Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed in an interview released this week that the viral photograph of a young Syrian boy in Aleppo bleeding and covered in dust is fake, even though medical sources in the city confirmed to ABC News they treated him.
The Islamic State may be altering its organizational structure from a “caliphate” into an insurgency emphasizing guerrilla warfare tactics as the terrorist group is pushed out of Iraq, the commander of U.S.-led coalition ground forces in Iraq said Wednesday.
A fleet of Russian warships sailing off the coast of Norway was spotted by the Norwegian military Monday and are reportedly heading toward Syria, according to newly released photographs.
Syria’s government-affiliated telecommunications company announced Tuesday that 60 percent of the country’s Internet will be down for ten days beginning Wednesday. Syrian Telecom attributed the outage to “submarine cable repairs” on international service lines.
An Iraqi refugee living in Houston pleaded guilty Monday to trying to assist the Islamic State after police said he planned to set off bombs at two malls in the Texas city.
Russia will create a permanent naval base in Syria to expand its military footprint in its closest Middle East ally, a government official said on Monday, a week after Moscow said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba.
Russia’s foreign minister said Sunday that “aggressive steps” by the United States are threatening Moscow’s national security.