BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that has been a key stronghold of the Islamic State group and planted their flag on the edge of the town, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said....
BEIRUT: Eleven people were killed on Friday in a car bomb blast in a rebel-held area outside the Syrian capital, while seven people died in regime air raids, a monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the toll from the bomb blast, which occurred near a mosque in the town of Dmeir, was [...]
ANKARA: The United States and Turkey will begin training and equipping thousands of moderate Syrian rebel forces on Sunday as part of a deal the two NATO allies signed last week, an official said. “I can say that the train-and-equip (programme) will begin as of March 1,” Tanju Bilgic, spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry, [...]