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German Woman Killed In Syria While Fighting ISIS — First Female Casualty

Kurdish women fighting in the YPG.

A German woman, fighting alongside the Kurdish activists and militiamen was slain in a battle against the terrorist organization, the Islamic State, this past Saturday. The woman has been identified as Ivana Hoffman, a German citizen and a native of South Africa. The German woman was among the forces of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units,… Read more »

Death Toll In Syria Surpasses 210,000

Syria Flag

The death toll after nearly four years of civil war in Syria has risen to 210,060, nearly half of them civilians. Unfortunately, the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. The Observatory, which is based in Britain and has a network of activists across Syria, said that… Read more »

Dozens Killed In Damascus After Heavy Fighting

The results of heavy fighting in Damascus

Heavy fighting in and around Damascus has left at least 40 dead and countless injured, according to state media and many observers. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least four children were among 35 people killed in nearly 40 air raids on Thursday in a Damascus province. At least five more were killed… Read more »

Kurds Celebrate In The Streets After Pushing Back The Threat Of ISIS

Kurdish Flag on Hill

Earlier on the Inquisitr, it was reported how the Kurds, with airstrike assistance from the United States military, were able to repeal the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from the border town of Kobani on Monday, January 26. ISIS should have probably taken the loss of hundreds of their troops in November of… Read more »

Renewed Relations: Saudi Arabia To Reopen Iraqi Embassy

Saudi King Abdullah Hospitalized

After 25 years of stalled political relations, things appear to be looking up between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, as the Saudis make plans to open an embassy in Iraq for the first time in 25 years. According to Today, a delegation from Saudi Arabia is planning to travel to Baghdad in the next week with… Read more »

Islamic State Responsible for Nearly 2,000 Deaths As Attempts To Govern Fail

ISIS

While the caliphate they’ve constructed crumbles around them, the Islamic State continues a campaign of bloodshed that has reached close to 2,000 lives in the past six months. According to Reuters, the Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 civilians in the second half of 2014. A British-based monitoring group has verified the number of… Read more »