More than three decades of war have damaged Afghanistan`s once-thriving carpet industry, but weavers are tapping into the bloody past to boost their fortunes with "war rugs" depicting guns, tanks and warplanes.
US and coalition aircraft targeted a crude oil pipeline and collection depots in Syria held by Islamic State jihadists, the American military said, in the latest bid to undercut the group's oil smuggling.
The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the official news agency SANA reported Wednesday.
Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the jihadis on Sunday, conducting more than a dozen airstrikes and killing at least 11 people, activists said.
Syrian government forces backed by militia fighters and warplanes pounded rebel units in Latakia province on Monday in a desperate effort to regain control of towns and villages in President Bashar Assad`s ancestral homeland recently lost to an opposition offensive.