Comment: Ask Syrian Christians who they would prefer: Assad or the Islamic State
Islamic State Seizes Dozens of Syrian Christians in Homs Province Islamic State Seizes Dozens of Syrian Christians
Islamic State is holding dozens of Christians in the southeastern Syrian province of Homs after seizing the town of Qaryatain as part of the militant group’s efforts to establish a stronghold outside the major city of Homs.
Islamic State Makes Gains Against Assad Forces in Syrian City of Deir Ezzour Islamic State Gains Ground in Syrian City
Islamic State fighters captured new ground from Assad regime forces in the third day of an offensive in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzour.
‘Assad seizes airbase from Islamic State’
Islamic State Oil Is Going to Assad, Some to Turkey: U.S. Official Islamic State militants have made more than $500 million from black market oil sales.
To Defeat Islamic State, Remove Assad To Defeat Islamic State, Remove Assad
Syrians are already asking why we’re bombing ISIS but not stopping Assad’s attacks on them. Good question.
US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration denounced the Islamic State group on Tuesday for carrying out "genocide" against Christians and other religious minorities in areas under its control....
Islamic State Beheads 21 Egyptian Christians The terrorist group's latest video purportedly shows 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians being murdered.
Islamic State Steps Up Oil and Gas Sales to Assad Regime Islamic State Steps Up Oil, Gas Sales to Assad Regime
U.S. and European officials say the sales are providing the militant group with desperately needed cash and the Syrian government with badly needed commodities.
Iraq’s Christians Take Up Arms to Fight Islamic State Iraq’s Christians Take Up Arms Against ISIS
Hundreds of Christian men are picking up rifles for the first time at a former U.S. military facility in the hills of northeast Iraq and training to reclaim their towns from militants.
Convert, Pay Tax, or Die, Islamic State Warns Christians in Iraq The group set a Saturday deadline for Christians who did not want to stay and live under those terms to "leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate"
Islamic State Releases 19 Christians Taken Captive in Syria Islamic State Frees 19 Christians
The Islamic State group on Sunday released at least 19 Christians who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said.
Iraqi Christians Return as Islamic State Retreats Iraqi Christians Return as Islamic State Retreats
How—and whether—minority refugees in Iraq coexist with the area’s Sunni Arab majority is one of the crucial questions that Iraq and the wider Middle East will face once Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate finally crumbles.
U.S. Says Syria Goal Is to Defeat Islamic State, not to Push Out Assad U.S. Says Syria Goal Is to Defeat Islamic State
The Trump administration said Sunday that its focus in Syria is the defeat of Islamic State, not pushing President Bashar al-Assad from power.
The pundits were wrong about Assad and the Islamic State. As usual, they're not willing to admit it
Syria's Assad gives Eid prayers near seized Islamic State pocket
For Iraq's Christians, a bittersweet first Christmas home after Islamic State
For Iraqi Christians After Islamic State, Hope Amid the Ruins Essay
For Iraqi Christians After Islamic State, Hope Amid the Ruins
When Islamic State jihadists took over swaths of Iraq in 2014, between 100,000 and 120,000 Christians reportedly fled. The author, recently returned from Iraq’s Kurdistan region, describes both heartbreaking damage and signs of resilience.
Assad Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State Militant Group Assad Policies Aided Rise of Islamic State
The Islamic State, or ISIS, gained momentum early on from a calculated decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go easy on it.
How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.
Assad's army, allies, claim Syria is 'free of Islamic State Albu Kamal is last Islamic State stronghold in Syria or Iraq.
Syrian army, allies seize oilfield from Islamic State in east - state TV
Syrian army seizes oilfield from Islamic State in east - state TV BEIRUT: The Syrian army and its allies recaptured an oilfield from Islamic State near the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday in further advances against the militants, state TV reported.
Government forces also seized part of a main highway running from Deir al-Zor down to the city of al ...
Islamic State Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians ISIS Video Claims Killing of Ethiopians
Islamic State releases a video purporting to show two separate groups of Ethiopians being shot and beheaded in Libya.
Islamic State Militants Seize Christians, Villages in Northeast Syria Islamic State Kidnaps Syrian Christians
Islamic State militants seized a string of Christian villages in northeastern Syria and kidnapped scores of civilians, according to human-rights groups and local residents.
What does the Assad regime gain from the use of “chemical weapons” on Syrian civilians?
Did Canadian children sing the Islamic song “Tala'al badru” to welcome Syrian refugees?
Saw this video being shared around in the social media, ostensibly a performance by Canadian children to welcome Syrian refugees' arrival to Canada. I recognized the song as the Islamic song Tala' al ...
Was it harder for Syrian Christians to immigrate to the US than Muslims?
As a justification for his intention to prioritise Christian refugees over Muslim refugees, President Trump said:
Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough,...
Why is Islamic State (IS) referred to as "so-called"?
Often in news articles, I see that IS are referred to as "so-called" Islamic State. For example, in a BBC News article: On Bastille Day last year, along the coast in Nice, more than 80 people were killed when a lorry was driven into celebrating crowds on the seafront in an attack claimed by so-called Islamic State. Why is this prefix used?
Is Turkey trading oil with Islamic State? [closed]
Russia claims Turkey is trading oil with Islamic State:
Syria conflict: Russia accuses Erdogan of trading oil with IS (BBC News, 2 December 2015)
Russia presents proof of Turkey’s role in ISIS oil ...
Does this video show the US arming Islamic State?
This video, published by Iran's Press TV 16 Feb 2015, claims to show a US Chinook dropping weapons for ISIL militants.
According to Iraqi media, the video, released by the Iraq-based Hezbollah ...
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