Abdullah Muntasir Farqali, who is Ahrar al-Sham's education board leader, comments on the concept of democracy (paraphrased): 'It is corrupt because it fools the people into a misguided sense of participation though only a small elite rules'.Hafiz Sayed Khan, the ISIS leader for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan - Pentagon Syria Aleppo Rebels blow up T-72 tank in government held Cement factory Kurdish men and women dancing in celebration of the liberation of Manbij Manbij freed from ISIS Syria Jaysh al-Tahrir claims to have destroyed a T72 tank on the Cement Plant front with an ATGM, Aleppo. Jaysh al-Nasr destroyed with a TOW a fortified position with a 23 mm gun in Western Aleppo. Interview: Abdullah al-Muhaysini and Ibrahim on how the siege on rebel-held Eastern Aleppo was broken.Izberbash, Dagestan: 2 policemen killed in attack on checkpointFootage: Abdullah al-Muhaysini's full victory speech in Aleppo w/ English subtitles. Libya : Protest in Martyr square in Tripoli for support the 'rebels in Sirte and Benghazi' and anti-GNA - reports Footage: Jabhat Fateh al-Sham destroyed with a Konkurs an enemy BMP in Southern Aleppo. Woman embraces Kurdish female fighter after being rescued from ISIS in Manbij Images: Humanitarian aid from Kuwait arrives in Aleppo, Syria. Footage: Jaysh al-Nasr targeted with Grad missiles Tel Shegheb village.Medvedev welcomes members of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council to Sochi The flag of the Islamic State taken down. Libya's raised. Footage: First aid convoy filled with aid from Qatari, Turkish, and other non-governmental organizations entering Aleppo after the siege of Eastern Aleppo was lifted.PKK media reports Manbij completely captured by SDF forcesSDF discuss Daesh's last hours in Manbij and highlight the group's nefarious tactics upon leaving the city Hezbollah targeting Jaysh Al Fateh in Khalsa Aleppo with an Iranian made TOWHospital in Kafr Hamra, Aleppo was completely destroyed as result of RuAF airstrikeSDF/YPG to imminently declare Manbij free of Islamic State following "complete" withdrawal from Sarb district #PYD & #SDF have declared #Manbij clear of #ISISVideo reportedly showing airstrike in Dar Azzah city, Aleppo Western CountrysideHead of Kabardino-Balkariya Yuriy Kokov: Russian serviceman Asker Bizhoev was killed in SyriaIslamic State group abducts around 2,000 civilians in north Syria: monitor, Kurds Chammal : 8 strikes against Daech this week in Iraq, 18 targets destroyed Faylaq Al-Rahman strike with Omar cannon inside government dormitory in Irbeen Damascus SDF official says ISIS used several cars to escape Manbij to go to Jarabulus using civs as human shield

Map. History of Middle East conflict

12 August 2016
Syria Aleppo Rebels blow up T-72 tank in government held Cement factory
Kurdish men and women dancing in celebration of the liberation of Manbij
Manbij freed from ISIS Syria
Jaysh al-Tahrir claims to have destroyed a T72 tank on the Cement Plant front with an ATGM, Aleppo.
Jaysh al-Nasr destroyed with a TOW a fortified position with a 23 mm gun in Western Aleppo.
Izberbash, Dagestan: 2 policemen killed in attack on checkpoint
Footage: Abdullah al-Muhaysini's full victory speech in Aleppo w/ English subtitles.
Libya : Protest in Martyr square in Tripoli for support the 'rebels in Sirte and Benghazi' and anti-GNA - reports
Footage: Jabhat Fateh al-Sham destroyed with a Konkurs an enemy BMP in Southern Aleppo.
Woman embraces Kurdish female fighter after being rescued from ISIS in Manbij
Images: Humanitarian aid from Kuwait arrives in Aleppo, Syria.
Footage: Jaysh al-Nasr targeted with Grad missiles Tel Shegheb village.
Medvedev welcomes members of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council to Sochi
The flag of the Islamic State taken down. Libya's raised.
SDF discuss Daesh's last hours in Manbij and highlight the group's nefarious tactics upon leaving the city
Hezbollah targeting Jaysh Al Fateh in Khalsa Aleppo with an Iranian made TOW
Hospital in Kafr Hamra, Aleppo was completely destroyed as result of RuAF airstrike
SDF/YPG to imminently declare Manbij free of Islamic State following "complete" withdrawal from Sarb district
Video reportedly showing airstrike in Dar Azzah city, Aleppo Western Countryside
Chammal : 8 strikes against Daech this week in Iraq, 18 targets destroyed
Faylaq Al-Rahman strike with Omar cannon inside government dormitory in Irbeen Damascus