ISIS also managed to repel government troops in Raqqa province.
So far, the Syrian regime has largely avoided fighting ISIS, preferring instead a live-and-let-live strategy and, at times, even coordinating with it.
The Damascus suburb of Darayya has been without food aid since 2012.
Badreddine oversaw the Lebanese military group's operations in support of the Syrian regime.
Reuters reported that the alleged hacker, Peter Romar, was being extradited to the United States on Monday.
Syria's president was full of praise during a visit by a delegation of Russian politicians.
The Chechen leader said he had been invited twice but didn't have time.
It would be one of the most unlikely managerial appointments in history.
Abu Firas is believed to have died along with his son in Syria's Idlib province.
The program aims to avoid mistakes that doomed its first training effort in Turkey last year.
Ayman, a five-year-old Syrian, was forced to leave for Jordan two-and-a-half years ago.
"If necessary, literally within a few hours, Russia can build up its contingent in the region to a size proportionate to the situation developing there," Putin said.
George and Amal Clooney meet with Syrian refugee families for the International Rescue Committee, plus videos from UNICEF, the Holocaust Museum and more.
The footballer is an ambassador for Save the Children.
General Philip Breedlove also accused Russia and President Assad of "weaponizing" the refugee crisis.