{FD} Hanna Böhman: Meet the Canadian woman joining forces with other women to fight ISIS

Hanna Böhman was working in motorcycle sales after a brief stint in modeling when the 48-year-old Canadian woman sought a higher purpose in life: fighting ISIS in Syria as part of an all-female group of freedom fighters.

{FD} Iran says ISIS strike serves as warning to US, Saudi Arabia

Iran said its ballistic missile strike targeting ISIS in Syria also served as a warning to archrival Saudi Arabia and the United States, with a former Revolutionary Guard chief writing on Twitter that “The bigger slap is yet to come.”

{FD} Iran launches strikes against ISIS in Syria in response to Tehran attacks

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday it launched missiles into eastern Syria targeting Islamic State (ISIS) militants in response to an attack on Iran's parliament and a shrine in Tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in Iran.

{FD} ISIS surrenders control of key Syrian city of Tabqah, US Central Command says

U.S. Central Command announced Thursday that the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish and Arab force, recaptured the key Syrian city of Tabqah, the Tabqah Dam and a nearby airfield from the Islamic State, continuing to weaken ISIS’s control of territory and people.

{FD} Mattis meets with Turkey PM amid row over arming Syrian Kurds

Two days after the Pentagon said it would supply arms to Syrian Kurds, a group that NATO-ally Turkey considers terrorists, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m on the sidelines of a conference in London, a defense department spokesperson said in a statement.

{FD} Russia sends more weapons to Syria ahead of Lavrov visit to Washington

A day before the Russian foreign minister arrives in Washington, Moscow has sent dozens of new artillery howitzers to Syria to be used by the Assad regime in a future ground campaign against rebel forces, U.S. officials told Fox News on Tuesday.

{FD} ISIS video shows beheading of alleged Russian spy

In a gruesome new video released by ISIS’ propaganda wing on Monday, a Russian intelligence officer is apparently coerced into calling on his country to abandon its bombing campaign in Syria – moments before he’s beheaded by a Jihadi killer.

{FD} Assad said to be holding Syrian boy in heart-breaking photo under house arrest

Every war bears a human face and last August, it was Omran Daqneesh's debris and blood-stained cheeks, eyes wide with shock and his tiny slumped frame seated on an orange chair inside an ambulance which woke up the world. Today, he is said to be living under house arrest under President Assad orders.

{FD} Syrian First Lady Asma Assad’s social media posts reflect ‘alternate reality,’ critics say

The Instagram account of Bashar Assad’s wife is adorned with tender snapshots: Asma Assad reading to Syrian children; holding an infant inside a maternity hospital in Damascus; embracing the family of a Syrian who was killed in the nation’s civil war – all with the affectionate hashtag #WeLoveYouAsma.

{FD} Russia: US missile strike on Syria broke the law

Russia's top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of breaking the law by attacking Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces -- a cold welcome for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

{FD} Russia rushes to Syria’s defense, claims military base open to check for chemical weapons

Top Russian officials -- including President Vladimir Putin -- blasted critics of the Syrian regime Tuesday over the apparent chemical attack, suggesting that the resulting U.S. missile strike was based on lies and exaggerations.

{FD} Russia-US communication channel to remain open following Syria strikes

Russia had initially claimed it would shut down the "deconfliction" channel between U.S. and Russian military operations in Syria on Friday following the missile strike at the Syrian air base that killed seven people.

{FD} US missiles target Syria airfield in response to chemical weapons attack

The United States launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians, the first direct assault on the Damascus government since the beginning of that country's bloody civil war in 2011.

{FD} US airstrikes on Syria followed international condemnation of chemical attack

President Trump's decision to rain Tomahawk missiles on Syrian airfields in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack being pinned on Damascus followed near-unanimous international condemnation of the Syrian government.

{FD} Syria decries ‘aggression’ as US launches cruise missiles

The United States fired cruise missiles into central Syria early Friday morning, striking an Assad government-controlled air base where U.S. officials say the Syrian military launched a deadly chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier this week. Syrian state TV called the attack an "aggression" that lead to "losses."

{FD} Syria autopsies show chemical weapons used in attack, Turkey officials say

Turkey said Thursday that autopsies of Syrian victims from this week's assault in Syria's Idlib province show they were subjected to chemical weapons as France's foreign minister called for the prosecution of President Bashar Assad's government amid growing international outrage over the assault that activists say killed 86 people.

{FD} Syria gas attack: Russia deflects at UN Security Council

As the U.S. and other Western nations sharply denounced the Assad and Putin regimes for the deadly gas attack in Syria, Russia on Wednesday tried to deflect blame by pointing to Syrian rebels.

{FD} Syria’s conflict: More war crimes, more peace talks-and more radicalization by Russian design

Amid a hailstorm of poison gas attacks, Russian cluster bombings, and displacements of tens of thousands of refugees—all actions judged by the United Nations to be war crimes—Syria’s long-running civil war has returned to extreme levels of brutality, even as U.N. officials continue to place wan hopes on a near-comatose peace process in Geneva.