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ISIS to launch battle for Lebanese town of Ersal




Islamic State Militant Seeks Chechen Wife For 15-Year-Old Child Fighter




UN: More reports of children crucified, beheaded and stoned to death by Islamic State




Botched cyberattack on Syria group blamed on IS




A mass grave holding 230 bodies was uncovered in Deir Ezzor province. Those killed, including many civilians, were members of the Shaitat tribe, which had resisted the Islamic State. The US conducted six airstrikes in Syria since Dec. 15; five near Kobane and one near Abu Kamal. Only about three percent of all airstrikes in Syria by the US-led coalition since the start of the campaign have not been conducted by the US. SOHR estimates that more than 120,000 regime fighters have been killed in the Syrian war. The UN is looking for $8.4 billion to aid Syrian refugees in 2015. Two Kurdish freelance journalists have been reported kidnapped by the Islamic State "on December 15 on the main road between Qamishli and Al-Yarubyia."




Mass grave of Islamic State's victims reportedly found in eastern Syria

A mass grave of approximately 230 Sheitaat tribesmen has been reportedly found in eastern Syria. The tribe has been battling the Islamic State since earlier this year.


How foreign imams radicalized Syria's war




UN Security Council renews cross-border Syria aid authorization




Al Nusrah Front shoots two men for blasphemy




The Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, and elements of the Free Syrian Army have taken two key regime bases in Idlib province. Al Nusrah has used an American TOW anti-tank missile against regime forces. The US-led coalition has conducted nine airstrikes in Syria since Dec. 13; eight of them "destroyed nine ISIL fighting positions, two ISIL buildings and two ISIL staging positions and also struck another ISIL fighting position" near Kobane; one destroyed an Islamic State vehicle near abu-Kamal. European Union countries have pledged to help rebuild Aleppo if a UN-proposed ceasefire is successful. The UN chief for humanitarian affairs "has run out of words" to describe the chaos in Syria.




Attacking ISIS, From an American Aircraft Carrier




Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham advance in northwestern Syria

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, backed by Jund al Aqsa, Ahrar al Sham, and several other groups, has launched an offensive on two major regime bases in the northwestern province of Idlib.


Syrian army recaptures territory north of Aleppo in fierce fighting




Al Nusrah Front uses American-made anti-tank missile in Idlib




Syrian patriarch: To help Christians, stop flow of weapons




Al Nusrah Front, ISIS appoint new Lebanon hostage mediator: report




Rebels advance on 2 bases in northwestern Syria




Islamic State Imposes Strict New Order in Mosul, and Deprivation Is a Result




For Jihadists, Denmark Tries Rehabilitation




Syrian rebel 'hell cannons' kill 300 civilians: monitoring group