Russia and the US say the pieces are in place for a provisional cease-fire in Syria. But as Islamic State suicide bombs claimed 130 lives on Sunday alone, doubts remain about its potential effectiveness.
German intelligence agencies use refugee tip-offs in the fight against the so-called "Islamic State." Masoud Aqil from Syria handed the police a list of IS supporters – but some doubt the value of such information.
According to Israel's military, it struck the Syrian anti-aircraft battery after an Israeli aircraft was targeted over Lebanon. Israel has carried out dozens of attacks on suspected arms shipments to Hezbollah.
With a "hard core of foreign fighters," the notorious militant group has positioned itself for its last stand in Raqqa. The US-led coalition against "Islamic State" has rejected any negotiated withdrawal of militants.
The Turkish military has entered Syria's Idlib province to implement a "de-escalation" deal with Russia and Iran. The Kurds say they are the real target.
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