Islamic State, Assad Dancing Around Each Other on Battlefield

This undated image posted on Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet

A new report released by Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center shows that the majority of the Islamic State’s military activities in Syria have focused on non-governmental opposition groups, while only a small percentage have targeted the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

Islamic State Commanders Liable for Mass War Crimes

Paulo Pinheiro

GENEVA (Reuters) – Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a “massive scale” in northeast Syria where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, U.N. investigators said on Friday.

U.S. Leads 16 Air Strikes in Syria, Seven in Iraq

A Kurdish man mourns next to gravestones of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.-led forces conducted 16 air strikes in Syria, most of them around Kobani near the Turkish border, and seven in Iraq since Monday, the U.S. Central Command said.