» 01/18/2013, 00.00
Al- Nusra, a Jihadist brigade that scares Syrian rebels
Close to al-Qaeda, the group is connected with those who carried out the university attack in Aleppo. Al-Nusra and other Islamist groups are using force to impose their control on the opposition, ready to kill anyone standing in the way of an Islamic state in Syria.
As monk, parishioners are abducted in Syria, Gregory calls on the world to stop extremists
Overnight on Sunday, jihadi militants seized Fr Hanna Jallouf and some of his parishioners from the village of Knayeh, northern Syria. For now, their fate remains unknown. Antioch patriarch tells AsiaNews that everyone faces the same threat, calls on Christians and Muslims to demonstrate against such violence.
29/07/2016 09:27:00 SYRIA
Al Nusra Front breaks from al Qaeda for future in Syria
Rupture mutually agreed. The creation of a new "front for the conquest of Syria". In this way Nusra Front hopes to escape US and Russian anti-jihadist bombings, and maintain a strong influence on rebel groups.
Nusra Front military chief killed in an air raid in Syria
Abu Homam al-Sham died in a government forces air raid security in Idlib province. Three other prominent leaders also died during the operation. The leaders were meeting to outline the groups future strategies. They were considering the possibility of leaving al Qaeda, and seeking the support of the Arab states.
13/08/2016 11:43:00 SYRIA
Arabs and Kurds wrest Manbij from Islamic State, cutting off jihadist route to Europe
2 thousand Daesh militants flee using civilians as human shields, later liberated. Kurdish leader: the militia "will no longer be able to travel to and from Europe." For the Pentagon IS "is on the ropes." Hundreds of mines and booby traps placed by jihadists in the ground before fleeing.
12/08/2016 10:17:00 SYRIA
Aleppo, UN opens investigation into gas use in rebel controlled neighborhoods
Staffan Mistura says if confirmed the attack constitutes a "war crime". Four people die, several patients - including children - with breathing problems. There is no certain information about the perpetrators. The Russian air raids leave Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic Caliphate in Syria, without water.
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