President Barack Obama has failed to help prevent Syria from degenerating into a hell on earth, according to a former U.S. intelligence analyst.
In the wake of Islamic State’s recent successes in Syria and Iraq, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah termed the extremist jihadi group over the weekend “an existential threat.”
ADANA, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey’s state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.
Islamic State militants have gained control of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria late Wednesday afternoon, according to Reuters.
LONDON (Reuters) – Video footage of a barrel bomb being dropped by Syrian government forces shows President Bashar al-Assad’s denial that they are being used is a lie, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian pro-government militia evacuated citizens from the ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday after large groups of Islamic State militants infiltrated it, state television reported.