Lebanon`s government has decided to cancel Independence Day celebrations for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil war because of the country`s presidential vacuum, the Information Minister said Friday.
Beirut: The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has executed at least 1,434 people in Syria since it proclaimed an Islamic Caliphate over the territory it controls in Syria and Iraq last June, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) director Rami Abdurrahman told Efe news agency.
Abdel Aziz al-Qatari, the founder of the Jund al-Aqsa (Soldiers of al-Aqsa) Islamist rebel group, has been found dead in the northern Syrian province of Idleb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported Monday.
Syrian activists shared a photo on social media on Friday of two children they said were killed in U.S. air strikes on Wednesday night which Washington said targeted an al Qaeda-linked militant faction.
Six Lebanese soldiers were killed as the army clashed with Islamist gunmen in northern Lebanon for a second day on Saturday, using helicopters to fire rockets in the first such air attack since the war in neighbouring Syria began.
Some 40 fighters from the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, have joined the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in recent months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday.