Supporters of Hizbullah wave the Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian flags, along with the yellow Hizbullah flags during a gathering to mark the “Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day” in Beirut’s southern suburb in July. Photograph: Getty Images

Partners provide boots on ground as US co-ordinates attacks from air

The mother (right) of Lebanese soldier Ali Ahmed Hammadi al-Kharrat, who was killed by a bomb near the border town of Arsal, mourns with relatives at his coffin during his funeral in Sidon. Photograph: Ali Hashisho/Reuters

The country now finds itself the third front in the war against Islamic State

Crisis has placed heavy burden on fragile environment, says report

 A grab picture from Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised address.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says coalition is pretext for foreign intervention

Kurdish Peshmerga troops fighting  against Islamic State militants  in Khazir, on the border between Kurdistan and Iraq yesterday. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

Damascus warned not to interfere with air raids

US secretary of state John Kerry says Iran’s alliance with the Syrian government in its fight against insurgents excludes engagement with Tehran. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

Russia, Syria and Iran out in the cold, despite situation on the ground

US secretary of state John Kerry at  a news conference in Ankara yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan Smialowski

Kerry receives pledges of humanitarian assistance, logistics support and intelligence

Iraqi vice-president Nouri al-Maliki (left) and new prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Reuters/Hadi Mizban

US and Iranian co-ordinated attacks on IS have blessing of Obama and Ayatollah

Israeli soldiers watch the Syrian side of the border near the Quneitra crossing point between Syria and Israel yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Atef Safadi

Clashes between Syrian troops and fundamentalists escalate on border with Israel

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