Gulf Times - Albu-Kamal
IS retake parts of Syria town in major attack

IS retake parts of Syria town in major attack

The Islamic State group seized parts of a key town on the Syrian-Iraqi border Friday in a massive operation that further confirmed the jihadists remain a force on the ground.

Syrian army, allies retake Albu Kamal from Islamic State

Syrian army, allies retake Albu Kamal from Islamic State

Albu Kamal has changed hands several times, with government forces announcing the capture of the town near the Iraqi border earlier this month but losing it to a blistering IS counter-attack a week ago.

IS counter-attack to save last Syria bastion

IS counter-attack to save last Syria bastion

Islamic State group fighters conducted a blistering counter-attack on Albu Kamal in eastern Syria Friday in a desperate bid to cling to the last urban bastion of their imploding "caliphate".

 Man Utd players fighting for Van Gaal, says Rooney

Man Utd players fighting for Van Gaal, says Rooney

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney declared yesterday that he and his team-mates are “fighting” to save the job of embattled manager Louis van Gaal.