An Islamic State fighter destroys ancient objects  from Palmyra, as others watch on in the town of Manbij, northeast of Aleppo. Photograph: Kim Doo-Ho/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian air force responded on Friday with heavy bombing to a fresh offensive in the northern city of Aleppo mounted by fundamentalists united in(...)

A damaged mosque where buses are positioned to provide protection from snipers of the forces of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in the old city of Aleppo. Photograph: Reuters

Syrian government forces carried out heavy air strikes on rebel positions in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Friday, aiming to repel a major(...)

Syrian Kurds waiting behind barbed wired on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey after they fled the Syrian town of Kobane. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State is a hydra-headed military cult that grows two poisonous heads for every one lopped off. Yesterday’s attacks in France, Tunisia, Kuwait (...)

 Members of Kurdish People Defence Units (YPG) on guard near the Tel Abyad border gate, northern Syria, June 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Kurdish-led forces in Syria seized a town from Islamic State on Tuesday after capturing a military base overnight, aided by US-led air strikes in some(...)

A Syrian refugee from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children  waiting for aid in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State (IS) fighters are preventing fuel shipments from reaching rebel-held parts of northern Syria, causing severe shortages that are paralysi(...)

Syrian Kurdish fighters celebrate on Monday after wresting Tal Abyad from Islamic State. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Islamic State fighters have been expelled from the strategic town of Tal Abyad by a Syrian Kurdish militia bolstered by US air cover. Commander Husey(...)

US deputy secretary of state Antony J Blinken gives a joint press conference following a meeting with foreign affairs members of the anti-Islamic State coalition in Paris on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Stephane De Sakutin

Despite ample evidence to the contrary, Washington continues to insist that the coalition fighting Islamic State is pursuing what US deputy secreta(...)

Smoke rises after what activists said were clashes with Islamic State fighters in Aleppo.  Photograph: Mahmoud Hebbo/Reuters

Syrian insurgents rushed reinforcements into battle on Tuesday against Islamic State militants who, according to opposition leaders, had seized crucia(...)

An image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs  shows the Palmyra prison being blown up by Islamic State group jihadists, 10 days after they seized the ancient city from pro-regime forces. The prison was the site of a massacre in 1980 in which hundreds of inmates were killed.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State group jihadists demolished a notorious government prison in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, as barrel bombs dropped by (...)

Syrians stand amidst the destruction in the eastern Shaar neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

A Syrian air force raid killed at least 59 civilians at a market in a town held by Islamic State militants in northern Syria on Saturday, according to(...)