Syria

Young Islamic State robs al Qaeda of militant prestige

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DUBAI - In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda's ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq and Syria who see themselves as the true successors to Osama bin Laden.

Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines MASM.KL rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 22 Jul 2014

Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 22 Jul 2014

Malaysia Airlines flies over Syrian airspace - Flightradar24

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines re-routed a Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace on Sunday after its usual route over Ukraine was closed, flight tracking data showed on Monday.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 21 Jul 2014

Islamic State killed 270 in Syrian gas field battle - monitor

BEIRUT - Militant group Islamic State killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clash yet between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

World, 19 Jul 2014

Islamic state killed 270 during Syrian gas field takeover - monitor

BEIRUT - Militant group Islamic State killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clashes between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

World, 19 Jul 2014

Syrian army, Islamic State clash near army airport - monitor

BEIRUT - Syrian soldiers clashed with Islamic State militants outside a government-controlled army airport on Friday, a British-based monitoring group said, part of a major escalation of fighting between the al Qaeda offshoot and the military.

World, 18 Jul 2014

Ninety killed by Islamist attack on Syrian gas field - monitor

BEIRUT - Militant group Islamic State seized a Syrian gas field and killed at least 90 people on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said.

World, 18 Jul 2014

Hezbollah and al Qaeda clash on Syria-Lebanon frontier

BEIRUT - Hezbollah and the Syrian branch of al Qaeda have fought a deadly five-day battle in Syria near the border with Lebanon, a Hezbollah source and a fighter for the Nusra Front said on Thursday.

World, 17 Jul 2014

Syria aid deliveries ready, rushing to put monitors in place: UN

UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. World Food Programme rushed on Wednesday to put monitors at Syrian border posts, and the U.N. children's agency UNICEF had aid ready for the first convoys to cross into rebel-held areas under the authorization of the U.N. Security Council.

World, 17 Jul 2014

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