"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Monday, April 11, 2016

Syria conflict: IS retakes northern town of al-Rai from rebels- BBC News

Islamic State (IS) militants have retaken a strategically important town in northern Syria from rebel forces, activists and the jihadist group say.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that al-Rai was overrun early on Monday after intense fighting.
Al-Rai is close to the border with Turkey and is a key supply route into IS-held territory in Aleppo province.
IS had lost the town last week in an assault by rebels fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The jihadist group controls a large swathe of territory across northern Syria, but has been pushed back in a number of areas in recent months by rebels, Kurdish fighters and Syrian government forces.