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'Hundreds killed' in Syrian gas field capture
Monitoring group says 270 soldiers, guards and staff killed after Islamic State fighters seized Shaer field.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2014 07:50 GMT
Islamic State: Undermining Syrian revolution?
Al-Qaeda offshoot is accused of fighting rival groups more than Syrian security forces.
Last updated: 06 Jul 2014 01:17 GMT
Islamic State 'seizes main Syria oil fields'
Al-Omar and Tanak oil fields on Iraq border fall to the Islamic State after rival fighters withdraw, activists say.
Last updated: 04 Jul 2014 12:24 GMT
ISIL: Rising power in Iraq and Syria
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has outgrown even al-Qaeda as it seeks to establish a new caliphate.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2014 17:00 GMT
Profile: Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
Al-Qaeda offshoot is seeing its influence rapidly grow as its seeks to establish an Islamic caliphate.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2014 09:21 GMT
Violence prompts flight from Syrian city
Fighting between rebels and regime forces in Aleppo neighbourhood blamed for scores of deaths and a civilian exodus.
Last updated: 01 Apr 2013 03:30 GMT
Syrian rebels 'capture air base near capital'
Fighters say they seized helicopter base near Damascus after overnight battle, amid reports of shelling elsewhere.
Last updated: 25 Nov 2012 13:06 GMT
Syrian ceasefire: Going up in smoke
As a temporary truce to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha fails, what are the prospects for peace in Syria?
Last updated: 28 Oct 2012 11:03 GMT
Brahimi to meet Assad during Damascus visit
New UN-Arab League envoy warns not to "expect miracles" this week as bombardment resumes in Aleppo rebel districts.
Last updated: 11 Sep 2012 23:58 GMT
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