At least thirteen dead, several injured as artillery attacks hit hospital in northern Syria

At least 13 people were killed and several wounded in two separate artillery attacks on the northern Syrian town of Afrin on Saturday, local medical sources and Turkey’s government said. The first attack struck a residential area, while the second hit a hospital shortly afterwards, civil defence sources said. Video footage on social media showed… Read More At least thirteen dead, several injured as artillery attacks hit hospital in northern Syria

Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants

Iraq is tightening security along its 600 km (400 mile) border with Syria to curb the movement of Islamic State militants, drug smuggling and other illegal activities. Iraqi commanders on Monday toured the remote desert frontier controlled by various different forces, including the Iraqi military, Iran-aligned militias, the Syrian army, anti-Damascus rebels, and U.S.-backed Kurdish… Read More Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants