Islamic State jihadist group

250 Syrians missing after IS attack east of Damascus: Residents

Around 250 Syrian civilians are feared kidnapped after an attack by the Islamic State jihadist group on a cement factory east of Damascus, residents tell AFP on Thursday.

August 5, 2016
August 5, 2016

IS weakening but still a threat: Obama

US President Barack Obama says there have been gains against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but warned the group still poses a threat.

April 7, 2016
April 7, 2016

250 Syrians missing after IS attack east of Damascus: Residents

Around 250 Syrian civilians are feared kidnapped after an attack by the Islamic State jihadist group on a cement factory east of Damascus, residents tell AFP on Thursday.