French warplanes continue their campaign against Islamic State targets in Syria. On the third day of air attacks on the IS stronghold of Raqqa, fighter jets hit two command centers.
Syrian regime forces have seized the key town of Sukhna in Homs from the "Islamic State" (IS), opening the way to a besieged pro-government garrison. The jihadists also face an attack in their de facto capital of Raqqa.
Syria began its descent into civil war in early 2011, when government security forces shot and killed protesters. But if President Bashar al-Assad thought a show of force would end the protests, he was wrong.
Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, once a key figure in the so-called Islamic State, now wants Australia's help. He has spent the past 10 months in a maximum security prison in Turkey.
US Central Command has claimed a "key milestone" in the fight against so-called "Islamic State" in Syria. Two small gaps in the Rafiqah Wall in Raqqa have been opened allowing Kurdish and Arab fighters to advance.
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