Free Syrian Army rebels pulled out of the eastern Sunni Muslim city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday after a two-day armoured assault by Syrian troops to seize back control of main neighbourhoods, opposition activists said.
"Tanks entered residential neighbourhoods, especially in southeastern areas of Deir al-Zor. The Free Syrian Army pulled out to avoid a civilian massacre," a statement by the Deir al-Zor Revolution Committees Union said.
OIC decried Israel's closure of Al-Aqsa mosque and installation of metal detectors at mosque gates
Jason Greenblatt's visit comes after more than a week of tensions over the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The tour is part of Erdogan's efforts to solve the Gulf crisis
"An (Israeli) tank targeted a post belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the southern Gaza Strip" in the early hours of the morning, the army said in a statement.
Beginning with Saudi Arabia, Turkish president's 2-day Gulf tour amid Qatar crisis continues with Kuwait
A second Jordanian was wounded "in a shooting at a residential building inside the compound of the Israeli embassy," the police said in a statement.
Qatar's emir pledged to resolve the remaining differences, and this will help resolve the dispute, says Boris Johnson
Authorities say those killed were members of Hasm group, which government links to Muslim Brotherhood
Turkish president's two-day tour also includes Kuwait and Qatar
"Jerusalem is a red line," its chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said in a statement, adding that "no Arab or Muslim will accept violations" against the city's holy sites.
European bloc's foreign policy chief arrived in Kuwait to show support for Kuwaiti mediation to solve Gulf crisis
Regime Defense Ministry says nothing about how long cease-fire will last after 5-year siege
Foreign Ministry urges Israel not to change status quo of Al-Aqsa complex so it is accessible to all Muslims
President of the World Association of Muslim Scholars Yusuf al-Qaradavi stated that Jerusalem deals with not only the Palestinians but the entire Islamic ummah.
At least 5 Hezbollah, 17 opposition fighters reported killed