 2014]
Wide-scale military operations launched against... [Published Zawya.com - Sep 04 2014]
Syrian Army Inflicts Heavy Losses upon Rebels i... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 03 2014]
Hideouts of Rebels Stormed by Syrian Army in Al... [Published Fars News Agency - Sep 01 2014]
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IS Group Seizes 16 Villages in Northern Syria [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - 3 hours ago]
(BEIRUT) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping through ...
IS Group Seizes 16 Villages in Northern Syria [Published The China Blog - 3 hours ago]
(BEIRUT) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping through ...
IS Group Seizes 16 Villages in Northern Syria [Published TIME.com - 3 hours ago]
(BEIRUT) — Islamic State fighters backed by tanks have captured 16 Kurdish villages over the past 24 hours in northern Syria near the Turkish border, prompting civilians to flee their homes amid fears of retribution by the extremists sweeping through ...
Desperately Seeking Moderates [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Sep 15 2014]
The loyalities of the Syrian rebels that Obama's strategy depends on are all over the map http://t.co/7Bzd33RigG pic.twitter.com/OvCpuxd5t5 — The New York Times (@nytimes) September 13, 2014 Juan Cole complicates the administration’s plans ...
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 ...
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