World Bulletin / News Desk
Battles continue to rage on in the Syrian border town of Kasab, two days after a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane which came down in the region after crossing into Turkish airspace.
The Syrian regime is continuing to shell the town, which was taken by opposition forces just days ago, taking the regime's last border post with Turkey. Warplanes bombed the town four times around 12:00 local time. As smoke began to rise from the town, gunfire could be heard from the ground and the skies.
Barrel bombs are also reportedly being dropped from regime helicopters.
The Free Syrian Army is now reported to be marching on to Anfal, just north of Lazkiya, which is a key strategic position along the Mediterranean coast. The armed opposition force is also said to have attacked the regime's military airbase in Deyruzzor.
Egypt’s parliamentary election scheduled to be held in two phases starting Oct. 18-19
Russia contributes to stability and security near Turkey's borders, says Kremlin
Tests on blood samples from 35 Kurdish fighters reveal traces of mustard gas
Comparing Syria to Yugoslavia’s break-up, former MI6 head says Syrian president could remain in power for a long time
UN signals optimism after battling sides show signs of willingness to participate in UN-brokered peace talks
According to media reports, Israel will submit more requests to Russians in exchange for 'attractive' offers to facilitate Russian army’s military operations in Syria
Several states want IMF to provide financing to affected counties on concessional terms
Spokesman says parties should 'do whatever they can to coordinate and avoid any unfortunate incidents'
'They've been largely against opposition groups that want a better future for Syria,' State Dept. says
Presidential aide says Putin's claim doesn't represent reality
Such denial after Russia's defence ministry claimed it was considering proposals from the US to coordinate operations against ISIL
US-backed fighters claim air strikes carried out by Russian warplanes destroyed main warehouses used by brigades
Iraq is keen on Russia having bigger role than Americans in 'anti-terrorist campaign'
Despite ISIL bombings Yemeni government set to stay in country's second largest city
Ahmet Davutoglu says Russian air operations have targeted ISIL only twice while hitting moderate groups 55 times