Today's strikes look like a deliberate attempt to wipe out as numerous group's leaders as possible; reporting from Middle Eastern news agencies says that as well as Alloush several other commanders were killed as they took part in a meeting, which means the Russian pilots were probably acting on intelligence information.
And, as she prepares to celebrate her 90th birthday in 2016, she joked she had been warned to expect to have Happy Birthday sung to her regularly during the year ahead. Wearing a tweed day dress and a diamond and aquamarine brooch previously owned by her mother, the Queen said: "In 1949, I spent Christmas in Malta as a newly-married naval wife".
And it seems the finale will have a similar "tearjerking" effect on the audience when it hits screens on Christmas Day (25.12.15) as Jim Carter - who portrays Mr Carson - has advised fans to have a box of tissues at the ready. "I know some of the actors have been coveting pieces like the jackets and evening dresses, which could definitely work off set with jeans or on the red carpet", she tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Except the number was a misprint. So you better watch out, you better not cry because Santa Claus is coming to a radar near you. The commander on duty that day had staff provide callers with updates on Santa's location.
Those volunteers will also be providing updates as to where Santa is through social media networks Facebook and Twitter . Check out the trailer for the Santa tracker below, as well as a short history of how NORAD got involved with letting children know when to expect a visit from the big man.
While most public attention focused on minors who were crossing the border alone, the number of children who came with a family member - known as "family units" in DHS parlance - also spiked dramatically. More than 30 United States have said they will do everything they can to block to settlement of the 10,000 or so Syrian refugees the United States plans to accommodate.