Syrian civil war
The Al-Qaeda-linked faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) acknowledges "a redeployment" south of the strategic town of Khan Shaykhun.
Sources: AP News
Sources: AP News
The Syrian Army enters the strategic town of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib Governorate for the first time since losing control of the town to rebels in 2014, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A Syrian Air Force Sukhoi Su-22 jet is shot down by rebel forces near the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Idlib Governorate, Syria. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham jihadists say they have captured the pilot.
Nearly 100 people are killed in clashes between the Syrian Army, rebels and jihadists in northwestern Syria. 51 government troops and allied militiamen, and 45 rebel fighters and jihadists are among the dead.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants assault several Syrian Army positions in the northern Aleppo Governorate, killing 17 soldiers and wounding 30 others. HTS say the attacks were in response to recent Syrian government and Russian airstrikes on rebel-held areas.
The United States launches 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles aimed at the Ash Sha'irat air base in Homs Governorate in response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons in its attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun. The Government of Syria claims the attack killed six soldiers and nine civilians, including four children.
The Pentagon rejects a Russian proposal to stage joint airstrikes against Al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20160521120605-http:--www.voanews.com-content-pentagon-rejects-joint-strikes-with-russia-3339269.html (VOA News)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-mideast-crisis-russia-usa-syria-idUSKCN0YB1HB (Reuters)] [http:--www.huffingtonpost.com-entry-russia-proposes-joint-syria-airstrikes_us_573f28bce4b0613b512a0751 (Huffington Post)]War on Terrorism
Al-Nusra Front's (Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria) leader Abu Suleiman al-Masri is reportedly killed in the Aleppo province during clashes with the Syrian Army.
Russian air-strikes reportedly kill U.S.-backed Syrian rebels as Russian jets bomb rebel positions in rural areas of northern Syria, including the town of Jisr al-Shughour, which is currently held by Islamist militant groups including Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria, the Al-Nusra Front.
Syrian government planes bomb the city of Jisr al-Shughur the day after it was captured by al-Qaeda and its allies. [http:--www.france24.com-en-20150426-syria-warplanes-strike-northwest-city-seized-rebels-?aef_campaign_date=2015-04-26&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&dlvrit=66745&ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_linkname=editorial&ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter (France 24)]date=August 2019
Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to al-Qaeda try to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home.