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24 min ago | The Age

70 Islamic State jihadists killed in Syria clashes: monitor

This image is made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news. Photo: AFP Beirut : At least 70 Islamic State jihadist fighters have been killed in 48 hours of clashes with Syrian army troops in the northern province of Raqa, a monitoring group said Friday.

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4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque, killing 30 Sunnis

Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni Islamists whose rise has alarmed Western powers.

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8 hrs ago | CBC News

Syrian civil war: Death toll more nearly 200,000: UN

More than 190,000 people have been killed as a result of the war in Syria since 2011; a number the United Nation says it likely an underestimate.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

BBC News

VIDEO: One year on: The Syria crisis

One year ago, rockets carrying the deadly nerve agent Sarin were fired into a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

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Cybercast News Service

Calling ISIS 'Beyond Anything That We've Seen,' Hagel Does Not Rule Out Airstrikes in Syria

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday called the threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant "beyond anything that we've seen," and did not rule out the possibility that the U.S. could carry out airstrikes against the group inside Syria.

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Daily Reporter

Syria opposition: Deadly chemical attack forgotten

The year since a chemical attack that killed hundreds near Damascus has been a strikingly good one for President Bashar Assad .

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WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Who's doing what to fight ISIS

Talk is tough against ISIS, the Sunni jihadists rampaging through Syria and northern Iraq, following the group's release of a video showing the beheading American journalist James Foley.

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The Age

In case of James Foley, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

Nicolas Henin, centre, meeting his daughter upon his arrival in France. The French journalist was held with murdered US journalist James Foley.

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ThinkProgress

One Year After Chemical Weapons Attack, Syrians Mourn In Front Of White House

The sun glints off of the yellow coffins lined up on Pennsylvania Avenue. As tourists marvel at the sight of the Executive Mansion, a small group is laying out the cardboard meant to represent the lives of hundreds of children whose lives were taken one year ago today.

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The Nation

How the War on Terror Created the World's Most Powerful Terror Group

From the hours immediately after 9/11 to the present, Washington's policies in the Middle East have created the conditions for more - not less - jihadist terror.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack

It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.

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ABC News

Group: Justice Elusive Year After Syria Gas Attack

An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that "justice remains elusive" for the victims and their families.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Families of U.S. journalists missing in Syria filled with dread

Debra and Marc Tice, shown at their home in Houston, are the parents of missing journalist Austin Tice.

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United Nations

UN chief welcomes destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material

The US Vessel Cape Ray on which all 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas removed from Syria were destroyed while sailing in international waters.

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National Public Radio

In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad carry their weapons as they walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. Omar Sanadiki/Reuters/Landov hide caption Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad carry their weapons as they walk along a street in Mleiha, near the ... (more)

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In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Assad carry their weapons as they walk along a street in Mleiha, near the Damascus airport, during a tour organized by the Syrian government on Aug. 15. President Obama said Wednesday that the Islamic State is a a cancer that threatens all governments in the Middle East.

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The Independent

Jim Foley: My memories of a brave, selfless reporter

Two summers ago, Jim Foley was working hard trying to secure the release of two colleagues who had been kidnapped by jihadists in Syria.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

The International Effort to Free James Foley

Before a video surfaced online appearing to show the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials made repeated efforts to win freedom for Foley, attempting to identify and reach his captors through Turkish, Russian and Czech intermediaries.

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NewsBlaze

Why is ISIS Baffling US Intelligence Agencies?

On August 14th, The Daily Beast headlined with "ISIS Baffling U.S. Intelligence Agencies."

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Groong

The Christians Of Iraq And Syria

THE CHRISTIANS OF IRAQ AND SYRIA The Economist Aug 19 2014 UNTIL they fell victim to the Islamist advance across northern Iraq, few in the West knew much about the Yazidis, practitioners of an ancient, secretive religion which reveres the Peacock Angel as the chief among seven angels to whom God has entrusted the world.

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