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500 Kyrgyz nationals fighting for terrorists in Syria: Official

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan say hundreds of nationals from the Central Asian country have joined the ranks of extremist militant groups operating in Syria. Speaking at a press conference in the capital, Bishkek, on Friday, Kyrgyz Defense Council Secretary Temir Dzhumakadyrov said about 500 Kyrgyz citizens are currently fighting for militants ...

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Syria army keeps militants at bay near capital

Syrian government forces continue to counter repeated offensives by Takfiri militants to retake a strategic area near a highway north of the capital, Damascus, Press TV reports. The Syrian army nearly three months ago launched an operation against the terrorists operating near the international highway that connects Damascus to the ...

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Israel confirms dropping bombs on impoverished Gaza Strip

Israeli war planes have launched an attack against a site allegedly belonging to Palestinian resistance movement Hamas in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The attack happened in the early hours of Monday with warplanes targeting the city of Khan Yunis in the coastal strip. So far, no reports of casualties ...

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Mustard gas used in Syria war in August: OPCW

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) says chemical weapons have been used in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo in August. An official with the global chemical arms watchdog said on Thursday that weapons experts have come to the conclusion for the first time that mustard gas was ...

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