IHS Jane’s says the jihadists control 73,440 square kilometers (28,360 square miles) of ground as of March 14, an area equivalent to around half the size of England
LONDON, United Kingdom (Mar. 18, 2016) — The Islamic State (ISIS) group has lost 22% of the territory it held at the start of 2015, military analysts IHS Jane’s said Wednesday, March 16, as US and Russian air strikes have helped the jihadists’ opponents advance.
On his first visit to Washington since being appointed to head the UN refugee effort, Filippo Grandi said the world must do more to end the crisis
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Mar. 16, 2016) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday, March 15, he will ask countries to step forward and agree to take in another 400,000 Syrian refugees.
‘The US and Russia have taken command of, and have a monopoly over, the Syrian issue’
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Mar. 14, 2016) — The United States and Russia are pulling the strings in Syria’s 5-year war, experts say, pressuring opposing sides and leveraging rival regional powers to reach a settlement.
Washington urges all sides to be patient, saying ‘setbacks are inevitable’
DAMASCUS, Syria (Feb. 29, 2016) — Key players in Syria’s war traded accusations Sunday, February 28, over violations of the first major ceasefire in the 5-year conflict, but the truce remained largely intact on its second day.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says a provisional deal has been reached on the terms of a truce in Syria’s brutal 5-year conflict, only for the bloodshed to intensify on the ground
SAYYIDA ZEINAB, Syria (Feb. 22, 2016) — A string of suicide bombings near a Shiite shrine outside Syria’s capital and in Homs claimed by jihadists killed at least 142 people Sunday, February 21, as Washington and Moscow worked to secure a ceasefire.