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Obama under pressure to overhaul military strategy against IS  May 22, 2:47 pm
Washington, May 22 (ANI): President Barack Obama is reportedly under pressure to revamp his military strategy against the Islamic State (IS) terror group in the wake of the latter's recent gains in both Iraq and Syria.
IS takes over last Syria-Iraq border crossing  May 22, 10:58 am
London, May 22 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) has reportedly seized the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, the Al Tanf crossing in Homs, as government troops retreated from the region, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
UN expert says IS picks 'prettiest virgins' as sex slaves  May 21, 3:07 pm
London, May 21 (ANI): After attacking villages and killing men, the Islamic State (IS) picks the "prettiest virgins" from the group of women it captures and sends them off to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, a United Nations expert has said.
IS takes over ancient Syrian city of Palmyra  May 21, 9:33 am
London, May 21 (ANI): Days after seizing control over Iraqi city of Ramadi, Islamic State (IS) has now taken over the Syrian city of Palmyra, which is home to some of the world's most ancient ruins.
George Clooney says Syria conflict 'incredibly complex'  May 20, 4:33 pm
London, May 20 (ANI): George Clooney has revealed that he thinks that Syria conflict is "incredibly complex."
Jihadi John urges supporters to make Britain pay for killing `brothers` in Syria  May 17, 4:06 pm
London, May 17 (ANI): British jihadist and Islamic State's (IS) chief executioner Jihadi John, also known as Mohammed Emwazi has sent dozens of encrypted messages to the group's supporters in the United Kingdom, urging them to make Britain pay for killing "brothers" in Syria.
Doubts prevail over seniority of IS member killed by US in Syria ground raid  May 17, 2:29 pm
London, May 17 (ANI): Shortly after the United States claimed that it had killed Islamic State's (IS) chief financial officer during a rare ground raid launched by its forces in eastern Syria, doubts are being raised over the seniority of the terrorist who was killed in the assault.
US kills IS financial chief, nabs his wife in first ground operation in Syria  May 17, 9:48 am
London, May 17 (ANI): The United States has reportedly claimed that an Islamic State (IS) member has been killed and his wife, who is also suspected of being a member of the terror group, has been captured as part of a rare ground raid launched by its forces in eastern Syria.
9 kids and 14 adults killed in latest Islamic State massacre   May 16, 12:48 pm
London, May 16 (ANI): In a new Islamic State massacre, 23 civilians including 9 children were shot dead in Syria.
IS advance towards ancient Syrian city of Palmyra raises fears of destruction  May 15, 12:02 pm
London, May 15 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) fighters have reportedly advanced closer to the ancient city of Palmyra, raising fears that the Syrian world heritage could face the same destruction which was unleashed by the terror group on other architectural sites in Iraq.
IS releases audio message from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  May 15, 10:45 am
London, May 15 (ANI): Islamic State (IS) has reportedly released an audio message which it claimed was from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. If confirmed, the message would be the first in months.
Amnesty says Aleppo civilians suffering 'unthinkable atrocities' at hands of Syrian govt forces  May 6, 9:42 am
London, May 06 (ANI): Amnesty International has claimed that civilians in Syria's second city of Aleppo are going through "unthinkable atrocities" as government forces and many rebel groups commit war crimes on a daily basis.
Islamist rebels capture Jisr al-Shughur in Syria  Apr 26, 11:02 am
London, April 26 (ANI): Islamist rebels have captured the key north-western town of Jisr al-Shughur in Syria, activists said.
US federal authorities arrest six people as part of investigation into men trying to join IS  Apr 20, 5:36 pm
Washington, Apr. 20 (ANI): US federal authorities have arrested six people in Minnesota and California as a part of an investigation into young men who are trying to travel to or have travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) militants.
Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officer masterminded rise of IS, says report  Apr 20, 1:40 pm
London, Apr. 20 (ANI): According to a new report, it has emerged that one of Saddam Hussein's former intelligence officers masterminded the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria after being jailed by the US authorities.
Brangelina planning to add Syrian girl to their brood?  Apr 20, 1:40 pm
London, April 20 (ANI): Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly planning to add a Syrian girl to their brood of 6 by this summer.
Palestinian fighters push back IS in Syria's Yarmouk  Apr 16, 9:45 am
London, April 16 (ANI): Palestinian fighters have reportedly made advances following clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Palestinian officials said.
HRW says 'strong evidence' of Syrian regime using 'chemical weapons' on civilians in Idlib  Apr 15, 2:55 pm
Johannesburg, April 15 (ANI): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that eyewitness accounts and evidence gathered from Syria's northwestern Idlib province "strongly" suggested that the regime used chemical weapons on civilians several times last month.
ICC says can't open probe into IS crimes due to lack of 'jurisdiction' over Iraq, Syria  Apr 9, 2:23 pm
Johannesburg, Apr 09 (ANI): The International Criminal Court (ICC) has recently said that it cannot launch an investigation into alleged crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, as the countries had not signed its founding Rome Statute that would give the court jurisdiction.
ISIS recruiting jihadists in Afghanistan's Taliban territory  Apr 7, 3:33 pm
Washington, April 7 (ANI): The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been reportedly recruiting jihadists in the Taliban territory in Afghanistan as the U.S. prepares to withdraw troops and Taliban strives to maintain its influence in the region.
Pope Francis calls for 'peace above all' in Iraq, Syria in his Easter message  Apr 6, 10:35 am
London, April 6 (ANI): In his Easter "Urbi et Orbi" message, Pope Francis has called for "peace" above all in Syria and Iraq.
IS militants set ablaze boxes of chicken sent by US for starving Syrians  Apr 4, 3:53 pm
London, Apr 04 (ANI): The Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed boxes of chicken, meant for starving Syrian children, by setting them ablaze.
IS threatens to 'jail, behead' men wearing 'skinny jeans' in Syrian stronghold of Raqqa  Apr 4, 12:12 pm
London, Apr 04 (ANI): The Islamic State (IS) jihadists have reportedly imposed another strict law in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, under which men caught wearing "skinny jeans" will be sent to jail or even beheaded.
Syrian crisis: UN official warns Syria at `dangerous tipping point`  Apr 3, 5:04 pm
Washington, Apr 03 (ANI): A United Nations official has warned that Syria has now reached a "dangerous tipping point" after being embroiled in a four and a half-year-long civil war.
Syrian President Assad 'open' to talks with US, says coalition airstrikes not defeating IS  Mar 30, 1:33 pm
Washington, March 30 (ANI): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he is "open" to talks with the United States adding that the US-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) is not defeating the militant group.
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