Map. History of Middle East conflict

21 August 2017
11 month ago
The United States has reportedly given Russia until Monday to deliver aid to Aleppo or they say the ceasefire deal may be in jeopardy otherwise.
Footage: Dr Abdullah al-Muhaysini says defiantly: The rebel factions' rejection of a ceasefire agreement is a slap in the face of Kerry and Lavrov,  Syria.11 month ago
Footage: Dr Abdullah al-Muhaysini says defiantly: The rebel factions' rejection of a ceasefire agreement is a slap in the face of Kerry and Lavrov, Syria.
11 month ago
Diplomats: The United Nations Security Council cancels its meeting on Syria.
The Guardian reports that United States SOF only joined the Euphrates Shield operations because they wanted to take part in an assault on the little IS-held village of Dabiq.11 month ago
The Guardian reports that United States SOF only joined the Euphrates Shield operations because they wanted to take part in an assault on the little IS-held village of Dabiq.
According to the New Syrian Army spokesman, who knows Ahrar al-Sharqiyah really well, Ahrar al-Sharqiyah who claim they were not aware of the U.S SOF entering al-Rai were already briefed over the United States SOF entering al-Rai just 2 days before the intended launch of al-Bab offensive.11 month ago
According to the New Syrian Army spokesman, who knows Ahrar al-Sharqiyah really well, Ahrar al-Sharqiyah who claim they were not aware of the U.S SOF entering al-Rai were already briefed over the United States SOF entering al-Rai just 2 days before the intended launch of al-Bab offensive.
11 month ago
Russia calls for further 72-hour extension to Syria ceasefire
11 month ago
Brazil files terrorism charges against eight for IS support
11 month ago
Bodies of men who died fighting ISIS return to the US
Security measures are being increased in Jarablus following liberation from Daesh11 month ago
Security measures are being increased in Jarablus following liberation from Daesh
Ahrar al-Sharqiah also released a written statement regarding US soldiers entering north Syria11 month ago
Ahrar al-Sharqiah also released a written statement regarding US soldiers entering north Syria
After five years of war, soldiers replace tourists in Aleppo’s battered Old City11 month ago
After five years of war, soldiers replace tourists in Aleppo’s battered Old City
Today, 72 FIRTINA shells fired at 26 Daesh targets located by fire support vehicles. #EuphratesShield11 month ago
Today, 72 FIRTINA shells fired at 26 Daesh targets located by fire support vehicles. #EuphratesShield
New video shows pro-IS cleric Abdulkadir Mumin and his fighters celebrating Eid somewhere in northeastern Somalia11 month ago
New video shows pro-IS cleric Abdulkadir Mumin and his fighters celebrating Eid somewhere in northeastern Somalia
11 month ago
Two Palestinian attackers dead in West Bank, Jerusalem: Israel
Ahrar al-Sharqiya statement in English concerning the United States entry into northern Aleppo.11 month ago
Ahrar al-Sharqiya statement in English concerning the United States entry into northern Aleppo.
11 month ago
FSA said that the reason they will not fight alongside US forces is because the latter supports "PKK separatists", Aleppo
11 month ago
Syrian Army withdrawing from Castello Road
Syrian Army withdrawing from Castello Road
FSA groups declare they have stopped participation in EuphratesShield until US forces leave, Aleppo11 month ago
FSA groups declare they have stopped participation in EuphratesShield until US forces leave, Aleppo
11 month ago
John Kerry emphasised that the United States expects Russia to use its influence on the Syrian Government to allow United Nation aid convoys to reach besieged Eastern Aleppo and other areas within need in Syria.
Islamic State 'information minister' killed in coalition strike, says Pentagon11 month ago
Islamic State 'information minister' killed in coalition strike, says Pentagon
Footage: Ahrar al-Sharqiya leader refuses to work with United States soldiers due to their support of YPG militias, Aleppo.11 month ago
Footage: Ahrar al-Sharqiya leader refuses to work with United States soldiers due to their support of YPG militias, Aleppo.
11 month ago
Aid convoys for Syria's war-ravaged city of Aleppo delayed for the 4th day as US, Russia trade accusations.
Violated ceasefire in Homs11 month ago
Violated ceasefire in Homs
Violated ceasefire in Homs
11 month ago
A United Nations probe finds the Syria military behind chlorine bomb attacks in Syria.
11 month ago
Al-Shabab 'capture' key town from Somali govt forces: residents
11 month ago
US special forces will deploy to Syria to back Turkey efforts, Pentagon says
11 month ago
TASS reports that Putin in Bishkek told Ukraine ambassador that Russia did not annex Crimea
11 month ago
Syrian Army have redeployed on Castello road after attack by rebels, RuAF airstrike targeted (former) 46th Regiment base west of Aleppo
11 month ago
Video with U.S. troops in Al-Rai subtitled in English
Video with U.S. troops in Al-Rai subtitled in English
Precisely 5 weeks after their southbound transit, Buyan-M's are returning to the Black Sea11 month ago
Precisely 5 weeks after their southbound transit, Buyan-M's are returning to the Black Sea
Putin received by PM Jeenbekov ahead of CIS summit11 month ago
Putin received by PM Jeenbekov ahead of CIS summit
Russian Navy's Buyan-M Class (Prj 21631) Corvettes Zeleni Dol 602  and  Serpukhov 603 are northbound on the Bosphorus11 month ago
Russian Navy's Buyan-M Class (Prj 21631) Corvettes Zeleni Dol 602 and Serpukhov 603 are northbound on the Bosphorus
11 month ago
Somalia army outside Elwak town in Gedo region is under attack. Heavy gunfire and explosions heard - Witness #Somalia
11 month ago
Arab Coalition strike targets leader in Saleh forces. Yemen
SAA T-72AV and T-72M1 inside Ramouseh artillery base Aleppo.11 month ago
SAA T-72AV and T-72M1 inside Ramouseh artillery base Aleppo.
Mortar attack on Rastan, Homs11 month ago
Mortar attack on Rastan, Homs
11 month ago
In 3rd attack today, Israeli man wounded in stabbing attack in Hebron moments ago, Arab neutralized.
11 month ago
It's rumor, not confirmed information, possible fake or hoax
U.S SOF are back in Al-Rai, accompanied by FSA units and Those involved in earlier protest have been “discharged."
11 month ago
Reuters citing Russian foreign ministry: Syrian Army has withdrawn from Castello road but rebels backed by U.S. did not
IS says it destroyed 3 vehicles belonging to rebels after they drove into a minefield near Tata Hums, Aleppo11 month ago
IS says it destroyed 3 vehicles belonging to rebels after they drove into a minefield near Tata Hums, Aleppo
11 month ago
Fmr SecDef Bob Gates says it was wrong to declare “war” on terrorism. That’s what they wanted. And overstates the problem. #YesUkraine2016
Turkey artillery pounded targets in Baragat of Syria across Turkish border province Kilis11 month ago
Turkey artillery pounded targets in Baragat of Syria across Turkish border province Kilis
11 month ago
2500 FSA fighters and 200 Turkish military will participate in 3rd phase of Euphrates Shield operation
11 month ago
IS attacked SDF at al-Rimat and al-Hejlat checkpoints south-east of al-Shadadi, Hasakah countryside
#Syria Airstrikes on Al-Jinah in western #Aleppo11 month ago
#Syria Airstrikes on Al-Jinah in western #Aleppo
Turkish TSK Sabra M60T in preparation for the offensive on al-Bab11 month ago
Turkish TSK Sabra M60T in preparation for the offensive on al-Bab
11 month ago
Syria, Airstrikes on Harbinafsah and Zara in northern Homs
11 month ago
Syria, Hama: Rebels shot down Russian Orlan-10 UAV
Syria, Hama: Rebels shot down Russian Orlan-10 UAV
11 month ago
Russian foreign ministry says Lavrov, Kerry noted Syria ceasefire holding in general
11 month ago
Media in Iran claim that Assad has told Putin that next time Israel'I jets enter Syria, they will react to it from now on
11 month ago
Turkish artillery heavily bombarding PKK bases northern Duhok
Aamaq says Coalition airstrike accidentally hit a rebel position in Qara Mazra'ah in north Aleppo countryside11 month ago
Aamaq says Coalition airstrike accidentally hit a rebel position in Qara Mazra'ah in north Aleppo countryside
1-Abu Muhammad Furqan the minister of information for ISIS killed in Drone strike on 7 Of Sep in Raqqa – report11 month ago
1-Abu Muhammad Furqan the minister of information for ISIS killed in Drone strike on 7 Of Sep in Raqqa – report
Photos show some Iskander-M Short-range ballistic missile moving through the streets of Yerevan, Armenia.11 month ago
Photos show some Iskander-M Short-range ballistic missile moving through the streets of Yerevan, Armenia.
11 month ago
Russian diplomat says Moscow, US have "no plan ‘B’ on Syria"
11 month ago
Libya says 1,425 migrants turned back over two days
11 month ago
Aid for Syria stuck with rising violence undermining truce
Castello road, Aleppo11 month ago
Castello road, Aleppo
E. Ghouta: Jaish Al-Islam thwarted an attempt by pro-Regime forces to sneak into its positions in Hawsh Nasri11 month ago
E. Ghouta: Jaish Al-Islam thwarted an attempt by pro-Regime forces to sneak into its positions in Hawsh Nasri
11 month ago
FSA with support of Turkish troops controls Tathumus villages West to Al-Rai/Cobanbey
11 month ago
Clashes btwn FSA and ISIS/Daesh militants in Baragidah & Kafar Ghan Aleppo CS Syria
US officers who were invited to al-Ra'i by Turkey were kicked out by FSA militants chanting anti-US slogans11 month ago
US officers who were invited to al-Ra'i by Turkey were kicked out by FSA militants chanting anti-US slogans
Turkish M-60T - Sabra Tank  in AlRai11 month ago
Turkish M-60T - Sabra Tank in AlRai
11 month ago
FSA and the other Syrian armed opposition groups launch 3rd phase of #EuphratesShield to attack AlBab in Syria
11 month ago
Russian drone shot down by rebels anti aircraft at North Hama.
One of the attackers killed the other critically injured after attempted ramming attack near Hebron Israel11 month ago
One of the attackers killed the other critically injured after attempted ramming attack near Hebron Israel
U.S soldiers leaving Al-Rai after conflict with FSA11 month ago
U.S soldiers leaving Al-Rai after conflict with FSA
Turkish artillery hiting ISIL targets east to Azaz11 month ago
Turkish artillery hiting ISIL targets east to Azaz
11 month ago
Airstrikes on Ltamenah, Morek in North Hama countryside
11 month ago
Syria: Airstrikes on Kawkab in northern Hama
11 month ago
4 civilians killed, others injured by Russian airstrikes on Aleppo's Deir Hafer - SLN
11 month ago
3 civilian casualties and seven wounded in air strikes on Khan Shaykhun in Rural Idlib
11 month ago
Hama now : Rebels fired GRADs at Hama Military Airport.
That's how FSA fighters refused US Solderis those who entered to AlRaai and they returned back to Turkey11 month ago
That's how FSA fighters refused US Solderis those who entered to AlRaai and they returned back to Turkey
11 month ago
Smoke rising over Jobar, Damascus as government forces targeting it
Smoke rising over Jobar, Damascus as government forces targeting it
Faylaq al-Rahman destroyed Assad army tank with mortar while storming Jobar Damascus11 month ago
Faylaq al-Rahman destroyed Assad army tank with mortar while storming Jobar Damascus
11 month ago
Syria Civil defence/WhiteHelmets-HQ in Al-Taman'ah out of service after hit by number of airstrikes
Airstrikes on Jobar, Damascus11 month ago
Airstrikes on Jobar, Damascus
11 month ago
Jordanian citizen attempted to stab cop at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate
Turkish Army tanks and armour enter Hawar Kilis village near Azaz north Aleppo as part of #euphratesshield operation11 month ago
Turkish Army tanks and armour enter Hawar Kilis village near Azaz north Aleppo as part of #euphratesshield operation
11 month ago
Footage: BBC Newsnight releases the full in-depth interview with one of the leading figures in Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Abu Sulayman.
Footage: BBC Newsnight releases the full in-depth interview with one of the leading figures in Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, Abu Sulayman.
Alleged images of US special forces in Al Rai, as part of Turkish Euphrates Shield operation11 month ago
Alleged images of US special forces in Al Rai, as part of Turkish Euphrates Shield operation
11 month ago
Clashes in the area of Hawa-Huyk renewed
11 month ago
Fierce shelling, clashes east of Syria capital: AFP correspondent
11 month ago
Iran August Crude Oil Exports Said To Be Up 15% Vs July: Reuters
11 month ago
Turkish warplanes hit ISIL locations in the North countryside of AlepponIn conjunction with Turk artillery shells in Baragidah-Kafargan
11 month ago
Turkish police detain 4 people on suspicion of plotting terror acts against German and British diplomatic missions in the country
11 month ago
German embassy in Ankara has been closed all week, British embassy in Ankara closed today for security reasons
11 month ago
Govt reinforcements arrived in northern Hama's Khattab area
11 month ago
Syria: Airstrikes with barrel bombs on Sinjar in eastern Idlib
Shanghai Cooperation Organization begins anti-terror drills #PeaceMission2016 Thursday in Kyrgyzstan11 month ago
Shanghai Cooperation Organization begins anti-terror drills #PeaceMission2016 Thursday in Kyrgyzstan
11 month ago
British embassy in Ankara Turkey is closed for security reasons, this comes after Germany closed its embassy earlier this week
Russian Navy's Sorum Class Tug MB-31 northbound on the Bosphorus returning from the Med.11 month ago
Russian Navy's Sorum Class Tug MB-31 northbound on the Bosphorus returning from the Med.
11 month ago
ISIS is reportedly evacuating families to Raqqa from Al Bab
Trucks of aid inching across border while Syrians protest, tired of war11 month ago
Trucks of aid inching across border while Syrians protest, tired of war
11 month ago
Militants launched surprise attack on Syrian Army positions on Malls-Garage axis in Jobar, Damascus, SAA retaliating with artillery/rockets
Turkish army has destroyed 26 mines and 671 IEDs planted by Daesh in Syria as part of Operation #EuphratesShield11 month ago
Turkish army has destroyed 26 mines and 671 IEDs planted by Daesh in Syria as part of Operation #EuphratesShield
11 month ago
Several airstrikes on Talbiseh town in northern Homs. Criminals come at night
11 month ago
23 civilians, including 9 children, killed in airstrikes on Daesh-held town in eastern Syria
A Syrian Government sniper killed civilian Alaa Basosi in Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of the besieged Eastern Aleppo, Syria.11 month ago
A Syrian Government sniper killed civilian Alaa Basosi in Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood of the besieged Eastern Aleppo, Syria.
Footage: Prominent al-Jazeera anchor Faisal Qasim advocates for the expulsion of pro-Syrian Government citizens from pro-Syrian Government towns in Syria and asks as to why the rebels do not bring any of its battles to pro-Syrian Government areas.11 month ago
Footage: Prominent al-Jazeera anchor Faisal Qasim advocates for the expulsion of pro-Syrian Government citizens from pro-Syrian Government towns in Syria and asks as to why the rebels do not bring any of its battles to pro-Syrian Government areas.
ISIS Aleppo photo shows fighters in Kuwayris Airbase area watching the disturbing video 11 month ago
ISIS Aleppo photo shows fighters in Kuwayris Airbase area watching the disturbing video "The Making of Illusion"
Image: What some in the besieged Eastern parts of Aleppo think about the United Nations.11 month ago
Image: What some in the besieged Eastern parts of Aleppo think about the United Nations.
11 month ago
Assad forces is preparing an offensive to regain the towns it recently lost in northern Hama
11 month ago
Conflicting reports on if Syrian troops left key road
Photo of a person with the US flag, doesn't look like US SOF11 month ago
Photo of a person with the US flag, doesn't look like US SOF
RSCB photos of Libyan Air Force airstrikes (looks like MiG-21 firing rockets) in southern Benghazi11 month ago
RSCB photos of Libyan Air Force airstrikes (looks like MiG-21 firing rockets) in southern Benghazi
Mohammad Al Sarahin who was shot today morning, succumbed to his wounds11 month ago
Mohammad Al Sarahin who was shot today morning, succumbed to his wounds
11 month ago
US confirms truce in Syria
11 month ago
Syrian government preventing aid from reaching Aleppo, U.N. official says
Video of the US flags flying in SDF controlled Tal Abyad, right on the border with Turkey11 month ago
Video of the US flags flying in SDF controlled Tal Abyad, right on the border with Turkey
'Amāq claims 'PKK sustained approx. 70 deaths, including a commander 11 month ago
'Amāq claims 'PKK sustained approx. 70 deaths, including a commander "Tabur Solar" due to above IS attack.
11 month ago
Have conditions been met to set up the Joint Implementation Center in Syria? "We haven't seen that yet" per @PentagonPresSec
11 month ago
"The open question is whether or not Russia will start doing the right thing in Syria" per Pentagon's Peter Cook
11 month ago
"We would expect the government and the Russians to comply" w/Syria ceasefire agreement, per Pentagon's Peter Cook
11 month ago
"We're watching very carefully Russia|n compliance, we're watching very carefully government compliace" - Pentagon's Cook on Syria cease-fire
11 month ago
"What we're seeing right now is that the cessation is largely holding" per @PentagonPresSec "But we have other questions" Syria Russia
11 month ago
"We will maintain the pace of our coalition operations against ISIL thru-out" ceasefire process, will keep coalition informed, per Cook
11 month ago
"We would look to the Russia|ns" to help make sure humanitarian aid corridors are opened as per terms of agreement, per Pentagon's Cook
11 month ago
"Certainly aware that not all the terms here-including the delivery of humanitarian assistance-have been met" in Syria - DoD's Peter Cook
11 month ago
"There is no coordination at this time" w/Russia on Joint Implementation Center in Syria "Not been stood up yet" per @PentagonPresSec
Ethnographic map of Iraqi Kurdistan region11 month ago
Ethnographic map of Iraqi Kurdistan region
11 month ago
Russia has accused the US of failing to uphold its end of the Syria ceasefire agreement
11 month ago
US plans to shift military assets to Syria in Russia deal
.@YelchenkoUN: Efforts must be redoubled to de-escalate latest violence  and  unlock Israeli-Palestinian negotiations11 month ago
.@YelchenkoUN: Efforts must be redoubled to de-escalate latest violence and unlock Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
US adds 2 Turkey-based ISIL ISIS financiers who assisted foreignfighters to it's sanctions11 month ago
US adds 2 Turkey-based ISIL ISIS financiers who assisted foreignfighters to it's sanctions
US flags in SDF-controlled Tell Abyad on the Syrian-Turkish border11 month ago
US flags in SDF-controlled Tell Abyad on the Syrian-Turkish border
Al-Rastan shelled by Assad’s mortars on new violation of truce11 month ago
Al-Rastan shelled by Assad’s mortars on new violation of truce
11 month ago
Russian General Staff: Syrian troops began to withdraw from Castelo road in order to create a weapons-free zone.
11 month ago
Airstrikes on IS-controlled al-Bab, Aleppo countryside
YPG raised USA flags to avoid Turkish strikes - several reports from Aleppo and Raqqa11 month ago
YPG raised USA flags to avoid Turkish strikes - several reports from Aleppo and Raqqa
Druze fighters on the front-lines in Hader, Quneitra11 month ago
Druze fighters on the front-lines in Hader, Quneitra
Ukrainian marines on drill #AgileSpirit in Georgia11 month ago
Ukrainian marines on drill #AgileSpirit in Georgia
Again air strikes on KafrZita in Hama today - far from the front11 month ago
Again air strikes on KafrZita in Hama today - far from the front
Again air strikes on KafrZita in Hama today - far from the front
11 month ago
Syria ceasefire deal in balance as Aleppo aid stalls
Islamic State Claims 15 Killed  and  40 Injured In RuAF Airstrikes On al-Mayadeen Of DeirEzzor11 month ago
Islamic State Claims 15 Killed and 40 Injured In RuAF Airstrikes On al-Mayadeen Of DeirEzzor
11 month ago
Earlier today, IS launched several rockets which landed on farmland in the outskirts of Jayroud, Damascus
11 month ago
The Latest: Syrian activists say airstrike on eastern IS-held town killed at least 4, wounded dozens.
11 month ago
France calls on US to share details of Syria deal
11 month ago
Trucks carrying UN aid to Syria have crossed Turkish border
11 month ago
Islamic State shelling Thermal Power Plant in eastern Qalamoun from eastern mountain ridges
11 month ago
Russian MoD launched live webcast of situation in Aleppo
Portable mortar position reconnaissance radar 11 month ago
Portable mortar position reconnaissance radar "Aistenok" for monitoring CoH in Aleppo
11 month ago
UN Syria envoy says the Syrian government has still not provided permits for aid convoys despite ceasefire deal brokered by U.S. and Russia
Coalition airstrike on BMP (?), 30 Aug 2016, geolocated S of Thawrah via @trbrtc11 month ago
Coalition airstrike on BMP (?), 30 Aug 2016, geolocated S of Thawrah via @trbrtc
Coalition airstrike on BMP (?), 30 Aug 2016, geolocated S of Thawrah via @trbrtc
Number of Syrians who left Turkey for Jarabulus has reached 1,900 in past seven days. #EuphratesShield11 month ago
Number of Syrians who left Turkey for Jarabulus has reached 1,900 in past seven days. #EuphratesShield
11 month ago
Russian defence ministry says groups of Syrian opposition "controlled by U.S." have intensified shelling of civilian residential areas
11 month ago
Russian defence ministry says the U.S. is not fulfilling its obligations under the Syria ceasefire agreement
11 month ago
Syria: Iran'i militias shelling strategic Al-Eis town in southern Aleppo with heavy artillery
Massive fire broke out at Hiranandani Tower in Kandivali, which is now under control (earlier visuals)11 month ago
Massive fire broke out at Hiranandani Tower in Kandivali, which is now under control (earlier visuals)
11 month ago
Pakistan: At least 6 killed and 100 injured in train accident in central Punjab
Chammal : 13 strikes in Iraq this week, 19 objectives neutralized11 month ago
Chammal : 13 strikes in Iraq this week, 19 objectives neutralized
11 month ago
LIVE: Footage from a Russian reconnaissance drone over E. Aleppo - @Ruptly
LIVE: Footage from a Russian reconnaissance drone over E. Aleppo - @Ruptly
11 month ago
Israeli fighter jets target 3 Hamas posts in northern Gaza
11 month ago
Kazakhstan and Ukraine will create a joint venture for uranium mining
Russian Mindef launch CCTV to monitor Aleppo ceasefire11 month ago
Russian Mindef launch CCTV to monitor Aleppo ceasefire
11 month ago
Rebel says Aleppo due to get aid Friday, but has little hope it will
Satellite imagery of the Turkish military base in Somalia - Turkey11 month ago
Satellite imagery of the Turkish military base in Somalia - Turkey
Assad forces small arms fire against the rebel-held town of Basil in East Ghouta11 month ago
Assad forces small arms fire against the rebel-held town of Basil in East Ghouta
Assad forces small arms fire against the rebel-held town of Basil in East Ghouta
Assad government air strikes on teh village of Shaykh Mustafa in Idlib11 month ago
Assad government air strikes on teh village of Shaykh Mustafa in Idlib
Assad government air strikes on teh village of Shaykh Mustafa in Idlib
11 month ago
Dalai Lama urges talks with Islamic State, help for refugees
11 month ago
Civilians injured from shelling in Homs Province (south of Rastan)
In-Pictures: Huge fire engulfs number of shops in Najaf neighbourhood, Iraq11 month ago
In-Pictures: Huge fire engulfs number of shops in Najaf neighbourhood, Iraq
11 month ago
Syrian rebel official says aid is expected to reach Aleppo on Friday following withdrawal from Castello Rd
Saudi Arabia taking pilgrims from Crimea with Russian passports – mufti11 month ago
Saudi Arabia taking pilgrims from Crimea with Russian passports – mufti
11 month ago
Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov will pay a visit to Turkey to discuss military cooperation and Syria
11 month ago
Rebels are preparing for 3rd phase of #EuphratesShield which is al-Bab, preemptive Turkish airstrikes/artillery on the area, Aleppo
11 month ago
Russian General Staff to visit Turkey today to discuss military cooperation and Syria
11 month ago
At least 6 people are dead and dozens injured after a passenger train and freight train collided in Pakistan
Libya- ISIS conduct attacks in Wadi Jarif area, ~30 km SW of Sirte, way behind the front lines11 month ago
Libya- ISIS conduct attacks in Wadi Jarif area, ~30 km SW of Sirte, way behind the front lines
11 month ago
Two North Koreans captured from Islamic State captivity in Sirte
Two North Koreans captured from Islamic State captivity in Sirte