Syrian government extends assault in southwest

The bombardment targeted the Yarmouk Basin area, which borders the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and Jordan With critical help from Russia and Iran, Assad has recovered control of most of Syria from rebels AMMAN/BEIRUT: The Syrian government widened its offensive to recover the southwest on Wednesday, extending it to an enclave

Two Filipino women kidnapped in Iraq — security sources

Iraq: On Saturday, Two Filipino ladies were abducted by unknown in Iraq on a road connecting Baghdad to Kirkuk, military, police, and local officials told Reuters. Two military sources said that the ladies were traveling with three other nationals of the Philippines on their approach to Irbil, the capital of the

Turkey detains 51 suspected ISIS members

ISTANBUL: Fifty-one suspected members of Daesh were arrested by Turkish police in Istanbul on Friday, anti-terrorist police said. The suspects were planning to travel back to conflict zones in Syria, they said in a statement, adding that all those detained were foreign nationals. Daesh has carried out numerous bombings across Turkey in