A leading figure within al-Qaeda, who became prominent in their Syrian offshoot Nusra Front, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike, in Syria.
The Syrian jihadist group Nusra Front, or Jabhat al-Nusra, has announced it has split from al-Qaeda, whose leader purportedly gave his blessing to the separation.
At least 16 senior militants, part of Nusra Front, have been killed, after an airstrike struck the disused air base where they were meeting.
At least 73 people, reportedly 43 rebel fighters and 30 government forces, have been killed, following the seizing of a village by rebels near Aleppo.
Lebanese forces have reportedly killed a regional Islamic State leader, following an army operation in the mountainous border region with Syria.
A soldier has been killed, and three others wounded, following the detonation of a roadside bomb, in northern Lebanon.
At least two people have been killed, and several wounded, following a car bomb attack in Syria.
Suspected Russian warplanes have killed scores of people, in the rebel-held city of Idlib, in northern Syria.
At least nine people have been killed, and a further four wounded, following a bomb blast, in northeast Lebanon.
At least three militants have been killed, and two others wounded, by the Lebanese army, near the country’s border with Syria.