Islamic State making `significant progress` in Syria`s Aleppo region: France

France`s defence minister said Tuesday jihadists from the Islamic State group were making major gains in Syria, especially in the northern region of Aleppo.

Syrian aid cuts `amount to execution order`: Opposition

The leader of the moderate Syrian opposition said on Friday that cuts to UN food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees amounted to "an execution order" overseen by the international community.

Turkey says US not meeting its conditions for bigger Syria role

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday expressed frustration that the US and its allies were not responding to conditions set for his country to play a greater role in the coalition against militants in Syria.

Turkey, US agree plan to train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebels: Report

Turkey and the United States have agreed a plan under which some 2,000 fighters from the moderate Syrian opposition would be trained on Turkish soil, a report said Saturday.

Erdogan says 1,300 Free Syria fighters to join Kobane battle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending the key Syrian border town of Kobane from an assault by Islamic State jihadists.

Syrian rebel commander vows to defeat ISIS militants

The commander of moderate Syrian rebels vowed Thursday that his forces would crush Islamic militants who have gained a foothold in his war-torn country, in a direct appeal to US lawmakers.

Inside jihadi training camp: How Islamist fighters train for 'Black War'
Inside jihadi training camp: How Islamist fighters train for 'Black War'

Jihadists of the Islamic Front have recently released a video showing the detailed training module that Islamist fighters engaged in the strife-torn Middle East go through.

Decision to sack Syria rebel command reversed

A decision by Syria`s opposition government to sack the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) over corruption allegations has been reversed by the National Coalition chief.

Syrian opposition chief to ask US for weapons

The head of the Syrian opposition in exile will visit the United States next Wednesday seeking sophisticated weapons for rebels battling to overthrow the regime, his office said today.

Free Syrian Army sacks chief, appoints replacement

The Western- and Arab-backed Syrian Free Army (FSA) has sacked its leader and replaced him with a more experienced field commander as part of a revamp of moderate forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad, opposition sources said on Monday.

Canadian killed fighting in Syria: Reports

A Canadian citizen who converted to Islam has been killed while fighting in Syria, Canadian media said.

Two Spanish journalists held by al Qaeda-linked group in Syria

A radical group linked to al Qaeda kidnapped two Spanish journalists reporting in Syria in September and is holding them captive, El Mundo newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Islamists seize Free Syrian Army arms depots: Watchdog

The largest Islamist rebel force in Syria seized arms depots belonging to the mainstream Western-backed Free Syrian Army on Saturday, a watchdog said, highlighting tensions among rebel groups.

Syrian Army captures strategic town at approaches to Aleppo

Syria`s armed forces said they had captured a strategic northern town at the eastern gates of Aleppo, the former commercial hub long the scene of fierce fighting between government and rebel fighters.

Syria rebels agree truce with jihadists in border town: Report

Rebels of the mainstream Free Syrian Army have agreed a truce with jihadists who seized a town on the Turkish border earlier this week.

Syria opposition condemns jihadist attacks on rebels

Syria`s opposition National Coalition condemned attacks by al Qaeda loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on mainstream rebels of the Free Syrian Army.

French President favours arms shipments to Free Syrian Army

French President Francois Hollande has said that France was in favour of sending weapons to the rebel Free Syrian Army but only "in a controlled environment".

Iran President `wants to discuss Syria` at UN meet: Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said that Iran`s new President Hassan Rowhani has requested to meet with him on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York.

FSA fatwa forbids killing `lice growing in blessed beards`

The Free Syrian Army has issued a fatwa prohibiting the killing of lice that appear in the beard of a Muslim due to lack of hygiene during jihad.

Shias hold rally, asks Assad to protect shrines in Syria

Shia Muslims requested Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and UN to protect shrines following Free Syrian Army`s attack on holy shrine of Bibi Zainab (AS) in Damascus on July 19.