World leaders at a summit in Istanbul said the committee to create the new constitution for Syria should convene by the end of the year. The 150-member committee was agreed upon at the Syrian Peace Conference in Russia this past January.
43 foreign ISIS fighters were arrested on Friday by the Turkish counter-terrorism police in a wide-scale operation aimed at rooting ISIS sleeper cells in Turkey. The operations led to the seizure of 39 kg of explosives, 16 grenades, 21 weapons and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
A social enterprise of 50 Syrian mothers displaced by war is ready to achieve financial stability with their online launch of handmade products. The women were able to launch their project in coordination with Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) a grassroots NGO in Istanbul.
They were once a formidable fighting force in Syria. But it appears that the era of North Caucasian jihadist fighters is drawing to a close, as many scale back on military activities in the country, writes intelligence analyst Neil Hauer.