The international community is demanding UN access to the site of an alleged chemical attack in Syria.
"Islamic State" (IS) has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters for trying to flee from Raqqa, the extremist group’s headquarters in Syria, the Financial Times has reported. Four hundred have reportedly been arrested.
Syrian troops have gassed fighters for the "Islamic State" who were trying to capture a major airbase, a watchdog reports. Government troops and various rebel factions have long fought over the air base.
Rights organizations have called for the release of four Syrian activists kidnapped in Damascus last year. No one ever claimed responsibility for their abduction, and they haven't been heard of since the kidnapping.
Bashar al-Assad says US-led airstrikes on the "Islamic State" (IS) have failed to produce results. US Secretary of State John Kerry says the international coalition against IS will most likely need to exist for years.
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