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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Minister reassures no gunmen from Syria in Shebaa

BEIRUT: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Saturday visited the southern town of Shebaa, reassuring residents that there were no gunmen in the area and urging them to leave security measures to the Army and security forces.

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4 hrs ago | The Independent

Bashar al-Assad timeline: Civil war in Syria

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8 hrs ago | Juan Cole

Obama's budding Cambodia Policy in Syria

Former British ambassador to the United States Sir Christoher Meyer is advocating that the US and Western Europe stop advocating the overthrow of the Baath regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and instead coordinate with it to move against the so-called "Islamic State," which controls some predominantly Sunni Muslim desert towns on both the ... (more)

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

KSL-TV

US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.

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The New Zealand Herald

How America's secret mission to Syria to free hostages went wrong

A secret, failed mission by the United States military to rescue American hostages, including the murdered journalist James Foley, has been described in full to the Daily Telegraph.

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KSFO-AM San Francisco

Syria Chemical Attack Survivor Haunted by Memories a Year Later

It was right after morning prayers and still dark, recalls 28-year-old Qusai Zakarya, when the alarms started to go off and rockets hit his suburban neighborhood outside Damascus last August.

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Mediaite.com

Geraldo: U.S. Should Partner with Syrian Dictator Assad against ISIS

Fox host Geraldo Rivera announced Fox & Friends Friday morning his idea for battling the Sunni insurgents marauding across Syria and Iraq, and he knows it's a controversial one: partner with Syrian President Bashar al Assad .

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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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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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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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