US-led air strikes kill seven Al-Nusra members in Syria: Monitor

Seven militants from Syria`s al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, including commanders, were killed in US-led air strikes Wednesday in the northwest of the conflict-riven country, a Britain-based monitoring group said.

Al-Nusra suicide bombing kills 25 soldiers in Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

A suicide bomber from al Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, killed 25 soldiers and fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad`s regime in an attack on an army base in government-held western Aleppo on Monday, a Britain-based monitoring group said.

Syria rebels take army centre in regime-held Aleppo: Monitor
Syria rebels take army centre in regime-held Aleppo: Monitor

 Syrian rebels have seized a strategic military centre in government-held western Aleppo city, as fierce battles rage between opposition and regime forces, a monitor said Saturday.

Israel arrests several Druze after `lynching` of Syrian

 Israeli police said Wednesday they had carried out a "wave of arrests" of suspects involved in two attacks by Druze on military vehicles transporting wounded Syrians to hospital.

Qaeda, allies advance on Syrian regime bastion: Monitor

Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and other Islamist fighters made gains on Friday in a joint offensive on the last major regime bastion in the northwest province of Idlib, a monitor said.

Body of Lebanese hostage killed by jihadists handed over

The body of a Lebanese security officer killed by an al Qaeda-linked group three months ago was handed over to the army on Thursday, the military said.

Al-Nusra executed Lebanese soldier

 The al-Nusra Front, al Qaeda's wing in Syria, has killed a Lebanese soldier and vowed to kill more in retaliation to the arrest of women by the Lebanese authorities.

Anger erupts in Lebanon after reported killing of policeman

Anger erupted in eastern Lebanon early Saturday after al Qaeda-linked Syrian extremist group the Al-Nusra front said it had killed a captured Lebanese policeman to avenge the arrest of Islamic militants` wives and children.

Qaeda group takes Syria town from US-backed rebels: Monitor

Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front seized a town and several villages in Syria`s Idlib province overnight, in another blow to Western-backed rebel fighters in the northwestern region, a monitor said Sunday.

Qaeda drives moderate Syria rebels from northern bastion

Fighters from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front have driven rebels of the Western-backed Syrian Revolutionary Front from their bastion in the northwestern province of Idlib after 24 hours of combat, a monitor said today.

Obama admits US underestimated IS, as air strikes intensify
Obama admits US underestimated IS, as air strikes intensify

President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that the United States underestimated the threat posed by Islamic State fighters in Syria, as US-led coalition warplanes pounded the oil sites that fund the jihadist group.

'Jihadist says Foley, Cantlie converted to Islam in captivity'

Western journalists James Foley and John Cantlie converted to Islam while being held hostage in Syria, a Belgian newspaper quoted a jihadist suspect as saying Wednesday, adding that the pair may have been forced to do so.

Qaeda militants, Islamists evacuate Syria bases
Qaeda militants, Islamists evacuate Syria bases

Al Qaeda`s Syrian branch, Al-Nusra Front, said Wednesday that it is evacuating its bases and positions in the northeastern province of Idlib, a day after US-led strikes were launched against jihadists.

Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Jubilant Fijians celebrated on Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by al Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.

Syria al Qaeda affiliate says will free UN troops

Al Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has said it will free 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers who it kidnapped after the capture of a border crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Nusra chief in Syria`s Idlib killed in attack: NGO

A local chief of al Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has died in an apparent assassination after a bomb went off in his car, a monitor said Saturday.

Syria rebels attack Army barracks in Aleppo: NGO

Nearly 50 people were killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria Qaeda group gives ultimatum to jihadist rivals

Syria`s official al Qaeda affiliate on Tuesday gave rival jihadists a five-day ultimatum to submit to a joint Islamic court after a top operative was killed in a suicide bombing.

Syria rebels seize most of Aleppo jail, free hundreds: NGO

Syrian rebels on Thursday seized control of most of Aleppo`s central prison, freeing hundreds of detainees, an NGO said, prompting a denial from state media.

Local Qaeda affiliate chief killed in Syria: NGO

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), Al-Qaeda`s Iraqi branch which has expanded into Syria, has clashed with other rebel groups elsewhere in the country in recent days.