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Lebanese support ISIS airstrikes: survey




Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director




Latest Islamic State horror masks a week of defeats




Islamic State releases new execution video, purportedly kills American

The Islamic State has released a new execution video highlighting the mass beheadings of Syrian soldiers captured by the group. An Islamic State executioner also claims to have killed Peter Kassig, an American who was kidnapped in Syria late last year.


ISIS tightens up its entry requirements




US airstrike targets al Qaeda in Syria

The US military's airstrikes in Syria show that there is no firm dividing line between al Qaeda's so-called Khorasan Group and the Al Nusrah Front, which is al Qaeda's official branch in the country.


Yazidi Girls Seized by ISIS Speak Out After Escape




Jabhat al-Nusra eyes Idlib for Islamic emirate




Tajikistan's 'Jihadist' Village On The Defensive




Rebel sources are claiming that leaders from the Islamic State and the Al Nusrah Front have agreed to a truce in light of Western intervention. The US launched another round of airstrikes against Al Nusrah, targeting "at least one top operative" of the Khorasan Group. Western airstrikes on the Islamic State in Raqqa have reportedly disrupted the group but have angered some residents. Syrian regime airstrikes killed nine people, including three children, in the town of Saqba near Damascus. Western-backed rebels called for food aid to forestall a looming humanitarian crisis. The Islamic State announced that it will be printing currency in Syria and Iraq, stating its aim to "emancipate itself from the satanic global economic system." Some factions of the Syrian opposition have expressed cautious support of a UN-proposed ceasefire in Aleppo, on the heels of Free Syrian Army factions rejecting the plan.




UN says Islamic State imposing rule of terror in Syria




Hagel: Taking out Assad 'won't put ISIL back in the box'




The Lost Children: France Takes Stock of Growing Jihadist Problem




Bonn: former capital now a hive of Salafist activity




Islamic State leader claims 'caliphate' has expanded in new audio message

The Islamic State has released a new audio message from its leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, who claims the group has expanded its "caliphate" into Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.


US and allied forces conducted 16 airstrikes in Syria since Nov. 10; 10 of them near Kobane. US President Barack Obama has requested a review of policy towards Syria and may be open to the deposition of the Assad regime, according to senior officials interviewed by CNN. The Kurdish YPG is angling for self-rule in Syria in return for cooperation with Western interests against the Islamic State; Kurdish volunteer units are patrolling the Turkish border to prevent the transit of jihadists and supplies. Moderate rebels in the south of the country are the last remnants of the West's proxy strategy after the collapse of US-backed groups in the north. The Free Syrian Army has rejected a UN-proposed truce in Aleppo; the Assad regime had expressed "positive signals" about the plan to a UN envoy on Nov. 11.




A UN envoy to Syria claims that regime officials gave him "positive signals" regarding a proposal for a ceasefire in Aleppo. The SOHR has stated that more than 860 have been killed since the start of US and allied airstrikes in Syria, including 746 Islamic State fighters, 68 members of Nusrah and at least 50 civilians. An activist group claims that children in a jihadist training camp were compelled to behead captured Syrian soldiers on Aug. 28. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the assassination of five nuclear engineers on Nov. 10 in Damascus. The UN estimates that 7.2 million people have been displaced by the war in Syria. "Moderate" rebels have been defecting to the Islamic State, citing a lack of western support; a truce has reportedly been brokered by Ahrar ash-Sham between "the Syria Revolutionaries Front, Hazzm Movement, Al-Nusra Front and Jund al-Aqsa" in Idlib province. The largest group of Uzbek jihadists fighting in Syria has sworn allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar. Kurdish forces blocked a strategic road that Islamic State fighters have used for resupply in Kobane.




UAE emerges as quiet, potent US ally




Turkistan Islamic Party members photographed in Syria




Al Nusrah Front showcases military parade in Idlib