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.
A war monitor said Russian warplanes hit a school basement in eastern Ghouta, killing at least 15 children. In New York, the UN human rights chief was blocked from addressing the Security Council on the carnage in Syria.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley has said the US remains "prepared to act" to end chemical attacks and "inhuman suffering" in Syria. She also circulated a draft UN ceasefire resolution to replace an earlier "failed" truce.
With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria?
Israel has confirmed it carried out a 2007 attack on a suspected nuclear reactor in Syria. It is unclear why Israel admitted the airstrike more a decade after the fact, but it might be sending a message to Iran.
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