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1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria

As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.

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1 hr ago | The Star Online

Syria chemical arms team to disband Sept. 30, probe to go on - UN

A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept.

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1 hr ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Syria used chlorine gas and Islamic State committed war crimes, UN says

Geneva: The United Nations accused Islamic State insurgents of committing war crimes, including amputations and public executions, sometimes in the presence of children, and said it believed Damascus had used chlorine gas in combating its enemies.

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3 hrs ago | AME Info

SOS Children's Villages in Syria Distributed over 10000 Food Aid Baskets in Different Provinces

The SOS Children's Villages in Syria proved its commitment in implementing its Emergency Relief intervention strategic plan 2013 - 2014, by executing group of initiatives and programs aimed to support and help Syrian children and their families who got affected by the Syrian conflict.

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4 hrs ago | AlertNet

Expert Views: Is Islamic State a flash in the pan?

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

New York Daily News

Birds of a murderous feather: ISIS and its enemy, Syrian dictator Assad

Vitit Muntarbhorn, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syrian Arab Republic, and Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speaks ... (more)

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The Times of Israel

Rebels' seizure of Syria-Israel border crossing could herald new gains

Smoke rises from the Syrian village of Quneitra, as seen from the Israeli Golan Heights, on August 27, 2014 The capture Wednesday of the Quneitra crossing on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights takes Islamist rebels one step closer to controlling southern Syria and the country's central airport in Damascus, said Maj.

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The Baltimore Sun

Syria chemical arms team to disband September 30, probe to go on: U.N.

A joint mission of the United Nations and the global anti-chemical arms watchdog that has overseen the destruction of Syria's toxic gas stocks will shut down on Sept.

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The Daily Star

Hezbollah must take back seat in fight against ISIS: analysts

File - A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014.

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Lucianne.com

Errant gun fire fromSyria wounds IDF officer

An IDF officer was lightly-to-moderately wounded Wednesday by apparent errant gun fire emanating from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, where rebels and forces loyal to the Damascus regime are embroiled in a civil war.

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Chicago Tribune

American released by Syrian militants returns to U.S.

An American writer released this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother said on Tuesday.

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The Washington Post

Americans strongly opposed airstrikes in Syria last time. Why would it be different now?

Rebel fighters walk in front of damaged buildings in Karam al-Jabal neighbourhood of Aleppo on Aug. 26, 2014.

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AlertNet

Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base

An Islamic State militant uses a loud-hailer to announce to residents of Tabqa city that Tabqa air base has fallen to Islamic State militants, in nearby Raqqa city in Syria, August 24, 2014.

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Yahoo!

Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria: UN

Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion have become a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN-mandated probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.

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Reuters

Islamic State and Syrian government committing war crimes: U.N.

The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

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Al Jazeera

US man 'fighting for IS group' dies in Syria

A US citizen suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State group fighters, who have seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria, has been killed in Syria, a US official has said.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sunday Herald

Lockerbie suspect 'killed in al-Qaeda bomb blast'

A TERRORIST suspected of being the real mastermind of the Lockerbie bombing has been killed in a bomb blast, according to unconfirmed reports.

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Jerusalem Post

PFLP-GC denies Ahmed Jibril has been killed

Several reports claimed that members of a branch of al-Qaida operating in Syria had managed to kill Jibril, who is affiliated with the Syrian regime.

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NewscastMedia.com

Syrian war planes strike ISIL dens in Deir Ezour province

Newscast Media DAMASCUS-Syrian war planes carried out a series of air raids Tuesday on positions held by ISIL group in eastern Deir Ezour province, state media said.

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Silicon Alley Insider

The US Is Reportedly Giving Information About ISIS To Syria's Assad Regime

The U.S. has begun reconnaissance flights over Syria and is sharing intelligence about jihadist deployments with Damascus through Iraqi and Russian channels, sources told AFP on Tuesday.

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