By Angus McDowall ARSAL, Lebanon, Sept 29 – From a sandbagged army post near the border with Syria, Lebanese soldiers gaze through tripod-mounted binoculars into hills where jihadist militants are entrenched, a forgotten front in Syria’s civil war that has led to bombings inside Lebanon. There is frequent fighting between the army and around 1,000-1,200
AMMAN, May 8 – Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahri urged rival jihadist fighters in Syria to unite or risk death but again decried fellow Sunni Muslim militants Daesh as “extremists” in an audio recording posted online on Sunday. As successor to Osama bin Laden, Zawahri has the allegiance of Al Qaeda branches in the
MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Russian security services have killed 11 Islamist militants who had been helping smuggle fighters across borders to Syria to join Daesh, the country’s anti-terrorism committee said. It said the militants were holed up in a fortified base in a wooded, mountainous area of the Kabardino-Balkaria republic in southern Russia, near
Following the deadly attacks in Paris that killed 127 people and injured 252 on Friday, social media was abuzz with reactions ranging from disbelief and anger, to solidarity and scepticism. We compiled a sample.